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Volunteers Needed! 16th Annual Happy Days on Henderson

The Happy Days on Henderson Planning Committee has put out a call for volunteers for the 16th Annual Happy Days on Henderson on June 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Facebook Event link).

Happy Days on Henderson is a FREE and fun event for the entire family. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including, but not limited to, canvassing before the event, set-up in the early morning, greeters, helpers at the different stations such as bouncers, carnival games and site clean-up! If you would like to volunteer this year, please let the organizers know by emailing with your availability.

Volunteer Orientation Night: (Link to Volunteer Orientation Facebook Event)

Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm with food/refreshments available (Pizza). Please notify us if you have any food allergies.
Location: 81 Henderson Hwy (corner of Henderson and Talbot) at the Happy Days Event Site
R.S.V.P. by May 1, 2017.

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Upcoming Events in Our Area

April 1st: Rummage Sale at GKM 

Gordon King Memorial United Church is having a rummage sale on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:30am-1pm. Household items, toys, furniture, clothing, etc.

April 6th: Women’s Self Defence Workshop 

Riverwood Church’s The Refuge program is holding a free women’s self defence workshop on Thursday, April 6th, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm at 325 Talbot Ave (The Firehall). Facilitated by Chris Friesen, this is a women’s-only event, with childcare provided. There is no charge, but registration is required.

To register, contact or call (204) 668-3181 ext. 220

April – June: Home Repair Workshops

There are several free home repair workshops coming up over the next few months as part of the Chalmers Community Renewal Initiative.

April 17: How to Find & Hire a Contractor
April 24: City By-law & Liveability/Manitoba Housing Repair Grants
May 1: How to Maintain your Home Exterior
May 8: How to Fix Electrical
May 15: Manitoba Hydro Program Info/How to Insulate Attics and Walls
May 29: How to Patch and Paint
June 5: Pest Control/How to Fix Foundations
June 12: How to Fix Plumbing

All workshops feature snacks, child minding and door prizes! To register, contact Liz (call/text) at204-333-9867 or

(photo credit: Eric Rothermel)

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New Glenelm Business: Henderson Meats & Deli

The neighbourhood is buzzing with the news that a butcher and deli has moved into our area! Henderson Meats and Deli is now open at 260 Henderson Hwy. The store carries fresh and frozen meats, sausage, deli meats, bread, Polish foods, etc.

Store hours are currently 10-5, Monday to Friday, but they are hoping to have longer hours before too long. Find the store on Facebook at “Henderson Meats and Deli 260 Henderson Hwy” or call 222-3019.

A warm Glenelm welcome to Henderson Meats & Deli — we are so glad to have a food store in our area again!

(photo credit: Henderson Meats & Deli Facebook page)

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Glenelm Spring Cleanup

Now that the snow has receded a bit, have you noticed that our neighbourhood isn’t looking quite as clean and tidy as it could? GeNA is excited to be planning a community spring cleanup event in the coming weeks. This will complement the efforts of our young friends at Glenelm School, who help with litter pick-up around this time every year.

Stay tuned for more details and how you can get involved!

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Upcoming Event: Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing in Elmwood

If you have thoughts about affordable housing in our neighbourhood, you might be interested in this event:

Please join Daniel Blaikie for a Town Hall on affordable housing

The evening will include a presentation on the housing market by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, and a discussion of the social impacts of the Elmwood housing data by community members, the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Elmwood Community Resource Centre.

When: Monday, March 13th, 2017
Time: 7pm – coffee at 6:30pm
Where: Elmwood EK Active Living Centre, 180 Poplar Ave

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