Over the last couple of years I have done my best to keep my messages positive about the club, the people, and the activities that happen at the club. I find myself in a position with this message, that things are not so positive around the club. I have received emails from community members regarding late night noise and partying at our centre’s parking lot, and we are seeing more vandalism around the club now that things have started to warm up. In 2 years, I haven’t experienced it this bad, or perhaps I just haven’t heard about it as much as I am now. I have had community members ask me what the club is doing about the noise and partying, and my response is always the same. I encourage you to contact the police, and in speaking with officers from the Winnipeg Police Service, they encourage you to do the same thing. We would discourage anyone from taking matters into their own hands in these situations for their own safety. I would like to ask all of you as a Community to keep an eye out for these things, and contact the police if you feel there is a need. I would also like to ask you to speak with your children, especially those that are out for the evening with a vehicle. Perhaps there is another venue they can spend their time partying and playing loud music at. Perhaps they can vandalize their own property if they feel the need to vandalize anything. Spray painting the centre, or damaging the property costs money to repair, and I would hope that they would respect the property, and the neighbourhood more than they currently are. We all like to think that our sons/daughters are perfect little angels, but I would still encourage you to have a chat with your children (I know I try to talk to mine) about these things, and perhaps we, as a community, can help curb this type of behaviour before the police do have to get involved.
After two years of planning, Pembina Active Living (55+) (PAL) has finally begun to set in motion a project to produce a film about PAL, with the use of a central figure and supporting cast from our members and the community. We want you to know what is behind the name and why we are important to your community and you. Filming has begun and will continue this summer. We are delighted to have Buffalo Gal Productions make this a professional showcase for PAL.
With the many programs, clubs, presentations and volunteer opportunities PAL has to offer, we are looking into yet another new endeavour. Day trips! Our first trip was to Club Regent casino and from all accounts, a smashing success. The bus was full and everyone had great ideas about future trips.
Pembina Active Living is a registered charity, and as such, spends much of it’s time planning and executing fund raising initiatives.
The tournament is sanctioned through the Manitoba Soccer Association and is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
The tournament will be held at John Blumberg Sports Complex on August 8th to 12th 2018
Registration Opens on May 1st 2018 and closes on July 9th 2018.
The school had a very productive 2017-2018 school year and we are happily preparing for 2018-2019. The registrations and orientation tours have occurred for families in our neighborhood (Whyte Ridge, Bridgwater Trails, Bridgwater Lakes and Bridgwater Center) and we will be excited to meet any families new to our community. We planned an introductory information session and a tour of our school for any newcomers on August 31, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the school. As always, please continue to check our website https://www.pembinatrails.ca/schools/henrygizatt/Pages/Default.aspx for updates, calendar, photos of events and other information (e.g. school supplies).
One of our most exciting news items is that HGI is now in partnership with “The Bee Project”. Two hives will be placed on the roof of HGI before the summer holiday. The Bee Project staff look after the hives, connect us with a video feed so we can watch the activity and provide us with the honey from “our hives” to sell to community members. HGI students have researched a great deal about honey bees and are concerned with the impact climate change and the declining bee population will have to sustainability. Although we initially thought our honey bees would be a bonus for the HGI gardens, we have learned that bees do not fly “down” quickly. They will fly from their hive on the roof and maintain altitude with a very slow descent. Which means the HGI bees will be collecting pollen further afield than the HGI gardens.
As I reach the end of my 2nd term as President of your Community Centre, I am honoured to be able to say I am a part of something pretty special in our Community. The people that I have, and have had, the pleasure of working with on the board is something I really have an appreciation for. I get to be a part of something that I am proud of, but more importantly, I hope our Community is proud of. We have been able to keep the club busy with many rentals. Erin has done a fantastic job keeping our programs running smoothly. Our soccer program is really second to none with all the great volunteers we have involved (Fred, Andrea, Kirill, just to name a few). John and Corey were able to outfit our basketball players with new jerseys this past season. Robyn has done a great job with various events throughout the year, as demonstrated with our Winter Carnival, and has now taken on the role of Secretary. Kirill is constantly busy with our Communications and website maintenance (especially when chasing me down for information). Your V.P. Pablo was integral to getting us going with a centralized email and information system which will help with any new people that may join the board. Samneek keeps the accounting up to date and the bills paid. Our Director-at-Large Chris is always there to work with whatever project is on the go and being discussed, and also spent some time helping fix our broken gate on the outdoor rink. I could go on and on about the great people you have representing your Community Centre, but instead, I would encourage you to come out and join the board, meet these great people, and help affect change in your Community.