Assiniboine Park has received a $1-million donation from MacDon Industries to support two major upcoming projects at Assiniboine Park and Assiniboine Park Zoo.
$500,000 of the donation will be used towards a new horticultural attraction planned for the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park that will celebrate biodiversity and multi-culturalism. The new space will be called Canada’s Diversity Gardens.
The remaining funds will put towards a new Zoo exhibit. The exhibit will be a modern take on Aunt Sally’s Farm that will invite young visitors to enjoy hands-on interactive experiences and unstructured active play.
“We’re extremely pleased to be supporting these projects that will be major additions to Manitoba’s tourism offerings, attracting visitors locally as well as from outside the province,” Gary W. Giesbrecht, MacDon President & CEO. “Assiniboine Park is a cherished asset here in Winnipeg and we’re proud to be a part of the amazing changes taking place there.”