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GeNA Seed & Plant Swap on Saturday, October 7th

All Glenelm gardeners are invited to bring extra seeds, bulbs, roots and shoots to Gordon King Memorial United Church (127 Cobourg) from 10am to noon next Saturday, October 7th for our first seed and plant swap!

Seed/plant swapping is a great way to meet other area gardeners and diversify your garden space, and fall is an excellent time to divide up your perennials and think about what space in your garden you’d like to fill with something new.

If you are interested but can’t make it this Saturday, don’t worry! We’ll do this again in the spring.

Please bring your offerings in labelled envelopes, baggies, or packets, or pots or bags for larger plants. You can rsvp to Mellanie at Feel free to bring a friend!

Any plants left over at the end of the swap will be donated to the cemetery.

(photo credit: Eduard Militaru)

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Highlights from GeNA’s “Come Meet Your Neighbour” Picnic 

Close to 200 people came out to meet new neighbours and connect with old ones at GeNA’s first-ever community picnic on Sunday, September 10th. The weather cooperated perfectly for us at Elmwood (Roxy) Park and we enjoyed a memorable afternoon of games, live music, desserts, and conversation.

Thank you to all who helped make the event possible and to everyone who came out to celebrate with the community! Here are just a few photos from the day; we welcome your photo submissions to add to the website.

For those who have asked: yes! We are planning to do it again next year. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9th, 2018.

(photo credits: Sherryl Koop)
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Welcome to Glenelm, Lime & Pine Hair.Spa & AJ’s Collectibles and More

A warm Glenelm welcome to two new businesses that recently opened on Henderson between Noble and Cobourg: Lime & Pine Hair.Spa at 228 Henderson and AJ’s Collectibles and More at 220 Henderson.

There was an article about Lime & Pine in the Canstar Herald a few weeks back — some of you may recall that before this building was home to its previous occupant, Liberty Tax, it was actually the Kelvin Beauty Shop for many decades. And, if you haven’t noticed the fun artwork painted on back of the AJ’s Collectibles building, be sure to go take a look at the “super” job they have done. There’s an article on AJ’s in the Herald this week too.

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Upcoming Event: Soapmaking Workshop at GKM

Learn to make soap the old-fashioned traditional way! There will be a soapmaking workshop at Gordon King Memorial United Church on Thursday, October 12th at 7:30pm.

Instructor Allan Labun has been making soap for close to 60 years and sources ingredients locally. He is passionate about his craft, and this will be a fun and educational hands-on workshop. Cost is only $3.00 to cover supplies; please bring empty sour cream/yogurt/cottage cheese containers if you have any.

Please email Angie at to sign up. Please note, registration is limited to 30 people.

(photo credit: Kristina Balic)

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Update on the GeNA Garage Sale & Bake Sale

The GeNA core organizing committee has decided to postpone the garage sale/bake sale that was planned for September 9th. Our group of volunteers is learning as we go, and we realized with the community picnic the same weekend, it was more than we could realistically manage. We are now planning to do the garage sale/bake sale in the spring, possibly integrating some opportunities for local businesses as well.

To anyone who had been holding onto items to donate, we offer our sincere thanks for your generosity, and our apologies for the inconvenience of our plans changing. If you aren’t willing or able to hold onto your sale items until spring, we suggest the Kildonan MCC at 445 Chalmers as a great place to donate to. They accept donations Monday-Saturday from 9:30am-5pm.

Thanks for bearing with us, and for your support of GeNA!

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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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July Issue of Glenelm Community News

Maybe it’s the shade of our beloved elm canopies, the sight of sidewalk chalk designs, the sounds of reel mowers and evening sprinklers, or maybe it’s simply the warm feeling we get when we greet a neighbour out enjoying the sunshine. There’s no denying it: there’s something extra wonderful about summertime in our neighbourhood.

This month we are excited to share several upcoming GeNA events: a “weed walk“, a community picnic, and a garage/bake sale fundraiser, plus other useful info on what’s happening in our neighbourhood. We also invite you to join one of our upcoming safety patrol evening walks, and provide some tips on safety, property maintenance, and more.

Hope you enjoy this issue of Glenelm Community News, and as always, feel free to send your feedback, comments, questions, etc., to

Get the July edition of Glenelm Community News here.

(photo credit: Daniel Watson)

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Tomato & Eggplant Plants Need Homes

The Glenelm Community Garden received an abundance of plants from the Elmwood Community Resource Centre and has more than it can use!

Garden coordinator Angie Schafer invites Glenelm residents to get in touch with her at if they’d like any tomato or eggplant plants. They’ll be available on a first come, first served basis.

Happy growing!

(photo credit: Dan Gold)

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