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.
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.
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.
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!)
Have you checked out the Safe at Home Manitoba website? Here you will find an incredible number of FREE, fun and interesting things you can do from home during the pandemic. Here’s a preview of just some of the programs and activities:
Edible property design
Fitness & dance classes
Craft projects (some include a supplies kit!)
Parent & baby music
Environmental & sustainability education
Hair care and styling
As you explore the website, don’t forget to click the “load more” button to bring up new listings.