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Inside This Issue Staff Directory Advertising Rates GM’s Notes President’s Notes Frost Bite River Run

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Winter Classic Tournament 4 on 4 Tourney Breakfast with Santa Community Member Spotlight Garden Manor Care Home X-Mas

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SORSI Stepping Stones Book Kid’s Corner Grands ‘N’ More Update

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~Edith Sitwell

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FOR THE COMMUNITY FROM THE COMMUNITY

Who’s Who @ RVCC President: Vice-President: Treasurer: Secretary: Past President: General Manager: Reflector Editor: Reflector Advertising: Fund Drive: Youth Soccer:

Dennis Cunningham Shaun Hampton Krista Fraser-Kruck Julie Strong Ryan Rolston Charles Musto 204-452-9944 gm@riverviewcc.ca Stephanie Nixon reflector@riverviewcc.ca Pat Fedirchuk ads@riverviewcc.ca Randi Hunter & Heather Smith Ryan Proulx Craig “Buzz” Hamilton & Jason Mini Soccer: Oliver Hockey: Scott Brown Jackrabbit Vacant Hockey: Basketball: Cathy Gervais Dennis Cunningham Cross-Country dennis.cunningham@ Skiing: riverviewjackrabbits.com Jason Hoeppner & Chris Urnezius Baseball: riverviewccbaseball@gmail.com Softball: Julie Strong Buildings & Vacant Grounds: Volunteer Bond Marcos Carreiro Coordinator: Equipment Dave Temmerman Manager: Dave Bynski, Quinn Menec, Members at Shawna Lacasse, Ian Schillberg, Large: Natalie Schillberg, Jason Hoeppner

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GM’s Note: January 2017 By Charles Musto

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appy New Year Riverview! I never know how long into the new year it’s still appropriate to wish someone a Happy New Year but I’m doing it anyway! By the time this issue of the Reflector gets published, we’ll be well into January but since it’s the first issue of the year, I think I can get away with it. With good reason too. There’s so much on the horizon for the RVCC in 2017 that it’s hard not to be excited about what lies ahead in the next 12 months. Last January I listed some ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ for the club and it proved to be a pretty good road map for us so here we go again. • Finally finishing the kitchen renovation!! This renovation has taken over a year to complete (almost 2 years if you include all the planning and grant applications). To say we’re excited to move on to the next project would be a very, large understatement. When the kitchen is finished and fully stocked with all new kitchen equipment, we’ll have an incredible space for all sorts of new possibilities • Once the kitchen is done, there’s no time for rest. We’ll move right back into the hall and add some really cool upgrades to the space that will make it much more versatile and attractive to all sorts of users. Highlights will include more efficient and dimmable lighting as well as sound treatment to reduce the echo. • Calling all performers! We’re getting a new stage in the hall. No more creaky wooden risers. The new stage will be adjustable to two different heights, a variety of sizes and will have a non-slip surface. Perfect to set the stage for the community performances at the Spring Carnival, the Blues Social or anything else that comes our way • Batter Up! After an inspiring start up to our baseball program last year, we’re looking to swing for the fences this year and bring some upgrades to the diamonds. On the combined strength of the softball AND baseball programs, we’re looking to get the tools desperately needed for better diamond maintenance. We’re also looking into upgrading the player’s benches with some sun shelter and, who knows, if we’re really lucky we may see a batting cage in our near future! As always, this is just a sample of what’s to come and we’d like to recognize that none of this is possible without the herculean efforts by all the volunteers that work so hard to bring such amazing things to this small centre. Thank you, thank you, thank you! On the backbone of this great community, there’s so much more coming up in 2017 so strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride!


President’s Note: Busy and Busier

By Dennis Cunningham

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hile Manitobans proudly boasts of having four seasons, Riverview Community Center only seems to have two – busy and busier. And most months it can be hard to differentiate which season we’re in. These days I’d argue that we’re in the “busier” season. I’m fairly certain you can count on the folks involved with the Winter Classic Hockey events, the Frost Bite River Run, JackRabbits Skiing and Hockey, our ice makers, ski trail groomers, community center staff and board members all backing me up on this. With the both rinks up and running the club is a hub of activity with skaters coming through the day and into the evening. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly word spreads that our ice is ready and how people flock to our rinks. It’s great that we have such a fantastic reputation across the city as this translates into sold out participation in our Winter Classic Hockey events – the youth tournament and the 4 on 4. The popularity of these tournaments also speaks to the exceptional efforts of the organizers. Continued on Page 7...

Getting the ice ready for the season at the Community Centre

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Frost Bite River Run

Riverview Runners Brave the Cold By Dennis Cunningham

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iverview Community Center’s 4th Annual Frost Bite River Run is back on Sunday, January 29th. We’re hoping to have 100 runners braving whatever weather January throws at them as they cover the five mile course through Riverview and the Red River Mutual River Trail. With three years of Frost Bite River Runs under our belts the race committee is very confident that Riverview will host another successful and fun run. We’ve tweaked the pre- and post-race offerings for runners and volunteers, have lots of great prizes and really cool finisher medals. We are very pleased to have IBEX Payroll back as presenting sponsor. They’ve been a great partner right from the start. The biggest challenge the event faces year over year is the weather. Each and every Frost Bite River Run has thrown something different at the runners – extreme wind chill, icy trails, snowed in trails, or bright sunny skies – you just can’t predict what the morning will bring. But no doubt it will bring new challenges and rewards for everyone willing to be part of the 2017 Frost Bite River Run. If you are up for the Frost Bite River Run challenge,

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register soon and get set for a great morning running through Riverview and on the Red River Mutual Trail. You can find more information on the run at frostbiteriverrun.ca. If you’d like to join the volunteer crew visit the Riverview Community Center website (riverviewcc.ca). If you have any questions about the Frost Bite River Run, please contact Dennis Cunningham at racedirector@frostbiteriverrun.ca. Runners in the 2016 Frost Bite River Run take off from the starting line at the Riverview Community Centre


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Santa Serves Up Another Holiday Brunch By Charles Musto

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n December 3rd, Santa made time in his busy schedule to, once again, come visit us here at the Riverview Community Center and he didn’t disappoint. It was another fun brunch filled with some delicious food, good laughs, great friends and neighbours and lots of holiday cheer! There were pancakes & sausages, games and crafts for the kids, jolly old Saint Nick and Mr. Mark put on a fun show for the enthusiastic crowd on hand. The event is always a wonderful way to put even the grinchiest of grinches in the holiday spirit! We’d like to thank Teresa Hampton and her stellar organizing committee for once again organizing the event as well as all the fantastic volunteers and elves who ensured that everyone was fed and things ran smoothly. You’ve all made Santa proud and if we’re all good girls and boys in 2017, perhaps he’ll come back and see us again in December! Santa makes his appearance followed by his trusted elves

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...Continued from Page 3 The absurd amount of snow that’s fallen has meant the ski trails along the Churchill Parkway are set and being used a lot! If you use are a regular user of the trails please consider making a donation to help defray trail grooming expenses. This is not a service provided by the City of Winnipeg. The trails are maintained by volunteers and the costs are covered by the community center. Our “busier” season also includes further improvements to the kitchen and main hall. Late January will see the arrival of several new pieces of kitchen equipment and fresh paint and new energy efficient LED lighting and flooring coming to the hall in February. Once we get all of this wrapped up we move into spring sports registration, summer camp planning, our AGM, and our annual Fund Drive. Whew! All this has me looking forward to shifting into the “busy” season. I’d like to thank everyone who makes the busier and busy seasons at Riverview Community Center so successful –Charles, our indefatigable general manager; the community center staff; the board; every single person who contributes volunteer time to our events, activities and programs; and all of the Riverview residents who use the club. Here’s to a successful and active 2017. The kids at the Santa Brunch reach for the sky with Mr. Mark

Jim Carr joins our amazing volunteer team to help feed our hungry community members

The kids enjoyed many different activities at the Santa Brunch including Christmas Tattoos, Fishing and Face Painting.

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Community Member Spotlight

arrangements that will be embedded in local rather Featuring Mark A. Burch than global networks. It Educator, Author and Community Member makes clear that we will benefit from a careful winnowing of our current he Riverview Reflector is excited to announce a new stock of knowledge and feature in each issue, a Community Member Spotlight, technologies to locate where we showcase talented, passionate and impressive and preserve the useful members of our community. Our inaugural spotlight wisdom compatible with a features, Mark A. Burch. Mark and his wife Charlotte low energy future. The unraveling and have been members of the eventual demise of our Riverview community since current social and cultural 2000. They have four children practices is frightening to and four grandchildren so many of us. The emerging far. In 2010, he retired from future looks more like his position at the University a collapse than an opportunity to refashion our social of Winnipeg as Director, relationships and to create a regenerative relationship with Campus Sustainability and currently occupies himself since the rest of nature that is dedicated to healing the wounds and the tears humans have inflicted on the web of life. But then with a combination of what would this look like and how should we begin? writing, some sessional teaching, and volunteering in the Euterra Rising: The Last Utopia is brimming with community. positive design elements that can serve as fruitful starting He is a co-founder of Transition Winnipeg, and served points for the kind of group discussions we will need if for about three years from 2011 to 2014 on the board of Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative. Mark we are to transform ourselves and the way we live. This continues to serve with Transition Winnipeg, and is looking novel provides us with promising frameworks, practices and values that cover the use of common resources, forward to a lot more activity in 2017 as they develop the thoughtful use of human labour and imagination, the Centre for Environmental and Economic Resilience in partnership with Canadian Mennonite University and other alternative kin systems and governance practices, to mention a few. This tale offers a thoughtful, provocative community businesses and organizations. and positive response to the coming crises driven by the Mark has written seven non-fiction books, all about voluntary simplicity and more sustainable livelihoods. Now need to curtail fossil fuel use while coping with the major upheavals resulting from climate chaos. he has proudly published his first novel, Euterra Rising: The suggested solutions are not based on technological The Last Utopia. Below is a review of Mark’s first novel fixes. They are sociologically and anthropologically by another fellow Riverview community member Rodney informed and make helpful suggestions about how to Kueneman, PhD. build local, mindful communities of care where each of I have always been fascinated with utopian writings us can find a way to promote our collective good while and especially relish those that imagine altered social harnessing personal energy and imagination in ways that relationships rather than a sophisticated technological are life affirming. If ever a book warranted a reading group science fiction future. The problem with most utopias is or a book club, this is it. We could gather with our friends that they have no past and imagine no real future. They to discuss this fount of positive possibilities and begin suddenly appear and ensnare their human occupants in to become the kind of community that can craft such an some variant of an alleged more perfect present than the emergent, inspiring future. Euterra Rising: The one in which the reader resides. Last Utopia is such a rich, inspiring, and fertile gift. We clearly find ourselves in a moment in history when we increasingly realize that we need a different story than the one imposed by rapacious consumer capitalist If you know someone in our community you would culture. We face climate chaos and will need to sequester like to feature in the Community Member Spotlight, the carbon in coal, oil and natural gas by leaving it in the please email reflector@riverviewcc.ca. ground undisturbed. This will require a transformation of our energy systems, manufacturing, and social

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Garden Manor Care Home A fun-filled afternoon By Terry Hunter

The 27th annual Christmas party was held at the

Garden Manor on Osborne St. on Dec. 18, 2016. A fabulous time was had by all with carols sung, goodies to eat and Santa bringing a bag of gifts. Many thanks to the following businesses and individuals that helped make this such a success. Jack MacLaughlin Pingk The Medicine Shoppe Price Choppers Ladies Aux Canada Safeway Knight Archer Insurance Janelle Cancade-White Tracy Einarson Ruth Bridle

Osborne Dental Group Our Lady of Victory Norberry Dental Oakwood Cafe Fort Rouge Legion Hunter Physiotherapy Bell Insurance Larry Gulenchyn Rosanna de Simone Mary Gigliotti

Committee: Nancy Priese, Joann MacMorran, Lorraine Sledzinski, Sharon Chaput, Emily Hunter, Evelyn Wiebe

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Stepping Stones

SOSRI Picture Book Fundraiser By Ian Mattey

The South

Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative (SOSRI) has a fundraiser going involving a picture book called Stepping Stones. Support SOSRI to Support our Syrian Refugee Families with a Great Book! Stepping Stones tells the story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. With only what they can carry on their backs, Rama and her mother, father, grandfather and brother, Sami, set out to walk to freedom in Europe. $10 from each $20 book (plus shipping) goes to SOSRI to support the resettlement of the three Syrian refugee families we’re sponsoring. Order now through their website at www.SOSRI.ca

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Grands ‘n’ More Update By Thelma Hanson

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360 McMillan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N2 360 McMillan Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3L 0N2 Office: 204­453­7653 Office: 204­453­7653

As a REALTOR® Since 1986 I've noticed that home buyers are becoming far more concerned with a property’s past utility costs. As a REALTOR® Since 1986 I've noticed that home buyers are becoming far more concerned with a property’s past utility costs. Prepare your home to be cozier this winter and impress buyers with lower utility costs when your ready to sell: Prepare your home to be cozier this winter and impress buyers with lower utility costs when your ready to sell: 1) Don’t let heat escape through the doors and windows!  1) Don’t let heat escape through the doors and windows!  Put new seals around old window frames and panes. Also, slide draft stoppers under doors within your home and attach draft Put new seals around old window frames and panes. Also, slide draft stoppers under doors within your home and attach draft guards to outside­facing doors to keep heat where you want it ­ inside. guards to outside­facing doors to keep heat where you want it ­ inside. 2) Close the big gaps 2) Close the big gaps Once you’ve sealed the small leaks, walk around your house with a candle and see where it flickers to find hidden drafts. Some Once you’ve sealed the small leaks, walk around your house with a candle and see where it flickers to find hidden drafts. Some walls may need their internal air/moisture barriers replaced or more insulation added if they are cold to the touch. Thermal walls may need their internal air/moisture barriers replaced or more insulation added if they are cold to the touch. Thermal photography can quickly highlight major losses. Call me for commercial contacts doing this helpful service. photography can quickly highlight major losses. Call me for commercial contacts doing this helpful service. 3) Wrap your home in an insulation duvet  3) Wrap your home in an insulation duvet  Some provinces offer grants for energy efficiency upgrades, such as adding insulation, upgrading furnaces and water tanks. Pay Some provinces offer grants for energy efficiency upgrades, such as adding insulation, upgrading furnaces and water tanks. Pay special attention to the roof and attic: ice on your roof is a sure sign of heat escaping! special attention to the roof and attic: ice on your roof is a sure sign of heat escaping! 4) Give your heating system a break 4) Give your heating system a break If there are any rooms, like the foyer or a sitting room, that you won’t be using often this winter, set their thermostat a bit lower If there are any rooms, like the foyer or a sitting room, that you won’t be using often this winter, set their thermostat a bit lower and close them off to keep heat in the rooms you use. You can always turn the heat up in the room when needed. and close them off to keep heat in the rooms you use. You can always turn the heat up in the room when needed. 5) Use a "smart" thermostat 5) Use a "smart" thermostat Smart thermostats let you program different temperatures throughout the day and night. Set your thermostat to be cooler at night Smart thermostats let you program different temperatures throughout the day and night. Set your thermostat to be cooler at night when everyone is cozy in bed, and warmer only during times that you are at home. Wifi units are about $220 CDN. A when everyone is cozy in bed, and warmer only during times that you are at home. Wifi units are about $220 CDN. A selling must! selling must! If you would like to make major changes to your heating bill, you can contact a professional in the energy efficiency industry If you would like to make major changes to your heating bill, you can contact a professional in the energy efficiency industry who can do a thorough assessment. Call me for helpful energy saving specialists. who can do a thorough assessment. Call me for helpful energy saving specialists. Feel free to contact me anytime to learn how to make your home more valuable. Let's start planning your next move. Feel free to contact me anytime to learn how to make your home more valuable. Let's start planning your next move.            Riverview housing stats (via Winnipeg Realtor Association MLS data ­ single family homes)            Riverview housing stats (via Winnipeg Realtor Association MLS data ­ single family homes) 2016 average sale price $277,423 generated from 52 sales 2016 average sale price $277,423 generated from 52 sales 2015 average sale price $288,000 generated from 63 sales 2015 average sale price $288,000 generated from 63 sales 2014 average sale price $297,361 generated from 74 sales  2014 average sale price $297,361 generated from 74 sales     

Roger Burns Roger Burns Century 21 Bachman & Associates Century 21 Bachman & Associates 204­453­7653 204­453­7653 www.myRiverview.info www.myRiverview.info a Riverview resident since 1993 a Riverview resident since 1993

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