April 28, 2018 – Winnipeg Free Press – Winnipeg housing complex honoured nationally

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association presented the North End Community Renewal Corporation with the Community Builder Award at a luncheon held during the 50th National Congress on Housing and Homelessness in Ottawa on April 26.   The award recognized the community impact that the Lord Selkirk Park Housing Project continues to have in the promotion of affordable housing and the prevention of homelessness within the North End of Winnipeg. By: Ligia Braidotti Posted: 05/28/2018 11:25 AM   Read the full article here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/Winnipeg-housing-complex-honoured-nationally-483866251.html...

June 23, 2017, Winnipeg Free Press – Mural’s message of hope, inspiration called heart-gripping

Kirby Boucher, 46, has attended services at Vineyard for 22 years and can’t help but smile at the beautiful mural he walks by every week. When he looks at the mural, Boucher sees hope for his community and for indigenous people around the world. “I see the heart and the colours of the nations helping each other to mend the broken hearts,” he said. “It’s telling everyone in the city that there can be peace and happiness here.” Full Article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/murals-message-of-hope By: Ben Waldman Posted: 06/23/2017 4:00 AM | Last Modified: 06/23/2017 10:21...

November 25, 2016 – 20th Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast!!

The Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast is now in it’s 20th year!! This year’s breakfast event is taking place on Friday November 25, from 7 AM – 10 AM at the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson Street). You can expect 1000 community-minded people, 2000 blueberry pancakes accompanied with other yummy breakfast items, a crafters market featuring 24 stalls for local artisans to sell their handmade wares, a dedicated Kids Area for our littlest supporters AND talented local performers. Did you know that by attending this event you’re supporting LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Campaign – which last year resulted in hamper goods for 1600 inner city people in need? Your $20 ticket purchase also supports our 5 catering partners; Spence Neighbourhood Association, Wolseley Family Place, Neechi Foods, Andrews Street Family Centre and Native Women’s Transition Centre. Buy your tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2600890 Website: http://lite.mb.ca/...

2016 July 27, Winnipeg FreePress The Times: NECRC and Bridge the Gap Social Media Contest Article

A North End project, “Bridge the Gap Winnipeg”, is partnering up with the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) to give a deserving organization a $2,000 grant through a social media contest. Article copy: 2016 Summer Contest helps North End youth Full online news article: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/times/Contest-helps-North-End-youth-388135082.html By: Ligia Braidotti Posted: 07/25/2016 9:27 AM | Comments:...
Bridge The Gap & NECRC Instagram Contest – Win $2,000

Bridge The Gap & NECRC Instagram Contest – Win $2,000

We at Bridge the Gap Winnipeg, along with the North End Community Renewal Corporation, are teaming up to reward a $2000 grant to a deserving North End organization for young people. The application process is simple. Use your smartphone to create and upload a “short video” application through Instagram called: “#How To Summer 2016”. http://www.bridgethegapwinnipeg.ca/  ...
Picnic in the Park Photography

Picnic in the Park Photography

For the past 16 years, the North End Community Renewal Corporation has hosted its annual event, Picnic In The Park at St John’s Park. The event has demonstrated breadth within the community, connecting neighbors and forging strong, new relationships within the North End core. Beginning in 1998, Picnic In The Park started out with only 8 North End Community Renewal Corporation staff members that sat on the project as its steering committee. Each Committee member would organize one aspect of the event and that is how they would produce the event – fast forward, the committee and its attendees has more than tripled in size. On average, Picnic In The Park now attracts around 3000 people ranging between children and adults of all ages. This year, Picnic In The Park took place at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. The change was due unfavorable weather conditions. With the weather forecast predicting powerful thunderstorms and lighting, the picnic team was required to call in Plan B and move the event indoors of the first time. Due to the change some activities had to be cancelled, such as the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, the skateboard demonstrations and the Petting Zoo. Because of the vast range-age, picnic has many different types and styles of activities that aim to pique the interest of its targeted group take place indoors – this year we had face-painting, literacy activities, painting activities, mask making activities as just a few options for children at the event. For adults, we had Aboriginal Music Week hosting the main stage, an hour of local talent (two spoken word artists,...