Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Northeast Winnipeg Historical Society have teamed up to present a free historical walking tour featuring places in Elmwood not far from Glenelm. The tour takes place Sunday, June 11th from 1-2:30pm. Read on for more details!
Starts: Brazier Street at Ottawa Ave.
Ends: Ernie O’Dowda Park (by Louise Bridge)
This FREE historical tour will include corner grocery stores of the past, the Elmwood Curling Club and more. There will be a picnic at the park after the tour. FREE refreshments & snacks. Rain or Shine! Everyone is welcome. This event is Wheel Chair Accessible.
Tour walking distance: 1.4 km
Checkout our Facebook Event! RSVP: 204-669-0750 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, June 17th, members of the Glenelm Neighbourhood Association will be at the 16th Annual Happy Days on Henderson with info about our organization and our neighbourhood. Please stop by our table and say hi!
GeNA invites all of those who live and work in our area to a Community Safety Information Evening.
Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Place: Gordon-King Memorial United Church, 127 Cobourg Avenue
- Wayne Elliott, Chair, Communications Committee, Winnipeg Crime Stoppers
- Wendy Koenig, formerly from Citizens for Crime Awareness (CFCA)
This evening’s presentation will include information on personal safety, how to reduce property crime, and what each of us can do to be a good community member. After the presentation there will be an opportunity for community members to discuss the possibility of starting a Neighborhood Patrol and any other safety initiatives individuals would like to discuss. Our goal is to provide the residents with information and to start organizing some initiatives — bring your ideas! Refreshments will be served.
Glenelm‘s own Gordon King Memorial United Church will be one of the 85 historical buildings participating in this year’s Doors Open weekend.
When Gordon King Memorial United Church was built in the early 1900’s, it was hailed as a “modern adaptation of the Gothic style of architecture.” All areas of the building will be toured as we tell stories about the building of this church and what it meant to the community at that time. Have a peek behind the original pipe organ as you ponder the question, “Are there bats in the belfry?” We are located @ 127 Cobourg Ave. and our doors will be open on Saturday, May 27th, from 12:00-4:00.
by Jacqueline van Leeuwen
Several years ago, a woman in the States named Kristin Schell placed a turquoise picnic table in her front yard as an intentional way to get to know the people in her neighbourhood. That table has become a symbol of hospitality in different parts of the world as people from all walks of life embrace the ideal of living in a community where you know your neighbours.
A community where neighbours know each other becomes a safer community, because you are more likely to look out for people you know. You connect on a different level when you sit and share a conversation, or a cup of coffee or glass of lemonade.
Already different members of the community are planning what they are going to do to represent their idea of “the turquoise table.” One family plans to put out a turquoise drinking bowl for the dogs in the neighbourhood who are taking their owners for a walk. Another person is having a picnic table (she will be painting it turquoise) built around the tree on her front boulevard. The possibilities are endless.
So, when you see the turquoise picnic table (coming soon to Gordon King Memorial United Church), feel free to sit for a spell, see how the community garden is growing, and enjoy the butterfly garden.
If you are interested in reading more about the turquoise table, aka “the front yard people”, just google “turquoise table”.
Photo used with permission, courtesy of Turquoise Table Movement founder Kristin Schell.
by Jacqueline van Leeuwen
Saturday, April 29th saw our first community clean-up. Approximately 15 residents of the Glenelm community came out to clean up our small corner of the world, and the weather cooperated to provide us with a perfect day.
Take Pride Winnipeg donated garbage bags and gloves, so we were all set to go. As the cleaning crew spread out in the neighbourhood picking up garbage from backlanes and streets, many residents came out to express their appreciation. Some neighbours also indicated that they were not aware that the clean-up was going to be happening.
This was our first community clean-up as the new GeNa, and a perfect way to make ourselves visible in the community. It was also great to meet people in the neighbourhood we haven’t met before.
A couple of take-aways from this experience for next time;
- Post signs earlier and in more prominent areas
- The church apparently has some ‘pickers’ (who knew?) for those of us who don’t bend as well as we used to…
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the day. See you next time!