Click this link to view the presentation for the Greenspaces Matter event: Greenspaces Matter
It includes a description of the different types of green spaces in Winnipeg, the status of each (acres), and the conservation challenges. It also compares Winnipeg with Calgary in terms of planning for future green spaces. The maps included in the presentation show the distribution of greenspaces and where greenspace deficits exist.
The deadline for submitting comments as part of the OurWinnipeg Reivew process has been extended to Monday, December 18. Click on this link (on-line survey) to describe your vision and provide feedback on the quantity, quality, and distribution of greenspaces in Winnipeg.
Click on this link to be inspired by a short video from the Canadian Wildlife Federation as kids describe their Holiday Wishes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc45bwUccyA If you agree with these kids, this is your chance to speak up for these values in Winnipeg.
OURS and SOS are pleased to host this event to discuss the city’s overall plan for Winnipeg (OurWinnipeg) – with a special focus on parks, ecologically-sensitive natural lands, rivers, golf courses, and other green spaces. Brief presentations about the OurWinnipeg review process and the status of Winnipeg’s natural environment will be followed by round-table discussion in small groups. If you care about greenspace – come to this meeting to share your views about the future of our city.
Thursday, November 23 from 7 – 9 p.m.
St. Mary’s Road United Church (613 St. Mary’s Road)
Join us for Save Our Seine’s Annual General meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 23 at Morrow Gospel Church (755 St. Anne’s Road). Laura Taylor will be on hand to report on the role of the SOS River Keepers in keeping the Seine River clean and navigable, maintaining trails, and restoring natural habitats.The business meeting will be followed by a panel discussion.
Braden Smith, Chief Planner for the City of Winnipeg has agreed to participate in the panel discussion and Q & A. Other panelists are still to be confirmed.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about Save Our Seine, its programs, and annual activities. SOS is always looking for new board members and volunteers to contribute their time to the success of the organization.
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 Popp Chocolates
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
Constance Popp Chocolates on Facebook
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:
2016 Green Team (River Keepers) Job Posting
The deadline for the Green Team Coordinator position has been extended to April 15:
2016 Green Team (Coordinator) Job Posting (on-line, extended)
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:
2016 Green Team (Coordinator) Job Posting (on-line)
On November 25, 2015, Mayor Brian Bowman presented Save Our Seine with a Community Service Award.
Community Service Award
2015 11 25 Community Service Award (2 pages)
President Denis Gautron received the award on behalf of SOS.
SOS President Denis Gautron (L) receiving award from Mayor Brian Bowman (R) at City Council meeting
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.”
Councillor Brian Mayes, Councillor Matt Allard, SOS President Denis Gautron, and Councillor Janice Lukes
In a special proclamation delivered at the SOS Annual General Meeting, Premier Greg Selinger declared October 27, 2015 as Save Our Seine Appreciation Day.
2015 10 27 Proclamation
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.
2015 10 27 Member’s Statement