Glenelm residents gather together
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The Glenelm Neighbourhood Association held its annual general meeting on Jan. 25 at Gordon-King Memorial United Church, which was attended by a couple of dozen area residents.
Glenelm is the part of Elmwood bordered on the west and south by the Red River, on the east by Henderson Highway, and on the north by Elmwood Park. The leafy, riverfront neighbourhood is near a number of Henderson Highway shops and features a dense collection of older homes.
The association was re-established following resident opposition to a proposed pawnshop on Henderson Highway. Currently, GENA is involved with the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation in conducting a background study to support future local planning.
“We’re going to move forward with a background study and ask (Winnipeg City)Council to endorse the study,” said Brook Feenstra, an urban planner and GENA volunteer.
Arlene Reid, Glenelm resident and Ward 7 trustee for the Winnipeg School Division presided over the selection of GENA’s four executive positions.
Emma Durand-Wood and David Pensato were acclaimed co-chairs while Rosalie Block was acclaimed as treasurer and Shauna MacKinnon as secretary.
Pensato told the crowd that GENA’s website — glenelm.ca — is now up and offered the option of subscribing to the newsletter by email. Co-chair Durand-Wood added that there were 84 subscribers and that an interesting Glenelm person section is planned.
Dale Karasiuk, executive director of CNRC, spoke at the AGM about the shared interests of CNRC and GENA. A prime area for collaboration, he said, was a “vacant, fenced-up property on Henderson and Johnson (Avenue),” owned by the Suncor Corporation.
Karasiuk noted that CNRC had a number of conversations with Suncor’s Calgary office in late 2015 and early 2016. He also told AGM attendees that CNRC had submitted business and concept plans to Suncor for repurposing the site.
“It’s not a very big property but (it) is very central for Chalmers and Glenelm” Karasiuk said. CNRC plans to share its ideas for turning the lot into a community space in an upcoming community plan.
This AGM was the first GENA event Jamie, a Glenelm resident for 12 years, had attended.
Made aware of the meeting by a notice in her mailbox, she felt it was “very interesting, very well-organized.”
Jamie added that it was “good to see people coming together to work on projects” in the neighbourhood.
Dylon Martin is a community correspondent for Elmwood.
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