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90 Ashland Avenue Winnipeg MB R3L 1K6 Phone: 204-452-9944 reflector@riverviewcc.ca www.riverviewcc.ca Riverview Community Centre

Outdoor Winter Classic Hockey Tournament January 19-24, pg 8

Frostbite River Run

23rd Annual 4 on 4 Hockey Tournament

January 24th, Pg. 11

February 5th & 6th, pg 8

Inside This Issue Gm's Notes President's Note Upcoming Events Lost and Found Breakfast with Santa Roundup Grace Bible Church

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Community Challenge Winter Classic Details Kid's Corner Riverview Health Centre Foundation's Circle of Life Frostbite River Run

7 SSOCC: Potlucks with a 8 Purpose 9 A Big Thank You from a 10 Happy Riverview Skier Grands'n'More 11 Biz Buzz

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President: Ryan Rolston, ..............................204-889-0421 Vice-President: Dennis Cunningham, .....204-452-6229 Treasurer: Krista Fraser-Kruck, Secretary: Julie Strong, ..................204-452-9823, jestrong@shaw.ca General Manager: Charles Musto, ...........204-452-9944, gm@riverviewcc.ca Reflector Editing & Layout: Trevor Johnson, .................................................204-889-4482 Reflector Advertising: Pat Fedirchuk, ..........................................ads@riverviewcc.ca Fund Drive: Vacant Youth Soccer: Ryan Proulx Mini Soccer Convenor: Craig “Buzz” Hamilton and Jason Oliver Hockey Convenor: Scott Brown Jackrabbit Hockey: Vacant Basketball Convenor: Cathy Gervais, .....................................................204-452-9905 Cross-Country Skiing Convenor: Dennis Cunningham, ......................................204-452-6229 Archery: Vacant Softball Convener: Julie Strong, ..................204-452-9823, jestrong@shaw.ca Buildings and Grounds: Vacant Volunteer Bond Coordinator: Marcos Carreiro Equipment Manager: Dave Temmerman Members at Large: Colin Joyal, Dave Bynski, Quinn Menec, Shawna Lacasse, Ian Schillberg, Natalie Schillberg, Shaun Hampton Cover Photo: Cindy Desjardine

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GM'S Notes Happy New Year By Charles Musto

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ell the holidays are over and that can only mean one thing - New Year resolutions! In keeping with the spirit, here is a taste of what the Riverview Community Centre has in store for 2016. • This winter, we are experimenting with a new adult learn-to-skate program. Come join us Wednesday nights at 6PM at the Riverview CC and learn how to skate along with some ice hockey basics. Contact the club for more details. • An expanding pleasure skating rink with a little loop. If you haven’t skated it yet, swing by and check it out. It’s cooler than the ice! • With the finishing touches being added to the new kitchen, we are also looking to launch a new program called Potlucks with a Purpose. This is all about getting the community to break bread together, share some laughs and discuss new ideas. The first potluck will be January 27th at the RVCC • The continuation of TWO trivia nights per year. You asked for it, so you got it! The next one will be April 22nd. Registration will open in February. • The return of the Blues Social to put an end to your musical or winter blues – whichever it may be. This will will happen on April 29th. Tickets will be available soon. • We are looking into hosting a Riverview sporting goods swap. Stay tuned for details. These are but a few examples of what’s on deck at the club in 2016. Safe to say it’s going to be another great year in Riverview. We hope you’ll join in the fun! Photo : Cindy Desjardine

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Some of the awesome action during last year's Winter Classic!


President's Note: A Classic Club By Ryan Rolston

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or a while it seemed as though unseasonably warm temperatures would be turning our Community Centre rinks into useless puddles. Thankfully that is no longer a concern. It may have taken a while but the proper Winnipeg winter temperatures and the right amount of snow finally came. This makes me a happy man because it means one of my favourite times at the club is no longer under threat. The countdown to our annual Winter Classic is on! In just a few days the Winter Classic will kick off with our Youth Hockey tournament, followed by the Frostbite River Run and will end two weeks later with our adult 4 on 4 tournament. This two week period is the result of months of hard work and planning by tireless volunteers and staff at RVCC. The end result is a statement to people visiting the club: Riverview is a community that is still relevant in a time when kids sports are centralized beyond local community centres. The Winter Classic is also a reminder to us in this community of what an amazing tightly knit community we have. Our volunteer base continues to be the backbone of the Club. We have come to expect our Hockey rinks to be ready faster than most other community club rinks in the city. Generally our success at this has been due to a small hard-working contingent of regulars who step up year after year. However, this year the club was in a bit of a conundrum when one of our key volunteers, Gerald Schade, was absent from the community. In true Riverview spirit, volunteers old and new, emerged from the woodwork and our ice was installed despite the balmy fall and unusually warm winter temperatures. In the meantime, we have become more organized than ever and our tournament is well on track. As we entered the holiday slow down, the Gardner and Bigalow clans took to the ice, and things were as they always have been. Hence the statement that we make as a community. When our friends from Fort Garry and other communities come to our club, they are constantly struck by the volume of traffic that flows through the club and the quality of the services that we provide. Winnipeg’s recreation landscape is evolving. Every year there is less reliance on the community club model for amateur sports programs as each sport moves to a more centralized system. Some lament the end of the community club model. Others do not see the relevance of community centres. Here in Riverview, we celebrate our community and the winter by hosting a successful Winter Classic, and thereby prove that centres do have a place if they evolve with the continued on page 4...

Upcoming Events 2016 Winter Classic The Winter Classic is back! January 19-24: Youth Hockey tournament for divisions 5/6, 7/8 and 10A2 boys. January 24: Frostbite River Run February 5-6: Annual Adult 4on4 Hockey Tournament Registration is now open for the hockey tournaments. Visit www.riverviewcc.ca for more details.

Potlucks with a Purpose January 27: Riverview Community Centre at 6PM. Contact the club for more information at 204 452-9944 or gm@riverviewcc.ca.

Bud & Spud Churchill High Fundraiser January 28th: Canad Inns Fort Garry For more information contact Yussef Hawash at yhawash@ wsd1.org or Gary Wuirch at gwuirch@mymts.net.

Spring Trivia Night April 22: Riverview Community Centre. Save the date! Registration will open in February. Contact the club for more information at 204 452-9944 or gm@riverviewcc.ca.

Riverview CC Blues Social April 29th: Riverview Community Centre. Tickets will be available soon. Contact the club for more details at 204 452-9944 or gm@riverviewcc.ca.

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changing times. Riverview community Centre is a leader in Winnipeg in this regard. Lastly, the fortnight that is the Winter Classic has something for everyone. There are two hockey tournaments. From January 19th – 24th three age groups of kids will descend on the club; 5/6 year olds; 7/8 year olds; and 10 year olds. In the meantime, our very own jackrabbits hockey players will take to the ice and will be part of the action. There is no better way to see hockey at it’s most pure level than through the best efforts of all of these young ones! On Sunday January 24th, Riverview will host the Frostbite River Run. Over 100 hearty soul’s soles will hit the river ice on a run from the club to The Forks and back. Lastly, on the weekend of February 5th, the annual 4 on 4 adult hockey tournament will take place, ending in one of the best socials of the year. Whether you are a hockey fan, runner, or member of the community in general, the energy at the club over these two weekends is unparalleled. So come out and support the community, connect with your neighbours and be a part of it all.

Alison O’Toole REALTOR® Direct: 204-223-0678 Email: AlisonAndTheCity@shaw.ca Happy New Year!

Did you know: This is the perfect time of year to start organizing your home of items stored around the house or garage? With holiday gifts, its easy to add to the collection of things you haven't used in years or if you’re like me, may already have duplicates of. Start making piles or packing boxes and label them “donate”, “toss away” or “sell” and you can gradually start organizing and decluttering. Research has found that stress levels are at their highest when dealing with belongings during a move. In other words, the less time you spend dealing with your stuff, the more relaxed you will be. A little bit of effort now can set you up to be more “stress free” in your day to day life. If you are thinking of selling your home in the upcoming months, this is a great time to take advantage of a cold snowy day to make your home as appealing to a buyer as possible. Sometimes buyers can’t look past over stocked closets and think they too may be cramped if you appear to be. Clear out shelves in the basement, take down last years holiday cards and remove the 15 framed pictures of the family hamster from the mantle as this is considered to be too many. Please free to call me anytime with real estate questions or a complimentary market evaluation of your home when you are wanting to sell .

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Breakfast with Santa: Roundup 2015 By Melanie Stewart

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reakfast with Santa was a big success this year! We had sausages, pancakes and coffee all made in the community centres brand new kitchen. We started off with some fun and quirky games that were run by some great elf volunteers. We had breakfast and then Santa and his elves made a grand entrance. Everyone got a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and receive a gift bag Santa made himself. After Santa, the kids got their faces painted, they got tattoos (don’t worry they were temporary) and made some beautiful Christmas tree crafts. Then we announced the winners of the two contest games and the jelly bean guess, the minute to win it games included Cracker on Yo Face and Candy Cane Fishing. In Cracker on Yo Face the kids had to move a cracker from their forehead

Magician Ryan Price takes to the stage! down to their mouth without their hands as fast as they could to win the prize. In Candy Cane Fishing, also known as Merry Fishmas, the participants had to fish for a candy cane as fast as they could; the fastest won the prize. After all the fun and games everyone gathered around Ryan

Price, an amazing magician who blew the crowd away with his magnificent tricks, to end this year’s Breakfast with Santa. I’d like to thank all of the elves and other volunteers especially Teresa Hampton who coordinated this year’s event.


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Grace Bible Church On the Camino Pilgrimage By Stephen Murphy

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eligious? Spiritual? Recreational? These were the questions Linda and I were asked when we went to get the certificate of completion of the Camino de Santiago, the ‘compostela’ - a traditional pilgrimage across the north of Spain. It is issued by the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. There are two types of certificate: one is in Latin, issued to pilgrims who declare that they did the camino for religious or spiritual purposes. The second certificate is for those who did it for cultural or historical purposes. To receive it, you must have completed the last 100 kms of the Camino if you are walking or on horseback, or the last 200 km if you rode a bicycle. In the last 100 km (walking/horseback) or 200 km (cycling) you must also have at least two or three stamps per day in your pilgrim's passport to prove that you did not get buses or taxis. The ‘compostela’ and passport are great souvenirs from the walk but it was the time spent in contemplating life, meeting folk from all over the globe, eating pilgrim meals, enduring/enjoying the weather and accommodations that made our walk a life changing experience. A common saying on the way is "each one walks their own Camino." Another

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common saying is “the Camino will provide.” We found that to be true many times - rain stopped, bar/restaurant appeared, the right person arrived when we needed directions. By the beginning of November last year, when Linda and I returned from a month vacationing in Spain, our pilgrimage was over. We’d spent 18 days of that time covering 300 kms of the Camino. We walked with another couple - Kathy & Allan, with whom we had been talking about aspects of the walk for over a year - what’s the best guide, backpack, shoes, socks; how many quick dry pants, shirts, underwear should we bring. We prepared physically by walking places instead of driving or biking - like Steven Wright says “Everywhere is within walking distance, if you have the time.” We wanted our walk to be more than a recreational time so we decided to walk with an ‘intention’ - something to meditate, pray, think about. My ‘intention’ was to “to live into the moment rather than over think things”. One way I lived into that intention was to take more pictures of flowers than I usually do. I like flowers so I responded to my heart and stopped, smelled the roses and other flowers and took pictures of them rather than worrying about how many Gigabites were left in my iPhone. Half-way through the walk I was “given” another ‘intention’ - “accept yourself”. That ‘intention’ continues to affect how I relate to myself and others. I find if I can accept myself - the good, bad and ugly - then I find it much easier to accept others. I’m discovering as I continue my pilgrimage in other ways,

“the Camino will provide” continues to be true and I find myself more accepting and hopeful for myself, others and the world in general. May ‘the Camino provide” what you need for your journey in 2016. Stephen Murphy, is one of the co-ministers of Pastoral & Spiritual Care at Grace Bible Church, 366 Oakwood Ave - where he journeys with the good folk of GBC. You are welcome to join us Sunday mornings @10:30 or hear our fabulous choir, lead by Margot Sim at our 24th Anniversary Spring Concert on May 1 @ 7pm.

"Community Challenge" RVCC needs your ideas and input!

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he Riverview CC along with the Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative endeavours to start a new program called Potlucks with a Purpose. We invite you to join us at the RVCC on January 27th for the first potluck and share your ideas on what the ‘purpose’ should be whether it be discussing new recipes, community issues, big ideas or other. Contact the club for more details. Phone: 204-452-9944 Email our Gm, Charles Musto: gm@riverviewcc.ca

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Riverview 2016 Outdoor Winter Classic Hockey Tournament January 20-24

Riverview 2016 23rd Annual Age groups & Fees : Outdoor interLeague Classic$250 Riverview/Lord Roberts 5/6W House Hockey ournament 4 on 4 Hockey Tournament 7/8T House League $300 10 A2 19 - 24 $300 January February 5 & 6 • All teams are guaranteed three games minimum

Every player must be 18 years old or older and must be a Age groups: 5/6 House League, 7/8 House League ,10 A2 • A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate leag past or present resident of Riverview or Lord Roberts. The majority of games on the weekend, but there may Regular Registration fee is $180 plus a donation to•the • All teams are guaranteed three games minimum evening games silent auction (minimum value of $50). • A reasonable effort will be made to accommodate *Registration is not complete until payment is releague schedules ceived • The majority of games are on the weekend, but **One cheque per team is preferred or one time cash there may be some evening games Registration Deadline: December 1, 2015 payment ( Entry fees non-refundable after this date) Team registrations and fee to be submitted to the commuAll games are outdoors at the Riverview Community nity centre ASAP. Centre, 90 Ashland Avenue, http://www.riverviewcc.ca

Two Divisions (8 teams per division): awardsare for top placing teams Location : • AllTeam games outdoors at Riverview Commu • Open • Loot90 bags for all participating players Ashland Avenue, http://www.riverv • Over 35 years of age • Free hot chocolate for players after every game Games to be held: • Hot food available Friday-Sunday • February 5th – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Draw to be posted at • Silent Auction/Loonie Stick/50-50 Draws * Team awards for top placing teams 5:30 p.m.) * Loot bags for www.riverviewcc.ca all participating players • February 6th – 10:00 a.m. to finish See RVCC website for further details and • Beer Gardens Friday evening and Saturday registration forms. Registration forms also available at the game * Free hot chocolate for players after every • Social, Saturday night (February 6th) from 8:00 p.m. to Community Centre. * Hot food available Friday-Sunday 1:00 a. m. For more information please contact * Silent Auction/Loonie Stick/50-50 Draws gm@riverviewcc.ca, 204-452-9944

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Riverview Health Centre Foundation’s Circle of Life By Sheldon Mindell What is it? The Circle of Life is Riverview Health Centre Foundation’s planned giving program. It allows an individual or a family to make a commitment today to leave a gift to Riverview through one’s estate. In exchange for this commitment the donor receives recognition today on Riverview’s donor wall – commit today, be recognized for your generosity today and donate in the future. Why operate in this manner? Many people would like to make a meaningful gift but are unsure of their long-term financial position. How long will I live; how healthy will I be; what other obligations will occur? Because of these and other concerns the idea of giving a gift through one’s estate provides greater financial comfort. Circle of Life members either designate a dollar amount or a percentage of their estate. In this manner they are comfortable knowing that they will be donating and proud that their generosity continued on page 13...

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3rd Annual Frost Bite River Run: It's Time for Another Frozen Fun Run By Dennis Cunningham

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he Frost Bite River Run is a few days away but there is still time to register and be part of Riverview Community Centre’s winter fun run. You can register online at frostbiteriverrun.ca or in person at the community center on Friday, January 22nd from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. or on race day, Sunday, January 24th from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The run starts at 10:00 a.m. on the 24th and we’re hoping to have a great turn out of runners from the neighbourhood and across Winnipeg. Last year over 80 runners took part in the Frost Bite River Run. They enjoyed some mild winter running weather, had a great post-run meal and raised over $2500 for the community centre.

This year the Frost Bite River Run participants have the chance to win amazing winter running shoes from Swedish footwear company, Icebug. Icebug Canada has graciously provided us with four pairs of shoes to giveaway to participants, plus a demo fleet for runners to try on run day. Icebug was incredibly excited to support our event, and we’re really excited to have them on board. We’re also pleased that IBEX Payroll is back in 2016 as our presenting sponsor and they’ve been joined by Knight Archer Insurance Brokers, Roger Burns Century 21 Real Estate, Smith-Paterson Associates, Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry Councillor Jenny Gerbasi, Fort Garry - Riverview MLA James Allum, Stride Ahead Running, Vera Pizzeria, Café D’Amour and South Osborne Biz in supporting the Frost Bite River Run.Virgin 103 will be our race day MC.

On January 24th, please be part of the Frost Bite River Run – run, volunteer or cheer the runners on. It’s a great part of winter in Riverview.

We'd like to extend an extra big thankyou to our 4 leading sponsors for this year's event: Ibex Payroll, Icebug Shoes , Knight Archer Insurance Brokers and Smith-Paterson & Associates.

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Potlucks with a Purpose – 2016 By Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative

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ou’re invited to join your neighbours and share food, conversation and friendship as we create a new series of events: ‘Potlucks with a Purpose’. This past year was a great one for Sustainable South Osborne. Our annual University of Manitoba course ‘Building a Commons’ has run 3 consecutive years, we had lots of success with the Garden Clubs and this year we helped a new player enter the urban agriculture scene: The South Osborne Permaculture Workers Co-op. All of this will get even stronger in the upcoming growing season. And after two really successful Harvest Dinners, our perennial celebration feast in Orchard, it only makes sense to build on this and do more of what we all really love to do: get together and share food. When: The first ‘Potluck with a Purpose” will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 27th at Riverview Community Centre. What are they? Well… they’re potlucks. We all bring some food to share (and when the new kitchen at Riverview Community Centre is finished, we’ll cook some food together) and eat together. But potlucks are about more than just about eating – they’re about getting together and enjoying each other’s company. They’re about cooking together. They’re about learning new recipes. They’re about building community and celebrating. We think that these potlucks will build closer ties between neighbours, add to the already high quality of life in our neighbourhood, and provide an opportunity to use local food to celebrate our community on more occasions than the annual Harvest Dinner. And in the process, we get to know more about what is going on in the neighbourhood and learn about some of the exciting developments around food initiated by Sustainable South Osborne. What’s the ‘purpose’? We haven’t decided yet and need your help! The idea is that there would be a ‘theme’ or ‘flavour’ to each of the potlucks. But we want these ideas to be decided by the community, so please join us and help shape this initiative. At the first potluck, we’ll discuss what themes to give the potlucks and how they should be organized. The “purpose” of a potluck could focus on food some of the time, but social, cultural, artistic, wellness and other kinds of topics are all possibilities. We hope that some of the sessions could involve lessons on cooking as a social activity to encourage healthy meals and

‘slow food.’ We also hope that some meals will make use of the great natural produce grown right here in the neighbourhood. We hope to see you at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, January 27th. Thank you for making South Osborne great. For more information, contact Rod Kueneman with Sustainable South Osborne Community Cooperative at rod.kueneman@umanitoba.ca or 204 688 1060 or contact Charles Musto at the Riverview Community Centre at gm@riverviewcc.ca or 204 452 9944.

Circle of Life

...continued from page 10 is being recognized so that possibly others will follow. Generosity is a learned experience! How do I become a Circle of Life Member? Simply contact Sheldon Mindell, Executive Director of the Foundation (204-478-6197) or by e-mail smindell@rhc.mb.ca to answer any of your questions about Riverview Health Centre Foundation’ s Circle of Life program. Remember there is no need to indicate the size of your gift; simply “promise” that there will be a gift in your estate to Riverview Health Centre Foundation – Promise today, be recognized today, leave a gift in the future.

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A Big Thank you From a Happy Riverview Skier

BIZ BUZZ The South Osborne Biz Bulletin By Sharla May

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big thank you to the two volunteers who regularly groom the Churchill Drive ski trails. Dennis Cunningham and Darrell Durling, (featured here on the club's Alpine grooming machine) have done an outstanding job of keeping both a classic and skate ski trail in tip top shape for us to enjoy. It's great to see so many people out and about on the trails.

To show your support, consider a small donation to the Riverview Community Centre to help pay for gas and upkeep of the grooming equipment. And next time you spot Darrell or Dennis, give 'em a big hug (ok, maybe a big wave) to show your appreciation for their time and dedication.

Grands'n'More Update

scarf around the neck of an adult. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, contact me at jeanaltemeyer@shaw.ca and I will arrange the details.

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eel free to join us on February 4, at 7:00 pm at Riverview CC. Kathy Knowles, a local author, will tell us about her latest book for children, “Nana and Me”. It is a story about an African grandmother, and her daily activities. (Copies are available for sale; proceeds support the many community libraries Kathy has created in Ghana.) There will be updates on our activities, and opportunities to participate and help with upcoming events. As well, there will be ‘WarmUp to Winnipeg’ scarves available for donation to newly-arrived refugees - $5 provides a child with warmth, and $10 places a

Scrabble for Africa Fundraiser: save the date!

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ow would you like to have fun cheating at Scrabble and contribute to a good cause at the same time? The Grands’n’More Scrabble Fundraiser is being held on April 16, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Church 2700 Portage Avenue from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation helping grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren in subsaharan Africa. Email ninalogan@shaw.ca or call 204832-5569 for details on how to connect to our “Scrabble for Africa” event.

appy New Year from the businesses of South Osborne! The South Osborne BIZ committees are excited to start meeting again after our holidays. We wrapped up 2015 with a successful AGM, setting our goals for this year. We are excited to have launched our new website at www.southosborne.biz. Please check it regularly as we will be updating it throughout the year with notices and information about upcoming BIZ events. We were happy to see so many new businesses join the community in the last year. South Osborne now has more to offer than ever before. New additions to the street include Begonia Fusion Grill, Blind Tiger Coffee Co., and BLDG Architecture. Also in the last year, The Park Theatre celebrated its 10th year in business, and Vera Pizza was named one of the best restaurants in the city by the Winnipeg Free Press. South Osborne is one area that does not slow down during the winter months. Upcoming events include the Frostbite River Run taking place January 24th, the Riverview Winter Classic starting January 21rst, and the Red River Trail to the Forks is set to open sometime late January. Thanks so much to all the wonderful people of the South Osborne Community who make our neighborhood a great area to live, work, and visit. We look forward to the great things to come in 2016. See you soon in South Osborne,


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