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July Events in & Around Glenelm

First Fridays Bike-In – Meeting Point at MBCI

Back for a second summer, the Exchange District BIZ is organizing group rides from different places in the city to the Exchange on First Fridays. This coming Friday, July 5th, the ride begins in northeast Winnipeg at Fraser’s Grove Park, and includes a meeting point at MBCI, just across Henderson from Elmwood Cemetery.

“Our guides take you on a leisurely ride into the Exchange District for First Fridays – where you can enjoy our outdoor Alleyways Market, art studios, shops open late, and an array of watering holes and eateries! The route is safe, fun, and offers meet up points along the way.” 

Check out  exchangedistrict.org/bike-ins/ to register & for more details.


Farmers Markets Near Glenelm

Were you a fan of the farmers market that ran at Kildonan MCC Thrift Store for the past 5 years? There are some changes this year, including a new location and day of the week. 

The Munroe Ave. Farmers Market will be hosted by Holy Eucharist Parish in partnership with Bronx Park and Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation.

The Munroe Avenue Farmers Market will be open every Wednesday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. August 14 until September 18.  

The Bronx Park Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.June 1 until September 28.


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Save the Dates & Call for Volunteers

GeNA’s core organizers are working on planning these events (and others that are still top secret!). Are you interested in volunteering or delivering flyers? We always need extra hands. Please get in touch!

  • Glenelm Family Bike Jam to the Forks – Sunday afternoon, June 23rd. We are finalizing details and will share very soon!
  • Movie Night in Roxy Park — Saturday, August 24th. We’re bringing back the giant 29-foot screen for a fun & free family movie night. 
  • Community Picnic in the Park — Sunday, September 8th.  Come meet neighbours old and new… this is GeNA’s biggest event of the year and we can’t wait!

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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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