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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alex Bridge Park / Margaret Grant Pool (685 Dalhousie Drive, Winnipeg)

This Winnipeg park, located in the Fort Richmond neighbourhood of Fort Garry, was named for municipal official Alexander James Dryton Bridge and officially unveiled on 2 October 1972. Situated in the park, and also dedicated on that same day, was the Margaret Grant Pool, the first indoor pool in Fort Garry. Present at the official opening was Councillor and Community Planning Commission Chairman Gerry Mercier and honouree Margaret Grant. A further $30,000 of park landscaping was undertaken the following year. On 28 March 2014, following $1.4 million in upgrades, the newly overhauled Margaret Grant Pool was rededicated by Mayor Sam Katz and St. Norbert Councillor Justin Swandel.

Site Location (lat/long): N49.78246, W97.15295
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander James Dryton Bridge (1912-1985)

Memorable Manitobans: Margaret McCrea Philpott “Marg” Grant (1922-2012)

Sources:

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1972, page 36.

“$751,171 program urged,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1972, page 7.

“Renovated south Winnipeg pool more accessible, say veteran lifeguards,” Metro News Winnipeg, 28 March 2014.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 28 February 2017

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