The University of Winnipeg community recently celebrated the start of construction on a new outdoor play area for the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) Day Care with a sod-turning and land acknowledgement ceremony. The Day Care serves UWinnipeg students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. The completed outdoor project will feature several amenities, including a mud kitchen, a sun net climber, stilted balance logs, musical chimes, and a water play table. The play area was designed in Winnipeg by HTFC Planning & Design, which has placed Indigenous culture and knowledge at the root of the outdoor space’s development. “I’m so happy that children will soon be able to play and learn through an Indigenous lens at the UWSA Day Care,” said UWSA President Tomiris Kaliyeva.