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!
The Big Red Church at 127 Cobourg will be buzzing tomorrow morning from 10am to 12pm. Come on down for a fundraising bake sale and mini-market in support of the Glenelm Neighbourhood Association, plus a plant and seed swap to get your garden looking gorgeous.
Bake sale & market:
Tons of delicious home-baked goods! Cookies (soft ginger, snickerdoodles, chocolate-hazelnut, spicy oatmeal raisin, folk fest, chocolate chip and more!), muffins, cupcakes, nuts & bolts, jelly from local grapes and crabapples, granola bars and much more. Above & below are a few photos of what’s in store!
PLUS! Not eating sweets? Interested in a more savoury option? You’ll also have a chance to taste some delicious hummus samples in a variety of tasty flavours (see below for more details) – purchases will support GeNA.
Hot coffee and tea will be available for purchase so you can sit and enjoy some of your treats and visit with neighbours.
Plant and seed swap:
Everyone is invited to bring seeds, plants, bulbs or cuttings to share or swap with others (if you can bring plants in bags or pots, that’s helpful but not necessary). Or just come to meet and chat with other Glenelm green thumbs!
As part of our fundraising efforts, GeNA will be taking pre-orders for Happy Dance Hummus. The cost is $8.00 per container and you can select from the following flavors:
Spicy Black Bean
Not sure if you like hummus? Unsure what flavors to buy? Samples will be available at Sweets & Seeds this Saturday (pre-orders will be accepted via cash or e-transfer).
The deadline for ordering will be Tuesday, May 28, 2019; we then anticipate deliveries of hummus to start on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Please email Shauna MacKinnon at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order and arrange payment. Help support GeNA’s efforts, buy some healthy hummus!
Please note: this hummus will be delivered as frozen, simply defrost and enjoy!
Did you make it out to the first installment of Karate in the Park? There are still three more classes in the coming weeks. Try out a traditional martial art and meet some Glenelm neighbours (instructor Jason White of Nintai Karate is one of them)!
Saturday, April 27th at 1pm — meet at the Big Red Church, 127 Cobourg
Our 3rd annual spring cleanup is almost here! Bring your energy, water bottle, and gloves if you’ve got them; we’ll provide the bags, some gloves and pickers, and light snacks. Teams will be organized and stationed throughout the neighbourhood to tidy our parks, back lanes, and boulevards.
GeNA’s next event is a home security info night, taking place on Monday, March 18th, 7:30 pm at the Big Red Church at 127 Cobourg.
Want some tips and tricks to keep your home and property safe that are not too expensive or heavy on the tech? You will learn a few of these together with some safety tips to keep in mind if you’re a person who has to travel alone and spend time in cities/places unknown.
Coffee and treats to follow the presentation for a chance to connect with one another and/or ask some questions of the presenter (a Glenelm resident who is passionate and proactive about security).
After our Picnic in the Park was cancelled last September, many folks asked if it would be rescheduled — and now we’ve done just that! Our “Glenelm Winter Warmer” takes place indoors at GKM Church on Sunday, January 20th.
Bring your own picnic supper plus a sweet treat to share in our dessert potluck. There will be games and activities for adults and kids, live music, and a quick mini-AGM.
It’s a great opportunity to come and meet new neighbourhood people, catch up with ones you’ve seen less of since winter set in, and sign up to volunteer with GeNA. The North East Winnipeg Historical Society will be there with copies of their second book, North East Winnipeg Area History: Elmwood, EK, NK Volume 2, for $20 cash.
Loose schedule of events: 4:30pm: Arrivals, welcome, games for all ages 5:00pm: Musical performance & time for eating 5:30pm: Mini AGM 5:40pm: Musical performance 6:00pm: Dessert buffet & musical performance, kids’ movie begins (will run until approx 7:20) 6:20pm: Wrap-up announcements & goodnight — folks are welcome to stay to the end of the movie!
Head back to school with “The Science of Everyday Things”, a free, fun and informative learning series for grown-ups (no homework or grading, guaranteed!). The classes will be led by Kris Moroski, a Glenelm resident who’s been teaching high school science for the past 15 years. Kris loves to answer questions and share his understanding of science.
Wednesday, October 10: What is Light? We will take a look at a brief history of light, what it is, the different types of light and how we use it.
Wednesday, October 17: What is in a Picture? How do we capture moments? How are they displayed on a tv or phone? How can I take better pictures?
Wednesday, November 7: How Small is Small? How Big is Big? Come with me as we attempt to grapple with the realities of big and small numbers and examples of how these extremes are present in our everyday lives.
[Date updated] Wednesday, November 28: All About Computers This talk is all about computers — what memory is, what do they compute, how they started, how did we get to this point, and where are they headed!
Classes take place at Gordon-King Memorial United Church (127 Cobourg Ave) from 7-8pm. Classes will be taught at an adult level, and will be appropriate for ages 15 and up.
Registration not required – come to one class or come to all!