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April 2017

Celebration of Diversity

April 11 @ 5:00 pm
Acadia Junior High Gym,
175 Killarney
Some Peaceful Village kids singing. The FRC/Acadia Peaceful Village program is hosting a Celebration of Diversity on April 11 in the gymnasium at Acadia Junior High School.

Mark you calendar for April 11th to attend this unique event, celebrating diversity in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. My thanks to the Sou'Wester for reporting on this community event. Peaceful Village program celebrates diversity The Sou'Wester  By: Sunday Olukoju - Community Correspondent   03/27/2017   Faven Mergia, team leader of The Peaceful Village at Fort Richmond Collegiate and Acadia Junior High fires up excitement. Her group is inviting everyone to a free Celebration of Diversity on April 11 at 5 p.m.…

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Overview of Immigration Law

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pembina Trail Library,
2724 Pembina Highway

Are you new to Canada, looking for an overview of some of the legal aspects of immigration?  Join us for our FREE program to help provide you with some basic legal information that you and your family may need. Our guest lawyer will cover issues like immigration options, citizenship and sponsoring family members, with a focus on the unique concerns and needs of immigrants.  Law in the Library sessions are hosted by the Community Legal Education Association PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required.  Call…

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“Sister Act”, Presented by College St. Norbert Collegiate

April 18 - April 22
College St. Norbert Collegiate,
870 Ste. Therese Avenue
College Sister Act Image

When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.  And the result is an engaging musical comedy! Don't miss Sister Act, presented by College St. Norbert Collegiate: Evening Shows 7:00 p.m. - April 18, 21 and 22 Daytime Shows 10:30 a.m. - April 19, 20 and 21 For tickets and information, contact the CSNC Office (204) 269-4920.     twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8935

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Open House – Richmond West Neighbourhood Association

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sobeys Extra,
2860 Pembina
community meeting

Richmond West Neighbourhood Association Inc. has just announced that it has applied for Non-Profit Organization status.  For any volunteer-based organization, this is a monumental step forward, and I've very pleased to assist RWNA's continued growth. To learn more about the organization and how residents can get involved, please attend their upcoming open house (details below). There are so many community organizations in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward that do tremendous work.  I encourage you to learn more, and get involved in your community.  Visit my website:  http://janicelukes.ca/resident-groups/ Richmond West Neighbourhood…

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Richmond West Community Clean-up

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
spring clean up 3

Richmond West Neighbourhood Association's (RWNA) Community Clean Up will be held on Earth Day - Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Kirkbridge Park (Marringon Road Parking Lot). Interested in helping beautify your community?  There are three ways to get involved: Sign up in advance through email: richmondwestneighbourhood@gmail.com Attend the RWNA monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bairdmore School Library to learn more Meet RWNA and other community members on Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 a.m. on site at the Marrington…

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Sri Lankan New Year – Multicultural Show and Dinner Buffet

April 22 @ 5:30 pm
1824 Pembina Highway
srilankan new year

I am very pleased to support the New Year event being hosted by Winnipeg's Sri Lankan community on Saturday, April 22. The evening will include an incredible multi-cultural show and dinner buffet, and I encourage you to join me in the celebration! To learn more about the Sri Lankan Association of Manitoba, visit their Facebook Page.       twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8835

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May 2017

Health and Well Being of Older Adults – FREE Symposium & Workshop

May 1 - May 2
aging conference

Join us for our Spring Research Symposium! This year’s sessions will address the health and well being of older adults through managing medications, maintaining oral health, keeping family caregivers healthy; reviewing the future of home care services; understanding the legal issues around medical assistance in dying, as well as the context of aging from a local and historical perspective. The Symposium will be kicking off with a reflection on the Centre on Aging’s history of nearly 35 years of aging…

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Future Development in Bridgwater Forest – Open House

May 3 @ 6:30 pm
Richmond Kings Community Centre,
666 Silverstone
manitoba logo

The 6.9 acres of land off Bridgeland Drive North is owned by the Province of Manitoba.  Manitoba Housing, developer of the Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater (www.bridgwaterneighbourhoods.com), initially had this land zoned for single-family residential.  While it was contemplated that Pembina Trails might use the site, it's since been determined that a school will not be constructed.  As a result, development on this land will revert back to single-family residential. To obtain the community's input on their development plans, Manitoba Housing will be hosting an open house on May 3:…

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Islamophobia: Understanding Anti-Muslim Sentiment in the 21st Century

May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Manitoba Islamic Association Grand Mosque,
2445 Waverley Ave.
7.6.2011-- Arsalan Iftikhar, AB ’99, JD ’03 — Iftikhar is an American international human rights lawyer, based in Washington, D.C. He also is founder of TheMuslimGuy.com and a contributing editor for Islamica magazine.
URL: http://www.themuslimguy.com/
Photos by Andres Alonso

The Manitoba Islamic Association is hosing an important discussion on Islamophobia, featuring guest speaker Mr. Arsalan Iftikhar. Arsalan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999 and received his law doctorate from Washington University School of Law in 2003. A native of Chicago, he specializes in international human rights law and is licensed to practice law in Washington DC. Arsalan is also a global media commentator and the founder of TheMuslimGuy.com, and a regular weekly legal affairs/political commentator for the National Public…

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Community Garage Sale – Richmond West

May 6
Richmond West
garage sale3

Richmond West Neighbourhood Association is encouraging all Richmond West residents to have their garage/yard sale on Saturday, May 6th.. Having multiple garage sales on this day will help attract more treasures seekers to help find a new home for your gently used goods! The RWNA Inc. is encouraging this to be an annual event for the neighbourhood, to occur on the first Saturday of May. If you want your house listed on our website, please send us an email:  richmondwestneighbourhood@gmail.com…

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Bridgwater Lakes Community Clean-up

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
spring clean up

Spring Clean-up Day!  The neighbourhood can look a little dingy after a long winter. Come out and help put a little shine back on the neighbourhood & meet your neighbours at the same time! Date:  Saturday, May 6, 2017 Time:  9:30 am-12:30 pm Meeting Place: Bridgwater Lakes Fountain Trash bags will be provided.  And there will be coffee!   Everyone is welcome! twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8408

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Bridgwater Trails Community Clean-up

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fountain at Rose Lake Court

The Bridgwater Trails Neighbourhood Association will be coordinating a community clean-up on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  We will be meeting at the fountain at Rose Lake Court. Everyone in the neighbourhood is invited to come, meet your friends and neighbours, and put some spring polish on our community! For more information, contact Bridgwater Trails Community Association – Facebook page and website       Twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8788

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Nigerian Food-o-rama

May 6 @ 6:30 pm
Manitoba Islamic Association Grand Mosque,
2445 Waverley Ave.

Foodorama is always fun!   Saturday, May 6 is Nigerian Night, and tickets can be purchased by phone: (204) 430-4435.         Twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=9025

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Landlord Night – Free Information Session

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond Kings Community Centre,
666 Silverstone
landlord night

On May 10, I invite all landlords to attend an information session. I want to reach out to everyone who is interested in learning more about their obligations and legal responsibilities as a landlord renting rooms in the area around the University of Manitoba.   Please join me for this free event: When:  7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 10 Where:  Richmond Kings Community Centre, 666 Silverstone At the information session, I will  be reviewing a variety of topics and answering questions…

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New Bishop Grandin Bridge Over Pembina Highway – Public Input Workshop

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Investors Group Field – Sky Deck Event Centre (south end of Stadium),
315 Chancellor Matheson Road
bishop grandin bridge cropeed

The City of Winnipeg is gathering public input on the Bishop Grandin Walk Bike Bridge Over Pembina Highway project. This is YOUR opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.   I encourage all Winnipeggers to participate in a workshop on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to help shape the preliminary design: Date:  Thursday, May 11, 2017 Time:  6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location:  Sky Deck Event Centre (South end of stadium) -  Investors Group Field, 315 Chancellor Matheson Rd Parking:  Free parking is available in the "U…

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Making Transit More Customer Focused – Discussion Series Begins May 11

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manitoba Museum – Planetarium Auditorium,
190 Rupert Avenue
jarrett walker photo

I am EXTREMELY pleased to be working with many community partners on a very informative transit event! In fall 2015, on the advice of good friends, Curt Hull (Climate Change Connection) and Joseph Kornelsen (Functional Transit), I arranged a SKYPE meeting with Jarret Walker (Human Transit) and two Winnipeg Transit representatives: Dave Wardrop, (Director of Transit) and Bjorn Radstrom (Manager of Service Development). We discussed the challenges and opportunities which cities experience when moving transit operations to a “High Frequency” routing…

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South Pointe Community Clean-Up

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
spring clean

Mark Saturday, May 13 in your calendar for this South Pointe event, hosted by the South Pointe Residents' Group.   Meet your neighbours and friends at Ecole South Pointe School, and help to tidy up your community! South Pointe Residents' Group is looking for more board members and volunteers for our 2017-18 year. If you are interested in serving on the board or volunteering at an upcoming event please contact us at southpointegroup@hotmail.com or send us a Facebook message. Upcoming community events include a…

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Bridgwater Forest Community Clean-up

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bridgwater Forest Neighbourhood Association is hosting their annual spring clean-up on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Please meet at the fountain. Connect with neighbours and friends while tidying up your community!  There's a free community BBQ after the clean-up!           twitter link:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8626

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Making Transit More Customer Focused – May 18 Event

May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Richardson College for the Environment,
599 Portage Avenue
jarrett walker photo

I am EXTREMELY pleased to be working with many community partners on a very informative transit event! In fall 2015, on the advice of good friends, Curt Hull (Climate Change Connection) and Joseph Kornelsen (Functional Transit), I arranged a SKYPE meeting with Jarret Walker (Human Transit) and two Winnipeg Transit representatives: Dave Wardrop, (Director of Transit) and Bjorn Radstrom (Manager of Service Development). We discussed the challenges and opportunities which cities experience when moving transit operations to a “High Frequency” routing…

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2017 Opening Day – St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

May 20
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market,
3514 Pembina Highway
st norbert farmers market

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 20!  It's the official opening day of the St. Norbert Farmers' Market.  May 20 is also World Fiddle Day.  The Southglen Fiddlers and the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers will be performing, and dancing is absolutely allowed! I'll see you at the Market!         Twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8419  

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