HMCS Winnipeg helps out with HeroWork

Photo by Lt(N) van Poorten

Photo by Lt(N) van Poorten

Lt(N) H. van Poorten, D/MSEO ~

Over 20 members of HMCS Winnipeg volunteered over the weekend of June 8 & 9 to help the local charity organization, HeroWork, in their effort to renovate a former juvenile detention centre into a therapeutic rehabilitation facility for Our Place.  HeroWork has been helping local charities to renovate their spaces for nine years, completing 13 large-scope renovations for a fraction of the cost by using donated materials and funds, and the volunteer time of trades people and unskilled members of the public alike. Everyone works hand-in-hand to achieve a common goal that enables charities to better serve those in need. Two projects are completed each year over the course of one month, with most of the work occurring in huge bursts over three to four weekends.

Over this past weekend, the Winnipeg team helped to assemble and install light fixtures, completed landscaping for the food production garden, installed wall features and helped with painting throughout the various buildings. The progress made over each weekend is astounding, and many members will be looking to sign up again to help in future. For more information visit or their Facebook page.

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