A little rambling with Weldon Rinn


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This article was published 09/02/2021 (846 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I got a knock at my door a few weeks back. It was my next-door neighbour, Sandy. We live in a three-storey apartment block in the heart of St. Vital and he had a package for me.

He said that some packages had been delivered to him and others while they were outside enjoying the warmer weather at the time. Sandy explained that he’d thought I might like one and he set a black grocery bag on the floor.

The inscription in orange lettering on the black grocery bag read Dakota Community Centre.

I felt the rumblings of ramblings stirring so decided that this generosity warranted further investigation and what motivated the kind folks at Dakota to provide us with such, well, generous gifts…

The bag contained an Emergency Response Information Kit (E.R.I.K.), a mask, hand sanitizer, a box of tissues, a pena and a Brain Game booklet.

That’s when I decided to check a little closer into Dakota CC and what makes it tick.

To nobody’s surprise, the clubs been shuttered because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, South Winnipeg MP Terry Duguid and the federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors program were jointly involved in making these wellness kits possible.

Claudia Chernitsky, Dakota CC’s older adults program co-ordinator, no doubt played a significant role in the assembly and distribution of the kits.

So, in addition to my neighbour Sandy, I have to say thanks to all involved.

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Now for the rambling I spoke of…

The worst result of my recent health issues has been the loss of my driver’s licence.

The most positive outcome? Also the loss of my driver’s licence.

Seriously…I miss my mobility, driving my son around and, of course, delivering auto parts for Piston Ring. But anyone can tell you that Winnipeg has by far the worst drivers, per capita, of any city in the world. But that is an argument for another day as I gotta be rambling on now…

Weldon Rinn lives, writes, rambles and enjoys living in St. Vital. He can be reached at weldonrinn2@gmail.com

Weldon Rinn

Weldon Rinn
St. Vital community correspondent

Weldon Rinn lives, writes, and enjoys living in St. Vital. He can be reached at weldonrinn2@gmail.com

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