- Face painting
- Balloon twister
- Carnival Games
- Hot Dogs & Drinks
- And more…
Whyte Ridge is known as a home for some key people in Winnipeg: the Premier of Manitoba used to live here, and the MLA and city councilor are residents of our community. And our first Kid Mayor comes from Whyte Ridge as well.
Nazar Viznytsya was chosen out of 250 kids to become Winnipeg’s first Kid Mayor. Nazar goes to school at Henry. G. Izatt Middle School, plays soccer for the Whyte Ridge team and loves to code. He says that he was encouraged by his teacher to participate in the contest and the following week he sent his submission about putting more streetlights into downtown. “I thought about where our culture is and thought about downtown. Then I thought about how to improve it and the first thing that popped into my mind,” said Nazar when asked about how he thought of his idea. Not only did he propose his idea to the EPC but he also got to open a candy shop, get a private tour of the police station and spend the day with Brian Bowman.
This is the letter Nazar submitted to the contest that made him the winner:
In Canadian cities a mayor is elected to represent the city. However mayors have no veto power and must argue for their decisions just like any other council member. The mayor’s office is located in a city hall. Mayors also are promoters of their city trying to influence tourism and urbanization to their city. In short a mayor is basically a salesperson for his or her city. Along with this mayor’s also have another crucial role which is to motivate the people of the city during disasters. This is very important as without motivation people will do nothing. To achieve this, mayors must be strong leaders and great public speakers.
To make Winnipeg better then it already is I think a simple little thing could be done. This thing is to put more streetlights downtown. Now I know this will take a lot of money and time, however the amount of tourism it will bring back into the city, and even the amount of regular citizens it would bring back to downtown Winnipeg will surely make the city a profit. I say this because the number one reason of people not liking Winnipeg is how scared they get when they walk outside in downtown at night. After all downtown is where most of our culture really is and if people are scared to go to downtown then our culture is as good as nothing. So this is why I think the city needs to put more streetlights in downtown.
Ralph Aiello has been a fixture on the Whyte Ridge soccer fields since before many of us even lived in the neighbourhood. For more than 15 years, he has coached all age groups from mini soccer to U18, volunteered as convener and supported our successful recreational soccer program in Whyte Ridge. Ralph coached his children Krista and Matt to city championships in both indoor and outdoor soccer during their years playing youth soccer. On behalf of the Whyte Ridge soccer conveners and the players you have coached over the years, thank you for being so generous with your time, energy and passion for the beautiful game.
Here are some highlights of Ralph’s coaching career:
Ralph and his daughter Krista
Continue reading “Thank you Coach Ralph” »
May 5, 2018 marked a RECORD attendance at the Run at The Ridge 2km and 5km race. 1431 runners, wearing the color turquoise, enjoyed the beautiful sun and warm weather. Adding to the hundreds of Whyte Ridge Community runners, we were excited to see over 80 runners from Carman, Manitoba, 160 runners from Robert H. Smith School in Winnipeg and many new Whyte Ridge Elementary Families from Bridgwater.
Bailey Bram (2018 PyeongChang Olympic silver medalist in women’s hockey) and Chantal VanLandeghem (2016 Rio Olympic bronze medalist women’s swimming relay) were our celebrity guests. They officially started the 2km race at 8:30am and the 5k race at 9:15 a.m. Tyler Carr from Energy 106 was also on hand to get the crowd going. Buzz, Boomer, Green Drop and Lionel from Boston Pizza were on hand to bring hugs and smiles to the kids and adults at the start and finish line.