Whyte Ridge basketball

I hope everyone had a great Winter! Spring basketball season is open February. 25th – March 11th.  

Jr. NBA – ages 5-7

Please check www.wmba.ca for registration information (April-May, 1 x week)

Tuesday 5:00 pm @ Lindenwoods Community Centre
Tuesday 6:00 pm @ Lindenwoods Community Centre

Winnipeg Minor Basketball

WMBA city-wide program with 1 practice/week and 1-2 games/week 

Age 7-8 Co-Ed 3v3 cross court games, Saturdays

Age 9 Boys and 9-10 Girls 4v4 cross court games, Saturdays

Age 10, 11, 12 Boys and 11-12 Girls 5v5 full court games, Saturdays

Age 13-18 5v5 full court games, Sundays

Check our website for latest registration information.    

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Whyte Ridge Mini-Soccer 2019

It might be hard to tell as we hide away in hibernation, but the days are already getting longer, and spring really is coming! It’s time to start thinking about our spring time activities, including soccer!

We are looking forward to another fun season of mini soccer in Whyte Ridge! Recreational mini soccer is a great way to enjoy the May and June evenings with our children and neighbours. This year children born in the years 2011 to 2016 are welcome to play in our program.

The current plan for this year is to have all of the age groups, except U3/4, play at Whyte Ridge Elementary School. The little ones will play at Don Smith Park on Tuesdays as they have for many years. Unlike previous years, this year U5/6 will be a combined age group of children born in 2013 and 2014. This group will play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The U7/8s, both boys and girls, will play on Mondays and Wednesdays.  You can find all the other information about mini soccer on the Whyte Ridge Community Centre Website.  

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Henry G. Izatt Middle School news

“In a rapidly changing world, we are a community of learners dedicated to nurturing growth and development through diverse and sustainable opportunities.”

Our 4 Pillars of Strategic Focus (HGIs):

Humanity

We promote belonging, community, global citizenship and a healthy learning environment; the groundwork for personal growth and development.

Growth

We seek new experiences as means to cultivate curiosity and realize the true potential for learning.

Innovation

We take the risks and disruptive leaps necessary to align new and relevant goals for learning with our rapidly changing world.

Sustainability

We intentionally infuse sustainability initiatives to connect environmental stewardship, social action, and community partnerships to improve the way that we live.

Henry G. Izatt is a busy place full of learning opportunities and many involved participants. Please check our website for continued updates on the many events: https://www.pembinatrails.ca/schools/henrygizatt/Pages/default.aspx
Community members have a standing invitation to become involved or volunteer in activities. Please inform us of your interest by calling the school office at 204-489-1239.

For this news article, we are sharing an overview of one or two school projects currently happening this year that fall under each of our four pillars.
Our partnership with Riverwood Square has been a delightful part of our programs for the past five years. Currently, a team of grade 9 students is spending time at Riverwood a few times a month facilitating an iPad Workshop with interested seniors. Managing email, photographs, saving documents and storing files are all topics of interest to the seniors. Both the students and seniors are enjoying this collaboration.

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WRCC Winter Carnival 2019

Even though it was a cold Manitoba day, our Winter Carnival was a huge success.
Over 200 residents of Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge braved the -35°C day to enjoy sleigh rides, a marshmallow roast as well as a little snow painting and milk jug curling. To warm up, families enjoyed free hot chocolate and both cookies and pizza.

While inside, the little ones enjoyed a play structure and activities provided by MyGym and we even had some owls come to visit from the Prairie Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc. Kids also enjoyed getting glitter tattoos, crafts and some coloring.

Congratulations to all of our winters of the Jets Prize Raffle, 50/50 and colouring contests. A big THANK YOU to our many volunteers from the community including those from RBC as well as students from HGI, Grant Park, and the Vincent Massey Key Club. We could not have had such a successful event without these incredibly important volunteers.

We also would like to thank our sponsors (please see below) without whom this event would not be possible. We would like to also thank MP Terry Duguid and Councillor Lukes for their support.

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Crime Prevention Workshop

Please join us for a very informative CRIME PREVENTION Workshop on February 20th at 7:00 pm, Whyte Ridge Community Centre.

Members of the Winnipeg Police Service will present and answer any questions you may have. Councillor Kevin Klein, Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board will also be in attendance at the February 20th, Whyte Ridge Presentation. South Winnipeg has one of the lowest crime volumes in the City of Winnipeg, and by taking a personal responsibility, we can work to ensure we keep the rate of crime low. I’ve been in discussions with the West District Inspector and through all these discussions, a few common themes emerged:

  1. Report any suspicious activities
  2. Educate yourself on crime prevention measures
  3. Get to know your neighbours
  4. Encourage kids to be active and engage in positive activities

At these workshops we will be discussing items such as Neighbourhood Watch, protecting your vehicles from being stolen, protecting your personal property and other crime preventative measures. I am encouraging you to attend one of these workshops to learn more about how we can all work together to make our homes and communities safer.

Kind Regards,

Councillor Janice Lukes, Waverley West Ward

Soccer registration is only few weeks away

Time to think about spring and outdoor soccer even though we are still in the throes of winter! 

Registration for the 2019 outdoor soccer season will open Monday February 25 at 8 pm.  We co-ordinate our registration process with the other community centres in our district to ensure that everyone has a chance to play recreational youth soccer. Registration information and the link to registration can be found on the website. Watch for the registration signs to go up beside the beautiful new soccer signs around the neighbourhood.

The indoor teams have started playoffs and we wish them all the best of luck as the season comes to a close. Thank you to all coaches and managers for their dedication to Whyte Ridge soccer year round. 

We are grateful to our sponsor Dr Rana Shenkarow at Linden Ridge Orthodontics (https://www.str8.ca/) for her continuing support. Our indoor teams have been enjoying monthly practices at the indoor soccer complex with the sponsorship funds.

Celebrating cultural diversity

Hey Whyte Ridge & Linden Ridge,


We’re excited to be organizing an evening to celebrate cultural diversity in our neighbourhood. Our goal is to spark some cultural engagement in our community & experience the various cultures that live alongside each other here in Whyte Ridge and Linden Ridge. We’re aiming for Sunday February 24th, 5-8 p.m. which would consist of a variety of ethnic foods provided by volunteers, some live music from various cultures & just casual socializing. If you’re interested in attending or lending us a hand, please contact me at (204) 801-1112 or diversity@whyteridge.ca – thank you!

Shahin Shooshtari
Director of Cultural Diversity
Whyte Ridge Community Centre

Whyte Ridge Mini-Soccer needs you!

Mini soccer

Needed: Convener to help us with the U3/4 (co-ed) league.

Whyte Ridge Mini-Soccer is run completely by volunteers – from the directors, to the coaches and equipment managers. Convening is a great role to have within this dedicated group. It is a way to give back to a soccer program (and to our community) which does so much for our children. Without volunteers, we would not have mini-soccer in Whyte Ridge.

Convening involves attending one meeting in February, answering questions of parents by email, making teams in April, distributing equipment to coaches in April and then sending emails to organize coaches in the spring. We have all of the information you need, and we will support you with this work as much as you like throughout the season. And … conveners can also be coaches! If you don’t want to miss out on coaching, it is possible to do both!

Please email the mini-soccer directors with questions about this position at wrminisoccer@gmail.com

Your child’s success starts with you.

Your child’s success starts with you.
Well, this is kind of obvious. Although the focus in this small article is on sports, parents do indeed have a huge impact on their child’s future.

When our children are actively engaged in recreational sports it is already a huge time commitment in addition to the main one, which is being a parent. Now we also become hockey dads and soccer moms, and need to attend all games, driving around in various parts of the city, the province, and the country. Being a sports parent is like having another job, and it should be paid correspondingly, right? I totally agree. But the pay is different.

Imagine that you can not only watch your kids play from spectators’ bleachers, but be part of the team too. You can plan the game’s strategy as well as encourage and prepare your child to play way before the game starts. You will get to know all of their friends and gain their respect. You can have a much stronger bond with your child that will last forever. Do you want that? If you do, then you should volunteer as a coach for your children’s team!

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Garbage dumping

The Community Centre would like to remind everyone that the garbage and recycling bins at the Centre are for Community Centre use only.  Please do not throw your garbage and recycling in the bins.

Your cooperation would be highly appreciated. Thank you.

WRCC board of directors.

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