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OURS-Winnipeg is inviting community members to join the discussion about greenspace issues in the city.
The organization — whose name stands for Outdoor Urban Recreational Spaces – Winnipeg — will hold its Green Space Forum event at St. Mary’s Road United Church, which is located at 613 St. Mary’s Road, on Thurs., May 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
According to its website, OURS-Winnipeg is a community-based organization that originated in December 2011 to protect public golf courses from commercial or residential development, and has evolved to become a citywide greenspace advocate organization with a focus on urban greenspaces, river and nature corridors and the urban forest.
Pam Lucenkiw, an OURS-Winnipeg co-chair, said one of the goals of the upcoming forum is to elevate the profile of greenspace issues in the spotlight of the municipal election in the city later this year.
"We would like to see candidates supporting a citywide greenspace plan that protects our greenspace and plans for the future challenges it faces," said Lucenkiw, who lives in Southdale. "Winnipeg is falling behind compared to other cities in how it values its greenspace."
Lucenkiw said the three city councillors in the area — Brian Mayes (St. Vital), Matt Allard (St. Boniface) and Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) — have all been invited to the event.
She said the event is targeted at any individuals and community stakeholders that have an interest in greenspace issues.
The event will include a panel of experts who will address topics such as climate change, urban greenspace planning, and health through nature, Lucenkiw said.
Go online at www.ours-winnipeg.com for more information.
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