Our news:

PAL55+: Older Adults, an invitation for you….

Do you like to enjoy outdoor activities? How about cycling some scenic routes in South Winnipeg with the Pembina Active Living (55+) cycling group, The PAL PEDALLERS? If you don’t have a bicycle, Yoga in the Park is for you or golf the fairways with the PAL (55+) golf group, PALPUTTERS. A new program, Urban Walking is being considered.

And once you are in great shape with energy to burn, circle your calendar and join us for our legendary PAL (55+) Annual Summer Picnic on August 20 from 11:30-3:00 at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market. This free, intergenerational event is one way in which PAL (55+) reaches out to all ages of the community, with no obligation other than to enjoy the entertainment and food, shop for gently used bargains, meet friends, make new ones. You may not be able to resist purchasing a membership, as it will be apparent that it is one of the best bargains of all!

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Pickleball

Hello to Everyone in The Ridge!

I’m excited to let everyone know that we would love to see you out at the Community Centre this year to play pickleball.  We will be running pickleball at the club Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and Tuesdays from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, starting on June 3rd and running through to August 23rd.  

The drop-in fee is $5.00 for all ages (we’ll even loan you a ball and paddle), however, kids under 12 get to play for free when accompanied by an adult, so bring your family.

There are 3 outdoor courts available for this great sport, so get active and support your Community Centre at the same time!

Pickleball court at Whyte Ridge Club

For those who wants to know more about pickleball, we have compiled the rules here – http://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/sports/pickleball/.

Curtis Rossow – President

Whyte Ridge scouts news

The 163rd Beaver Colony has been busy with youth-led adventures all year round! Ice fishing fun and making ice cream were favourites. Our Beavers love active, hands-on STEM learning like constructing then racing Beaver Buggies and paper airplanes. They have been building confidence while exploring nature through camping (fall, winter and spring time!), canoeing, snowshoeing, hiking and geocaching. Safety is important, so they made their own first-aid kits and learned about how to camp safely. You’re never too young to give back and our Beavers have volunteered with seniors with a game night. They have also been making new friends around the world with an international scout pen pan exchange. A lot of fun, friendship and adventures have been had this year and await us next year!

Scouter Tara Baxter Daeninck

RDT outdoor summer camp is back!

All prior years it has been a huge success, and now 3rd year in a row we are happy to have RDT in Whyte Ridge during summer.

Registration form and all additional information is available on RDT website –
http://rdtminisoccer.com/wp/summer-camp/

The RDT – Mini Soccer League Summer Camp is designed for soccer enthusiasts between the age of 7 – 12. We will focus on soccer but will also include a daily fitness component where children will work on their speed and agility to help fine tune their motor skills and overall fitness levels. Additionally, we will use a portions of each day to play a variety of low organized games to teach spatial awareness through other mediums while creating a fun atmosphere for your children.

You can drop off your children between 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. with pick up scheduled between 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Lunch break will be scheduled between noon and 1:00 p.m. All 5 days of the camp will take place at the Whyte Ridge Community Centre.

Date: August 19th – 23rd
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (early drop of starting at 8:00 a.m. and late pick up until 5:00 p.m.)
Location: Whyte Ridge Community Centre 170 Fleetwood Rd
Who: This camp will be available to kids between the age of 7 – 13.
Cost: $200 + GST = $210 total

Summer Camps at Engineering For Kids of Winnipeg

The Fun, Educational Summer Camp Your Child Is Bound to Enjoy!

2019 Summer Camps at Engineering For Kids

STEM with Us this Summer! The Fun, Educational Summer Camp Your Child Is Bound to Enjoy! Let your imagination run wild this summer with our STEM Summer Camps! Coding, MinecraftEDU, 3D Printing, Robotics, Junior Explorers, and much more!

Jump into 5 days of jam-packed adventure! EFK offers a diverse selection of themed camps to give your child the summer of a lifetime. Keep their growing minds engaged, even when schools out!

Find your inner engineer through innovation, collaboration, and play with EFK!

Register Today!

http://www.engineeringforkids.com/winnipeg

Juniors (Ages 4- 7)

Apprentice (Ages 8 – 14)

Programs schedule:

  • Early drop off: 8:00 am- 9:00 am
  • Morning: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Full Day: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Late pick up: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • (Lunch Supervision from 12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Please pack water bottles and 100% NUT-FREE snacks and lunch.

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WRCC Landscaping Update
Elm trees

WRCC Landscaping Update

By Nick Barnes.

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.

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Tough Track is excited to announce that we are… “TAKING IT TO THE STREETS”!

Dear Friends,

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 toughtrack11@shaw.ca 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!

Andy Tough
Stride Ahead Tough Track
204 963 2502
toughtrack11@shaw.ca

New Zumba classes at Whyte Ridge

Morning classes 9:15 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from April 1 till June 28.

Zita Baudermann Zumba

Rates: drop in $12, 6 classes – $60, 12 classes – 12

Contact Zita Baudermann at zumbawithzita@gmail.com

My Gym Mobile Classes coming to Whyte Ridge CC

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

Class Times:

  • Younger Ages:  9:00 – 9:40 am
  • Ninja:  9:45 – 10:25 am

Cost:

  • 1 child for $110, or
  • 2 children for $200

For more information and registration visit the Event page.

A New Look

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 president@whyteridge.ca.

Chris Magura – Director at Large

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