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Glenelm Winter Warmer – This Sunday!

After our Picnic in the Park was cancelled last September, many folks asked if it would be rescheduled — and now we’ve done just that! Our “Glenelm Winter Warmer” takes place indoors at GKM Church on Sunday, January 20th.

Bring your own picnic supper plus a sweet treat to share in our dessert potluck. There will be games and activities for adults and kids, live music, and a quick mini-AGM. 

It’s a great opportunity to come and meet new neighbourhood people, catch up with ones you’ve seen less of since winter set in, and sign up to volunteer with GeNA. The North East Winnipeg Historical Society will be there with copies of their second book, North East Winnipeg Area History: Elmwood, EK, NK Volume 2, for $20 cash.

Loose schedule of events:
4:30pm: Arrivals, welcome, games for all ages
5:00pm: Musical performance & time for eating
5:30pm: Mini AGM
5:40pm: Musical performance
6:00pm: Dessert buffet & musical performance, kids’ movie begins (will run until approx 7:20)
6:20pm: Wrap-up announcements & goodnight — folks are welcome to stay to the end of the movie!

Hope to see you there!

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Upcoming Event: The Science of Everyday Things

Head back to school with “The Science of Everyday Things”, a free, fun and informative learning series for grown-ups (no homework or grading, guaranteed!). The classes will be led by Kris Moroski, Glenelm resident who’s been teaching high school science for the past 15 years. Kris loves to answer questions and share his understanding of science.

Wednesday, October 10:  What is Light? 
We will take a look at a brief history of light, what it is, the different types of light and how we use it.

Wednesday, October 17: What is in a Picture? 
How do we capture moments? How are they displayed on a tv or phone? How can I take better pictures?

Wednesday, November 7: How Small is Small? How Big is Big? 
Come with me as we attempt to grapple with the realities of big and small numbers and examples of how these extremes are present in our everyday lives.

[Date updated] Wednesday, November 28: All About Computers
This talk is all about computers — what memory is, what do they compute, how they started, how did we get to this point, and where are they headed! 

Classes take place at Gordon-King Memorial United Church (127 Cobourg Ave) from 7-8pm.  Classes will be taught at an adult level, and will be appropriate for ages 15 and up.

Registration not required – come to one class or come to all!

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Upcoming Event: Glenelm Tree Information Night on Wednesday, September 19th

Happy summer, fellow Glenelmers! I’m sure that you’ve all noticed the red dots of death and all of the removals recently of our neighbourhood elm trees. If you’re wondering what you can do to help our beautiful tree canopy, please join us on Wednesday, September 19, from 7-9pm at Gordon-King United Church (127 Cobourg) to hear from City Forester Martha Barwinsky.

Topics include:

*How the City is battling Dutch Elm Disease and Emerald Ash Borer
*Identifying elm and ash trees
*How citizens can help protect our urban forest
*Question and answer period

— GeNA Tree Committee

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[CANCELLED] Upcoming Event: 2nd Annual Glenelm Neighbourhood Picnic

Update 4:30pm, Sunday Sept 9th: sadly, the picnic has been cancelled due to rain and the threat of thunderstorms.

By popular request! Let’s put the “neighbour” back in the hood! Come and meet your neighbours old and new at the second annual Glenelm Neighbourhood Picnic.

When:  5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9th
Where:  Roxy Park aka Elmwood Park, 380 Henderson Hwy
What:  Bring your own picnic supper, some dessert to share at our potluck dessert table, something to sit on, a desire to get to know others in the neighbourhood! The park bathrooms will be open.


5:00 p.m. Join us for games for all ages or play on the playground  
~ giant Jenga game ~  sidewalk chalk and spray chalk ~ beach ball volleyball ~ kite flying ~ mini golf game ~ stickers and tattoos ~ and more surprises!

5:30-7:00 p.m. Musical entertainment
Tuck into your own picnic supper during live musical performances from some talented Glenelm performers!
Kaylyn Lozynyc (Hart Avenue)
B Side Apostles: Eric Boorman (Martin Avenue) and Larry Updike
Réal Durand & Laura Graceffo (Martin Avenue)

6:45-7:30 p.m. Potluck dessert buffet
Bring some cookies, squares, or other easy-to-serve sweets to share on a dessert buffet table – please label with ingredients. Sure to be a scrumptious ending to the event!

See you soon!

Volunteers Needed!!

We’re still looking for a few more volunteers to help out with the following to make this event a success:

  • Helping out at games stations (from about 4:45pm to 5:45pm)
  • Cleaning up after the event (7:30-8pm)

If you can help, please reply to this email. Thanks!

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Upcoming Event: Family Movie Night in the Park

The big screen will be coming to Roxy (Elmwood) Park on Saturday, August 25! Come out and enjoy one of the last nights of summer with a FREE family movie shown on a giant 29-foot screen! The movie will begin at sunset, which is around 8:30pm (it’s actually 8:27pm, but that seems much harder to remember).

Subscribers of our Glenelm email newsletter are currently voting on which movie will be shown. The winning title and more details will be available at Stay tuned!

Family Movie Night in the Park is made possible through generous support from:

Assiniboine Credit UnionCity of Winnipeg, Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation… and neighbours like you! 


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Upcoming Event: Historical Walking Tour of Glenelm (Jane’s Walk)

GeNA is delighted that the North East Winnipeg Historical Society will be presenting a historical walking tour of Glenelm on Saturday, May 5th as part of 2018 Jane’s Walk activities.
During this tour you will learn about some of the very first homes in Glenelm, interesting and notable residents, and fun facts such as:
  • the price of a 30 foot lot on Carmen Ave in 1910
  • what Glenwood Cres was nicknamed
  • the original names of some streets in our neighbourhood
  • what makes the Harry Lazarenko (Redwood) bridge so noteworthy

Editions of this tour held in previous years have been met with rave reviews! We welcome all those interested in the history of Glenelm to join us for this fascinating walking tour.

We will meet at the corner of Glenwood Cres and Harbison Ave at 1pm, Saturday, May 5th, 2018. The tour will last approximately 90 mins and include opportunities for Q&A and sharing. NEWHS will also have copies of their book on hand for sale for $20.

For more info, please contact Hope to see you there!

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Community Safety Information Night with Sel Burrows 

We are excited to welcome well-known community activist Sel Burrows to Glenelm to talk to us about how to nurture a strong, healthy and safe neighbourhood through communication within the community and the engagement of available resources outside of the community.

This year’s community safety information evening will take place Monday, May 7th, 7pm at Gordon-King Memorial United Church, 127 Cobourg.

To provide Sel with an accurate picture of Glenelm’s specific safety concerns, please send your questions to us at We will compile and forward them (without names) to Sel so that he can address them as part of his talk.

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Upcoming Event: Spring Plant/Seed Swap & Fundraising Bake Sale

If you’ve got a green thumb or a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss GeNA’s upcoming 2-in-1 event on Saturday, May 26th.

Our second seed/plant swap takes place May 26th,2018 at Gordon-King Memorial United Church (127 Cobourg) from 11am to 3pm, and this time we’re adding some new twists.  We will also be including a bake sale and a honey fundraiser to help raise much-needed funds for GeNA so that we can do more within our neighborhood.

  • With the seed/plant swap, at our fall swap we had people come with plants they had started as well as seeds, which went over very well.  So get creative!  Whether it’s seeds, plants you’ve started, slips that are in water developing roots or bulbs, all are welcome.
  • A fundraising bake sale will run at the same time, featuring a wide variety of delicious treats available for purchase. All funds will go to GeNA to suppport the work we do in the neighbourhood. Glenelm’s own John Russell Honey Company will be at the sale as well, and generously donating profits from their sale to GeNA.
  • By popular request, the Northeast Winnipeg History Society will also be in attendance, selling their new book, “North East Winnipeg Area History – Elmwood, East Kildonan, North Kildonan”.

WANT TO HELP? We are looking for bakers who would be willing to contribute some delicious treats for the bake table.  If you’d like to donate some baked goods, please reply to by May 19th to be put in touch with our bake sale planning team.

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2nd Annual Glenelm Spring Cleanup

On Saturday, April 21st, GeNA will be hosting our 2nd Annual Glenelm Spring Cleanup!  As we did last year, we’re focusing on removing all the litter that has accumulated in our back lanes over the winter.

Please come out and help make Glenelm a little cleaner and tidier! Meet us as Gordon King Memorial United Church at 1pm, Saturday, April 21st. We’ll provide bags, gloves, pickers, and some light snacks – just bring your energy. We’ll also go over some safety instructions before heading out.

It’s not a glamourous job, but it makes a big difference in our neighbourhood, and is a great way to celebrate Earth Day with your neighbours. We hope to see lots of new faces out there!

In the event of rain or poor weather, we’ll move the cleanup to April 28th, and this information will be communicated via the email list and at

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