Summer days at Lord Roberts CC


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This article was published 01/06/2018 (1823 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Summer gets you going to Lord Roberts Community Centre.

The South Osborne Bike Hub, located north of the centre is once again in operation. This may be the year I take my old Peugeot in for some much-needed repairs. With the help of a Bike Hub volunteer I may ride this bicycle again.

Bethany Daman, a Bike Hub volunteer said “the volunteers, collectively make the open (bike) shop happen.”

Photo by Andrew Braga The Bike Hub, located at Lord Roberts Community Centre, helps area residents get on the road. Photo by Andrew Braga

Bike Hub volunteers teach people how to fix their bicycles; they rebuild donated bikes and they try to make sure that people who want a bike receive one, either at a low cost or after putting in some volunteer hours at the hub.

Children will want to get their bikes ready for the Lord Roberts Bike Ride on June 23 from noon to 3 p.m.

Manitoba Public Insurance will talk about bicycle safety. Riders can participate in snail races and tight circle competitions and later decorate their bikes in the club. There will be lots of prizes.

Children aged four to eight are busy playing mini-soccer to the end of June. They will celebrate their season with a wind-up. It isn’t the World Cup but it sure is fun to watch these young athletes.

June 20 sees the return of the farmer’s market, run by Farm Fresh Food Hub, in the LRCC rink.

Buskers will entertain while tables covered in fresh produce, aromatic bread, pretty jewelry and many more delights await including a beer tent. An on-site ATM will cost you $2.50 per transaction (LRCC receives a portion of this fee).

This year, instead of watching mom or dad check out the carrots, the peas, the beans and the bread, children can go to their own market table, where they can play games such as Connect 4, draw pictures and have fun on market day.

LRCC is hosting a Wine and Paint Night with artist and graphic designer Beth Gillespie on Fri., June 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $25; a glass of wine is $4. Proceeds from this event will go toward free children’s programming, such as the Thursday Cooking Club.

The Lord Roberts summer day camp for children aged six to 12 will again cost $10 per child per day. Parents who provide a small monetary donation or a food donation may bring their children to LRCC at 8:30 a.m.

Last summer, the campers enjoyed a Winnipeg summer going to the Fringe Festival, the zoo, the Manitoba Museum, Kildonan Park and more water parks. This year, LRCC is hoping for summer weather and safe, happy times.

Dianne Doney is a community correspondent for Fort Rouge. You can contact her at

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