Cody Sellar is the reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. He is a lifelong Winnipegger. He is a journalist, writer, sleuth, and lover of terse biographies.
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Recent articles by Cody Sellar
SJASD approves budget for 2023-24 school year2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2023
The St. James-Assiniboia School Division approved its budget for the 2023-24 school year on March 7.
Charity game planned for hockey player with head injury4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023
Trades & tech organizations partner up to foster entrepreneurship, female-owned businesses3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023
School division plunges into swim program after pandemic fallout3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023
Ambitious mixed-use project gets go-ahead from committee2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023
Jr. Canucks serving opponents ca-knuckle sandwiches all year3 minute read Preview Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Kelvin teacher, football coach recognized for service3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022
Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan community committee roundup2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022
Ukrainian dance ensemble continues fundraising efforts2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Sisler partnership adds depth to animation program3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Sisler High School’s CREATE program is adding some dimension to its program. The program has partnered with an industry leader, Reel FX, to help its students dive into the world of 3D animation.
Platform hopes to improve home care for both clients, caregivers3 minute read Preview Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Garden Hill First Nation, downtown artist Mattmac’s star rises higher3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022
Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood city council candidate profiles4 minute read Preview Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2022
Removing barriers from a rope in the sky3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Pets in hot cars a potentially fatal, persistent problem4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022
Globetrotting pastry chef brings home world-class knowledge4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2022
World’s largest magic club celebrates 100th anniversary, Winnipeg roots4 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2022
Jazz festival trumpets local talent, international artists3 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2022
Jr. Canucks cap record-breaking year with MMJHL championship win4 minute read Preview Wednesday, May. 4, 2022
Maples Collegiate sees boom in trades classes registrations3 minute read Preview Friday, Apr. 8, 2022
Furniture bank helps pioneer network3 minute read Preview Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
Selkirk Avenue furniture bank Oyate Tipi Cumini Yape is partnering with a Toronto-based organization to fast forward its shift from non-profit to social enterprise.
The organization from Toronto, called Furniture Bank, has developed a cloud-based network that helps co-ordinate furniture pickups, evaluate donations, generate tax receipts and even calculate the space a donation will take up in the truck. All this is done using information donors will enter on Oyate Tipi’s website.
That will provide the system Oyate Tipi needed to rebrand itself as a furniture removal social enterprise. It plans to pick up people’s unwanted furniture for a fee, building on revenues from the organization’s existing bed bug eradication service. Furniture will then be distributed to those in need.
“I’m very invigorated by this community and structural-level change,” Oyate Tipi executive director Alexandra Béasse said. “When I started her two years ago, we never even dreamed of being self sufficient. We were on the cusp — what if we can’t get government grants, what do we do. And now we can support ourselves and grow.”