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Inside This Issue Editor's Note Spring Carnival Recap President's Note GM's Notes Upcoming Events Grace Bible Church Riverview Basketball Team Wins City Championship
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Summer Camps Recap Kid's Corner The Granite - Winnipeg's Mother Club Garage Sales Recap Antartica Expedition Fundraiser SSOCC Grands'n'More
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“September is the real new year.” ~Leanne Johnson
Youth Baseball Returns 18 Five Plus Years of Contributors 19 Riverview Girls' Softball 19 Slow Pitch Tournament 21 Blues Music Blast 22 Biz Buzzzz 22 Made in Winnipeg: Terry 23 Sawchuk Origin Story
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Thanks to the Contributors By Trevor Johnson
ell, my time is up. The last issue of the Reflector that I have the honour of editing and designing is in the books. I’m shutting down my InDesign program and I’m no longer PhotoShopping any graphics or photos. I have no more editor’s notes to write, and no more contributions to edit. I can put my pen down and close the laptop. For all the time and effort I’ve put into this community newsletter, 5 times a year for nearly 5 1/2 years, I am just one person among many who have contributed to the publication you hold in your hands. So if you think the last 26 issues of the Reflector have been a success I want you to thank the 93 people - listed on pages 19 and 21 - who contributed articles to the Reflector during my time as Editor. Many of whom have contributed multiple articles. My apologies if I’ve overlooked any contributors, or misspelled anyone’s name. I also want to give an extra thanks to: Liam Menec, who filled in as editor during my brief absence from September 2013 till February 2014; Pat Fedirchuk, who has been managing the Advertising end of the Reflector for almost all of the time I have been editing it; Leanne Johnson, my indispensable proofreader; all the members of the board and our RVCC GM's who have heavily suppportd the Reflector all along. Producing a newsletter is a little like a kid, it takes a village to raise it. Cheers.
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Riding home in style after a day at the Children's Museum.
Another Sunny Spring Carnival By Charles Musto On June 10th, the RVCC held it’s annual Spring Carnival. The community event featured a dunk tank, several bouncers, pony rides, a penny carnival and the ever-popular fireworks display. It was a fun way to gather new and seasoned residents under one roof – or tent as it were – to share some laughs and celebrate the community. A big thank you goes out to Lori Siddall and the Spring Carnival organizing committee (Bev Suek, Julie Strong, Marcos Carreiro, Natalie Schillberg, Shawna Lacasse, Ryan Proulx, Dave Temmerman and Ryan Rolston) for taking on the big task of planning and executing the event. It is a large and stressful undertaking but the group produced one of the most successful Spring Carnivals in recent memory. We would like to recognize our Spring Carnival sponsors (J. Hansen & Son, Medicinne Shoppe and Knight Archer) whose support was immensely helpful in running the event. Add in that the sunny weather meant the event was very well attended and the club made just over $2000! Thanks also goes to Paul Trevenan for once again running
Success, Celebrations and Plans for the Future By Dennis Cunningham
s I am preparing my President’s notes at the end of July for the fall issue of the Reflector, I have to look back on the successes and celebrations from earlier in the summer as well as provide a bit of picture of where the club is headed as we make our way into the fall and winter. First off, I’d like to thanks everyone involved in planning and organizing the Spring Carnival and the Slow Pitch Tournament. Both events were wildly successful! Beyond being a lot of fun, this year’s Carnival also made a small profit for the club – something that hasn’t happened in a very long time. Next year’s carnival will feature even more games and activities for kids and adults, a wider selection of beverages in the beer garden and the same great community vibe we’ve all come to expect and appreciate. Now in its second year, the Slow Pitch Tournament was a massive hit. The tournament sold out quickly clearly indicating that there is definitely an appetite for events that achieve a nice balance of fun, a bit of competitiveness and a lot of socializing. The Riverview Rascals summer camp program garnered a lot of very positive reviews from parents, participants and junior counsellors. It’s nice to see so many families taking advantage of the program and the club to keep their kids entertained and
Blue skies and lots of fun during our Annual Spring Carnival! the kitchen and keeping everyone well fed. Our kitchen crew was outstanding and made full use of our newly renovated kitchen. As well, our sincere thanks to all the incredible volunteers who are so important to this event and the community. We really appreciate all of your continued efforts to make Riverview such a wonderful neighbourhood and hope you had fun!
occupied during the summer break. Looking ahead to the fall, sports registration is right around the corner. Look for more information on registration dates for basketball, hockey, indoor soccer, Riverview Rowdies soccer, Jackrabbits skiing, Jackrabbits skating, Grey Hares Hockey and other activities. As always, volunteers will be in high demand as we move into the fall/winter sports season. Renovations will be continuing in the hall later in the fall or early in 2017. We received a new grant from the City of Winnipeg to continue our much needed updates to the hall. This round of changes will include new lighting, acoustic treatment, new flooring and fresh paint. We are hoping to hear about a grant request for some new kitchen equipment as well. We’re also about to undertake a renovation of our virtual presence. Our website – www.riverviewcc.ca – is about to get a much needed overhaul. Expect far easier navigation, clearer links to our programing and registration pages, and photos that actually come from the community centre and neighbourhood. These renovations (physical and technological) are intended to ensure that we continue to deliver a better user experience. If you have ideas on how we can better serve our neighbourhood, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Charles. We want the Riverview Community Centre to meet the needs of everyone in the neighbourhood.
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Letter to the Editor By Charles Musto
top the presses! Say it ain’t so! Riverview’s Reflector editor is pulling the chute and moving on after 26 issues in the archives. That’s a lot of Spring Carnivals, hockey tournaments, Trivia Nights, River Runs and more! 5+ years at the helm and Trevor has seen it all I’m sure. For my part, it has been a real pleasure to work with him. His ongoing patience with my seeming indifference to submission deadlines (I sit here writing this a week after the deadline) is remarkable. As is his ability to organize content from so many contributors and arrange it in a professionally looking layout issue after issue. He has done a fantastic job at keeping the community in the loop with all the happenings here at the club and in the neighbourhood. Where today’s news comes primarily via the world wide web, it’s refreshing to relax with a hard copy of the Reflector and reflect on events so near to our homes. So a huge thanks is in order to Trevor for bringing a positive message to Riverview for so many years. Your contribution to the community is greatly appreciated and the RVCC looks forward to having you as a Riverview newsmaker as opposed to a news reporter going forward! Speaking of going forward, there’s lots of good things down the pipe at the RVCC. Firstly, with Summertime wrapping up, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the RVCC Summer Camps. It was another busy and successful summer with lots of li’l campers scampering about the RVCC. Thanks go to our summer staff, Jessica, Tessa, Madison, Aaron and Alexis (who is our exchange student from Quebec) for taking such good care of the kids and treating them to a fun summer. Special thanks also go to our junior counsellors – some of Riverview’s finest teenagers. Next up is the next phase of renovations as the RVCC has acquired another renovation grant from the City of Winnipeg. For this phase, we’ll be moving back into the hall and installing new floors, new windows and LED lights, we'll also be painting the walls and adding some acoustical treatments to reduce the echo. A start date hasn’t been set yet, but it is on the horizon. In the fall, we have a few events to look forward to. Up first is the screening of Danny Schur’s documentary of Terry Sawchuk’s Winnipeg days. Parts of the film were shot at the RVCC and you can see many other Riverview influences throughout. See riverviewcc.ca for more details. Next is the return of the Blues social in memory of the late Wayne Faulkner who used to organize this fundraiser. Cynthia Faulkner has since taken the reins and is bringing in Rev. Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys for what promises to be a rockin’ evening. The Blues Social will be at the RVCC on Oct.
15th. Tickets can be purchased at the RVCC or by calling Cindy Faulkner at 204-477-0669 or email email@example.com. After that is the 2nd edition of the Halloween Trivia Night on Friday October 18. Grab you friends and challenge your neighbours to a battle of wits while dressed in colourful costumes. There will be a prize for the best dressed team and the competition is expected to be intense. Registration forms will be available at riverviewcc.ca. Enjoy the rest of the summer it will be another busy fall at the RVCC!
Upcoming Events Churchill High Reunion Social Due to the amazing response to the Rouge Reunion Social last November at Riverview CC another one was necessary. This one will be held at Churchill High School with all proceeds going to various programs at the school including scholarships. Big Bob's Band featuring Janice Harding will have the crowd dancing the night away. Tickets are $15 and available at Churchill High School or from Gary Wuirch firstname.lastname@example.org. This will sell out so please get your tickets soon.
Harvest Dinner September 18th at the Orchards by the Riverview Health Centre.
Made in Winnipeg: The Terry Sawchuk Origin Story, A Documentary Film Screening at 6PM on October 1st at the Riverview Community Centre followed by a Q&A. There will be hot dogs and burgers for sale as well as a cash bar.
Riverview CC Blues Social Rev. Raven and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys will put on a big show at the RVCC on October 15th. Tickets are $25 and available at the RVCC or by calling Cindy Faulkner at 204477-0669 or email email@example.com.
2nd Annual Halloween Trivia Night Come dressed to impress and challenge your neighbours to another fun trivia night on October 28th. Eight people per team. Registration forms are available online at riverviewcc.ca.
Grace Bible Church Gifts of the Garden By Wilma Weins
Riverview's 12-Year Old Girl's Basketball Team Wins The City Championships By Kevin Shand
am part of a small group which lately has been discussing words. We began as a book study group and then we shifted to study words. We’ve discussed Laughter, Waiting, and the latest was Mystery. We each do our own reflecting and reading on the word and then we come together and enjoy stimulating conversation about what the chosen word means to us and how it influences our lives. Mystery was indeed intriguing and the consensus was that it is something we have and perhaps must know in an experiential way rather than an intellectual attempt to understand it. Mystery can be known but not understood. “Mysteries,” wrote Michael Mayne, “are not truths that lie beyond us; they are truths that comprehend us.” I agree. Dan and I have gardened organically for most of our 33 married years. We operated a CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) farm for 14 years and food from our farm has been selling at the St Norbert Farmer’s Market for over 20 years. In our early years of gardening it was part of spring “ritual” to look at each other with puzzlement and wonder and ask “why are we doing this?” Our bodies were already beginning to feel the strain of bending and stretching in the activities of seed bed prep and days of planting; the long haul of weeding awaiting us. In asking that rhetorical question we reminded ourselves of what it was that compelled us each year to return to the garden…..in the garden we were afforded the experience of working together with the power and mystery of creation. Creation happened right there between our fingers and toes. We did our part knowing that we were working within and with the forces of nature that both needed our contribution and that are far grander than us. As I write this we are enjoying the tastes of a mid-July garden; a most delicious time of year. When you read this we will be in late August; the garden will be abundant with harvest. Weeding will be long done and the plants will be showing signs of fatigue. Another growing season will soon come to an end. The gifts of the garden, for me, go beyond the food that we enjoy. The garden this summer has become my sacred place of retreat where together with the compassion and wonder and the Great Mystery I sort through my interior experiences of life. I notice planting, weeding and reaping within me. Tears of grace slowly give way to new growth. I am grateful. You are welcome to join us for Contemplative Prayer every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at 366 Oakwood Ave. For more information call us at 204-284-8003 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Wilma Wiens is Co-Minister of Pastoral and Spiritual Care at Grace Bible Church on Oakwood Ave.
Team member Abbey Shand presents the Championship banner to Charles Musto - General Manager, RVCC.
n June 18, the Riverview 12-Year Old Girl's Basketball Team closed out the Spring 2016 season by capturing the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association Championship! The girls finished the regular season with a record of 6-2 before they made their playoff run where they defeated Portage in the opening round (61-11), Gateway in the semi-finals (3529) and then Tyndall Park (30-28) for the Championship. For winning the finals, each girl was awarded a WMBA Champion t-shirt and the team received a Championship banner. A wind-up party was held at Ecole Riverview School on June 22 where a players vs. parents game took place followed by a presentation of individual award honours. The team was coached by Aaron Shand and Kevin Shand.
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2016's Awesome summer staff! (Left to right) Alexis Mandon, John Shand, Aaron Shand, Jessica Dupont, Madison Gorzen, Tessa Allen
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RVCC Summer Camps winding up. By Charles Musto
s the summer winds down, so do our summer camps. With 9 straight weeks of programming, it was a busy and exciting summer for our Riverview youngsters! This year’s camps once again featured the Riverview Rascals (children 3-6 years old), the Summer Adventures (children 7-12 years old) and our Junior Counsellor's program (children 13-16). Thanks to some great leadership from our outstanding camp counsellors, Jessica, Tessa, Madison, Aaron and Alexis and our amazing junior counsellors, the kids had a blast doing a wide variety of activities. This year’s camps included field trips to The Forks, the Manitoba Children’s Museum, Folk Fest, Fringe Fest, the Assiniboine Zoo, A Maze in Corn, Fort Whyte and Bird’s Hill. The kids also participated in a couple full day paddles to BDI for some well deserved treats. We would like to extend our thanks to our fantastic Summer Camp partners (Sustainable South Osborne Community Co-op, Manitoba Paddling Association and the Canoe & Kayak Club) who provided unique activities to keep the kids engaged and having fun. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Royal Sports, Green Team Manitoba and the Canada Summer Jobs program for their contributions.
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Photo Collage: Getty Stewart Local Riverview curling team about to win a close game at the Granite Curling Club. L-R: Leanne Johnson, Getty Stewart, Elli Nakamichi, Randi Hunter.
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Did you know: The exterior of your house is just as important as the interior when a prospective purchaser is considering buying your home? Your landscaping, perennial flowers, annuals and even your patio furniture that wouldn't necessarily be included in the sale are all features that contribute to the value of your home. But what if, circumstances were you had to sell in the winter? Maybe the home you had your eye on for years suddenly had a “For Sale” sign out in the front yard. Virtual Tours and professional photos are so important in the marketing of a home and can add thousands to your sale. Be prepared and have photos of the exterior ( front and back) of your home while your flowers are still in full bloom and the grass is green. My photographer will be in the Riverview area in early September so please feel free to email me if you would like complimentary professional photos of your yard kept on file. 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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The Granite - Winnipeg’s Mother Club Come out and Join the Fun! By Heather Beattie Curran
Archives of Manitoba, CH 0267 Government photographs, GR10030, SD-1-5 Curling at the Granite Rink, 1948
estled on the north bank of the Assiniboine, just west of the Osborne Bridge, is an important piece of Manitoba’s sporting history – the Granite Curling Club. People have enjoyed “the roaring game” for centuries; the oldest playing stones were found in Scotland and date from the early 1500s. Scottish immigrants brought their favourite winter pastime to Canada where it was played with wooden or iron rocks on cleared patches of river and pond ice in the Red River Settlement and other places they settled. The Manitoba Curling Club, the first in the province, was officially established in Winnipeg on November 9th, 1876. The club used subscriptions collected from its founding members to purchase some land on the western edge of town and build a tent-covered outdoor rink. Curlers played there in Winnipeg’s frigid winter temperatures, by gaslight after the sun went down. The club used iron stones; however, some members preferred to curl with granite stones, and in 1880 these members broke away and formed the new, appropriately named, Granite Curling Club. The two clubs continued to share a rink, but enough curlers chose to switch to granite stones
that the “iron” club folded in 1883. Curling continued to increase in popularity over the following decades. Several rural clubs were formed around the province, a provincial curling association was established in 1888, and the Winnipeg Bonspiel became a large, and rowdy, annual event. By 1892, the Granite had grown enough that members decided to build a new facility with an indoor rink at the corner of Hargrave and Ellice Streets. This venue served the Granite for nearly 20 years, but by 1911 Winnipeg’s “mother club” was ready for another expansion. The Granite purchased its current site on the Assiniboine and enlisted the help of two of its members – well-known architect James Chisholm and contractor
Thomas Kelly – to design and build its new facilities. The Granite executive spared no expense on the new rink and clubhouse, which opened in 1913. A formal gateway welcomed visitors into the main entrance of the luxurious Tudor-style clubhouse. The main floor featured a comfortable viewing area, a veranda facing the river, and office spaces. The second level was home to a cozy lounge with a massive fireplace where members could relax in comfort while ladies waited in a separate sitting room. Members could also enjoy a well-appointed games room with cards and billiards tables on the third floor, meals cooked in the club’s kitchens, and locker rooms with showers in the
Archives of Manitoba, L.B. Foote fonds, Foote 1084, Granite Curling Rink, 3 January 1922
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...continued from page 11 basement. The huge, column-free rink provided enough room for nine sheets of ice and had a large glassed opening into the main clubhouse. Decades later, in 1953, the Granite was the first club in the city to install artificial ice. Many changes and improvements have been made over the years, but the Granite continues to provide first-rate curling facilities and a welcoming atmosphere for curlers of all ages and skill levels. The second floor now holds an inviting bar and the former members’ lounge has been converted into a large dining room. The fireplace mantle and display cases are filled with silver trophies won by club members over the past 135 years. The Granite is home to several leagues that are welcoming new players this fall. For more information, please visit the club’s website at www.granitecurlingclub.ca. Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey – Winnipeg – 22 Mostyn Place [1 Granite Way], Granite Curling Club, 1970
Riverview Neighbourhood Garage Sales 2016 Recap By Co-chairs Kathy Larson and Steve Lennon
iverview, we’ve done it again - another wildly successful crop of garage sales! There were eleven busy private garage sales on Saturday, June 4, as well as a huge sale at the Community Centre. The private ones each donated 10% of sales, and all of the money collected at the big sale went to your Riverview Community Centre. When all the bills were flattened and all the quarters rolled, there was more than $4,300! There were hundreds of people combing the streets on the 4th and they found great bargains in our neighbourhood. Collectors and dealers in furniture, books, records, CDs and DVDs never miss our well-advertised sale, and they showed up in numbers. They left with box-loads of prizes. Radio Station CKUW phoned for a 5-minute interview on their Garage Sale Hotline program. It was broadcast live when the halls were packed with people. There was a lot of sports equipment in this sale, much from stocks that the RVCC no longer requires. A man came in and purchased dozens of Riverview soccer jerseys - the entire collection - to send to amateur players in Jamaica. If you are down there this winter, be sure to cheer for the Riverview team. A woman standing in the book section made an offer to purchase all the remaining children’s and youth books (a couple hundred). She was with the Share the Magic Book Program, which donates books to libraries and organizations all over Manitoba, so our province’s kids can experience the joys of reading. She said she had already given away 53,000 books! There were lots of treasures to be found and many smiles on the faces of buyers as they passed through the check-out. I found a pair of basketballs for my granddaughters who never stop moving, plus a couple CDs of Brazil’s bossa nova sound. We are grateful for the the strong team of volunteers we had this year, from distributing flyers to donating goods, from phoning to pricing, from schleppers of boxes to arrangers of goods, sign placers, volunteer coordinators, media people, purchasers and cashiers, packer-uppers and the fabulous staff at the RVCC. Thank you all! Our leftover sports equipment went to Sports Manitoba Special Olympics, to a couple inner-city schools, and to River Heights and Lord Roberts Community Centres. Some furniture and household items went to refugee families. Art went to the Grands’n’More, and everything else was picked up by the Salvation Army for their Thrift Stores. So, to re-cap, here’s what your donations and involvement in the sales were able to accomplish: 1. Re-use of hundreds of items that are still in good condition, but which you don’t need
anymore. 2. Reduction of clutter around your home. 3. Reduction of landfill waste. 4. Delighting shoppers who found wonderful bargains. 5. Raising money to support our much loved Community Centre. 6. Finding locations where our donated goods could be put to good use, at the end of the sale. 7. And finally, building community with your neighbours by working together. Thank you, all of Riverview, for making this such a successful event.
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wonder if you've noticed all that's happening in the Sustainable South Osborne gardens? True the daylilies are blooming beautifully and the apple trees are heavy with fruit; August is bringing out the bees and the veggies both. But there is a lot more going on. Thanks to funding from Tree Canada, there’s a new garden developing in the commons, the South Osborne River Garden, located across from the orchard and next to the pump house on the corner of Churchill Dr. and Baltimore Road. A great group of volunteers planted it at the end of June, and the new bushes are getting established in preparation for decades of hazelnut, grape, saskatoon, cranberry, currant, and gooseberry yields. Take a stroll down to the river to check it out! If you want to help plant fruit trees in the River Garden, come to our big tree planting event Saturday August 27 at 10am and help put more apples, plums, cherries, and pears in the neighbourhood! If you'd rather garden than plant trees, come to any of our regular garden clubs. The orchard is growing larger every day and can always use more helping hands. We love volunteers with all levels of experience. Check the website for garden club times. Can’t make it out to volunteer but want to support the garden? Check out the South Osborne Farmer’s Market , 421 Mulvey (rear parking lot), on Wednesday evenings from 4-8, where the South Osborne Permaculture Workers have joined other vendors and are selling fresh herbs and veggies from the gardens. Our annual Harvest Dinner celebration is on September 18th. This annual fundraiser is held alongside the stunning South Osborne Community Orchard. Local chefs create a delectable meal. Mandel Hitzer (Deer and Almond), Kyle Lew & Kristen Chemerika (Chew) and Ben Kramer donate their time to create an awesome al fresco dining experience that highlights our amazing produce. Tickets go on sale soon; be sure to reserve a seat! You might have spotted neat new kiosks at each garden. These kiosks will give you more information about the site they are located in, when their clubs meet, and a logbook which tells volunteers what they can do if they have a few minutes to help care for these thriving and robust places. The bulletin board on each kiosk will have announcements about SSO events and developments and let you know about other ways to volunteer with Sustainable South Osborne. – so be sure to take a look! Sign up for our email newsletter, check upcoming events, and get more information about volunteering on our website, www.southosbornecommons.ca.
Grands'n'More Winnipeg By Cathie Hiller
o, what have you been up to this summer? Despite it being the summer months, Grands 'n' More Winnipeg is not missing a beat. On June 7/16, some members were able to meet with Grandmothers2gether from Treherne, Holland and Rathwell communities. Beginning with lunch at the Treherne Golf and Country Club we then dropped in at the glass houses of Treherne - unique, creative, phenomenal. Sojourning to the community of Holland, we visited the art boutique where quilts, created by members of the surrounding community, utilizing 50 different shades of grey material, were on display. We each were able to vote for the quilt of our choice and sample sweet treats while shopping. Handmade moccasins by members of a Hutterite colony were purchased by some along with other artistic items. Arriving at the boutique just before we were leaving, a teenage girl visiting friends in Holland entertained us with her own piano compositions to finish off a perfect day. The Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties ( MARL) held their Cultural Event on June 25/16. Children's activities were a hit with youngsters from African and South East Asian
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countries. Activites that kept the kids happy and busy included: Give your heart to an African Grandmother where the kids threw a heart shaped bean bag into a basket; miniature Tree Bombing where the kids covered a small multi-branched twig with a string of coloured yarn. And of course there was the bowl of candies that kept them coming back again and again. Grands 'n' More Winnipeg was honoured to be invited to a private reception at the Canadian Human Rights Museum for the opening of 'The Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities' exhibit on July 20/16. Every year, Grands 'n More Winnipeg provides an Awareness Display at the African Pavilion. This year, the second week of Folklorama - August 7th-14th, we will once again be in attendance. We hope that many of you will be able to come and say hello to the various members attending the display. While you are at it, pick up our 'Art From the Attic' handout to remind you of our upcoming sale of art to be held at the Crescentwood Community Centre on Corydon Avenue this coming September 18th. All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in support of the African grandmothers who care and support their orphaned grandchildren and other vulnerable children due to the AIDS pandemic in sub Saharan Africa. And that is why we exist! Reminder: Consider being a part of this dynamic group of grandmothers and others. We would love to meet and greet you.
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A Season of Transitions for Riverview Girls’ Softball By Julie Strong
U16 RVCC parent/child game
has been a transition year for girls’ softball at Riverview and within the Winnipeg South West Youth Softball league (WSWYSA). After last year’s decision by the WSWYSA board to eliminate C ball, all players played B level ball. For some of the Riverview players this was their second year playing B ball and they were able to share their knowledge and experience with the first time B players. For others, it was their first experience at this level and, despite the learning curve, the players rose to the occasion. Several players stepped up to the plate (pun intended) and attended the WSWYSA pitching and catching clinics during the winter months. This meant that the RVCC was able to host a U16 team, which was a significant commitment. Thanks go out to Moira from the U12 group, Olivia and Sarah from the U14 group, and Emma and Mollie of the U16 group for taking on this challenge. And a huge thanks to all of the players for their commitment and hard work during the season. The U16 team, despite many rainouts, improved greatly under the excellent coaching of Julia and Wayne Ortiz, Annie Jones and Loren Brown. Without the commitment of these dedicated volunteers, we would not have been able to host a team. So hats off to our coaches! And, for the first time in recent Riverview history, the U16 team (with a few additions from Varsity View), went to the Provincials winning 1 of 3 games. We are proud of their accomplishment. Riverview also sent 3 girls to the U14 team at Tuxedo to play; their team placed 4th in the city finals. And,
4 girls went to the U12 team in Waverly; by all accounts the girls had a fun season. With change there are always growing pains and we are committed to continue to grow the sport in our neighborhood. To our great fortune we have a seasoned player coach who is new to Riverview. Jessica Dupont, who is running this years’ summer camps at RVCC, is a double A coach and player. Jessica is interested in planning some winter development clinics, so keep your eyes on the RVCC website for more information. And, as always, keep an eye on the Softball Manitoba website for upcoming events and dates for A-level tryouts.
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impressive 11-3 record in regular season play and added some exciting playoff wins in a successful season. All of this certainly bodes well for the future of baseball in Riverview. As with all youth sports, none of this is possible without the efforts of volunteer coaches, assistant coaches and team managers and we had many parents step up to help out in these various roles. Thanks also to co-convenor Chris Urnezius for helping to kick-start the RVCC baseball program. For a small-town kid such as myself, it's great to see the diamonds buzzing on a beautiful spring evening. I look forward to many more such evenings in the years ahead!
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Second Annual Adult Slow Pitch tournament a Home Run By Julie Strong
Left: 2016 RVCC Slow Pitch Tournament winners: Team Hampton Right: 2016 Spirit Winner: Shaun “Captain Canada” Dalgliesh with tournament organizers Ryan, Shaun and Julie
he second annual Riverview adult slow pitch tournament was a hot ticket again this year. This year we took on 3 extra teams bringing us up to 11 teams registered for the one day event. The increase in teams is great news for the tournament but, resulted in some creative scheduling of teams requiring the use of the Lord Roberts diamonds for several games. Teams took to the fields early morning and stayed late into the evening reliving their injuries, epic battles and amazing athletic prowess. There was stiff competition from some well-dressed Super Heroes, but this year, the spirit award went to Shaun Dalgliesh who was clearly having a great time on and off the field! In truth, the award belongs to his entire team who reflected the fun spirit of the tournament playing their “Maple Leafed Hearts” out while dressed in their Canadian themed outfits. This year’s winner of the RVCC tournament was Team Hampton who dethroned last years’ winners “Loaded bases” by beating out the Softhard Balls for bragging rights. Akin to the Stanley cup, each player will have bragging rights and the honor of
hosting the coveted RVCC Slow Pitch tournament trophy at their various homes for the next year. This fun event is meant to bring neighbors together for some friendly activity and to raise funds for the club. Monies raised go towards keeping our doors open for the community and its members to enjoy the various activities and events. This year's tournament raised a whopping $3000.00 for the club which is up from $900.00 last year. Perhaps the beer tent was busier than last –to confirm you will have to check with Team Hampton who celebrated well into the night. Thanks to all the players from Teams: Kaboom, Bases Loaded, Team Hampton, Brew Jays, Scotts Tots, Team Brown, Team Sinnicks, Team Dalgliesh, Riverview Swingers, BB Furies and Softhard Balls for a great day. Finally, these things don’t get done without a lot of volunteer help. A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers who organized the event and those who manned the kitchen and the beer tent during the day and evening.
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Kathy Larson, Ken Penner, Kerri Twigg, Kevin Shand, Kim Felteau, Kim Mandzy, Kyla Wiebe, Lesly Dawyduk, Liam Menec, Linda Quinn, Linda Wilson, Lisa Sinnicks, Mark Burch, Mark Garrett, Matthew Lawrence, Melanie Stewart, Nancy Cosway, Natalie James, Nicole Hiebert, Pat Fedirchuk, Peter Waldie, Raimey Gallant, Renee Billauer, Rick Fisher, Robin McClure, Rod Kueneman, Ryan Karhut, Ryan Rolston, Ryannah Kroeker, Sagan Morrow, Sharla May, Shaun Hampton, Sheila Noyes, Shelagh Graham, Sheldon Mindell, Shoni Litinsky, Shoni Madden, Stephen Murphy, Steve Lennon, Tim Poole, Tracy Groenewegen, Trevor Johnson, Trina Gardner, Trudy Mattey, Victor Kwalheim, Wilma Weins, Yussef Hawash,
We're Bringing in a Blues Music Blast! By Cindy Faulkner
Award winning Blues music coming to RVCC this fall.
ev. Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys from Madison WI have just won Best live CD for 'Live at Big Bull Falls' in the Independent Blues Awards. This new CD is also nominated for best live CD at the 2016 Blues Blast Music Awards. We are fortunate enough to have them playing at Riverview Community Centre on October 15th. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be obtained by calling Cindy Faulkner at 204-477-0669 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; or picked up at the community centre. The proceeds from the bar will be going to the club in memory of Wayne Faulkner whose dream had always been to renovate the hall/bar to have better sight lines when bringing in touring blues bands. That dream has been realized!
BIZ Buzzzz The South Osborne Biz Bulletin By Sharla May Hello dear readers! I’m very excited to once again share with you the goings on within the South Osborne BIZ. I’d like to start by thanking everyone who participated in May’s 'Shop South Osborne Day'. Riverview/Lord Roberts is unique in its small-town charms and every business here is keenly aware of that fact. The reason many of us have set up in this neighbourhood is because of you - the community members. Did you notice the clusters of red balloons outside participating businesses that day? Keep an eye out for more balloons spotting the sidewalks as we host another event Saturday, August 27th. (More on that in a moment!) Can you believe that we’re already nearing the end of August? It seems to me that summer has really only just begun, and now we’re approaching back-to-school season. I hope you’ve had an opportunity to enjoy the nice weather we’ve been afforded these past few months, and haven’t had your plans too badly affected by the sometimes unpredictable weather patterns. This summer has seen many changes within South Osborne. Crockadoodle and Hidden Treasures have moved to new locations outside the area, and their space is already being renovated to house a mixed martial arts centre. Blind Tiger seems to have loosened their speakeasy theme, opening their corner windows to allow the light to shine through and for passersby to take a peek inside; a welcome sight
for those who remember Bistro 7 1/4’s street views. Also joining our area soon is WPG Cycle, offering high-energy spin classes in the space left empty when Luxalune closed earlier this year. Now back to the event I was mentioning earlier. This summer marks the 6th annual South Osborne Sidewalk Festival - being held Saturday, August 27th. We hope you’ll join us for our Festival as we celebrate how wonderful this neighbourhood is. There will be a Festival Market in the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre parking lot with food and craft vendors, as well as special displays and fun activities for all ages. Up and down Osborne your favourite businesses will be offering special one-day deals, so be sure to walk the street looking for clusters of red balloons! These balloons will let you know that something special is happening inside. The Bike Hub is offering a bike tour that day with gifts for riders - but space is limited, so please don’t delay in reserving your spot! That same weekend the Park Theatre is hosting its 2nd annual Odd Block Comedy Fest, so if you’re looking for laughs you needn’t travel far from home. Check out their website for more information! I hope the rest of the summer treats you well, and as always thank you for supporting local businesses! We’ll see you in South Osborne! Be sure to like us on Facebook to be keep up to date - @southosbornebiz
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Riverview Residential Market Statistics
2014 39* Sales 20 days to sell. Asked $299,777 Sold $282,500 2015 34* Sales 19 days to sell. Asked $277,900. Sold $276,000 2016 29* Sales 18 days to sell. Asked $262,400. Sold $278,000
* WRA sales January 01 to July 01. prices are stated in median terms
Your home has likely sold many times. Odds are it has sold in all four seasons. Riverview house prices actually remain constant regardless of the temperature. In fact, many of the greatest sales occur in off peak times. Purchase emotions are often triggered by your homes condition, size, perceived value, timing, awareness, coaxing or encouragement. Making your home "standout" is what Realtors are trained to do. Knowing what to do, how to do it and and when ensures you enjoy great results. For those of you considering a move in the near future and looking to make your home stand out give me a call. I will happily outline a solid marketing plan which highlights your homes best features, your timing needs and see it gets excellent market exposure. I have sold many local homes and know most of the local treasures buyers need to know of. Having lived in the area for over 20 years I speak passionately to the character and charm of Riverview on your behalf.
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