Our news:

Indoor soccer registration is open

You can now register with Whyte Ridge youth soccer club (U9-U18 teams) on our Goalline page.

Before proceeding though, please make sure you read and understand the rules of our league as described on Registration page.

Scurfield Park Upgrades

Last fall – I biked and walked through Scurfield park and worked with the Parks department to conduct an assessment. I’ve been to Scurfield park many times, as I used to live on Bessboro many years ago. I must say, I don’t think any upgrades have occurred in the park for a few decades!  This spring I approved the hiring of a consultant to do an assessment on the conditions and provide recommendations to upgrade the:

  • Pathways
  • Retaining walls
  • Lighting
  • Bench locations

Last year some pathway work was done, this year more is occurring just off Columbia Drive.  The retaining walls are collapsing, the asphalt is in very poor condition, and the light poles are leaning terribly. The front entrance ‘Whyte Ridge’ sign also needs upgrading. The consultant will have a report ready shortly proposing ideas / which pathways may be asphalt or gravel, where additional benches can go, and more.  I will be presenting this report at the Whyte Ridge Community Center’s fall board meeting (September 9th ) and will advertise so people can provide additional input.

I’ve worked on upgrading many parks in the south end of Winnipeg over the years (Kings Park, Kirkbridge Park, La Barriere Park, and others). I am focusing the ward Park’s budget now on Scurfield Park and look forward to some major work to start next spring!  If you have any questions or comments, please email me jlukes@winnipeg.ca

Kind regards,

Janice Lukes

City Councillor, Waverley West Ward  www.JaniceLukes.ca

President’s Message

I’m not sure why I’m always so shocked when Summer seems to fly by, but once again, it’s hard to believe how quickly time flies.  I wanted to take a moment in this issue to recognize a couple of your hardworking board members. First of all, your Director at Large, Chris Magura.  Chris spearheaded the project for the new outdoor calisthenics equipment, and after all the hard work he put into it, we believe it turned out excellent.  If you haven’t seen it, please get out to the club and not only take a look, but get a good workout while you’re there. Thank you to Chris for taking this on and making it happen.  Next, I would like to thank one of your long time board members, Robyn McCarthy. Robyn has been on the board a couple different times in various positions. President, Special Events, and most recently, Secretary.  Over the years, Robyn gained a lot of knowledge about the Centre, and what it takes to get things done, but like every board member, eventually you have to take a step away and get back to your busy personal life. Robyn has given everything she has to the Community Centre, and like all of your board members, she worked hard to make it the best club it can be.  She will be missed, but you never know, maybe she’ll be back one day. Obviously with her absence, we will need to fill the position of Secretary at the club, so if you’re so inclined to get off the sidelines, and get involved with the Community Centre, we’d be happy to have you. Even if it’s not as Secretary, we’d love to have you out to help us all make this Club the best it can be. Please visit https://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/members/volunteers/wrcc-director-jobs/ for the list of open positions.

Thank you again to Chris and Robyn, and thank you to all of your board members for their hard work and dedication.

 

Thank you,

Curtis Rossow – President 

PAL (55+): Older Adults, another invitation for you….

Your first invitation to check in with Pembina Active Living (55+) came in the spring of 2019.

Garden Club Tea Party

Garden Club Tea Party

PAL (55+) is persistent; so no procrastination with your second invitation which incidentally includes new programs and events, acknowledging our 10th Anniversary. PAL (55+) makes a commitment to each PAL (55+) member, a commitment to provide choices of opportunities that promote socializing, learning, maintaining the health you have, and smiling.

If you missed the Annual Membership Picnic on August 20th at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, there is the opportunity to learn about ‘all things PAL’ at the Open House on September 5th from 9:30-4 at Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St. (behind Superstore on Pembina Hwy). There will be class demonstrations, lots of information, and the opportunity to become a member for $20-single, $30-couple.

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Whyte Ridge Accessible Fitness Park Opens!

Whyte Ridge Accessible Fitness Park Opens!
Accessible Fitness Park
The Grand Opening of the Whyte Ridge Accessible Fitness Park was on Saturday July 27. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind facility is the result of over 2 years of planning, emailing and organising. Cameras rolled as Global News covered the ribbon cutting ceremony . There were people from the community, board members, calisthenics athletes and dignitaries including our own Janice Lukes, and our former councillor Marty Morantz who provided the funding. Terry Duguid of the Federal Liberal party even dropped by. He lives in Whyte Ridge and supports the club by providing funding for students each summer. Janice brought Sargent Sundae treats for everyone and it was an exciting and fun event. Global News Link – https://globalnews.ca/news/5693402/whyte-ridge-community-centre-accessible-fitness-park/
The facility is wheelchair accessible owing to its rubber safety surface and has many features that assist with access to the equipment, including pull up bars at many levels, rails to help reach the highest bars, benches, easy entry parallel bars, grade level entry and of course the rubber safety surface – a huge upgrade from wood chips. There is even a bench to rest on or watch from. Most of the funding for the project was provided by the City of Winnipeg through the Land Dedication Reserve Fund – a grant system designed to encourage the construction of facilities for sports, recreation, gardens, green spaces and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Check out some of the pictures of the demonstration put on by Nino and his crew of calisthenics athletes.

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Fall Basketball registration NOW OPEN!

Whyte Ridge Community Center basketball registration will be open August.19th for ages 7-18.  Practices are once a week held at HGI, Whyte Ridge Elementary or Van Wellegham school.

Age 7-8 (Co-ed): Winnipeg Minor Basketball 

WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week (Saturdays)
3v3 Cross Court Games


Age 9-12: Winnipeg Minor Basketball
WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week (Saturdays)
9 Boys and 9-10 Girls – 4v4 Cross Court Games
10, 11, 12 Boys and 11-12 Girls – 5v5 Full Court Games


Age 13-18: Winnipeg Minor Basketball
WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week (Sundays), plus play offs
5v5 Full Court Games


*Fall/Winter League runs October through March, with 16 games + playoffs
*Spring League runs April through June, with 8 games + playoffs

Karate Classes for all ages

Traditional non-contact shotokan karate. Taught by Effered Munoz 2nd degree black belt in the Japan Karate Association. With 30 yrs of training.

Pre-Registration on August 19 between 5 pm to 7 pm at Whyte Ridge Community Centre.
Classes to begin September 9.

Cost:

  • $140 Ages 4-7 yrs. Includes uniform.
  • $99 for ages 8 yrs to adult. Train for 3 months and includes uniform.

For more information please contact Effered Munoz – efferedmunoz@hotmail.com

YMCA YWCA Youth Entrepreneurship Program

 

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) exists to help young Canadians pursue entrepreneurship – specifically visible minority youth (women, people living with disabilities, newcomers, Indigenous). YEP mentors and trains youth to improve their entrepreneurial skills and develop their business idea. We also act as a connector between networks and entrepreneurs to improve their access to a successful business venture.

The program is delivered over three weeks from 9 am – 12 pm each day. The first two weeks are spent in a classroom with an experienced mentor where they develop their business idea. The third week is dedicated to networking and connecting with entrepreneur support agencies and small businesses.

We are looking for youth ages 18 – 29 who are interested in developing their entrepreneurial skills and working on their entrepreneurship goals. The program is completely FREE to participate in. More information about the program itself and the application form can be found at www.ywinnipeg.ca/yep . We are now accepting applications for October 7th, November 4th  and January 6th.

 For any other questions, please contact Sanjana Vijayann at sanjana.vijayann@ymanitoba.ca or call 204-989 5864.

Whyte Ridge Baptist summer camp

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Summer VBS Camp POWER UP is an exciting, action-packed week for children entering Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Registration is OPEN!
Date: August 26 – 30; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: 2405 McGillivray Blvd

This is a great opportunity to experience great games, crafts, activities and make lots of friends! Kids will be challenged to raise their game because knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit! Questions? Contact Sheilla Taylor.

Mini Soccer in Whyte Ridge 2019: The Numbers

Mini Soccer in Whyte Ridge 2019: The Numbers
Mini soccer
Apr 29th     First Day of Mini Soccer in 2019
+5 C         Temperature on the first day of soccer this year
311          Number of mini soccer players
32           Number of Teams
70           Number of dedicated coaches
800          Number of cones used on the fields by coaches
370          Number of size-three soccer balls donated by Tim Hortons
320          Number of pizza slices Calabria Pizza is donating for a Pizza Party
4            Number of amazingly organized and cheerful conveners
1            Number of equipment managers-in-training
2            Number of mini soccer directors
Infinite     The amount of fun being had by the children!

If you want to see these numbers in action, and if you want to witness the best free entertainment in the city, pull up a lawn chair and check out a mini soccer game.



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