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September 2017

Changes to City Ward Boundaries – Attend a Public Hearing

September 6 @ 6:00 pm
Winnipeg City Hall, Council Building, 510 Main Street + Google Map

The City of Winnipeg has just announced a series of public hearings to allow Winnipeggers to make comments on changes to the current ward boundaries. Recently compiled 2016 Stats Canada data shows the South Winnipeg-St Norbert ward now has tens of thousands more residents than many other wards in Winnipeg  . . . with an estimated population of nearly 68,000 residents!  Our ward’s population is over 44% higher than the average population (47,016), and is in fact double the size of some other City wards (see table…

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Pembina Active Living (55+) Open House

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes Street + Google Map

The mission of Pembina Active Living (55+) is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in South Winnipeg. Pembina Active Living (55+) is a home away from home where older adults can experience a sense of community, inclusion and well-being through participation in leadership, innovative programming, active living and leisure pursuits. Want more information about our programs?  Visit us at Grace Christian Church, 55 Barnes, on Thursday, September 7 (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to learn more!  For…

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2017 Farmers’ Feast

September 7 @ 6:30 pm
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, 3514 Pembina Highway + Google Map

Mark your calendar for Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Farmers' Feast at St. Norbert Farmers' Market!  Don't miss this incredible event, featuring an all-local, gourmet, 5-Course dinner prepared by Chef Ben Kramer, and featuring local farmers. This event sells out, so don't delay in getting your tickets.  For details, visit Farmers' Feast Tickets.       twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=8425

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Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend

September 9 - September 10

Winnipeg’s Fall Curbside Giveaway Weekend is coming September 9 and 10, and it is the perfect time to find a new home for your gently-used, unwanted items.  This is also the perfect time to hunt for some new to you treasures in your neighbourhood, community and city.  Tips if you are giving away items: Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street. Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign. Store items out of sight that…

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Grand Opening of UMCycle Bike Kiosk

September 14 @ 11:00 am
University of Manitoba

I am very pleased to have provided funding and support with installation of the new UMCycle Bike Kiosk, a full-service bike shop at the University of Manitoba. The UMCycle Bike Kiosk is open for services to everyone – students, teachers and community residents – and features parts and accessories for sale.  The Kiosk also provides installation, adjustments and overhauls for bikes, all within a refurbished shipping container.  It’s sustainability in action! I will be attending the Grand Opening on Thursday, September 14 at 11 a.m. at the…

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Proposed Development at 1777 St. Mary’s Road – Open House

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Louis Riel Library, 1168 Dakota Street + Google Map

Towers Realty Group is hosting an Open House for the community regarding a proposed development at 1777 St. Mary's Road (intersection of Woodydell and St. Mary's Road).  Everyone is invited to attend this event to learn more about the development and provide feedback. WHEN:  5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 WHERE:  Louis Riel Library, 1168 Dakota I will be in attendance at this event starting at 7 p.m. and look forward to hearing your comments. For more details,…

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Behavioural Health Foundation AGM & Open House

September 15 @ 2:00 pm

The community is invited to attend the Behavioural Health Foundation's Annual General Meeting and Open House: WHEN:  2 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 WHERE:  35 ave de la Digue, St. Norbert The guest speaker is Wab Kinew, MLA.  Feast to follow. Behavioural Health Foundation is a private rehab which specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.  Their mission statement is to  provide quality behavioural health services of a wholistic nature to men, women, dependent children and youth,…

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Food Truck Friday in Bridgwater Lakes

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Take a night off from the kitchen and come out and mingle with your neighbours at Bridgwater Lakes' FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY!  It's all happening on Friday, September 15 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be great options to grab a bite for dinner.  And why not cap off the night with an ice cream? Confirmed thus far are Fired Up Mobile Pizza and BDI Ice Cream. Stay tuned on our social media feeds for the full listing of trucks. Further information…

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St. Norbert Foundation Annual General Meeting

September 21 @ 7:00 pm
St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina + Google Map

Please mark your calendar for the St. Norbert Foundation Annual General Meeting: WHEN:  7 pm  on Thursday Sept 21, 2017 WHERE:  St. Norbert Community Centre, 3450 Pembina Highway - Banquet Hall This meeting is open to the general public.  I will be in attendance, and encourage members of the community to attend and learn more about SNF. Please note that only those individuals who are members of a SNF participating organization are eligible to vote.       Twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=9943

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TENANTS: Learn Your Rights & Responsibilities

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
International Centre at U of M, 541 University Centre + Google Map

The Fort Richmond‐University Heights Neighbourhood Association has had extensive discussions with the University of Manitoba about off‐campus housing and their role in educating students. In response, the International Centre at the U of M is now providing extensive information in print form and classroom format on students’ rights and responsibilities, as well as promoting the Fort Richmond‐University Heights Neighbourhood Association's website. We are very pleased to see these important changes being made by the U of M. For more info, attend the…

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Beijing Dance Theatre Performance

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - September 27 @ 7:30 pm
Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 180 Market Avenue + Google Map

Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts is excited to announce that the Beijing Dance Theater will be presenting their contemporary choreography, "Wild Grass", at Pantages Playhouse Theatre on September 26 and 27 at 7:30 pm! Adapted from the poetry collection by Lu Xun in 1927, "Wild Grass" has been performed over 100 times in theaters across the USA, Europe and Australia!  On September 26 and September 27, experience the alluring fusion of Chinese tradition and fiercely modern sensibility of Wild Grass! Tickets…

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Rue des Trappistes Construction – Information Session

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, 3459 Pembina Highway + Google Map

An exciting St. Norbert project is about to start!  I'm pleased to share that prior to being elected as City Councillor in 2014, I worked to ensure sidewalk upgrades and a connection would be incorporated when the time came to renew the Rue des Trappistes culvert!  The time has come!  The highlights of this construction project include: Rue des Trappistes pavement will be reconstructed Rue des Trappistes culvert will be replaced The sidewalk along Rue des Trappistes will be upgraded AND a sidewalk …

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From Our Closet to Yours

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Epiphany Lutheran Church, 200 Dalhousie Drive + Google Map

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Celebrate Grandmont & Ducharme Park Upgrades

September 30 @ 10:30 am
Grandmont Park

Councillor Lukes invites you to join in celebrating the Grandmont and Ducharme Park upgrades! Bring your family, friends and pooches!   Refreshments will be served! DATE:  Saturday, September 30, 2017 TIME:  10:30 am (rain or shine) WHERE:  Grandmont Park         twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=10151          

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Celebrate Kirkbridge Park Upgrades

September 30 @ 2:00 pm
Kirkbridge Park

Councillor Lukes invites you to join in celebrating Kirkbridge Park upgrades! Bring your family, friends and pooches!   Refreshments will be served! DATE:  Saturday, September 30, 2017 TIME:  2:00 pm (rain or shine) WHERE:  Kirkbridge Park  (at the play structure off Bairdmore Boulevard)         Twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=10155  

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October 2017

Community Forum on Safety & Crime Prevention

October 4 @ 7:00 pm
École South Pointe School, 615 Kirkbridge Drive + Google Map

Please mark your calendar to join me on October 4 at this community forum on public safety and crime prevention: WHEN:  7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 WHERE:  École South Pointe School, 615 Kirkbridge Drive (Community Use Room - directional signs will be posted) Over the past six months, my office has received an increase in crime related enquiries, primarily concerning vehicle and home break-ins.  I’ve been working with the Winnipeg Police Service to increase surveillance, and am encouraging you to attend this event to…

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Changes to City Ward Boundaries – Attend a Public Hearing

October 5 @ 6:00 pm
Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, 1188 Dakota + Google Map

The City of Winnipeg has just announced a series of public hearings to allow Winnipeggers to make comments on changes to the current ward boundaries. Recently compiled 2016 Stats Canada data shows the South Winnipeg-St Norbert ward now has tens of thousands more residents than many other wards in Winnipeg  . . . with an estimated population of nearly 68,000 residents!  Our ward’s population is over 44% higher than the average population (47,016), and is in fact double the size of some other City wards (see table…

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Dakota Community Centre Fieldhouse – Grand Opening!

October 12 @ 11:00 am
Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Street
Winnipeg,
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After nearly 20 months, construction on the new Fieldhouse at Dakota Community Centre is nearly complete!  Mark your calendar, because you won't want to miss the grand opening ceremony and community open house! DATE:  Thursday, October 12, 2017 TIME:  11 a.m. Grand Opening Ceremony; 2 to 9 p.m. Community Open House WHERE:  Dakota Community Centre, 1188 Dakota Everyone is welcome.  There will be tours, refreshments and prizes! Located adjacent to the Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, the Fieldhouse will add 60,000 square feet…

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Celebrate King’s Park Upgrades

October 14 @ 11:00 am
King’s Park, 198 King's Drive + Google Map

Councillor Lukes invites you to join in celebrating King's Park upgrades! Bring your family, friends and pooches!   Refreshments will be served! DATE:  Saturday, October 14, 2017 TIME:  11 a.m. (rain or shine) WHERE:  King's Park  (meet at the new pedestrian bridge, closest to the parking lot) City unveils new pedestrian bridge in King’s Park  New bridges will be a landmark for the community, universally accessible, more durable and easier to maintain The replacement of two 30+ year old 15-metre long pedestrian wood bridges…

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Cake & Conversation – Community Consultation

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Winnipeg Family Information Centre, 800 Point Road - Lower Level + Google Map

South Winnipeg Family Information Centre is a non-profit, community based family resource centre. We offer a wide range of programming for parents, children and women in need, designed to empower individuals to enhance relationships within their families and communities. We invite you to visit our office on Thursday, October 19 to learn more about us!  See details in the poster below. Everyone is welcome!         twitter:  http://janicelukes.ca/?p=10189

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