News Alert

$30,000 Grant to SOS to be Discontinued in 2020!
 
City of Winnipeg’s Water Services is proposing to eliminate a $30,000 grant to Save Our Seine in 2020. How this will affect SOS, the Seine River environment, and the city budget is outlined below (with a second page to follow). We need your help to stop this cut from happening or SOS’s 30th Anniversary in 2020 could mark the end of the organization and all of its good work. If you value SOS and the work that we do, we need as many people as possible to show up at City Hall on Monday, November 25th at 4:30 p.m when the Standing Policy Committee on Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment will be holding a public hearing on the proposed budget – including the elimination of the SOS grant. Please alert your friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers to the situation and encourage everyone who loves the Seine River Greenway to attend the meeting. Forward this newsletter to others who live, work, paddle, run, bike, or play along the Seine River.
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PDF to print and distribute: 2019 11 SOS News Alert – Special Edition (3 pages, or print individually below)

Greenspaces Matter – Presentation

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.

 

2017 Annual General Meeting

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.

Tree Planting Event

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.

Photo Hunt to Celebrate Trails Day

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.

2016 Photo Hunt (Trails Day)

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