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Let’s try out a happier Henderson Hwy!

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Henderson Hwy?

Is it a place you like to walk, bike or wait for the bus on? Walk your dog on? Bring your kids to?

Does it feel comfortable and safe? Does it feel inviting – like a special part of our neighbourhood where you want to linger?

If you think Henderson Hwy could be a happier place for our residents and local businesses, you won’t want to miss this event!

Along with the Elmwood Business Coalition, Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and other awesome community partners, and with support from Councillor Jason Schreyer, GeNA is thrilled to help bring this one-day pop-up event to our neighbourhood high street.

The goal of Happier Henderson is to do something quick, inexpensive and temporary to:

  • Get the community excited about possibilities
  • Try out options to see what kinds of things are helpful, and which aren’t
  • Build capacity in the community to repeat, improve and expand on ideas!

Visit to find out more.

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June 26 is Front Yard Friday!

This Friday, June 26th is Front Yard Friday in Glenelm!  At 6pm, eat supper in your front yard and connect with your neighbours at a safe distance.

Here are some ideas on how to participate!

  • bring your BBQ out front and fire it up to make some supper
  • set up a picnic on your lawn or boulevard
  • get take-out or delivery from one of Elmwood’s wonderful independent restaurants – who need all the support they can get during this time of COVID
  • bring out a musical instrument and start a little jam session or porch concert
  • create a chalk masterpiece on the sidewalk
  • play charades with neighbours (one household on the boulevard, the other in a front yard)
  • pick up any litter from the boulevard

Or simply head outside and see who’s around!

Be creative, stay safe and have fun!

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Shine a Blue Light for Essential Workers

Whether life these days feels like a partial return to normalcy, or the calm before the storm of a second wave, there is one thing for certain: over the past few months, people have become more aware than ever of how much we owe to essential workers!

Have you heard True Blue Manitoba? It’s a campaign to show essential workers that we support them by shining a blue light at night. One of our Glenelm neighbours says she’s seen a few blue lights in the neighbourhood, but would love to see even more.

“To boost the morale and spirit of health-care staff, first responders and essential workers, let’s SHINE A BLUE LIGHT. Whether it’s our home, yard, or business, we can join together even while we keep our distance by turning on a blue light every night.”

Learn more about True Blue Manitoba here:

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Curious about composting? We’ve got a FREE webinar for you!

Are you curious about composting? Maybe you would like to start but don’t know where to begin, or perhaps you’ve been composting for a while but would like to know how to be more efficient or simply have some questions answered. Well – GeNA has a webinar for you!

We are delighted to be offering a FREE composting webinar on Tuesday, June 16th from 7:30-9pm. With expertise provided by the Green Action Centre, this event will include lots of information and ample opportunity to get your composing questions answered.

The webinar is free but registration is required. Click here to register; you will be emailed the details on how to join the Zoom event. You’ll also receive a reminder the day before the event.

This webinar is made possible by a generous grant from TD Park People!

About TD Park People Grants program: TD Park People Grants program is providing essential funding to support park groups in delivering over 334 awesome nature-based activities that foster environmental education, sustainability and stewardship in cities across Canada. Together, TD and Park People are helping to bring Canadians together to unlock the power of  parks because they know that when people are connected to nature in their parks and communities, people are happier and communities feel more connected to nature and each other.

About Park People: Park People supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada.

About TD Bank: TD is providing funding to this event as part of the The Ready Commitment. TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. That’s why TD launched The Ready Commitment in March 2018, a new multi-year program to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD’s aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, please visit

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