Friday, July 20, 2012

Animal Abuse Tip-line addition

The news is doing a great job covering this story of Crime Stoppers and PAW tipsters teaming up to ensure that animal abuse reports can be collected.

These reports can be filed with Crime Stoppers line at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

In addition to the line addition, the non-profit organization combating animal abuse PAW Tipsters, is a brand-new charity that is raising money. They are hoping to have fundraisers in the Fall, such as skydiving. If you would like to make a donation, they are also accepting cheque or money orders at:

PAW Tipsters, P.O. Box 46002, Westdale P.O., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3R 3S3

As with all reports to Crime Stoppers, Anonymous complaints can be made. Lets make animal abuse a thing of the past and protect our furry friends.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bike Routes and Pathways

The North End bike paths offer a cyclist-friendly route to get around. I have added on the North Ends routes though the entire City (and specific areas of the City) can be found at

Politix / Politixbs

Politix is looking at making Politics more interesting, accessible and simplified for youth in Winnipeg. Non-youths are more than welcome to attend as well.

We look at a variety of issues every Wednesday. We have coffee houses three times a month and are currently having brainstorms (bs) once a month. We have talked about Northern Food Security, Occupy movements, youth engagement in Politics, Parties within Canada, Civic, Provincial and Federal issues and have had generic open discussions.

We are a non-partisan group that are meeting to communicate, build relationships, interact and inform. We offer a safe place to ask questions to things you don't know about and to talk about issues you are knowledgeable about.

Our next meetup is going to be on Wednesday July 25 at 6 pm at Melanie Wight's Constituency Office to ask questions of as a member of our Manitoba Government.

Want more info? Contact us :) OR check out

Free art classes for children and youth at Ralph Brown

We currently have three afternoon art classes available to youth and children at Ralph Brown Community Centre this summer! They are being offered by a local artist on Mondays.

The first will be on July 27 from 1 - 3pm. This session is 'Draw Your Dreams'. The local artist will be on site to help out and answer any questions.

The second will be on August 13 from 1 - 3pm. This session is "All About Painting'. The children and youth will be provided with paint and canvas.

The third will be on August 20 from 1 - 3pm. This is a 'Free for All'. The participants will be able to use what ever type of art they wish (painting, pencil crayons, markers, etc).

All supplies will be provided! Just show up and get creative. Any questions, please message me, Facebook us, Tweet us or call Joy or Charlene at 204-927-2340.

FREE Workshops at Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre

There are two women only workshops offered by the Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre that are free. They are outside of the North End (they are located at 1150A Waverley Street) however bus tickets are available at the site.

The first is on Tuesday July 24 from 1 - 3pm. It is to learn about the Community Unemployed Help Centre & Employment Insurance for Women. You will be able to learn about free services offered by the Community Unemployed Help Centre and view a presentation on Employment Insurance. Space is limited and pre-registration is requested by calling 204-477-1123. Childcare is available upon request and healthy snacks will be provided.

The second is on Family Law and Estate Planning. This is offered on Thursday July 26 from 6 - 8pm. This workshop is on considerations for seperated and blended families and planning your estate. Again, pre-registration is requested by contacting 204-477-1123. Childcare is also available upon request and healthy snacks will be provided.

Both are funded by the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba making the workshops free however any non perishable food items or monetary donations are gladly accepted.

Would you attend?

With the help of Urban Eatin' and our Salter Street Community garden site, we would like to offer workshops for FREE. What we need to know is would you attend! We are open to any and all suggestions on what you would like to do.

What we have to offer (as far as proposed ideas) so far is:

- Companion planting (find out what plants help others/don't help others)
- How to thin your vegetables
- Canning
- Jam making
- Information session on native prairie plants
- Preserving

We don't need to be at the Salter Street location for each workshop, as some would be impossible. We can also use space within the Community for indoor settings. We are looking to offer workshops every two weeks during the evening, weekends or daytime (depending on response).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Good Life Fitness - Free for Teens

Teens between 12 and 17 will be able to get into all Good Life Fitness locations for free.

The program will be made available 7 days per week, between 8am to 4pm, with the last check-in at 3pm at each club.

Visit for more information and to register!

Participating teens will have full club access with the following exceptions: tanning, pool, sauna, whirlpools, certain free weights/machines and Hot Yoga.

Main Street Farmers Market - Main at Euclid

Every Friday during the summer there will be Farmers Markets on the East side of Main Street at Euclid in the Neechi Commons (old California Fruits) parking lot.

Vendors are packing the place up with veggies, fruit, bannock, jewels and even vintage clothing! The prices are awesome and we would love to see you out this summer.

It starts at 2 pm and runs until 7 pm. It will be running until September 14. Buskers are welcome!

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at 204-927-2342 or email her at

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mini Gardening Q&A sessions with Urban Eatin

The Salter Street Community Garden at 417 Salter Street will be host to Urban Eatin on:

(Today) Tuesday July 31st at 3:30 pm

Tuesday August 14th at 3:30pm
Wednesday August 29th at 3:30 pm

They will be on site for a few hours to answer gardening questions; everything from plants, pairings, general maintenance, off season maintenance and tips!

Even if you don't garden at the site, please feel free to attend one of the dates. If you have any questions contact us or call 204-927-2340.

Capturing Food Projects with Photographs

A free photography workshop is being offered by local photographer Duncan McNairnay on July 25. The workshop will be held on the Wednesday from 1 - 4 pm at the Murdo Scribe Centre at 510 Selkirk Avenue.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by calling 204-943-0822 or emailing

Also, if you have a camera, please bring it :)

Employment Assistance Resource Services

'EARS' located at 1836 Main Street is offering free services for the unemployed.

This includes areas of:

* Resume Development * Interview Preparation * Accessing the Hidden Job Market * Self-Marketing Techniques * Internet Access for Job Searching * Career Exploration * Labour Market Information * Clerical Support

Their upcoming sessions are being held on:

* Tuesday July 31, 2012 – 1:30 pm
* Tuesday August 21, 2012 – 1:30 pm
* Tuesday September 11, 2012 – 1:30 pm
* Tuesday October 2, 2012 – 1:30 pm
* Tuesday October 23, 2012 – 1:30 pm

For more information, or to register, contact 204-338-3899!

North End Women's Centre Summer Fun!

The North End Women's Centre at 392 Selkirk Avenue is offering many fun events in the next two weeks.
The next event is the Children's Museum on July 19 where *everyone* is welcome. Everyone will meet at the Women's Centre and at 12:30 p.m. everyone will take a Winnipeg Transit bus to the Forks. You can also meet the Centre at the Museum at 1:15 p.m.

Next is Bouncer Day on July 23 from Noon - 3 p.m. This is a free event for women, their children and grandchildren. Snacks will be provided and bus tickets will be available.

Then on July 24 there will be a visit to St. John's Library! This is also a free event for women, their children and grandchildren. Meet at the Women's Centre before 1:00 p.m. and the group will head over to the library. Freezies will be provided!

Garden Day is the event held on July 26 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Again, a free event for women, their children and grandchildren. Snacks will be provided at this event also.

On July 30, head over to the Women's Centre for Beach Day! Women, their children and grandchildren are welcome! This event runs from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. A snack will be provided as well.

August 2nd is a trip to Tinkertown! This will be a day of rides, fun and exploring. A healthy snack AND lunch will be provided. This event you are required to call the North End Women's Centre before hand to sign up for your spot on the bus. It starts at 10:30 a.m. and children over 2 years old are welcome to join in the fun. No large strollers will be allowed on the bus, only the small umbrella style ones.

Contact Joelene or Dezarae with any questions at 204-589-7347 (or to sign up for the bus for Tinkertown!)

Global Welcome Centres EAL Computer Course

The next session will be held from July 21 - September 8, 2012. This fully funded program for immigrants and refugees is designed to teach the language of computers and improve proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Classes will be from 9:00 am - Noon every Saturday.

A Canadian Language Benchmark of 6, or equivalent, is required to participate.

This course is offered to those attending language, adult education, university or college programs, or those who plan to enroll in a post-secondary program in the future.

To register: call 258-2946 or email