We are excited to welcome well-known community activist Sel Burrows to Glenelm to talk to us about how to nurture a strong, healthy and safe neighbourhood through communication within the community and the engagement of available resources outside of the community.
This year’s community safety information evening will take place Monday, May 7th, 7pm at Gordon-King Memorial United Church, 127 Cobourg.
To provide Sel with an accurate picture of Glenelm’s specific safety concerns, please send your questions to us at email@example.com. We will compile and forward them (without names) to Sel so that he can address them as part of his talk.
GeNA’s April newsletter is now available! Get it here.
If you’ve got a green thumb or a sweet tooth, you won’t want to miss GeNA’s upcoming 2-in-1 event on Saturday, May 26th.
Our second seed/plant swap takes place May 26th,2018 at Gordon-King Memorial United Church (127 Cobourg) from 11am to 3pm, and this time we’re adding some new twists. We will also be including a bake sale and a honey fundraiser to help raise much-needed funds for GeNA so that we can do more within our neighborhood.
- With the seed/plant swap, at our fall swap we had people come with plants they had started as well as seeds, which went over very well. So get creative! Whether it’s seeds, plants you’ve started, slips that are in water developing roots or bulbs, all are welcome.
- A fundraising bake sale will run at the same time, featuring a wide variety of delicious treats available for purchase. All funds will go to GeNA to suppport the work we do in the neighbourhood. Glenelm’s own John Russell Honey Company will be at the sale as well, and generously donating profits from their sale to GeNA.
- By popular request, the Northeast Winnipeg History Society will also be in attendance, selling their new book, “North East Winnipeg Area History – Elmwood, East Kildonan, North Kildonan”.
WANT TO HELP? We are looking for bakers who would be willing to contribute some delicious treats for the bake table. If you’d like to donate some baked goods, please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 19th to be put in touch with our bake sale planning team.
For the past 18 months or so, a group of a dozen Glenelm volunteers has been the driving force of the Glenelm Neighbourhood Association – planning and running events to help people connect and working behind the scenes to make our neighbourhood safer and more beautiful. Now that we have our association up and running fairly smoothly, we are actively looking for more volunteers. How can you get involved?
1) Join our team of “core organizers”. We meet once a month, generally on a weekday evening, to share information and plan events and initiatives. We would love to see new faces here. Come and see what a friendly bunch we are and whether joining our team is something you’d consider. Our next meeting is Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm. Email email@example.com for more details!
2) Help with flyer delivery. To get the word out to as many people as possible, we do occasional flyer drops to all the households in Glenelm. We will have one in the next couple weeks. If you enjoy walking outdoors and can spare an hour to deliver flyers to houses on a particular street, this would be a good fit. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help.
3) Volunteer at events. We keep running lists of people who are interested in volunteering at (what we expect will be) annual events such as our spring cleanup, picnic in the park, safety patrol, etc. If you are open to helping out with events from time to time, please let us know at email@example.com.