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Let’s Get Glowing, Glenelm!

The search is on for Glenelm’s brightest block!  GeNA invites you to participate in the 2nd annual “Light Up the Neighbourhood” holiday light contest.

After the success of last year’s contest, we are excited to see just how merry and bright Glenelm can become during the month of December.

Can your street out-glow Glenwood Crescent, which won the bragging rights to “Glenelm’s Brightest Block” in last year’s contest? Or knock out Noble, which came in a close second?

The goal of this friendly challenge is simply to brighten up the Glenelm neighbourhood with holiday lights and decorations. The winning street will earn:

  • Bragging rights to having the brightest block
  • Publicity and pictures of the winning block in the January issue of the Glenelm Community News email newsletter

Online voting for your favourite festively lit block will take place between December 20 and 24, and the winner will be announced on December 28th.

So… start planning with your neighbours, and let’s light up Glenelm!

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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.

PROGRAM:  

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 glenelm.ca/movie. 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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“Welcome to Glenelm” Signs Are Up!

At long last, the “Welcome to Glenelm” signs are up throughout the neighbourhood! These beautiful signs were designed by Glenelm graphic designer Glen Sapach and the project was led by Joanne Cerilli. The signs are a gorgeous, lasting contribution to our beloved neighbourhood, and the perfect illustration of what a community can achieve when everyone works together.

GeNA sends its sincere thanks and congratulations to Glen, Joanne, and all the volunteers and residents who dedicated their time or made donations in support of this citizen-driven project. Special thanks also to Speedpro Winnipeg North, A Division of Airmaster Signs for going above and beyond during the installation of the signs.

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