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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
(photo credit: Eric Rothermel)
The neighbourhood is buzzing with the news that a butcher and deli has moved into our area! Henderson Meats and Deli is now open at 260 Henderson Hwy. The store carries fresh and frozen meats, sausage, deli meats, bread, Polish foods, etc.
Store hours are currently 10-5, Monday to Friday, but they are hoping to have longer hours before too long. Find the store on Facebook at “Henderson Meats and Deli 260 Henderson Hwy” or call 222-3019.
A warm Glenelm welcome to Henderson Meats & Deli — we are so glad to have a food store in our area again!
(photo credit: Henderson Meats & Deli Facebook page)
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)
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
Upcoming Events in Our Area
Feb 4th: Quiz Night at GKM
Gordon King Memorial United Church is having a Quiz Night Fundraiser on Feb 4th!
Feb 6th: Soapmaking Workshop [update: this has been rescheduled to Feb 20th]
Learn to make soap the old-fashioned traditional way! There will be a soapmaking workshop at Gordon King Memorial United Church on Feb 6th at 7:30pm. [update: this workshop has been rescheduled to Feb 20th 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 email Angie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Please note, registration is limited to 20 people.
(photo credit: Kristina Balic)
Feb 8th: Happy Days on Henderson volunteer meeting
Feb 17th: Murder Mystery & Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
Feb 20th: Sleigh Rides & Hot Chocolate at Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery will be doing a sleigh ride on Monday, February 20, 2017 (Louis Riel Day) from noon- 3pm. Hot chocolate will be provided and donations are gratefully accepted!
(photo credit: Annie Spratt)
Feb 25th: 3rd Annual Elmwood Winter Fun Day
Presented by CNRC and other community groups, the Elmwood Winter Fun Day is held at Clara Hughes Recreation Park the afternoon of Feb 25th. More details will be forthcoming!
(photo credit: Ross Kohl)
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 email@example.com:
- 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)