It’s that time of year again — when neighbours come together to clean up after the long winter is over. Gardening season is also starting up and residents are enjoying their plots on Grant Avenue, River-Osborne Community Garden and in South Osborne.
As is our longstanding tradition, my office is planning both the Osborne Village Clean-Up for Sat., May 7 and the Lord Roberts Clean-Up which is set for Sat., May 14.
The Osborne Village Clean-Up will be held, as in previous years, at the Gas Station Arts Centre (445 River Ave.), and the Lord Roberts Clean-Up at Lord Roberts Community Centre (725 Kylemore Ave.).
Both events start at 9 a.m. starting with coffee while you register and a barbecue to follow, after the hard work is done, around noon. There will also be a fire engine and police cruiser on-site so bring the kids.
These neighbourhood clean-ups are a group effort. We partner with the Gas Station Arts Centre, the Business Improvement Zones (BIZ), The Oak Table Community Ministry, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, the Lord Roberts Community Centre, Safeway, Take Pride Winnipeg!, Recycle Everywhere and our local MLAs. For more information on either event, please feel free to contact my office.
The West Broadway Clean-Up, which I also sponsor, will take place on May 7.
The Earl Grey Neighbourhood Safety Association will be providing an opportunity for you to drop off your paper shredding and electronic waste during the Earl Grey Community Centre Annual Family Fun Night on June 24. This is an awesome community event with lots of fun activities for all ages. For more information, please contact the community centre at (204) 452-2074.
The Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op has gardening clubs for the gardens at each of the community centres in South Osborne as well as at the South Osborne Orchard. Interested participants will have access to instruction and advice on how to grow good food organically. Part of what is grown is shared with members of our community in need.
There will be continued expansion of the orchard and there will be planting events in late May (berry and nut bushes) and mid-August (fruit trees).
For more information, to see the garden club schedule and sign Up, or to join the mailing list, visit www.SouthOsborneCommons.ca
Our community continues to find creative ways to keep our neighbourhoods beautiful and look after our environment while we get together to visit and have fun!