Presidents Message

Your community newsletter only comes out quarterly, but it’s amazing how quickly that seems to happen.  I’ve reached out to the Community many times in the past regarding volunteering and to discuss security issues surrounding the club, however, what we’re looking for now is something more inclusive to all ages in our Community.  We want you to get involved in “The Spirit” newsletter. We don’t care if you’re 6 or 60, which are both very young ages by the way. We would love to hear from you. Do you have an idea for an article about something in your Community Then write it and send it to Every quarter we will select a few of the articles to publish in “The Spirit” and who knows, you may just become famous!  So, if you have a child that loves to write, or you’re an adult with a flair for story telling, then we definitely want to hear from you.  We all look forward to hearing from you!

Curtis Rossow – President

Celebrating Ethno-cultural Diversity

There are slightly more than 35 million people, of all ages, living in Canada. These people represent over 200 ethnic groups, with 13 of these ethnic groups consisting of over 1 million people each.

Immigration has contributed to the diversity of Canada’s growing population.  In fact, about 22% of Canadians today were not born in Canada. If Canada’s current immigration policies and rates remain as they are, it is projected that by the year 2031, about 28% of Canadians will be foreign-born. This means that the population of Canada will become even more ethno-culturally diverse than ever before.

From the food that we eat, the way that we cook, the traditions we celebrate or the social activities we partake in, we all have so much culture to share with one another. Now that we live side by side, from your next-door neighbours to our fellow Canadians from other provinces, we all have a very unique opportunity to not only maintain our own cultures, but to learn from other cultures who reside around us and share the beliefs, practices, and habits that can lead to a stronger and happier community to be.

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HGI school news November 2018

Digital citizenship is a critical foundation skill to be taught. Staff of HGI take this responsibility seriously. Our students participate in many learning activities with infused technology assisting in their process and their demonstration of learning. Students are also learning about their digital footprint. We are proud of Ms. Templeton’s grade 8 class who hosted the press conference to start “Media Literacy Week”.

The HGI video for “Media Literacy Week” can be found at this CBC link and begins at 18:20. The dialogue re: Fact or Fiction is a very relevant one for our youth today. Continue reading “HGI school news November 2018” »

WRCC Recipes

As I have come to know more and more people in our community and learning about their heritage, I have found that there are so many great foods out there that I never have tried.   What better place is there to help spread the word and share great recipes than our community newsletter.

I would like to start by sharing a dish that was first introduced to me Christmas of 2001 and has become a must have on our table for our holiday meal ever since.   When I saw this casserole on the table I wasn’t sure about it, I’m quite picky with my cheese, but this being my first holiday season with my husband to be and his family I couldn’t refuse.  And am I ever glad I didn’t.  After I finished my plate I had to go back for seconds.  And it’s so easy to make!

I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do.

Interested in sharing your favorite dish?  We would love to hear from you.  Email or

Cheezy Rice Casserole

  • Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Raw Rice
  • 1 Pkg Frozen California vegetables (use ½ of 1 kg bag, or use fresh broccoli, carrots & cauliflower)
  • Sprinkle of Onion Flakes
  • 1-8 oz jar of cheese whiz (1 cup)
  • 1 Can of cream of chicken soup
  • ½ Cup of butter (strongly suggest you use butter, not margarine)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Cook rice as package instructions.  Add vegetables and onion flakes to cooked rice.
In a separate bowl melt together cheese whiz, chicken soup and butter.  Add to rice mixture.
Bake in an uncovered casserole dish for 1 hour.
Recipe can be doubled (and often is in my house 😊)



Greetings from Janice Lukes councillor Waverley West

Welcome residents of Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge to the new Waverley West ward!
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Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for a Healthy & Prosperous 2019!

Fall 2018 – 163rd Winnipeg Scouts

This fall has been busy for all sections of our scouts beginning with a fall camp at Camp Amisk just south of the city, and participation in the Wilderness Challenge where our youth tested their scouting skills with scouts from all over the city. Our Scouts (ages 11-13) also camped at Haddashville and are planning 2 winter camps. Our Beaver Scouts (ages 5-7) are playing games and having fun while our Cub Scouts (ages 8-10) are practicing first aid, knots, hiking and biking. We have also had a great popcorn campaign; our number 1 fundraiser for the year. Our dedicated leaders are committed to delivering a quality program for all our youth. Scouts Canada is a co-ed youth-oriented program for everyone from 5 years and up.

For more information, visit Let your adventure begin!

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Whyte Ridge Community Center Jr. Board

We are happy to introduce our newly formed WRCC Jr. Board for the 2018/2019 year.  Members are students from both Henry G. Izatt Middle school and Vincent Massey High School.  Members are as follows:

President – Rocelynd Tabios
Vice President – Arpita Quadir
Treasurer – Autumn Kobayashi
Secretary – Courtlyn Falconer
Director at Large – Nazar Vizntsya, Matthew McCarthy

The WRCC Jr. Board is an enthusiastic group and will be focused on youth in our community offering activities and events at the Club.  We are very excited to see what they have in store for us this year.


What is WRCC Jr. Board?

The Jr Board was formed in order to reach a young population of community members to engage them in the Board development process, build future leaders and support various events/activities of WRCC.

The mission of WRCC Junior Board is to support the overall mission and activities of WRCC by acting as ambassadors, developing leadership skills, sharing ideas and by engaging other community member ages 11-17 years old in becoming the next generation of Directors.

Members of the Jr. Board will learn how to conduct meetings, be a part of group decision making, develop leadership skills and learn how to implement project ideas.  This is all through the support of the “senior” Board of Directors.

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