by Jacqueline van Leeuwen
Saturday, April 29th saw our first community clean-up. Approximately 15 residents of the Glenelm community came out to clean up our small corner of the world, and the weather cooperated to provide us with a perfect day.
Take Pride Winnipeg donated garbage bags and gloves, so we were all set to go. As the cleaning crew spread out in the neighbourhood picking up garbage from backlanes and streets, many residents came out to express their appreciation. Some neighbours also indicated that they were not aware that the clean-up was going to be happening.
This was our first community clean-up as the new GeNa, and a perfect way to make ourselves visible in the community. It was also great to meet people in the neighbourhood we haven’t met before.
A couple of take-aways from this experience for next time;
- Post signs earlier and in more prominent areas
- The church apparently has some ‘pickers’ (who knew?) for those of us who don’t bend as well as we used to…
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the success of the day. See you next time!