North Kildonan, Winnipeg

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North Kildonan is a ward and former municipality within the city of Winnipeg, in Manitoba, Canada. Its population in 2011 was 45,547.

History[edit]

Originally there was only one large rural municipality (R.M.) known as Kildonan. In 1914, it was divided into the Rural Municipality (R.M.) of West Kildonan and the R.M. of East Kildonan. A petition to the provincial government led to a further division of East Kildonan.

On January 1, 1925, the northern portion became incorporated as the R.M. of North Kildonan. North Kildonan was a farming community and in 1928, the first Mennonites settled there. This was done to fulfill immigration requirements to be farmers and yet be close to city employment opportunities.[1]

Present day[edit]

In 1972, North Kildonan merged with the city of Winnipeg in Unicity and North Kildonan is a ward within Winnipeg represented by a member of Winnipeg City Council.

Its approximate boundary-lines are as follows:

  • Glenway Ave. (from Raleigh St. to Henderson Hwy.),
  • The Red River (from Glenway Ave. to Oakland Ave.),
  • Oakland Ave. (from Henderson Hwy. to Gateway Rd.),
  • Gateway Rd. (from Oakland Ave. to 100 metres north of Blantyre Ave.),
  • Line North of Blanytre Ave. (from Gateway Rd. to Panet Road),
  • Panet Road (from line north of Blantyre Ave. to 250 metres south of Almey Ave.),
  • Line south of Almey Ave. (from Panet Road to Owen St.),
  • Owen St. to Ravelston Ave. West,
  • Ravelston Ave. west to Plessis Road,
  • Plessis Road to Springfield Road,
  • Springfield Road to the line comprising the north boundary of the City of Winnipeg 100 metres west of Wenzel St.,
  • and finally a straight line that runs northwest from that location back to the intersection of Raleigh St. and Glenway Rd. (this line runs parallel to, and just north of, Knowles Ave).

Representation[edit]

Member of Legislature Assembly[edit]

The current MLA is Erna Braun.

Parliament[edit]

Joy Smith, of the Conservative Party, has been the Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Kildonan-St.Paul since June 28, 2004. She was re-elected to her third term as MP in the most recent federal election held on October 14, 2008, defeating NDP candidate Ross Eadie.

Recreation[edit]

North Kildonan is home to many green spaces, the largest of which is Kilcona Park, located on Springfield Avenue east of Lagimodiere Boulevard The park offers a wide variety of recreational activities and resources including ponds, open fields, soccer pitches, and baseball diamonds.

Located within the park is Harbour View Golf Course & Recreation Complex, which provides visitors with the opportunity to play tennis, lawn bowling, nine holes of golf, or go on pedal boat rides. Winter activities include tobogganing, skating, and cross-country skiing.

The Bunn's Creek Trail is a scenic walking path and bike trail, meandering its way from McIvor Avenue and Raleigh Street to the Red River. The trail ends on a high bank where a wonderful view of the river awaits anyone who completes the nearly 2.5 km trail.

Gateway Community Club (located at 1717 Gateway Rd.) is home to numerous, year-round sports teams including hockey, baseball, softball, and outdoor and indoor soccer. The fields are open to the public when not in use. Indoor and outdoor hockey rinks are available for rented ice-times in winter, as well as the indoor soccer pitch.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://timelinks.merlin.mb.ca/ourcommunity/History/history.htm

Coordinates: 49°56′27″N 97°05′19″W / 49.94083°N 97.08861°W / 49.94083; -97.08861