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March 2017

Changes to Flight Paths – NAV CANADA Open House

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South,
2935 Pembina Highway
Nav Canada Flight Path

NAV CANADA is currently seeking feedback on proposed changes to aircraft flight paths which could see over 2,000 flights being re-directed over St. Norbert, the Red River and Fort Richmond area.  This NAV CANADA Powerpoint as well as the  You Tube video summarizes the proposed changes. A community open house in March is your opportunity to provide feedback: DATE:  Saturday, March 18, 2017 TIME:  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. PLACE:  Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South, 2935 Pembina Highway Updates to standard arrival routes as…

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Upgrades to Grandmont & Ducharme Parks – Open House

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Norbert Community Centre,
3450 Pembina
grandmont park

When I was knocking on doors during the 2014 election campaign in the areas of Grandmont and Ducharme, many people said they’d like to see a variety of park upgrades occur.   Grandmont Park is a beautiful spot with a small forest, lake and play structures that connect to neighbouring Ducharme Park, whose trails eventually lead to Pembina Highway and the Community Centre. People have spoken with me, called and E-Mailed with many ideas for upgrades, including:  additional benches, upgrading pathways, more garbage cans, lighting installation,…

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Zing into Spring with PAL (55+)

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Grace Christian Church,
50 Barnes Street
PAL Zing into Spring 2017

Pembina Active Living (55+) is a charitable, seniors serving organization in South Winnipeg committed to enhancing the lives of all older adults. They have just launched an exciting series of new programs for Spring, 2017, and you can learn more at this event!       Twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8524

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2-Year Progress Review – Combatting Illegal Rooming Houses in Fort Richmond & University Heights

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Richmond Kings Community Centre,
666 Silverstone

Please join myself and members of the community for this very important discussion reflecting and preparing for next steps in combatting illegal rooming houses in our community: 2-YEAR PROGRESS REVIEW Combatting Illegal Rooming Houses in Fort Richmond and University Heights DATE: Saturday, March 25, 2017 TIME: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. – Reports review and discussion (U of M Master’s Students and Councillor’s Two Year Review) 10:30 to 12:00 noon – Next Step discussion with City of Winnipeg Zoning and Community By-Law Enforcement Services LOCATION: Richmond Kings Community Centre,…

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Artarama 2017 – Annual Art Exhibit and Sale

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - April 2 @ 4:00 pm
Mary Mother of the Church,
85 Kirkbridge
Artarama 1

Come to Manitoba's Largest Spring Art Show, featuring local artists and their works! Artarama 2017 will feature 44 of Manitoba's premier artists.  Original framed and unframed art.  Limited and unlimited edition prints and cards.  Pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors - over 2,000 pieces of art ranging in price from $3 to $2,500.  There will also be an art raffle. This 21st annual art exhibit and sale takes place at Mary Mother of the Church, 85 Kirkbridge Drive from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April…

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Free Family Movie Night – Moana!

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southlands Community Church,
85 Keslar

Looking for some family fun during Spring Break?  Mark your calendar for Friday March 31, and attend this family movie night at Southlands Community Church! The movie, Moana, takes place on an island in the South Pacific.  Young princess Moana Waialiki is the daughter of the chief of her tribe. When her family needs her help, she sails off across the Pacific ocean on an epic adventure.  Along the way, she discovers her own identity on the mission, which also pits her against impossible…

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April 2017

Giant Pumpkin Growing Seminar

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Norbert Community Centre,
3450 Pembina

Want to know more about growing giant pumpkins?  Here's your opportunity!  Attend the upcoming Giant Pumpkin Growing Seminar in Winnipeg: DATE:  Saturday, April 1, 2017 TIME:  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. WHERE:  BSI Room at St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway (ample parking available) Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The Roland Pumpkin Fair Committee is hosting the seminar, and the program will provide some key information to participants: Learn the basic techniques and finer points of growing Giant Pumpkins from Manitoba’s…

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“Fields for Fido” at King’s Park – Open House

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Pembina Trail Library,
2724 Pembina Highway
King's Park fields for fido

Please join me at an Open House on April 4 to discuss upgrades to the "Fields for Fido" dog park located within King's Park: DATE:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 TIME:  6:30 to 8:15 p.m. PLACE:  Pembina Trail Library, 2474 Pembina Highway After a series of community meetings which I hosted in 2015, the City of Winnipeg incorporated residents' feedback into a Review and Reinvestment Strategy for King's Park.   A series of upgrades were completed in 2015-2016, and at the open house…

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Public Consultation: How Can Winnipeg Reduce Poverty?

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pembina Trail Library,
2724 Pembina Highway
social planning council

The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg has launched a series of public consultation sessions to draft a citywide poverty reduction plan.  Come out and tell us what must be included in a poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg.   Your input will inform the development of a community led poverty reduction plan for Winnipeg guided by Make Poverty History Manitoba, a broad coalition of groups working to end poverty in our province. The event is free and there will be light snacks…

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Children’s Used Toy and Clothing Sale

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Morrow Gospel Church,
755 St. Anne's Road

A great way to pick up some needed items and/or spring clean your child's closet! Mark your calendar for this event on Saturday, April 8!       twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8629

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Coffee & Conversation with Councillor Lukes

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eagles Club,
3459 Pembina Highway
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Very soon, the St. Norbert Farmers' Market will transition from their indoor winter market at the Eagles Club to their summer operation.  If you have never visited the indoor winter market, here's your opportunity!  Everyone is invited to join me for coffee and conversation on Saturday, April 8. COFFEE & CONVERSATION WITH COUNCILLOR LUKES TIME: 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017 LOCATION: Eagles Club, 3459 Pembina Highway Let’s meet and talk about what’s been going on in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward and at City…

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Manitoba Chinese Family Centre’s 2017 Spring Fundraiser

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Garry Evangelical Mennonite Church,
602 Pasadena
mcfc 2017 spring fundraiser poster  2

The Manitoba Chinese Family Centre (MCFC) will hold its 2017 Spring Fundraiser on Saturday, April 8, from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, at 602 Pasadena Avenue.  Everyone is invited to attend! There will be Chinese Dim sums, snacks, music, children's activities, business displays, clothing giveaways, etc. All funds raised will go to the Manitoba Chinese Family Centre to support its ongoing programs and services. Every Saturday afternoon, MCFC offers free work shops, information sessions, English classes, children programs, women and seniors program, fitness classes,…

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Genealogy and DNA Testing

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis Riel Library,
1168 Dakota Street
louis riel library 2

Can DNA testing help solve a family mystery, and if so, how?  Bill Curtis of the Manitoba Genealogical Society covers the basics of DNA testing and genealogy.  This FREE session will explain what kinds of DNA tests are available, and what they can and cannot tell you.  He will cover topics such as finding relatives today, and how far back you might be able to trace your family. PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required.  Call or visit the library to register.  …

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New Map of Winnipeg’s Bicycle Network – Public Open House

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Millennium Library,
251 Donald Street

As the City of Winnipeg moves ahead with planning and priority setting for future expansion of bike lanes and walkways, it's important to identify key areas where connections are required. Bike Winnipeg will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, April 11 to gather public input and feedback on this initiative.  I'd like to extend a sincere thanks to Bike Winnipeg, a local non-profit group, for their ongoing efforts in enhancing opportunities for Active Transportation in Winnipeg. For more details, see…

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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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