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Sweets & Seeds 2019

It’s spring in Glenelm and that means it’s almost time for Sweets & Seeds, our Fundraising Bake Sale & Plant/Seed Swap!

The 2-in-1 event takes place Saturday, May 25th from 10am-12pm at the Big Red Church, 127 Cobourg. Here’s what you need to know.

Fundraiser Bake Sale: Home-baked treats, hot coffee & tea for purchase, with all proceeds going to GeNA.  (Interested in donating baking? Please contact Thank you! )

Plus, our generous neighbourhood honey maker John Russell will be back to sell delicious Manitoba honey in support of GeNA.

Plant & Seed Swap: bring your seeds, cuttings and plants to swap with other Glenelm gardeners. 

Kids can receive a free “grow-your-own-pumpkin” starter kit!  

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2019 Glenelm Spring Cleanup

Saturday, April 27th at 1pm — meet at the Big Red Church, 127 Cobourg

Our 3rd annual spring cleanup is almost here! Bring your energy, water bottle, and gloves if you’ve got them; we’ll provide the bags, some gloves and pickers, and light snacks. Teams will be organized and stationed throughout the neighbourhood to tidy our parks, back lanes, and boulevards.

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Upcoming Event: Home Security Info Night

GeNA’s next event is a home security info night, taking place on Monday, March 18th, 7:30 pm at the Big Red Church at 127 Cobourg.

Want some tips and tricks to keep your home and property safe that are not too expensive or heavy on the tech?  You will learn a few of these together with some safety tips to keep in mind if you’re a person who has to travel alone and spend time in cities/places unknown. 

Coffee and treats to follow the presentation for a chance to connect with one another and/or ask some questions of the presenter (a Glenelm resident who is passionate and proactive about security).

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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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