The Metro: Neighbourhood Forum (April, 2017)

Thank you, Harvey

Daniel McIntyre councillor Cindy Gilroy and former councillor Harvey Smith at the reopening of the Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool in January. Smith, who served as both a city councillor and MLA in the area during a long political career, died in March. (SUPPLIED/THE METRO/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS)
SUPPLIED PHOTODaniel McIntyre councillor Cindy Gilroy and former councillor Harvey Smith at the reopening of the Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool in January. Smith, who served as both a city councillor and MLA in the area during a long political career, died in March. (SUPPLIED/THE METRO/CANSTAR COMMUNITY NEWS)

Register for City of Winnipeg summer camps!

It may not look like summer outside, but that doesn't mean we can't plan for it! The City of Winnipeg Leisure Guide offers an exciting lineup of summer camps, featuring a number of fun options to keep the kids busy and active. There are camps running every week this summer at many locations throughout the city.

Full-day L’il Critters camps for preschoolers ages three to five are offered at select locations and are filled with crafts, games, story time, music, and indoor and outdoor play. For children ages six to 12, the City of Winnipeg offers What’s Up! Camps, as well as a variety of sport camps including golf, tennis, dance, baseball, fencing, water sports, racquet sports, and flag football.

To register or read more about these exciting programs, check out: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/leisureonline/Home

Celebrate Earth Day by getting some free compost at Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot!

To celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, the City of Winnipeg is giving away free compost at the Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot. Citizens will have the opportunity to take home up to 100 litres of compost per vehicle that they can use for their lawns, gardens and plants, while quantities last.

All leaf and yard waste collected curbside from residents is taken to the Brady Road Resource Management Facility and turned into a nutrient-rich material called compost. This compost meets Category A standards under the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Guideline for Compost Quality, which is safe to use in all household applications, including vegetable gardens.

Compost is a natural fertilizer that promotes vegetation growth. For best results, it is recommended that citizens mix one part of this compost with three parts soil.

Make your voice heard on Walk Bike plans for a Wolseley-West Alexander connection!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Public invited to provide feedback on pedestrian and cycling project connecting Wolseley and West Alexander

Do you walk or bike in the Wolseley and West End neighbourhoods? The City wants to hear from you to help shape plans for a Walk Bike project connecting the Wolseley and West Alexander neighbourhoods.

This project is looking at options to encourage walking and cycling through the creation of a neighbourhood greenway along Ruby Street and Banning Street providing an important north-south connection between Palmerston Avenue and Notre Dame Avenue and beyond.

Participate online

Public input is a key component of all Walk Bike projects. Join the conversation online by taking photos of your experience walking and biking in this neighbourhood using #WalkBikeWPG. Also visit the website to provide feedback through an online survey and mapping tool: https://wolseleywestalex.metroquest.ca/

Engage at a pop-up event

Come meet the project team at one of three pop-up engagement events where you can provide your feedback (drop-by format, come and go).

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Jonnies Sticky Buns, 941 Portage Ave.

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Daniel McIntyre – St. Matthews Community Association Spring Clean-up Event, 823 Ellice Ave.

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Joy’s Tea, 885 Westminster Ave.

More information

For more information visit http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/pedestriansCycling/walkbikeprojects/wolseley-WestAlexanderCorridor.stm