Ox Cart Station
Oak Lake, MB
The Ox Cart Station was originally a church that since closed and the building was gifted back to the RM of Sifton, who then gifted it to the he Community Regional Development Board (CDB). The CDB is excited to bring its residents new community and learning initiatives. In their community space, they plan to offer programming for all ages and demographics. Some of the events they have already begun hosting include
Mommy and Me, Summer Camp, Food and Safety Course, and a First Aide and CPR Course. The space also hosts events, such as the local Winter Festival and Family Fun Day, plus, local businesses have been using the space for meetings.
The building does need repair and upgrades, including creating accessible washrooms, adding a sidewalk and ramp, updating signage, adding a veranda, updating flooring and windows in the main room, plus basic repair and maintenance. A lot of the community still see this building as what it was, not what it is. Changing the look will allow for people to see the new beginnings and opportunities this building has. Safety and efficiency are further reasons to the building fixed up.