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April 6: Elmwood Bear Clan Info Night

Come and learn more about Elmwood Bear Clan Patrol and connect with neighbours at the Big Red Church (127 Cobourg Ave) at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022.

Find out what the Bear Clan Patrol is all about, how you can get involved and/or support the good work this group is doing. Refreshments will be served.

This is an event we’ve wanted to hold for a long time… and our first indoor GeNA event in two years… that’s a lot of coffee and cookies to catch up on. Hope to see you there!

Bear Clan Patrol is an Indigenous-led, community-based solution to crime prevention, providing a sense of safety, solidarity, and belonging to both its members and to the communities they serve. The group meets two evenings a week at 180 Poplar (just across Henderson) for group patrols throughout Elmwood, including Glenelm. 

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Spring Break-Out Scavenger Hunt

With temperatures on the rise and snow beginning to melt, the Elmwood Business Coalition is holding a Spring BREAK-OUT Scavenger Hunt to get local residents out of the house and into the Elmwood business community!

Use the map and list of clues to find sights located on Henderson Highway, around local businesses. Anyone can participate in the scavenger hunt to be entered in a draw to win prizes! Invite friends and family to join you!

Our amazing local businesses have come together to provide a LOOT of local goods and services for GRAND PRIZES (see below!) PLUS follow the Elmwood Business Coalition on Facebook & Instagram for additional prize giveaways!!

In addition to exciting prizes, many businesses are making special offers available to scavenger hunt participants! Check out the promotions flyer for details.

Use the print materials provided or try an entirely digital/paperless version – complete with interactive Google Map.

See the full contest details for more info, and happy hunting!!

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Happy Days on Henderson Returns!

Happy Days on Henderson will be back this June 11, 2022, for its 20th edition!

GeNA is planning to host a community table and will be looking for a few volunteers to help out. This is a fun and low-stress gig: basically just being friendly and welcoming and handing out stickers. If you’re interested in helping out, please get in touch! Thanks!

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Sweets & Seeds is Growing!

After a two-year hiatus, Sweets and Seeds will return this May, and we have an exciting twist to add to the event this year!

In addition to our traditional bake sale fundraiser and plant/seed swap, there will also be a “Made in Glenelm” market featuring talented makers from our neighbourhood!

We will be encouraging folks to donate baked goods for the bake sale, which is GeNA’s primary fundraiser.

The event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 21 and will be held outdoors at the Big Red Church.  Stay tuned for more details!

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Event Recap: 5th Annual Glenelm Snow Sculpture Challenge

Simply incredible! We counted 45 entries in our 5th annual snow sculpture challenge on Saturday, January 29, a new high! A huge thank you to everyone who participated! It was truly inspiring to see all that creativity literally take shape in our neighbourhood. 

The Glenelm Snow Sculpture Challenge is a  non-competitive, all-ages and abilities event that is designed to get folks outside in the quiet of winter and connecting with neighbours new and old, and it’s safe to say it was a huge success in both regards.

We heard from one first-time participant that she met several neighbours she’d never spoken to before while out sculpting. Folks were out walking and snapping photos all weekend, and many of the sculptures were included in a “Winter Wellness” montage by Mayor Bowman.

And thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to give out dozens of participation prizes! 

You can see a full photo gallery of the sculptures is available at

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