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A Blast from the Past

As part of our research into the history of Roxy Park (officially known as Elmwood Park) we were able to access some (very) old images of the wading pool… these are from 1923 and 1925!

We had intended to kick off our Roxy Park improvements committee at the AGM, but due to unforeseen circumstances that project has been temporarily postponed. In the meantime, we are looking for other historical photos or recollections of the park. If you have old photos, stories, or other artifacts, please get in touch  (! We would love to capture them.

Children’s Playground In Elmwood Park, Winnipeg
Children’s Playground In Elmwood Park, Winnipeg

Photos used with permission from the Western Canada Pictorial Index – University of Winnipeg Library

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Calling all Local Businesses!

By Kara Plett

GENA is looking to compile a directory of home-based businesses in our area. If you want to promote your business (dog-walking, baking, babysitting, Mary Kay, etc.) Please send the following information to

  • Your name or the name of your business
  • Your geographical location in the community (this will not be published unless you want it to be, but is to ensure that this directory is of local businesses.)
  • The services you provide (try to keep this to just a sentence or two)
  • Your contact information (website/social media, Phone Number, Email Address)

The information will be compiled into a directory that can be found on our website.  We also hope to be able to promote your business through future events in our community. Looking forward to hearing all about your business!

–Kara Plett is a Tupperware Consultant and Glenelm resident. Find her on Facebook at Timeless Tupperware with Kara Denay Plett

(photo credit: Tim Mossholder)

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Now Available! Glenelm Community News: December 2016

Dear fellow Glenelmers,

Season’s greetings from the Glenelm Neighbourhood Association!

In this issue of Glenelm Community News you’ll find information on:

  • local Christmas shopping in Glenelm
  • next month’s Annual General Meeting and our first-ever GENA elections
  • a fun, free family event happening this weekend in Elmwood

At this time, I want to thank the people and organizations who supported GENA as we got off the ground this past fall. A big thank-you to Cath McFarlane (Community Facilitator, WRHA), Gordon King Memorial United Church, Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, City Councillor Jason Schreyer, UPS Store #321 at 212 Henderson Hwy, and of course, each and every Glenelm resident who has shared their time and enthusiasm!

On behalf of the GENA core organizers, best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday, and a wonderful new year.

Emma Durand-Wood
Interim Chair

(Photo by Osman Rana)

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Christmas Shopping in Glenelm

Are you behind on your Christmas shopping? In need of the perfect gift and short of time (and energy) to brave the malls or big box stores? Never fear; local business is here! GENA’s core organizers came up with this list of gift and stocking stuffer ideas, all of which you can get within walking distance!

  • Hot sauce from JC’s Tacos
  • Bowling at Roxy Lanes
  • The perfect title from Zed Books
  • Something shiny and new from A&A Jewellers
  • A coffee date, book browsing, or an evening of music at Sam’s Place
  • The gift of movement with a dance or yoga class from Aspire Dance Studios
  • A massage from What You Knead
  • Breakfast at Sonya’s or Big Rick’s Hot Rod Diner
  • A lunch date for Fat Boys at Zax Drive Inn
  • Healthy and beauty products from Brown’s Drugs
  • A portrait session at Avenue Photography
  • A hard-to-find collectible from Lower Level Sports Cards
  • A hearty meal at Henderson Burgers & Subs
  • A new bike bell or other accessories from Bikes & Beyond
  • Custom canvas prints or photo enlargements from Little Laminator
  • A haircut at Chase Hair
  • A holiday wreath from A Perfect Place Flowers
  • New tires from Doctor Rocks (Glenwood Motors)
  • Scratch lotto tickets and magazines from 7-11

And one last suggestion: if you are creating personalized Christmas letters or cards, consider having the printing done at UPS Store.

(Photo by Nathan Lemon)

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Call for Candidates for GENA Board Elections

GENA is looking for a few good board members! We encourage all those interested to present themselves as candidates in the elections at the January 25th AGM. We will try to fill four positions, aiming for a small, pared-down board that will keep things as simple as possible. You’ll be joining an enthusiastic and friendly team of volunteers who have great things in mind for our neighbourhood.

Are you willing to help out? Take a look at the position descriptions listed at,  and then send us an email ( with your brief responses to these questions:

  1. Your name
  2. Top 3 reasons you want to serve on the GENA board
  3. Your geographical location in the community
  4. Any previous experience of serving on a board

Candidate responses will be published in the January issue of our newsletter. AGM attendees will vote by ballot to elect the four board members.

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Glenelm Neighbourhood Association 2017 AGM & Community Meeting

Our first GENA AGM will be taking place on Wednesday, January 25th, 7:30pm at Gordon King Memorial United Church.

The AGM component will consist primarily of elections to name two co-chairs, a treasurer, and a secretary to the GENA board.

For the community meeting component, we are planning to officially launch our new GENA website, share community updates, kick off our Roxy Park Improvements Committee, and have a crime prevention presentation from Winnipeg Police Service.

Did we mention there will also be hot beverages and cookies?

During the winter, many of us go into hibernation and don’t see our neighbours as much as we’d like. This is a great chance to connect and keep in touch with the rest of the neighbourhood. Hope to see many of you there!

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