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!
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!
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!
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.
- 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!
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 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!
See you soon!
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.
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)!
It’s spring in Glenelm and that means it’s almost time for Sweets & Seeds, our Fundraising Bake Sale & Plant/Seed Swap!
The 2-in-1 event takes place Saturday, May 25th from 10am-12pm at the Big Red Church, 127 Cobourg. Here’s what you need to know.
Fundraiser Bake Sale: Home-baked treats, hot coffee & tea for purchase, with all proceeds going to GeNA. (Interested in donating baking? Please contact email@example.com. Thank you! )
Plus, our generous neighbourhood honey maker John Russell will be back to sell delicious Manitoba honey in support of GeNA.
Plant & Seed Swap: bring your seeds, cuttings and plants to swap with other Glenelm gardeners.
Kids can receive a free “grow-your-own-pumpkin” starter kit!
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!
Hope to see you there!