Friday, July 13, 2012

Newsletter articles - September edition

The September newsletter is in its home stretch. We are looking for neighbourhood articles. Do you have something going on within the area?

Know of an awesome organization or program bring offered?

Let us know; we would love to hear from you and get out Community involved or connecting.

St Johns Library Public Open House

Did you know our library will be 100 years old?!

There will be open houses looking for feedback on proposed plans that include improved accessibility to the building and within it, new floor plans for the location of services and collections and improved use of space while maintaining the heritage features of our library building.

The open house will NOT be at the library, rather Win Gardner Place at 363 McGregor Street. It will be held on Tuesday July 24 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The City is welcoming everyone to attend and provide their input on how we would like to enjoy and improve our library.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Job Board for Hospitality, Tourism and Retail (MTEC)

MTEC – the Hospitality/Tourism Sector Council for Manitoba – has a job board for individuals who are looking for jobs in the hospitality, tourism and retail industries.

Positions are currently posted in these Manitoba communities:
- Beausejour
- Brandon
- Churchill
- Oak Hammock Marsh
- Oakbank
- Russell
- Waskaiowaka Lake
- Winnipeg

The Job Board is updated daily to offer you the most current positions in these industries throughout Manitoba. On average, you can count on 30+ current positions posted on any given day.

If you are looking for new employment, or know of someone who is, please visit to find the most current opportunities!

Reminder – keep your calendars open for Thursday August 30. That is when we will hold the next Hospitality, Tourism and Retail Job Fair at the Winnipeg Convention Centre!

No Stone Unturned Concert - July 14

Everyone is invited to the 'No Stone Unturned Concert' at The Forks on July 14 from 1pm -10 pm.

The concert will honour Manitoba’s missing and murdered women and girls – and to raise awareness about the issue in Manitoba. Many performers have given their time to support this cause.

Performers include:

Hector Menow / Soul Chemical / Rband / DMP / Joshua Manzanilla / Chrome 204 / Percy Tuesday / Andrea Dunning / Troy Westwood / Ruckus Movement / Fargo Arizona / Giving In / Raven Hart Bellecourt / Black Saddle / Keewatin Otchitcha / Traditional Womens Drum Group

Hosts include:

Hector Menow & Claudette Osbornes Family and Friends

Emcees include:

Rosanna Deerchild / Troy Westwood / Melissa Streetz Spence / Cecil Sveinson / Junior James

There will also be an art auction with paintings by Patrick Ross & Jackie Traverse (produced live during concert).

Oodena Celebration Circle Candle Light Vigil will be at 10 pm.

If you would like to volunteer Bernadette Smith at 204-219-2579 or by email at

Ductigami for Tweens

If you are between 9 and 12 and would like to make your very own duct tape wallet contact the St. John's Library to make one for FREE! Register to attend on Tuesday July 17 from 2pm - 4pm. Call 986-4689 today!

Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak and YOU

Oshki Annishinabe Nigaaniwak introduced a newly enhanced website created to be youth friendly.

They are hosting daily, weekly and monthly contests where you could WIN promo materials (like water bottles, key chains and pencils) gift cards and an Ipod Touch for a grand prize!

Check it out at

Enjoy the site and dont forget to add yourself to their email distribution list to be entered for prizes!

Monday, July 9, 2012

July Meeting + UGT / short update

Just a quick headsup to all our readers; there may be a change in date for the July meeting due to summer holidays.

Thats about all Ive got for now.

Our Urban Green Team students will be starting soon so keep up posted if you need some lawn or outdoor assistance!