Brighten Up 2.0

Brighten Up 2.0

We loved the Brighten up program so much that we want to keep it going with Brighten Up 2.0, bringing light into back lanes making our community safer.

Protecting our families and our properties has always been of the utmost importance in River Heights-Fort Garry. Brighten Up 2.0 provides 50 River Heights – Fort Garry Ward residents with a reimbursement up to $50,00 to purchase and install a light to Brightening Up the public lane. 

Starting back in 2018, concerned community members approached me about working together to light up dark spots in back lanes through installing motion sensitive lights within the public right-of-way. As many thefts and acts of vandalism are more likely to occur in poorly lit areas, lighting has proven to be an effective deterrent against criminals. Under the original program over 50 lights were installed in dark areas.

Here is how it works:

  • For those who live in the River Heights-Fort Garry Ward, register with my office (call 204-986-5236 or email to confirm that funding is available.) Funding will be available for 50 lights, first come, first served.
  • Purchase and install a motion sensitive light lighting your back lane.
  • Send in a receipt for the light, a photo of the light installed and a filled in grant application for a rebate of up to $50.00.
  • Grant applications must be returned by July 30, 2021.

A simple light, big difference.

To register, or if you have any questions, please contact us at 204-986-5236 or