With lots of perseverance and hard work done by Corinne and her team, Winakwa now
has a community garden program. You may have seen a few garden beds pop up this
past summer between WPC tennis courts and Windsor Park pool. We are looking at
grant funds to fill in the entire space so others can enjoy gardening. Joining us next year
will be College Beliveau and Windsor Park Collegiate students, who will each have their
own garden program. We would like to thank the Louis Riel School Division for letting
us use this green space. If you are interested or looking for more information check out
the Spring Newsletter or join us on Facebook @ Winakwa Community Garden.
Our board continues to host many different activities. This fall we will host a craft sale,
lunch with Santa, and a pancake breakfast.
Make sure to save the date for our 3rd Annual Winter Carnival that will be held on
Feb 9th, 2019. We continue to refine this event and this year we will be looking at a
chili cook off during the lunch hour and keeping with the spirt serving chili dogs and
chili fries from our canteen. This event will consist of many activities for the kids in
the afternoon & evening followed by a “Jam Can” tournament for adults and movies
for the kids. Candy scramble, lots of laughter, bonfire, beer gardens and a laid-back
atmosphere for everyone to enjoy is what this event is about. Keep on the lookout for
details in the New Year on Facebook, our email list and our website. If you are not on
the email list then contact (204)253-4418 to be added.
I would like to thank our last year sponsors of this event as it would not be possible
without their support; National Leasing, Maple Leaf foods, Santa Lucia Pizza, Torque
Brewing & Remax “Rachel Moore”. If you would like to support this event please
contact myself. Last year was a blast with 16 curling teams and 500 people attending
throughout the day.
Stay warm and enjoy the winter and snow activities that Winnipeg has to offer.
This year marks a significant milestone for me, two decades. Wow! Twenty years, it’s been an incredible ride. In July of 1998, I sat in front of a panel of 4 Winakwa board members for an interview to fill a vacant manager position with this great organization. I knew the interview went well when they handed me the keys to the facility before I had even accepted the position. I have had the opportunity to reflect on my time spent with Winakwa Community Centre, the memories I have made; the majority of which are positive.
I have also realized that some of my happiest moments have come from my time spent with board members, staff, and area residents, some whom I now call personal friends. I owe it all to the Winakwa organization for providing not only me, but my family as well, such a great opportunity. I also feel the need to emphasise how supportive not only the Winakwa Executive team has been over the years but also the City of Winnipeg General Council (GCWCC), City of Winnipeg Facility Maintenance Division and the City of Winnipeg Community Services Department. These groups have all been instrumental in our success as a club and I couldn’t have done all that I do without them.
I look forward to maintaining a great relationship with them for years to come. I’m very optimistic that Winakwa CC has a bright future ahead and I’m very grateful to be a part of it.