Every spring since 2015, the Transcona BIZ partners with upwards of 3,500 locals from business sponsors, students of Transcona schools, community groups and members to clean up Transcona. Scouring the streets and parks for garbage has drastically improved our ranking – Transcona went from being last on Take Pride Winnipeg’s Litter Index (dirtiest community) in 2015, to the cleanest community in Winnipeg in 2017! Support from our community has grown over the years, with our 2019 event being the largest community clean-up in the City of Winnipeg! As a thank you, our hard-working volunteers are treated to a free BBQ and concert at the Transcona Centennial Square.
In 2020, with social distancing measures in place to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic, we asked our community to participate in a virtual clean-up. During the week of July 27-31, we encouraged community members to help clean our neighbourhoods by taking a garbage bag along whenever they were going for a walk, taking the kids to the playground or setting up their work station in a local park. Garbage bags could then be dropped off at the Transcona Centennial Square’s dumpster bin.
Our summer students were able to collect over 60 bags of garbage in the Transcona area, and we had numerous community groups who collected countless bags to add to the total. We would like to extend a great big thank you to our many volunteers, Presenting Sponsor The Chamois Car Wash and Detail Centre, and Gold Sponsor Councillor Shawn Nason for taking part in our 2020 Annual Community Clean-Up.