Thursday, February 2, 2012

Recreation in the area

Did you know that Ralph Brown Community Centre offers Youth drop-in, movie nights every second week and FREE ice skating?

The ice skating rink is complete with boards and is open for use every single evening from 5:30 - 8 pm. Drop in for youth is available every since day from 3:30 - 6 pm right now.

Their full schedule is available at

A little out of the area is another great rink, (right next to the beautiful North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility) the Old Exhibition. They have public skating every Saturday from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. 

All City of Winnipeg arena's public skate times can be found at

Speaking of North Centennial, their facility offers free swimming reserved JUST FOR YOUTH every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9 pm. Anyone aged 9 - 19 can go free of charge.

A great way for families to swim for a great rate is to go during the Family Toonie swim, where you and your spouse/partner and all of the dependent children in your home get to go swimming for $2.

Loonie/Toonie swim, where admission is $1 per person under 18 and $2 for anyone over 18, is offered twice a week also; Tuesdays during the day from 10 am - Noon and Fridays from 4 - 6:30 pm.

Their schedule can be found at All North Centennial schedule times are current until March 11.

Recreation, especially done as a family, can have a lasting impression on our children and youth and is a great way to stay fit, healthy and have fun!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Close to Home

Selkirk Avenue is a hub of activity and a huge part of the history of the North End. This strip has been making a steady come back at its former glory as a shopping, eatery and social network. A list of amenities, businesses and shops has been compiled to encorage residents of the North End to use this great Avenue as our local one-stop-shop. Lets use it, so we don't lose it!

George's Burgers and Subs - 408 Selkirk
99 Cent Pizze - 417 Selkirk
Robin's Donuts - 420 Selkirk
Juney's Restaurant - 475 Selkirk
The Windmill - 518 Selkirk
Chicken Delight - 591.5 Selkirk
Paressa Restaurant and Deli - 669 Selkirk
Lao-Thai Restaurant - 763 Selkirk

Food/Grocery Stores

Gunns Bakery - 247 Selkirk
Charles Food Store - 291 Selkirk
Tasty Sausage Meat & Grocery - 338 Selkirk
Giant Food Store - 407 Selkirk
Wawel Meat market - 423 Selkirk
Selkirk Supermarket - 473 Selkirk
The Donut House - 490 Selkirk
K & D Foods - 3-350 Selkirk
Avenue Meat Market - 595 Selkirk
Baltona Meat and Deli - 600 Selkirk
McKenzie Convenience Store - 665 Selkirk

Drug Stores

Brother's Pharmacy - 542 Selkirk
Empire Drugs - 801 Selkirk


Charles Laundromat - 291 Selkirk
Halla Laundromat - 533 Selkirk


Selkirk & Salter Dental Center - 402 Selkirk
Vitality Dental - 417 Selkirk
Dr Peter Kuegle (Physician) - 453 Selkirk
Dr Danielle Burch (Chiropractor) - 558 Selkirk
Aban Denture Clinic - 592 Selkirk
Stewartville Professional Centre - 596 Selkirk
Koster Denture Clinic - 631 Selkirk
Elite Dental Lab - 623 Selkirk
McKenzie Medical Center - 634 Selkirk
Sullivan Optical - 644 Selkirk

Others include:

Wiz Janitor Service Co. Ltd - 214 Selkirk
Compact Vacuums W P - 234 Selkirk
Sunshine Records - 275 Selkirk
Me-Dian Credit Union - 303 Selkirk
Ideal Electric Manufacturing CO - 372 Selkirk
Accurate Washer and Appliance - 399 Selkirk
Chochys Pawn - 409 Selkirk
Money Mart - 413 Selkirk
Detail Home Inspections LTD - 430 Selkirk
Sofa King Windows & Doors - 435 Selkirk
Prairieland Aboriginal Funeral Home - 447 Selkikr
Merchants Hotel - 451 Selkirk
Rita's Creations - 452 Selkirk
Yorkdale Imports - 502 Selkirk
Eve's Venture - 505 Selkirk
Discount Dollar Store and Leaf Tobacco - 515 Selkirk
Roger's Beauty Salon - 550 Selkirk
Discount Everything - 553 Selkirk
Skeeters Unisex Hair - 567 Selkirk
R&B Sportswear Custom Embroidery - 581 Selkirk
Reliable Removal - 583 Selkirk
Michael's Formal Wear and Taylor Shop - 584 Selkirk
Unique Gift Shop - 615 Selkirk
Svitoch Ukrainian Export/Import - 621 Selkirk
Paradis & Dennis Visual Communications - 623 Selkirk
Right Low Auto Parts - 653 Selkirk
Bosh Auto Service - 666 Selkirk
Masson Appliance Sales - 688 Selkirk
Uni-City Master Locksmiths - 702 Selkirk
Canadian Antler Designs Inc. - 711 Selkirk
Aboriginal Funeral Chapel (Ltd) - 724 Selkirk
Royal Heating Service - 746 Selkirk
Seven Oaks Painting & Decoration - 757 Selkirk
St. Nicholas Mutual - 804 Selkirk

Monday, January 30, 2012

Voices heard

This Sunday we held our Community Consultation at Win Gardner (363 McGregor) and we had an awesome turnout. We had 120 residents come out to enjoy food, company and share their opinions, stories, concerns and hopes.

We will be processing all of the feedback and making it available. As the new President of the Residents Association I would like to make it my personal goal that everything we do is transparent and available to all residents. All of our meetings are open to all and we are all here to help, answer any questions, address any concerns and make our Community the best place we can.

We had an hour and a half put aside for gathering information. I will say it over and over again; our Residents Association can do a lot. We can sit around a table, discuss concerns that we have, come up with a neat idea to try and get done, and most times, we will get it done and get it done well. This is great, but, if it is not what our Community wants, we are only doing it for ourselves. The only way we will find out what our Community wants is by asking our Community what it wants.

The online surveys had a great response with over 15 being received. This survey is open year round and will be updated and responses will be worked towards. We had several sheets up on the wall open to anyone that wanted to comment on topics like Recreation, Housing, Newsletters, Gardens and Safety. We had a few responses on these sheets.

We shared food with everyone that was mainly from our neighbourhood. We served bannock from Neechi Foods (325 Dufferin Avenue), pies from The Donut House (500 Selkirk Avenue), chili (made by moi) and cabbage rolls, perogies and perishky were brought in.

We had prizes for the children who were there, prizes for the homes in the area who were entered in our "Winter Wonderland" contest and door prizes. Overall, the event was a great way to meet neighbours and friends, enjoy food and, most of all, to be heard on what is important to you.

Thank you to everyone who came out!