The annual Greendell winter carnival will run this week, from Feb. 1-3.
This year there are more spots for fun in the jamcan curling bonspiel. For the first time, the tournament will be accepting up to 40 spots. Draws take place between 6 and 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, and each team is guaranteed four games. Prizes will be awarded for the best team theme, and the trophies for winners in the A, B, C, and D divisions will be presented on Sunday.
Other new additions to the weekend include a beer garden and bonfires outside to warm up.
The carnival is also a family affair. A youth hockey tournament gets under way on Jan. 31 and there will be a pre-teen dance that night, as well. For $5 pre-teens will get admission to the dance and snacks.
On Friday night, there will be fun for the whole family at the pizza fundraiser dinner. And there will also be a silent auction on Friday and Saturday. Saturday during the day there will be kids’ games and a bouncy castle to entertain the young ones.
All the money raised from the carnival and silent auction goes back to the club for jerseys and equipment for all sports.
If you have anything you’d like to donate to the silent auction please contact Jen Trach and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The carnival has always had dedicated volunteers who take their free time to organize the weekend for the community. This year there are some new people helping out and they would really appreciate any donations.
The carnival will end Sunday with the presentation of the bonspiel trophies and silent auction winners will be posted at the club.
Everyone from the community is welcome. The club is located at 75 Woodlawn Ave.
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New things are happening at another St. Vital community centre.
Glenwood C.C. is now a depot for the Good Food Box Program.
The Good Food Box is a large buying club with centralized buying and co-ordination. Individual people can place orders for boxes of healthy fresh produce through Glenwood.
Boxes are either $8, $15, or $20, depending on size. Each box contains the same mixture of food. What’s inside varies with each delivery, depending on what is in season. FoodShare delivers the boxes to neighbourhood drop-offs, where local co-ordinators help customers pick up their boxes.
For more information visit winnipegfoodsharecoop.org. The next pickup at Glenwood is Feb. 6, 2013. Orders are due by tomorrow — Jan. 31.
Krystalle Ramlahkhan is a community correspondent for St. Vital. She can be reached at email@example.com.