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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!
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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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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?

CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!

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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Sweets & Seeds is tomorrow!

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. 
  • John Russell Honey Company will be back again this year to sell their delicious honey in support of 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!

Hummus Fundraiser

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:

  • Chipotle Lime
  • Spicy Black Bean
  • Curry Marsala
  • Creamy Dill
  • Garlic Jalapeno

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 genasecretary@mymts.net 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!

See you soon!

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Glenelm School Annual Community BBQ – June 6th

Everyone in the neighbourhood is welcome to come to Glenelm School’s Annual Community BBQ, happening Thursday, June 6 from 4-7pm.

Food will be served from 4:30-6:30:

  • $2 hotdogs
  • $1 chips
  • $1 pop
  • $1 giant freezies

Activities include bouncers, face painting, photo booth, and the Green Action Centre’s blender bike!

Silent auction prizes- 1 sheet for $5 or 3 for $10

50/50 draw: 1 for $1; 6 for $5; 14 for $10

Glenelm School is located at 96 Carmen.

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