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Open House – See Plans for the Vacant Lot at Henderson & Johnson!

At long last, we have some positive news to share about the vacant former gas station site at the corner of Henderson and Johnson!

The Friends of 243 Henderson Working Group, which was formed thanks to leadership by Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and includes representatives from GeNA, invites everyone to attend an Open House to provide feedback on a proposed plan to revitalize this site.

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Finally, Some Good News About Trees!

GeNA’s Tree Committee is positively thrilled to announce that plans are well underway to replant a significant number of missing boulevard trees in Glenelm this summer! More details will be shared soon.

See: City looks to residents, community groups to make up for shortfall of new trees (Winnipeg Free Press, March 27, 2019)

Big thanks to the City of Winnipeg Urban Forestry Department and Councillor Jason Schreyer for their support of this project!

GeNA has taken an active role not only in securing funding for our own neighbourhood’s trees, but also in advocating for better funding for urban forestry at the city level.

Members of the Tree Committee spoke as a delegation during last month’s municipal budget deliberations.

See: Councillors reject call to scrap 36% cut to urban forest spending (Winnipeg Free Press, March 8, 2019)

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Spring 2019 GeNA Events

We have lots of great events coming up this spring! Stay tuned for more details on the following events in the works:

  • Spring cleanup
  • Sweets & Seeds (fundraiser bake sale + seed/plant swap)
  • Early morning birdwatching walk
  • Historical walking tour of Elmwood Cemetery
  • Family-friendly group bike ride

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Glenelm Gardeners, Start Your Growing!

GeNA is excited to announce we’ll be hosting a plant and seed swap for the third time this spring. Our Sweets & Seeds event will be back again in late May, where green thumbs will have a chance to share seeds, plants, gardening knowledge and each other’s company. So, if you’re starting seeds indoors in the coming months, why not plant some extras to share with your neighbours? 

More details to come.

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2019 Glenelm Snow Sculpture Challenge

Winnipeg winters are long and cold, but fortunately, that’s never stopped us from having fun and making the most of it!  Whether it’s making giant coloured ice towers or a snowy Santa and his reindeer, or creating and maintaining a river skating pond and toboggan run, folks all over the city provide inspiration on how to embrace life in a winter city. (Seriously,  check out those links…the stories will really warm your soul!)

Soon it will be Glenelm’s turn to show off our winter spirit and creativity! We are excited to bring back a neighbourhood Snow Sculpture Challenge for a second year. Based on feedback from last year’s participants we’ve made some changes to the format – namely, more prizes for participation!

Judging and photography will take place on Saturday, February 2nd beginning at 2pm — so make sure you’ve built your sculpture and registered your address by then!

Visit to learn more and to sign up for free. You can also see this great article CBC did about last year’s challenge here.

Here’s a peek at some of our generous sponsors – big thanks to them! If you’re a local business who would like to support this event through a donation of prizes or financial support, we’d love to hear from you at glenelmcommunity [at]

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The Results are In!

Who was the big winner in this year’s Light Up the Neighbourhood Holiday Light Contest? It may come as no surprise, as they also won last year’s vote…

Glenwood Crescent!!

Kudos to the three streets who tied for 2nd place: Carmen, Noble, and Martin. Thanks to all those who took time to brighten up their homes and yards – our neighbourhood was looking better than ever over the holidays. Here are some photos from the winning streets. Enjoy!

Photo credits: Sherryl Koop, Andrea Mantler

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