Jan 9, 2023

Request for Proposals Goes Out

The below Request for Proposals for the prequalification of General Contractors for an invited formal tender has been posted on two Manitoba construction websites. This will determine which companies are interested and the tender will follow in February. Submissions will be received until 12:00pm on Friday January 20, 2023.

Oct 21, 2022

Latest draft of Floor Plan & Site Map

Oct 14, 2022

Oakville New Childcare and Community Centre announces $2.02 MILLION in additional funding today! Construction starts Spring 2023. Total raised so far $3.5 million!

If you missed the exciting announcement meeting today – here’s the AMAZING NEWS: Federal and Provincial ELCC Provincial Daycare Construction Grant of $1.2 million dollars AND a private anonymous donation of $1 million dollars. Bringing our fundraising total to date to $3.52 million dollars. Construction WILL start in early spring 2023 with opening late 2023.

Download the News Releases below for more details.

Kam Blight – Reeve R.M. of Portage la Prairie, Eric DeLong – President Oakville Community Club, MLA Ian Wishart, Honorable Wayne Ewasko – Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning, Dennis Galbraith – Chair New Community Centre Project, Daniel Tully – Treasurer Oakville Community Club, Erin Galbraith – New Community Centre Project Committee member, Grace DeLong – Secretary Oakville Early Learning Centre , Karen Olafson – New Community Centre Project Committee member
Ian Wishart – MLA Portage la Prairie
Honorable Wayne Ewasko – Minister of Education and Early Childhood Learning
Kam Blight – Reeve R.M. Portage la Prairie
Eric DeLong – President Oakville Community Club
Reeve Kam Blight, Minister Wayne Ewasko, MLA Ian Wishart, Dennis Galbraith – Chair New Community Centre Project
Updated Fundraising Thermometer

Oct 12, 2022


Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Oakville Community Hall

Federal & Provincial Ministers, print, radio and televised media all invited.

ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND. Please join us for this exciting announcement.

Sept 28, 2022

We’ve reached $1.5 million!

With the Table for 200 event and recent generous donation of $10,000 from Jim & Linda Burnett, we’ve now raised $1.5 million towards Oakville’s new Community Centre & Daycare. Thank you to everyone who’s donated so far.

Stay tuned for another big announcement coming soon!

June 6, 2022

Table for 200 was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening, and a HUGE thank you to everyone who organized and helped put on this wonderful event! If you would like more information, you can read the Portage Online article or see more event photos in the Photos section.

March 31, 2022

July 23, 2021

The Daycare & Community Centre Project achieved a major milestone today when it was announced that it would be receiving over $1 million in grant money from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. With the $1.4 million already raised and the $700,000 from the RM Bridge financing loan, we are only $500,000 away from our goal of starting construction in spring 2022.

Read the provincial or federal news releases, or you can download PDFs of the news release or background information.

July 23, 2021

WE NOW ACCEPT E-TRANSFERS. If this is your preferred method of donation, please send your e-transfer and completed donation form to Donation forms can be found on the Community Centre/Daycare page.