While I’ve not been officially on the Board for a few years now, there are a few landscaping projects that I wanted to get moving this year, and unfortunately we still don’t have a Site Development Director, so I’m jumping back in for a while.
One project I’m hoping we can start is a new segment of tallgrass prairie on the site – likely the last. It would extend from the butterfly garden east to the existing stretch of prairie along the east fence line, and surround the pathway and trio of interpretive signs that includes one describing tallgrass prairie.
I’m also hoping we can install some native flowering plants in the trailhead at the south east end of the site amongst the prairie grasses, as
well as install 10-15 more native saplings along the north fence line.
I know there’re some folks out there that think the tall grass prairie looks a little scruffy, but hopefully most of those using the trail can appreciate how important it is to our natural history.
When we started to landscape the site in 2002 I really wanted to find ways to soften the long, linear, boxy look of our site and hide the fencing and adjacent buildings. One way was to create the mound in the centre of the site to break up the site a little, and the other was to use native plants as a screen around the perimeter.
We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming Annual General Meeting at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre on April 8, 2019.
The Annual General Meeting is an important event for the community of Whyte Ridge. We NEED COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION at this meeting to review the annual report and elect new board members to critical positions. Each year we struggle to attain the required quorum. If we do not get enough community members in attendance, we will not be able to form the board that allows our community centre to continue providing excellent services and programming each year. Also, without fully functional Board of directors we won’t be able to run our great programs like Basketball, Soccer and offer fitness classes and camps in our community.
Please show your support and passion for your community by attending.
The meeting will include a review of the directors’ reports, the financial details from the past year and a review of upcoming projects. Please find attached the agenda for the AGM.
Agenda: Director Reports
Director at Large
Director of Diversity
Open discussion panel
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Meeting begins at 7:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you there.
What started as a track and field club 16 years ago, now has more and more distance runners and road racers joining our club. We are embarking on a new endeavor!
On May 4, 2019, the 1st Annual Tough Track Mile will take place in the Whyte Ridge area (Exact Route Map will be out in the next 2 weeks). There will be 3 distances offered based on Athletics Canada’s Long Term Development Model.
The following races and categories will be offered:
Ages 10 and Under (Born 2009 and Younger) Girls and Boys 600m
Ages 11 to 12 (Born 2007,2008) Girls and Boys 1000m
Ages 13 to 14 (Born 2005, 2006) Girls and Boys 1000m
High School 15 -18 (Born 2001,2002,2003,2004) Women and Men Mile
Moxie Elite (Born 2000 and Older) Women and Men Mile
Masters (40 and Up, age groups TBA) Women and Men Mile
The Men’s and Women’s Elite Mile will be Sponsored by Moxie’s Grill and Bar.
Sponsorship space is still available. Anyone who is interested in sponsorship please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204 963 2502.
I am very excited to bring the track world to the streets! This will be a Manitoba Runner’s Association sanctioned event and distances will be certified through Athletics Canada.
More details will be coming out in the next week, along with entry forms, race start times, race route details and online registration.
Looking forward to a great new event which will take place on the morning of
Saturday, May 4th.
Spring is in the air!
Stride Ahead Tough Track
204 963 2502
After lots of interest was expressed by parents of young children at the Winter Carnival, My Gym is bringing their Mobile class to Whyte Ridge Community Centre on Sunday mornings starting in April!!! The classes offered will be:
Younger Ages Class (age 6 weeks to 5 years)
Emphasis is on teamwork, sharing, taking turns, working both together and independently, and building their relationship. Children gain confidence, improve learning skills, and develop their motor skills. Relays, puppets, gymnastics, games, and special rides are just a few of the activities performed in classes.
Ninja Class (age 4 to 10 years)
My Gym Ninja Training classes are designed to be fun and challenging while remaining safe and non-competitive. Classes will focus on developing strength, stamina, and agility in relays, conditioning exercises, games, team-building and, of course, obstacle courses that change every week. Kids will be challenged mentally and physically, while instilling a mindset of overcoming adversity both inside and outside of the gym!
Class Dates: Sundays April 28 – June 23
Younger Ages: 9:00 – 9:40 am
Ninja: 9:45 – 10:25 am
1 child for $110, or
2 children for $200
For more information and registration visit the Event page.
WMBA Basketball playoffs got under this weekend at various locations around the city with teams fighting for spots in the next weekends championship weekend. Whyte Ridge will be well represented with our 2 girls teams both making it to the city finals in the top division.
Our 13-14 girls continued their cinderella season as the 4th seed knocking off the #1 seed Red River 27-24 with some hot shooting in the last 4 minutes. Meanwhile our 15-18 girls defeated Selkirk 36-23 and will face Manus Ellison cc in the final. The 14 boys lost a tough one to South Winnipeg 44-32 in the semi final and will play in the 3rd place game
Following is the full championship weekend schedule for Whyte Ridge teams. Full playoff schedule can be found here
13-14 girls – CITY CHAMPIONSHIP Whyte Ridge vs Earl Grey @Lindenwoods March.10th 2:30pm
15-18 girls- CITY CHAMPIONSHIP Whyte Ridge vs Magnus Elias @Dakota court 1 March. 10th 12:15pm
14 boys- 3rd place game 1st division– Whyte Ridge vs Magnus Eliason @Valour 11am March.10
11 boys- Consolation Final 1st division– Whyte Ridge vs Valley Gardens @Morse Place 10am March.9
Something is new with our printed newsletter. You may have noticed that the title has changed from “The Spirit” to “The Ridge”. The idea behind the original newsletter title was conceived some 15 years ago and it has been a fixture in our community ever since. The name “The Spirit” was meant to reflect the community spirit in Whyte Ridge, but Whyte Ridge has changed a lot since then and we felt that it was time for a change too. The new title, “The Ridge” and new look to the newsletter cover is meant to reference and be inclusive of both Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge and to reflect a stronger sense of community.
Other changes are taking place as well, such as our new board position, Director of Diversity. We welcome our new director Shahin Shooshtari to the role, with a focus on recognizing, serving and celebrating the diverse cultures in our community. On Feb 24 we held a dinner at the community centre to celebrate this increasing diversity and invite participation in community activities. Look for other events from Shahin in the future with a focus on diversity and community. Also, look for the new Whyte Ridge Fitness park coming this spring beside the basketball court. This wheelchair accessible facility is another way we are reaching out to all members of our community and providing great recreational opportunities for all.
If you want to be a part of the positive changes in our community, then we need you! For more information about volunteer opportunities and what is coming at WRCC, please contact our president Curtis Rossow at email@example.com.
Whyte Ridge Community centre is happy to offer a great selection of fitness programs for adults. For registration and more information please visit our Events page or contact our programming director.
Women and Weights
Resistance training for women is an important way to improve your physical and mental health! Build strength and confidence in this class, designed to improve muscular and cardiovascular strength that can tone the body and increase your metabolism. Using a variety of equipment, this is a challenging class where you are in charge of how hard you want to push yourself. Modifications are always available and each participant is encouraged to work at their own level.
Mondays April 1 – April 29 8:00 – 9:00 pm Cost: $50
A gentle Yoga class for people looking to improve their overall well-being, suitable for beginners. Props are used to support students to help achieve proper alignment in the poses. Beginners are welcome. Yoga is a journey! Join us and have fun while doing something for yourself. Reduce Anxiety and Stress, restore and improve sleep. Yoga mat is required but props will be available.
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm April 9 – June 11, 2019
$ 80.00 – consecutive 10 weeks
$ 40.00 Flex Pass – 5 classes. Purchase a block of five passes to be used on individual classes of your choice and they must be purchased at the time of Registration and must be used during this session.
Drop Ins welcome $10.00. Pay prior to or at the end of the class