Hazardous flooring will soon become a thing of the past for the William Glesby Centre's Atrium.

The Manitoba Government announced on July 31st that Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment would receive $25,000 from the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund. Executive Director Stephanie Dunn says they've been hunting for funding for the atrium for the past two years.

"The atrium is our third gallery space. It's the first impression people get when they enter the facility and it just needs some love and care," notes Dunn. "We would say some of the floor tiles are still from when it was a bowling alley, so they're lifting a little. It's become a bit of a hazard."


She mentions, the first piece of funding came from benefactor Erla Glesby, with this additional $25,000 getting them to the finish line. They also have a couple of other projects that will be completed thanks to this funding, such as some significant cracking in the drywall, as well as their gender inclusive washroom renovations.

"We've just been really, really fortunate this year that we've had some projects that people are seeing the value in," mentions Dunn. "We're really excited to be able to bring those projects to fruition."

Dunn says the upgrades to the Atrium are set to begin as soon as possible.

You can hear the full interview from Mix 96 between Carter Kennington and Stephanie Dunn below.