Island Lakes is located in South East Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  We are at the corner of Bishop Grandin and Lagimodiere Boulevard with easy access to major crosstown routes and only a few minutes from St. Vital Centre. The development began in 1985 when Novamet Development Corp. developed the 580-acre Island Lakes subdivision. 
The elementary school opened in the fall of 2001. Adjacent to the school is a 16-acre park with tennis courts, basketball hoops and baseball diamonds. The neighborhood’s lakeside walkways have always been a popular feature for joggers, cyclists and strollers, and the lakes are always popular with canoeists. For lovers of nature and birdwatchers, the community has a five-acre natural grass area planted with native prairie species. Enjoy our parks with playground equipment, baseball diamonds and large green areas for fun.

What is community anyway?
“Community” is so easy to say. The word itself connects us with each other. It describes an experience so common that we never really take time to explain it. It seems so simple, so natural, and so human.

It’s about people.

First and foremost, community is not a place, a building, or an organization; nor is it an exchange of information over the Internet. Community is both a feeling and a set of relationships among people. People form and maintain communities to meet common needs.
Members of a community have a sense of trust, belonging, safety, and caring for each other. They have an individual and collective sense that they can, as part of that community, influence their environments and each other.
That treasured feeling of community comes from shared experiences and a sense of—not necessarily the actual experience of—shared history. As a result, people know who is and isn’t part of their community. This feeling is fundamental to human existence.

Partial Quote excerpt from:

David M. Chavis & Kien Lee; May 12, 2015; Stanford Social Innovation Review