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.


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: By: Ben Waldman Posted: 06/23/2017 4:00 AM | Last Modified: 06/23/2017 10:21... read more

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: By: Ligia Braidotti Posted: 07/25/2016 9:27 AM | Comments:... read more
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”.  ... read more
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,... read more

Picnic in the Park relocated to the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre due to thunderstorm forecast

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION NORTH END COMMUNITY RENEWAL CORPORATION MOVES LOCATION OF PICNIC IN THE PARK DUE TO A THUNDERSTORM FORECAST ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA WINNIPEG, Friday August 21, 2015, 11:30am– North End Community Renewal Corporation in partnership with Aboriginal Music Week, will be relocating the 17th annual North End community event, “Picnic in the Park,” from St. John’s Park to the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre at 45 Robinson. The decision was made as a result of Environment Canada thunderstorm forecast for Saturday, August 22nd. This is the first time in the 17 year history of the event where it has been relocated due to weather. Cloudy. 60 percent chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Showers with thunderstorms beginning near noon. Wind southeast 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. High 22. Issued: 11:00 AM CDT Friday 21 August 2015 The free community BBQ, health fair and entertainment by Aboriginal Music Week will still take place at the Indian & Metis Friendship Centre. There will be some modification to the types of activities offered, but will maintain a full day of fun for the family. The Dufferin Youth 3on3 Basketball Tournament will be postponed. For more information, please contact: Martin Landy, Event & Communication Coordinator North End Community Renewal Corporation (204) 927-2330 – 30 – North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) is committed to the social, economic and cultural renewal of the North End of Winnipeg. NECRC defines its development goals through annual consultations and ongoing networking with North End residents and businesses. The corporation works with community committees to plan and implement development strategies in its... read more

NECRC AGM JUNE 11th Documentation

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the North End Community Renewal Corporation will take place on Thursday June 11th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at re Ukrainian Labour Temple located at 591 Pritichard (at McGregor ).  Please find our agenda and reports for the meeting.  Copies will be available at the event. Please contact Martin Landy at for further information and registration. AGM Agenda AGM Rerport 2014-2015 – final NECRC March 31, 2015 financials NECRC FS – Mar 15 NERI 2014-2015 Annual Report – final NERI March 31, 2015 financails NERI FS – Mar 15 June 12 2014 NECRC AGM Minutes    ... read more
Picnic In the Park

Picnic In the Park

  The North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC), in partnership with Aboriginal Music Week, North End non-profit organizations and our many sponsors, is pleased to announce the 17th annual Picnic in the Park. The Picnic in the Park is a free community event that started in 1999. Picnic celebrates the cultural diversity of the North End and aims to present a positive image of the community. The event now has over 4,000 community members attending and that number continues to grow. The event includes free food, children’s activities, cultural entertainment, prizes, artist and craft sales and organization information booths. The Picnic will take place rain or shine: Saturday, August 22, 2015 – St. John’s Park, Winnipeg MB – 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM “Picnic is in its seventeenth year and going strong,” says Robert Neufeld, Executive Director at NECRC, “we celebrate the culture and diversity of the North End by providing different foods, activities and entertainment to represent as many cultures as we can.” Neufeld says, “It’s great to have so many partners working together and this year we are especially pleased to partner with Aboriginal Music Week.” Our community partners include: Aboriginal Visioning for the North End, the City of Winnipeg, Mount Carmel Clinic, North End Women’s Centre, FACT, and St. John’s Residents Association.  Our sponsors include Aboriginal Music Week, Manitoba Public Insurance, James Richardson and Sons, Ltd and Assiniboine Credit Union.  Please join us in our celebration of the North End Community. Sign-up to volunteer at the Picnic in the Park     Register your team for the basketball tournament: Dufferin Youth 3on3 Basketball Tournament Team Registration ALL... read more