Glenelm Community News: September 2017
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Glenelm Community News: September 2017

Dear fellow Glenelmers,

A warm welcome to all the new subscribers who signed up at our community picnic and during the "Welcome to Glenelm" sign project! We estimate that at least 1 in 5 Glenelm residents is now receiving this newsletter - a great way to be engaged in the neighbourhood.

Speaking of the sign project, we are delighted to report that these beautiful signs, designed by local graphic designer Glen Sapach, have been ordered and will be installed this fall. Watch for the signs to appear on hydro poles around Glenelm in the coming weeks! We'll also run a more in-depth article about sign project in an upcoming newsletter. If you are a resident or business who'd like to make a donation towards the project, please get in touch with Joanne Cerilli at

Read on for a recap of our picnic, upcoming events, and other helpful info. And as always if you have questions or comments, please contact us at or via our website at


Emma Durand-Wood
Co-Chair, Glenelm Neighbourhood Association 

***Thank you to Glenelm resident Laura Gushulak for allowing us to share the beautiful fall photo above, which was taken in Elmwood Park.

Highlights from GeNA's "Come Meet Your Neighbour" Picnic 

Close to 200 people came out to meet new neighbours and connect with old ones at GeNA's first-ever community picnic on Sunday, September 10th. The weather cooperated perfectly for us at Elmwood (Roxy) Park and we enjoyed a memorable afternoon of games, live music, desserts, and conversation.

Thank you to all who helped make the event possible and to everyone who came out to celebrate with the community! Here are just a few photos from the day; we welcome your photo submissions to add to the website.

For those who have asked: yes! We are planning to do it again next year. Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9th, 2018.

Welcome to New Glenelm Businesses

A warm Glenelm welcome to two new businesses that recently opened on Henderson between Noble and Cobourg: Lime & Pine Hair.Spa at 228 Henderson and AJ's Collectibles and More at 220 Henderson. 

There was an 
article about Lime & Pine in the Canstar Herald a few weeks back -- some of you may recall that before this building was home to its previous occupant, Liberty Tax, it was actually the Kelvin Beauty Shop for many decades. And, if you haven't noticed the fun artwork painted on back of the AJ's Collectibles building, be sure to go take a look at the "super" job they have done. There's an article on AJ's in the Herald this week too.


Got Bulky Waste?

Do you have large items such as old sofas, mattresses, or large appliances that you need to get rid of? Hiring a garbage removal service or organizing a trip to the dump isn't always possible for financial or logistical reasons. Did you know that the City of Winnipeg will remove large waste for you, in many cases for just $10 per item?

Simply call or email 311 ( to schedule a pickup time. The pickups are usually done on your regular garbage & recycling day. For more info (including what items can be removed, and pricing), visit the city's 
Large Items/Bulky Waste webpage.

Is there a bulky waste problem in your back lane?

Have large items like mattresses and furniture been abandoned in your lane? Not only can this be an eyesore, but it also poses a safety and fire hazard. GeNA encourages you to call or email 311 to report it. GeNA's safety lead, Shauna MacKinnon, has a few tips for what to expect:

        *Be ready with the address and a description of the issue. Be sure to get the reference number, and then follow up with photos of the problem if possible.

        *Ask for the By-law Office to be contacted as 311 might try and deflect the issue.

         *You do need to leave your contact information, but the By-law Office should not be sharing this with the other homeowner.

         *Once the report is made to 311, the By-law Office has 21 days to respond. After 21 days and with the reference number, you can ask for a follow-up. You can also ask to speak with the by-law officer if you want to know what the minimum standard is for the situation.

GeNA's safety patrol tries to report situations like these as often as possible, but the more people that make reports, the more quickly problems can be resolved. Working together, we can ensure a cleaner and safer neighbourhood.

Questions or concerns about safety in Glenelm? Please contact our safety committee at

Upcoming Events In & Around Glenelm


Saturday, September 30: Fall Swap at EMBC

On Saturday, September 30th from 9:30-11:00 there will be a Fall Swap at Elmwood Mennonite Brethren Church (EMBC).  Please bring your new or gently used clothing (men, women & children's) home items, shoes and toys to EMBC prior to the 30th.  Donations can be dropped off during church office hours (Monday to Thursday, 8:30am – 4:00pm).  Then make sure to join us on the 30th for a fun morning of swapping.  You can contact Sara Dueck for more information at  Any items that are not taken will be donated to our local MCC thrift shop on Chalmers.


Thursday, October 12: Soapmaking Workshop at Gordon King Memorial United Church

Learn to make soap the old-fashioned traditional way! There will be a soapmaking workshop at Gordon King Memorial United Church on Thursday, October 12th at 7:30pm.

Instructor Allan Labun has been making soap for close to 60 years and sources ingredients locally. He is passionate about his craft, and this will be a fun and educational hands-on workshop. Cost is only $3.00 to cover supplies; please bring empty sour cream/yogurt/cottage cheese containers if you have any.

Please email Angie at to sign up. Please note, registration is limited to 30 people.

(photo credit: Kristina Balic)
By Request: Picnic Pumpkin Cake

We had great feedback about the cookie recipe we shared after our AGM this past January. So when people started asking for the recipe for the amazing pumpkin cake that was contributed to the dessert bar at our community picnic, we knew we needed to share this one too...enjoy!

Ruth's Pumpkin Sheet Cake

3/4 c melted butter or margarine
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk (if using canned pumpkin - may need more milk)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin spice
(or 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp each of allspice, cloves, nutmeg, ginger)
2 c flour 
Slightly beat eggs and then mix butter, eggs and sugar together until creamy.  Add vanilla, pumpkin puree and milk. Mix well.  Slowly add dry ingredients and mix together well. Pour into greased jelly roll pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes in 350F oven or till toothpick comes out clean
 1/4 softened butter
1/2 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tsp. milk
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Cream butter, cream cheese, vanilla and milk together.  Slowly add icing sugar and cinnamon to wet ingredients and gently beat until a smooth consistency.  Put frosting on cooled cake.

(Photo credit: Hide Obara)
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