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3rd Annual Glenelm Holiday Lights Contest

It’s time to light up our little corner of the world with our friendly, low-stakes holiday lights challenge!

This year the Elmwood Business Coalition has decided to use the theme of ‘stars’ for their Christmas light displays in businesses in and around Elmwood.  We at GeNA thought it would be great if as a neighbourhood we also adopted this theme!  SO … if you can … find a way to incorporate a star into the lights you have (or are hoping to have) set up on or around your home. 

The prize is simply bragging rights for being Glenelm’s brightest block. Who will take this year’s title? Will it be Glenwood Crescent again for a 3rd year? Or will Noble, Martin or Carmen (which all tied for runner-up last year) be declared the winners? Or will another street pull out all the stops for a surprise win? That is the question, and we can’t wait to find out!

The 3rd Annual “Light up the Neighbourhood” contest starts NOW!

Online voting will take place beginning December 20 and winners will be announced by New Year’s Eve! 

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Upcoming Event: Glenelm Winter Warmer

We’re not letting the dead of winter get in the way of staying connected as a community! Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 19th, 2020 – that’s the day of the Glenelm Winter Warmer.

This year, GeNA is teaming up with the fine folks at the Big Red Church to offer a delicious and enjoyable 2-in-1 event. The Big Red Church will host a neighbourhood potluck supper, followed by a GeNA community gathering with games and activities (with a 5-minute AGM thrown in to take care of business).

We had a fantastic turnout at last year’s Winter Warmer, and we hope to see many more familiar and new faces this time around. Stay tuned, more details to be announced in the new year.  

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Upcoming Event: Glenelm Pumpkin Parade

Introducing a brand new GeNA event… the first-ever Glenelm Pumpkin Parade!!

On Friday, November 1, bring your jack o’lantern to the Big Red Church (127 Cobourg) between 5 and 8pm.

We will display all the jack o’lanterns so that they can be admired and enjoy hot chocolate and a bonfire. There will also be a fabulous fall-themed photo booth plus a draw for cool prizes. And it’s all free!

Here are a couple of things we’re asking for your help with:

  • Please save your pumpkin seeds! Rinse the guts off them if you can, and email Mellanie at to arrange pickup. The seeds will be dehydrated and donated on behalf of the neighbourhood to the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre. You can also stick them in your freezer and arrange pickup after the event.
  • GeNA will take care of any jack o’lanterns left at the event: we’ve arranged to donate the spent pumpkins to Aurora Farms to be turned into food for their animals. With that in mind, when you carve up your pumpkins, please don’t dip them in bleach or vinegar.

Hope to see you there!

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Save the Date for a Pumpkin Parade on Nov 1

If it seems early to be thinking about Halloween, you’d be right! But the turning leaves have us scheming up fun for all our trick-or-treaters. We hope you’ve all had good time growing your pumpkin kits from our Sweets & Seeds event back in the Spring. We can’t wait to see how you show them off for this year’s Halloween festivities!

On November 1, bring your pumpkin to the Big Red Church (127 Cobourg) for this year’s first-ever Glenelm Pumpkin Parade (learn more about our inspiration here)!

It will be a chance for neighbours to admire all the creative gourds from across the community. And participants will be entered into a draw for some cool “I tree Glenelm” stuff.

As a bonus, GeNA will take care of all the leftover jack o’lanterns by donating them to Aurora Farms where they will become food for their animals.

Stay tuned for more details!

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Connect with your community at the Glenelm Picnic in the Park – this Sunday!

It’s one of our favourite events of the year: the annual Glenelm Picnic in the Park! Come and meet neighbours old and new, hear talented local musicals acts, and enjoy fun games and activities for all ages. Hope to see you there!   When: This Sunday, September 8th, 4:30-6:30pm Where: Roxy (Elmwood) Park, 380 Henderson Hwy   Please bring:

  • Your own picnic supper & something to sit on
  • Something sweet to share at the dessert potluck table
  • A willingness to meet new neighbours and have fun!

Park bathrooms will be open.

In case of rain, the picnic will move indoors to the Big Red Church, 127 Cobourg Ave (relocation will be announced by email, website & Facebook).

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Rescheduled: Family Move in the Park

As you may know, the Family Movie in the Park event from this past weekend had to be postponed at the last minute.

To all those who had come out: thank you for being so understanding, and we hope you enjoyed “Popcorn in the Park” nevertheless!

We are happy to announce the rescheduled date will be this Saturday, August 31 – weather permitting again, of course. Same time & place: 8:30pm at Roxy (Elmwood) Park, 380 Henderson Hwy. The movie will be the new, live-action Aladdin. And there will be popcorn again!

Hope to see you there!

Family Movie in the Park is made possible through generous support from an Assiniboine Credit Union community sponsorship, a City of Winnipeg per capita grant, help from the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation… and neighbours like you!

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Aug 10th: Meandering Music in Glenelm

On Saturday, August 10th, make your way about the neighbourhood as you take in a handful of front-porch concerts. Inspired by the idea of a progressive dinner party, this event will take you from one street to the next for half-hour musical performances. Bring your lawn chair and clap along to music in the key of (G)lenelm. The music starts at 6:00 pm. Get all the details here!

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2019 Glenelm Family Movie in the Park — Cast your Vote!

On August 24, come out to Roxy Park for a free family movie and popcorn in the great outdoors!

The movie will begin at sunset, which is around 8:30pm. The only question is: which movie should we show?


The winning movie and more details will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

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Family Movie in the Park is made possible through generous support from an Assiniboine Credit Union community sponsorship, a City of Winnipeg per capita grant, help from the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation… and neighbours like you!

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Glenelm Family Bike Jam this Sunday, June 23

GeNA is excited to invite everyone in the neighbourhood to join our first-ever all-ages bike jam! Come on out and see how easy and comfortable it is to get from Glenelm to The Forks by bike. 

Here’s what’s in store:

1:00pm Rendezvous at Glenelm School and visit the bike decorating station. You’lll be able to beautify your bike with colourful decorations and awesome valve cap lights!
1:30pm Group ride overview and safety orientation with bike coach Robb Massey
2:00pm Heading out!  Our route map is below. Once we arrive at The Forks, you’ll be free to explore on your own. Play at the playground, get ice cream or coffee, ride your bike some more – there are lots of options!
4:00pm (approx) Join a group ride back to Glenelm, or leave whenever you are ready. 

Big thanks to the Healthy Together Now grant and MPI for their support of this event! 

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