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Remembering John King

Glenelm and the broader community of Elmwood lost a champion and a dear friend on March 4, 2022.

John King was a founding member of GeNA, and a dedicated volunteer who was involved in countless organizations and initiatives to make the world a better place.

MLA Jim Maloway paid tribute to John in the Canstar Community News, John King: A Champion for Elmwood, noting:

“On March 4, 2022, Elmwood lost one of its favourite sons. John King left us suddenly, leaving behind not only his loving family and many, many friends, but a community that benefitted enormously from his lifelong activism. … John seemed to be everywhere, and while his straightforward, sincere and thoughtful counsel will be greatly missed, we can be ever grateful to have known him.”

MP Daniel Blaikie also honoured John’s memory in the House of Commons, saying “John’s community activism was rooted in a love for people and a spirit of service. His presence will be sorely missed.”

Although John was always enthusiastic and committed to showing up and helping at events and projects, we will also remember him with great fondness simply as a good neighbour.

He was a Glenelm fixture, often found walking his dog, sharing his kids’ and grandkids’ accomplishments, and describing his retirement adventures in film and TV. John had many fine qualities, chief among them humility, level-headedness, selflessness and a genuine interest in other people’s lives.

The GeNA core organizing committee extends our deepest condolences to John’s family and loved ones. John’s example inspired many to step up and contribute to the community, and his memory will continue to do so.

We miss you, John.


If you would like to remember John with a donation, his family has suggested an animal shelter of your choice or the Elmwood Bear Clan Patrol

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Meandering Music is August 13

The 3rd annual Meandering Music will be happening in Glenelm on August 13, 2022!

Rain or shine, we’ll be roaming the neighbourhood, tapping our toes, and celebrating the many talents of musicians from our little corner of the earth.

Watch for the location schedule to be released closer to the event. Get updates right in your inbox by signing up for our newsletter – you can find the sign-up form at the bottom of this website or just email us & request to be added (

Here are some photos from last year’s event! 

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It’s Almost Tree Banding Time! Block Captains Needed!

Wasn’t it great having a spring without cankerworms? The past two springs in have been wonderfully worm-free in Glenelm, thanks in large part to widespread tree banding throughout the neighbourhood. 

The banding blitz will begin in August so watch your mailbox for an order form. 

Block captain meeting  – Wednesday, August 3rd

We need some more folks to sign up as block captains to lighten the load for this year’s banding team.

We’ll be holding a meeting for returning and interested new block captains the evening of August 3rd (final details to be announced soon). Lots of information and support is provided. If you’re curious, please join us to find out more!

If you’re interested but can’t make it to the meeting, or if you have other questions, please email Mell at

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Movie in Roxy Park is Aug 27 – Volunteers Needed

After two years of Covid cancellations, it’s time to come together again for a night of fun, fresh air and the silver screen… that’s right, Movie in the Park is back for 2022! Mark your calendar for August 27th. The movie will begin at Roxy (Elmwood) Park at sunset.

Movie in the Park Volunteers Needed!  

We need folks to help set up and take down the movie projection system (approx 6:30 to 8pm and then after the movie ends. We also need some volunteers to work the popcorn station (7:45pm until the start of the movie). Can you help out? Please email with your availability.

Thanks to our sponsor, David & Chris Unruh, Century 21 Bachman & Associates, for making this event possible!

David & Chris Unruh
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