We are holding a Tree Planting event at the Niakwa Trail Rain Garden on Thursday, September 21. We need volunteers to help us plant 30 trees and shrubs that were donated through the Re-Leaf Project. Ace Bobcat Services will start digging each hole but holes need to be finished with the help of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to plant the trees, add mulch, and water the newly planted trees. Please meet us at the garden any time after 3 p.m. Bring hand digging tools, spades, buckets, and a wheelbarrow (if you can). Some tools will be available. Thanks to Wilma Sotas for pulling this event together. The rain garden is at the corner of Fermor and St. Anne’s Road. Volunteers can park in the Superstore parking lot. See the map/poster attached.
Celebrate International Trails Day with a special photographic scavenger hunt on the beautiful trails of the Seine River. Pick up the list of items to find at the tennis courts north of Leo Remillard School (1095 St. Anne’s Road). When you return with your photo collection of these items (before noon), points will be awarded for each item. Please remember to stay on the trails while you participate in this fun-filled photo hunt for people of all ages.
To celebrate Earth Day (April 22), Chocolatier Constance Popp will be selling her special “chocolate of the world’ chocolates and “Salt of the Earth’ chocolates – and donating 100% of the proceeds to Save Our Seine!
Constance is a true fan of the Seine River and Save Our Seine. She used to be on the board of directors. She lives and works near the river and loves the Seine River trails. Constance has also canoed the river a few times from the floodway to the Red River.
So, we hope you will show your support for Save Our Seine this Earth Day by picking up some delicious chocolates at her shop at 180 Provencher Boulevard (204-897-0689).
Chocolatier Constance Popp Inc. has received recognition as Entrepreneur of the Year (Francophone Chamber of Commerce), #SmallBizLove Contest (Canadian Federation of Independent Business), and a finalist in the Tourism Awards (Tourism Winnipeg).
To learn more about artisan chocolates, view the CFIB video profile on Constance Popp’s New Web site
Twitter & instagram: @poppchocolates
Save Our Seine is currently seeking 3-4 River Keepers to work on the Seine River this spring and summer. Details can be found in the job posting below:
The deadline for the Green Team Coordinator position has been extended to April 15:
Save Our Seine is currently seeking a Clean-Up Coordinator to work with the 2016 summer Green Team river Keepers. Details can be found in the job posting below:
On November 25, 2015, Mayor Brian Bowman presented Save Our Seine with a Community Service Award.
President Denis Gautron received the award on behalf of SOS.
Thanks to the Riel Community Committee (Councillors Brian Mayes, Janice Lukes, and Matt Allard) for nominating SOS as “an exemplary organization whose excellent leadership in the field of community service is gratefully appreciated.”
In a special proclamation delivered at the SOS Annual General Meeting, Premier Greg Selinger declared October 27, 2015 as Save Our Seine Appreciation Day.
MLA for St. Vital, Nancy Allan presented a special Member’s Statement to Save Our Seine to President Denis Gautron in honour of its 25th Anniversary. Earlier in the day, it was presented at the Legislature where Past Presidents Bob Tinker and J-P Brunet received a standing ovation.
Members of the public are invited to attend the 2015 Annual General Meeting of Save Our Seine (SOS) on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Save Our Seine wishes to thank the Manitoba Eco-Network for organizing this event as a part of our 25th Anniversary year. In celebration of Sustainability Month, participants will cycle from the Belgian Club on Provencher Boulevard to the new Niakwa Trail Rain Garden on Sunday, October 4th. See poster for details.
Save Our Seine wishes to thank Leigh Anne Parry for creating and offering this unique event during our 25th Anniversary year. The “river performances” will take place on the banks of the Seine River – with the audience drifting by in canoes. Each performance is 1 hour in length. You can register for one of four performances that begin at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., or 6 p.m. See the poster for more details: 2015 From the Seat of a Canoe – Performance