Saturday, May 26, 2012

Money Management Training

Would you like to learn the basics of budgeting, banking, credit and smart shopping? Sign up for this workshop series! You can build on what you know, share your tips with others living on a low income and improve your money management skills. This is put on by SEED Winnipeg. Snacks will be provided.

You are expected to attend all five dates; May 28, June 4, 11, 18 and 25th. The sessions begin at 6.

It is FREE and a great skill building opportunity. Call 986-4689 to register.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Social Enterprise Centre - 765 Main Street - G.O.

Come down for the GRAND OPENING of the Social Enterprise Centre at 765 Main Street this Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.

The open house is at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Come celebrate this partnership by BUILD, Pollock's Hardware Co-op and Manitoba Green Retrofit. This building will serve as a home for social enterprises and non-profit organizations.

All are welcome!

Historical Sites within St. Johns?

Do you know of a building or a home that has a secret past?

Do you know the history behind a business in our area?

Is there a historical site that you know of within St. Johns?

If so, we would love to hear from you. We are looking to start up summer walks that showcase the history of our neighbourhood and any input you would like to share would be appreciated and welcomed!

Feel free to leave any information on the blog or send us an email at

Calling All Garenders...

...and those who want to be gardeners (like me!)

Saturday, June 2nd is the kick off for St. John's Residents Association's planting season. We are starting the day off at 10 a.m. at Machray Park (bordered by Anderson, Church, Andrews and Powers) to plant flowers in the large middle planter. [If you have extra seedlings you would like to donate, by all means bring them along!]

From there we will be moving to the Salter Street garden which is on the East side of Salter Street in the vacant lot between St. John's Avenue and Anderson Avenue. There the gardeners who have garden boxes at this site will be planting their seeds or plants. There will be 'professional' gardeners on site to answer any questions.

If you don't have a garden box, have no worries, there will also be a composting workshop going on! You can learn to compost, ask any questions about your current compost and get great tips. If you can't make it to this event, I will be posting all these tips on the blog after the event!

From this site we will then be moving onto Ralph Brown Community Centre for the gardeners at this site to do their planting!

Any questions, let me know! Look forward to seeing you there.