Thunderbird House gets needed upgrades while serving as COVID-19 testing site – CBC

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Thunderbird House gets needed upgrades while serving as COVID-19 testing site – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202094 Views

Indigenous cultural hub needed range of repairs to get building ready for COVID-19 testing

Jul 29, 2020

An Indigenous cultural hub that transformed into a COVID-19 test site in Winnipeg’s core will emerge from the pandemic in better shape than when coronavirus arrived in Manitoba.

Thunderbird House has juggled financial, programming and infrastructure struggles over the years, but its location, at the corner of Main Street and Higgins Avenue, offered a way to ensure homeless people in the area had access to COVID-19 testing.

Regular ceremonial programming had already come to a halt or gone online by the time the building reopened as a test site in mid-May.

But a number of things needed to be fixed before that conversion could happen, said a Thunderbird House board member.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/thunderbird-house-covid19-upgrades-1.5666684

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