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You are invited! GeNA’s “Come Meet Your Neighbour Picnic”

The Glenelm Neighbourhood Association invites you to a “Come Meet Your Neighbour Picnic”

When: Sunday, September 10th, 3:30 – 7pm

Where:  Elmwood Park, aka Roxy Park, 380 Henderson Hwy | rain location: Gordon King Church at 127 Cobourg Ave

What:  Old-fashioned games with prizes for all ages, musical acts from the neighbourhood, a fabulous & free dessert bar, and an introduction to the Glenelm Neighbourhood Association

Who: anyone  … especially those in Glenelm

To Bring:  a picnic to feed those who are with you and something to sit on PLUS a desire to get to know your neighbours! Your sense of humour is also recommended 🙂

(photo credit: Kimberly Mears)

 

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Upcoming Event: A “What Can I Do With These Weeds?” Walk

Have you ever wondered what the heck all the green stuff is that grows in our back lanes? Have you ever thought to yourself, Maybe I can eat/drink/use this stuff in some way? Well, your curiosity is about to be satisfied. GeNA has invited noted local film maker and edible weed enthusiast Joel Penner to Glenelm this Thursday, August 17th at 6:30 to conduct a tour through our own back yards to show us what we have growing here and how it can be used.

We will meet at Gordon-King United Church at 6ish. GeNA is requesting a $5 contribution to help us thank Joel for his time and expertise.

Please RSVP to Mellanie at heysunshine23@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

(Photo credit: Aaron Burden)

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Free Historical Walking Tour in Elmwood

Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Northeast Winnipeg Historical Society have teamed up to present a free historical walking tour featuring places in Elmwood not far from Glenelm.  The tour takes place Sunday, June 11th from 1-2:30pm. Read on for more details!

Starts: Brazier Street at Ottawa Ave.
Ends: Ernie O’Dowda Park (by Louise Bridge)
This FREE historical tour will include corner grocery stores of the past, the Elmwood Curling Club and more. There will be a picnic at the park after the tour. FREE refreshments & snacks. Rain or Shine! Everyone is welcome. This event is Wheel Chair Accessible.
Tour walking distance: 1.4 km
Checkout our Facebook Event! RSVP: 204-669-0750 or chalmersrenewal@icloud.com

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You’re Invited: Glenelm Community Safety Information Evening

GeNA invites all of those who live and work in our area to a Community Safety Information Evening.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Place: Gordon-King Memorial United Church, 127 Cobourg Avenue

Guest Speakers:

  • Wayne Elliott, Chair, Communications Committee, Winnipeg Crime Stoppers
  • Wendy Koenig, formerly from Citizens for Crime Awareness (CFCA)

This evening’s presentation will include information on personal safety, how to reduce property crime, and what each of us can do to be a good community member.  After the presentation there will be an opportunity for community members to discuss the possibility of starting a Neighborhood Patrol and any other safety initiatives individuals would like to discuss.  Our goal is to provide the residents with information and to start organizing some initiatives — bring your ideas! Refreshments will be served.

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Upcoming Event: Glenelm Community Clean-Up – April 29th, 2017

GeNA is excited to announce our first-ever community clean-up! Come on out on Saturday, April 29th, meet your neighbours, and help tidy the neighbourhood. We’ll meet at Gordon King Memorial United Church at 1pm, and provide participants with garbage bags, gloves, snacks and water.

If you’d like to join us, please help us plan for supplies and snacks by signing up at https://www.glenelm.ca/events/. Hope to see many of you there!

GeNA is grateful for the support of Take Pride Winnipeg!

If the weather doesn’t cooperate, our rain date is the following Saturday, May 6th. If we do need to postpone, we’ll make a note of that here at Glenelm.ca and send an email out to our mailing list.

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Volunteers Needed! 16th Annual Happy Days on Henderson

The Happy Days on Henderson Planning Committee has put out a call for volunteers for the 16th Annual Happy Days on Henderson on June 17, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Facebook Event link).

Happy Days on Henderson is a FREE and fun event for the entire family. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles including, but not limited to, canvassing before the event, set-up in the early morning, greeters, helpers at the different stations such as bouncers, carnival games and site clean-up! If you would like to volunteer this year, please let the organizers know by emailing happydayshelp@gmail.com with your availability.

Volunteer Orientation Night: (Link to Volunteer Orientation Facebook Event)

Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm with food/refreshments available (Pizza). Please notify us if you have any food allergies.
Location: 81 Henderson Hwy (corner of Henderson and Talbot) at the Happy Days Event Site
R.S.V.P. by May 1, 2017.

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Upcoming Events in Our Area

April 1st: Rummage Sale at GKM 

Gordon King Memorial United Church is having a rummage sale on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:30am-1pm. Household items, toys, furniture, clothing, etc.

April 6th: Women’s Self Defence Workshop 


Riverwood Church’s The Refuge program is holding a free women’s self defence workshop on Thursday, April 6th, 2017, 6:30-8:30pm at 325 Talbot Ave (The Firehall). Facilitated by Chris Friesen, this is a women’s-only event, with childcare provided. There is no charge, but registration is required.

To register, contact refuge@riverwood.cc or call (204) 668-3181 ext. 220

April – June: Home Repair Workshops


There are several free home repair workshops coming up over the next few months as part of the Chalmers Community Renewal Initiative.

April 17: How to Find & Hire a Contractor
April 24: City By-law & Liveability/Manitoba Housing Repair Grants
May 1: How to Maintain your Home Exterior
May 8: How to Fix Electrical
May 15: Manitoba Hydro Program Info/How to Insulate Attics and Walls
May 29: How to Patch and Paint
June 5: Pest Control/How to Fix Foundations
June 12: How to Fix Plumbing

All workshops feature snacks, child minding and door prizes! To register, contact Liz (call/text) at204-333-9867 or chalmershousing@yahoo.ca.

(photo credit: Eric Rothermel)

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Glenelm Spring Cleanup

Now that the snow has receded a bit, have you noticed that our neighbourhood isn’t looking quite as clean and tidy as it could? GeNA is excited to be planning a community spring cleanup event in the coming weeks. This will complement the efforts of our young friends at Glenelm School, who help with litter pick-up around this time every year.

Stay tuned for more details and how you can get involved!

(photo credit: Vectorbeast)

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Upcoming Event: Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing in Elmwood

If you have thoughts about affordable housing in our neighbourhood, you might be interested in this event:

Please join Daniel Blaikie for a Town Hall on affordable housing

The evening will include a presentation on the housing market by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, and a discussion of the social impacts of the Elmwood housing data by community members, the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation and the Elmwood Community Resource Centre.

When: Monday, March 13th, 2017
Time: 7pm – coffee at 6:30pm
Where: Elmwood EK Active Living Centre, 180 Poplar Ave

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