Celebrate Earth Day with Chocolates!

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

Mayor’s Community Service Award

On November 25, 2015, Mayor Brian Bowman presented Save Our Seine with a Community Service Award.

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

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

Councillor Brian Mayes, Councillor Matt Allard, SOS President Denis Gautron, and Councillor Janice Lukes

Province Honours SOS 25th Anniversary

In a special proclamation delivered at the SOS Annual General Meeting, Premier Greg Selinger declared October 27, 2015 as Save Our Seine Appreciation Day.

Premier Selinger IMG_5587 (cropped)

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.

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2015 10 27 Member’s Statement

From the Seat of a Canoe – Saturday, October 3

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

Culture Days event – Saturday, September 26

For those interested in attending the Culture Days event that was mentioned in The Lance, here are the answers to your questions.

  • The event is free
  • Meet at 10 a.m. at the green space on the northeast of the Royalwood Bridge (where the new playground is located)
  • Parking is available in the southeast corner of the Extra Foods parking lot on St. Anne’s Road
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and the bugs
  • This will be a leisurely walk – suitable for people of all ages