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If you were planning to walk down the street and make your way toward the usual amusement rides set up outside of Eric Coy Arena and Charleswood Junior High, well . . .  you can find something else to do with your time . . . they will not be coming this year.

Wonder Shows, the family carnival company has no dates for Charleswood In Motion Days listed this year. The annual community event has been a staple for many as a way to kick off the summer months, and although it has downsized over the years, it will still be missed.

Those looking for their fill of ride time or mini donuts will have to look across the river to the Red River Ex from June 14 to 23, or you can visit wondershows.com to see where the smaller rides will be next.

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Is that park near your home in need of a new play structure?

Or . . . did you fall through the bleachers near the baseball diamond the last time you watched a little league game?

The Kraft Celebration Tour is back and accepting nominations for one of 10, $25,000 prizes to benefit a community project you think needs to get done. Nominations must be submitted by June 7 at kraftcelebrationtour.ca

You’ll need to write a brief description of what you think should be done with the money if you were one of the winning projects, and you’ll want to include a photo or two to really drive the message home.

They’re looking for projects that would help promote community spirit, passion for sports and a healthy and active lifestyle.

Finalists will be announced at the end of June with online voting kicking off at the beginning of July.

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The City of Winnipeg has recently released a new online resource — NOW Winnipeg.

NOW, which stands for Neighbourhoods of Winnipeg, is a guide to the 236 neighbourhoods that make up our great city.

The online pages showcase the areas near our homes and the services that are close by, such as libraries, recreation facilities, culture and leisure centres. If you find yourself surfing the net, take a quick peek and re-explore your community.

Make sure to use the A to Z guide, which is part of the map feature. It’s the easiest way to get around the page, as I discovered when I went to look for Charleswood.

You can take a look for yourself by visiting now.winnipeg.ca

Travis Mitchell is a community correspondent for Charleswood. Comments and story ideas can be sent to him at news@travismitchell.ca

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