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I’m not sure why I’m always so shocked when Summer seems to fly by, but once again, it’s hard to believe how quickly time flies.  I wanted to take a moment in this issue to recognize a couple of your hardworking board members. First of all, your Director at Large, Chris Magura.  Chris spearheaded the project for the new outdoor calisthenics equipment, and after all the hard work he put into it, we believe it turned out excellent.  If you haven’t seen it, please get out to the club and not only take a look, but get a good workout while you’re there. Thank you to Chris for taking this on and making it happen.  Next, I would like to thank one of your long time board members, Robyn McCarthy. Robyn has been on the board a couple different times in various positions. President, Special Events, and most recently, Secretary.  Over the years, Robyn gained a lot of knowledge about the Centre, and what it takes to get things done, but like every board member, eventually you have to take a step away and get back to your busy personal life. Robyn has given everything she has to the Community Centre, and like all of your board members, she worked hard to make it the best club it can be.  She will be missed, but you never know, maybe she’ll be back one day. Obviously with her absence, we will need to fill the position of Secretary at the club, so if you’re so inclined to get off the sidelines, and get involved with the Community Centre, we’d be happy to have you. Even if it’s not as Secretary, we’d love to have you out to help us all make this Club the best it can be. Please visit https://whyteridge.ca/wp-cc/members/volunteers/wrcc-director-jobs/ for the list of open positions.

Thank you again to Chris and Robyn, and thank you to all of your board members for their hard work and dedication.

 

Thank you,

Curtis Rossow – President 

Your first invitation to check in with Pembina Active Living (55+) came in the spring of 2019.

Garden Club Tea Party

Garden Club Tea Party

PAL (55+) is persistent; so no procrastination with your second invitation which incidentally includes new programs and events, acknowledging our 10th Anniversary. PAL (55+) makes a commitment to each PAL (55+) member, a commitment to provide choices of opportunities that promote socializing, learning, maintaining the health you have, and smiling.

If you missed the Annual Membership Picnic on August 20th at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, there is the opportunity to learn about ‘all things PAL’ at the Open House on September 5th from 9:30-4 at Grace Christian Church, 50 Barnes St. (behind Superstore on Pembina Hwy). There will be class demonstrations, lots of information, and the opportunity to become a member for $20-single, $30-couple.

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Accessible Fitness Park
The Grand Opening of the Whyte Ridge Accessible Fitness Park was on Saturday July 27. This beautiful, one-of-a-kind facility is the result of over 2 years of planning, emailing and organising. Cameras rolled as Global News covered the ribbon cutting ceremony . There were people from the community, board members, calisthenics athletes and dignitaries including our own Janice Lukes, and our former councillor Marty Morantz who provided the funding. Terry Duguid of the Federal Liberal party even dropped by. He lives in Whyte Ridge and supports the club by providing funding for students each summer. Janice brought Sargent Sundae treats for everyone and it was an exciting and fun event. Global News Link – https://globalnews.ca/news/5693402/whyte-ridge-community-centre-accessible-fitness-park/
The facility is wheelchair accessible owing to its rubber safety surface and has many features that assist with access to the equipment, including pull up bars at many levels, rails to help reach the highest bars, benches, easy entry parallel bars, grade level entry and of course the rubber safety surface – a huge upgrade from wood chips. There is even a bench to rest on or watch from. Most of the funding for the project was provided by the City of Winnipeg through the Land Dedication Reserve Fund – a grant system designed to encourage the construction of facilities for sports, recreation, gardens, green spaces and the enjoyment of the outdoors. Check out some of the pictures of the demonstration put on by Nino and his crew of calisthenics athletes.

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Traditional non-contact shotokan karate. Taught by Effered Munoz 2nd degree black belt in the Japan Karate Association. With 30 yrs of training.

Pre-Registration on August 19 between 5 pm to 7 pm at Whyte Ridge Community Centre.
Classes to begin September 9.

Cost:

  • $140 Ages 4-7 yrs. Includes uniform.
  • $99 for ages 8 yrs to adult. Train for 3 months and includes uniform.

For more information please contact Effered Munoz – efferedmunoz@hotmail.com

 

The Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP) exists to help young Canadians pursue entrepreneurship – specifically visible minority youth (women, people living with disabilities, newcomers, Indigenous). YEP mentors and trains youth to improve their entrepreneurial skills and develop their business idea. We also act as a connector between networks and entrepreneurs to improve their access to a successful business venture.

The program is delivered over three weeks from 9 am – 12 pm each day. The first two weeks are spent in a classroom with an experienced mentor where they develop their business idea. The third week is dedicated to networking and connecting with entrepreneur support agencies and small businesses.

We are looking for youth ages 18 – 29 who are interested in developing their entrepreneurial skills and working on their entrepreneurship goals. The program is completely FREE to participate in. More information about the program itself and the application form can be found at www.ywinnipeg.ca/yep . We are now accepting applications for October 7th, November 4th  and January 6th.

 For any other questions, please contact Sanjana Vijayann at sanjana.vijayann@ymanitoba.ca or call 204-989 5864.

Whyte Ridge Baptist Church Summer VBS Camp POWER UP is an exciting, action-packed week for children entering Kindergarten to Grade 5.

Registration is OPEN!
Date: August 26 – 30; 9 am to 12 pm
Location: 2405 McGillivray Blvd

This is a great opportunity to experience great games, crafts, activities and make lots of friends! Kids will be challenged to raise their game because knowing God and trusting in Jesus fills each of us with the Fruit of the Spirit! Questions? Contact Sheilla Taylor.

Mini soccer
Apr 29th     First Day of Mini Soccer in 2019
+5 C         Temperature on the first day of soccer this year
311          Number of mini soccer players
32           Number of Teams
70           Number of dedicated coaches
800          Number of cones used on the fields by coaches
370          Number of size-three soccer balls donated by Tim Hortons
320          Number of pizza slices Calabria Pizza is donating for a Pizza Party
4            Number of amazingly organized and cheerful conveners
1            Number of equipment managers-in-training
2            Number of mini soccer directors
Infinite     The amount of fun being had by the children!

If you want to see these numbers in action, and if you want to witness the best free entertainment in the city, pull up a lawn chair and check out a mini soccer game.



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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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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

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
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