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Elmwood Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics (July 6 & 7)

There will be a vaccine clinic at Elmwood High School (505 Chalmers) on July 6th from 9am to 5pm. Everyone 18+ can walk-in or make an appointment for the Moderna vaccine. See more details in the poster above!

A second clinic will take place the following day at Holy Eucharist (460 Munroe). Details below.

Big thanks to the Elmwood Community Resource Centre for bringing these pop-ups right to Elmwood.

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June 2021 Newsletter Now Available

Hello Glenelm neighbours! Welcome to summer in our beautiful little corner of the world.

A special welcome to all the new people who have moved into Glenelm over the past few months. We know that it’s a challenge getting to know your neighbours during a pandemic and we’re so happy that restrictions are slowly lifting so that we can start meeting all the new folks who’ve chosen to make this neighbourhood their home.

In “normal times”, the Glenelm Neighbourhood Association is very active in hosting many activities and events that keep our community connected. This has been really hard to do over the past year. The ever-changing COVID situation makes it difficult to plan, and it’s always our goal to respect not only public health orders, but also the spirit of the restrictions.

That’s meant we had to cancel many beloved traditions and events. Things like Meandering Music (our roving front-porch music night), Sweets and Seeds (our springtime plant swap and bake sale), the Winter Warmer (a mid-winter potluck in partnership with the Big Red Church) and many other special events. If nothing else we’ve learned that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Rest assured: we will get back to all these things and more when it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the small steps towards normal that we are allowed to take now…in the June 2021 newsletter you’ll find details about two upcoming events!

If you are new to Glenelm, we’re looking forward to meeting you! And if you’re someone who has a new neighbour, why not introduce yourself and let them know about the GeNA newsletter? 

Best wishes for a safe and healthy summer!

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This Weekend! The Great Glenelm Scavenger Hunt is on at last!

Coming up this long weekend (at last – the hunt was postponed because of pandemic restrictions), participate in a one-street scavenger hunt for fun, fresh air and a chance to win a prize!

The scavenger hunt will take place entirely on the two blocks of Cobourg Ave and kicks off a season of family-friendly and Covid-safe hunts that you can do on your own time with your own household.

You’ll have to look high and low to find 20 different house or yard features that can all be seen from the sidewalk.

We will email out the list of clues on the morning of Thursday, July 1st (plus a few printed copies will be available on the community billboard at 127 Cobourg Ave) and you’ll have the whole weekend to get your answers in. More details are available at glenelm.ca/scavengerhunt.

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Upcoming Event: Glenelm Spring Cleanup – April 24

¬†Let’s spruce up our neighbourhood with a safe spring cleanup!

This year’s cleanup has been modified to comply with COVID restrictions but we’re still going to have a good time and make our neighbourhood look great.

On Saturday, April 24, simply come (on your own or with your household) to the Big Red Church between 1 and 3pm – we’ll give you supplies and take note of which streets or alleys you’ want to tackle, and we’ll explain what to do with your bags when they’re full.

Hope to see many new and familiar faces!

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Upcoming Event: Home & Personal Security Info Night – May 13

By popular request, we’ll be holding a home & personal security/safety information night on May 13th at 7:30pm via Zoom.

We held a well-received event on this topic a couple years ago and folks have been saying we should do one again. Our presenter is a long-time Glenelm resident who is known for her proactive home security practices! The presentation will be about an hour long, and include time for Q&A.

Click here to register. After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Elmwood Business Coalition

Have you spotted these signs in businesses along Henderson?

It’s so exciting: the Elmwood Business Coalition is growing stronger every day! This volunteer-run organization is working with community groups and local politicians to form a Business Improvement Zone.

Now is a great time to help our local businesses. We know how bad it gets when we have empty storefronts and poor performing local shops so the Elmwood Business Coalition wants you to know which businesses have said YES to working together for Elmwood.

When you do shop locally, let local businesses know that you care about their success and encourage them. If they’re not in the coalition yet, let them know that it matters to you.

You can find the Elmwood Business Coalition on Instagram and Facebook.

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Tree Bands Update

Now that spring is here, we’ll all be watching closely for the trees to bud and start to turn green! With any luck, our almost complete banding coverage of boulevard trees will mean few/er cankerworms this year. Schmidt Tree Banding will be returning to the neighbourhood to remove and dispose of the bands in mid-May. 

(And stay tuned for more info on how you can join the 2021 tree banding block captain program!)

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