A handful of local landmarks will be getting provincial grants to make much-needed repairs and restorations.

Minister of Sport, Culture, and Heritage Cathy Cox says it is important that historical sites in Manitoba are protected. The grants are for up to $25,000.

"We continue to work with community groups, local governments and property owners to protect these links to our province and country’s past while at the same time showcasing the historic connection in communities across the province," says Cox.

17 Christian or former Christian landmarks in Manitoba are receiving grants and the vast majority will be used for significant repairs, with some outliers such as a cemetery site inventory and an endowment contribution.

Manitoba landmarks receiving heritage grants include:

  • Convent of the Sisters of the Holy Names (museum), St-Pierre-Jolys – $25,000 for masonry repairs.
  • St. Michael’s Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church, Gardenton – $10,500 for restoration and painting.
  • Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church, Ste. Anne – $25,000 window and masonry repairs.

The grants for the 20 Christian or former Christian landmarks total $283,835.

In all, $683,740 heritage grants are being given to 51 Manitoban historical sites.