NECRC hosts or collaborates and partners with many community agencies to present numerous events in the community. With are partners we create a unique blend of community members, volunteers, staff and mentors, working together to improve the lives of those living in the North End of Winnipeg. This “coming together” at the grassroots is seen as a community solution to supporting one another.
Here is a listing of the events in the North End.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Every spring, a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner celebrating the hard work and dedication of more than 250 the North End volunteers is held. This event is an opportunity for many North End organizations to collectively honour their most committed volunteers with a fabulous meal, entertainment, free prize draws, a certificate of recognition, and a gift to show their appreciation
National Aboriginal Day
A celebration of Indigenous culture in the heart of the North End takes place every year on National Aboriginal Day (June 21). Activities include a free traditional feast, culturally focused activities and games, Indigenous entertainment, and artist demonstrations/sales.
NECRC Annual General Meeting
is held each June to review the past years activities and celebrate our achievements.
Picnic in the Park
is an annual event, initially sponsored in 2000 by NECRC and community partners, to celebrate the cultural diversity of the North End. Since then, the event has grown immensely in both participants and community partners.
In 2014, more than sixteen organizations from the north end came together to plan and organize the 1 day event. Community partners who hosted the c event included: Aboriginal Visioning for the North End, Graffiti Art Gallery, Mount Carmel Clinic, North End Community Renewal Corporation, North End Women’s Centre, and the City of Winnipeg.
Approximately 2000 children and families came out on August 23, 2014 to enjoy a fun family BBQ. The event featured a wide range of entertainment, including Lorenzo, Norman Chief Memorial Dancers and the DB Blues Band. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPIC) provided the children with a mini car service, demonstrating road safety; Graffiti Art Gallery and the City of Winnipeg staff from Turtle Island Community Centre provided children’s activities throughout the day. In all, over 100 local organizations, vendors and sponsors contributed to a fun filled family oriented day.
The 2016 Picnic in the Park will be held on Saturday August 13th, 2016 at St. John’s Park!
Light Up The Avenue
Lighting Up The Avenue is an annual holiday celebration. This early December coming together of community residents, businesses, and organizations, celebrates spirit of the season and the spirit of Winnipeg’s North End.
This year’s Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast event is taking place on Friday November 25, from 7 AM – 10 AM at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson Street).read more
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