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Spring & Summer 2013 Events & Program Highlights: AGM - April 10, 2013 Spring Craft Sale - April 13, 2013

Envision Festival of Arts - May 10 - 11th, 2013 SPORTS REGISTRATION Mini Soccer & Jamboree –Baseball Summer Drop-In & Summer Wading Pool Robert A. Steen Community Centre | 980 Palmerston Ave | Winnipeg, MB

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PH: 783.5616

This summer, take us to your next picnic!. • cinnamon buns • muffins • sweet treats • croissants & cheese sticks • crispy crackers • fresh bread & baguettes • gourmet salads • crunchy pickles • ready-made sandwiches • savoury spreads & dips • organic cold drinks • Manitoba Trappist & Bothwell cheeses* *cheeses only available at our Wolseley location

locally sourced organic grains, organic goodness 859 Westminster Avenue in Wolseley 204-783-5097 and in The Forks Market 204-957-5097 •



RASCALS Newsletter is published by R.A. Steen Memorial Community Centre and delivered to homes and businesses in the Wolseley and West Broadway communities two times a year.

Board of Directors 2012/2013 President Hank Venema Vice President Friederike Schneider-Vieria Treasurer Vacant Members at Large Nat Carnegie Pamela McFarlane Carla Bergstrom Lyn Walker Neal Dow Sports Convenors Soccer Vacant Mini Soccer Theresa Proctor Hockey Vacant

Editor: Lyn Walker RASCAL Advertising Rates: Please email RASCALS Newsletter includes Community Centre and community information. Contributions including ads, community information and PSA’s - can be dropped off at the Centre marked “Attention: RASCALS”. All articles will be published at the discretion of the Editor and may be edited for length and/or clarity. NEXT AD DEADLINE: July 27 , 2013

R.A. STEEN COMMUNITY CENTRE CONTACT INFORMATION Centre Phone: 204-783-5616 Centre Fax: 204-775-4538 General Manager: Steven Bemrose - email: Program Coordinator: Paula Roeder - email: Centre Staff: Nicole, Birgit, Natasha, Leandra, Bill, Dacotah, Jacquelyn NO FLYER - DELIVERY POLICY We deliver the RASCALS to homes with a “no flyers” sign. Our newsletter provides useful community information, including Centre program information.


Volunteers Are Needed

Board of Directors Sub Committees Special Events, Coaching Chaperoning

Would you like to volunteer in another area? Have a special talent or skill you’d like to share or have another volunteer idea? If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please contact us by phone at 783-5616 or by email:

Robert A. Steen Community Centre’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held

April 10, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Lower Hall. An opportunity to see your Centre and see what happens here! 3 Spring/Summer 2013 4 Spring/Summer 2013

Carnival Photos courtesy of ©AshRaichura2013

Winter Carnival 2013 Another Winter Carnival has come and gone leaving us with some great memories. The sun was shining on us all while we enjoyed being pulled through our beautiful neighbourhood by the majestic Clydesdales. This year’s Winter Carnival had a Mardi Gras theme which set the tone to our new Friday Night kick-off party with tasty food and awesome entertainment. This was a year you didn’t want to miss, with more talented entertainment than we’ve ever seen at Winter Carnival. We are looking forward to Winter Carnival 2014! Unfortunately, due to the cold temperatures we had to cancel our hockey tournament. However, our Jackrabbit hockey player’s didn’t let the cold keep them off the ice and they went ahead with their tournament. Many community members still made it out for a weekend full of fun and games. You may have been here to enjoy many of our fun festivities such as the family dance, pancake breakfasts, BBQs, bouncy castle, Mardi Gras Night, carnival games, card bingo, eating contests and raffle draw! It was a great time for everyone. It was wonderful to see the community pull together to make this carnival fun for everyone. 5 Spring/Summer 2013

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Rob Altemeyer and Graham Steen for your help with card bingo, emceeing the eating contests and winding up the weekend with announcing the winner of the Gummy Bear Guess! Bobby J. Hobson and the Kaya Band, Clyde Heerah and the Paradize Band and the MS Kelsey Shairo and the Gordon Bell High School Jazz VOX Choir for providing us with an evening full of fabulous entertainment! Nat Carnegie for being our entertaining emcee for the Mardi Gras evening! Volunteer Bakers for proving the tasty dessert for the Mardi Gras Night and especially to those who took on the challenge of baking the King’s Cake! It was all yummy. Quest Musique for providing our entertainers with all the equipment they needed to give us a great show! Zeid’s Food Fare for providing a tasty pancake breakfast! Garry and Becky Parkes of Royal LePage for sponsoring the ever popular hay ride! Bounc’en Good Times for all the smiles gained from the Bouncy Castle! Thoren and Catherine Terra for their excellent display of stilt walking and entertainment! Let’s Talk Science of the University of Manitoba for providing educational fun for the kids of all ages! Paula’s Face Painting for providing face painting all the kids faces! 102.3 Clear FM for spending Saturday with us. Tom Paquette for providing the tasty meal on Friday Night! Central Canadian Circus Arts Club for providing fun entertainment for all the kids on Sunday and for the spectacular fire show outside afterwards! Bobby J. Hobson for helping get us all our fun souvenirs and being a great support system throughout the weekend! Daniel Natyna for being our much needed sound man for the evening of Mardi Gras! Instructors who came out on Saturday to demonstrate their skills in the programs we are lucky to provide here at the Centre.

Of course the Friday Night silent auction draw could not have been possible without the generous donations from: • • • • • • • We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Hector Munoz Frederik Bergstrom The Press Room Winnipeg Police Credit Union Winnipeg Jets Steven and Rose Bemrose Liz Cronk Photos courtesy of ©AshRaichura2013 7 Spring/Summer 2013

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Our B&B has a comfortable one bedroom suite that is ideal for visiting friends and relatives. Phone: 774-0767 Email:

Classical Guitar Lessons with David Letkemann (M. Mus.) 25 years experience teaching

Guitar lessons for all levels - from beginners to university guitar students. Call David at 788-4751 to book today! 8 Spring/Summer 2013

Thank you 2013 - Carnival Volunteers! Whether it was putting up signs, willingly taking on an extra (or extra-long!) shift during the carnival, or just basically pitching in where most needed, these people are what the spirit of volunteerism is all about!

Alex Talgoy Allan MacGillivray Annette Sul Audra Taylor Ash Raichura Ashley Olson Bert Siemens Billy Wavey Caro;ine Harkins Chris Dyke Christine Keilback Cynthia Sawatsky Diana Kaiser Dino Thornquist Donna Carreiro Fredrik Bergstrom Carla Bergstrom Gene Mau George Toews Carla Toews Georgina Garrette David Chadwick Gloria Koop Emma Koop Grant Peters Graham Steen

Hank Venema Ingrid Botting Jack Thiessen Jessica Almeda Jim Palmquist Jude Guzzi Kate Terra Alex Terra Katherine Carruthers Kim Fast Lee McDonald Lee-Ann Lindsay Unger Luke Slade Lyn Walker Minying Monica Sinclair Morgan Macdonell Nat Carnegie Neal Dow Donovan Dow Pam Achurch Pam McFarlane Patty Rosher Rike Schnieder-Viera Rob Altemeyer

Robyn Taylor Rosalie Favreau Stuart Krogh Stephanie Sanford Rhonda Sumner Sandra Hill Brian Hill Sam Purtell Lane Steve Bemrose Rose Bemrose Sheila Grafton Shawna Nagler-Neufeld Spencer Krogh Susan Tremblay Suzanne Guimond Tammy Aime Kiera Aime Theresa Proctor Trina Neufeld Wendy Todd Bill Algeo Hanu Nanuq 9 Spring/Summer 2013

Volunteers Are Needed at Robert A. Steen

If you are interested in volunteering for the next Winter Carnival or any other special event, please contact the centre at 783-5616 or email 10 Spring/Summer 2013

ENVISION 2012 THANKS YOU A big thank you to all the artists, performers, artisans, filmmakers, poets, volunteers, patrons , RA Steen Board & staff, our schools and all of our audience for helping to make Envision 2012 Wolseley’s Festival of the Arts, such a success! Our mission is to celebrate the huge variety of artistic talent that lives in our community and we believe that this was accomplished thanks to everyone. Give yourself a hug and pat on the back! ENVISION 2013 – 10 & 11 MAY 2013 We continue our quest to showcase the artistic talent that lives in our community on May 10 & 11 at RA Steen CC. Plan to participate and get to know your community. Check out for details as they are finalized. ENVISION 2013 IS LOOKING FOR: Artists of all disciplines, emerging or professional, young or old. Volunteers with ideas and energy to help plan the festival during the upcoming winter months. There are many jobs, big and small, that need to be done. We have something for everyone. We initiated several new ideas last year and we would love to have you idea for something new next year. Contact us through our web site FALL WORKSHOPS We are planning several workshops this fall. Keep checking for details as workshops are developed. 11 Spring/Summer 2013


Photos courtesy of ©AshRaichura2013

3-2-1--JackRabbits !

Each Tuesday evening and Saturday morning our JackRabbit cheer can be heard throughout the neighborhood! We completed another successful JackRabbit hockey season with almost 50 participants this year, each learning the game of hockey and enjoying our fine winter weather!! It is quite the sight, seeing a sea of dark Blue Tim Horton Tim-Bit sweaters, many experienceing skating for the first time , then later on experiencing the sight of a child's face literally "light up" when he or she scores their first goal in our non competitive hockey program………it is truly 100% "Canadiana". The JackRabbit hockey program is aimed at children from 4 to 12 years old; we inspire children to take full advantage of our winter months by playing "shinny hockey” and having fun playing skating games. We pride ourselves in playing in almost any type of winter weather, along with many parents on the ice with their children, playing exciting games such as British Bulldog and the ever popular "Meteor" skating game, this keeps everyone engaged and involved with our program. Once again we held our “Winter Carnival Classic “hockey games with two very exciting hockey games taking place. We had many exciting moments, and all the children received a Medal of Achievement. For a quick recap of the winter carnival game lets just say.... it was a COLD winters' day, with many chilly feet and hands, and I can add that after the game(s) the HOT Chocolate never tasted so good! ………JackRabbits are tough!! For the second year in a row we have been selected to take part in the exciting Tim Horton Tim-Bit Jamboree that will take place at the MTS Ice plex on March 16th 2013.

This event involves playing a fun game with another TimBit hockey team from Manitoba . If its anything like last year , the kids will love the experience , playing in such a fine professional facility, treated like royalty and then having the opportunity to watch a Jets practice. ……..The parents will love the FREE Tim's coffee!!! Our 7th season ended with the usual "windup" game in one of the city's indoor arenas; this is always a fun way for everyone to get together in a "climate controlled” atmosphere, with friends, parents & Grandparents gathering to watch some good hockey action. It is exciting watching children slowly blossom with their skating and puck handling skills throughout the season. We try to make sure that all the children leave each session with a positive experience. Our program would not be able to function without a great volunteer supporting cast. Special Thanks to our Team Leaders- co-coaches, Stuart, Kevin, Mike, James, Noah and to our JackRabbit Parents who helped with either the Hot Chocolate “run” or shoveling snow. We would also like to express our gratitude to our Official JackRabbit Photographer, Ash, who not only took our photos throughout the season , but worked his magic creating classic "retro" hockey cards of the children that attended our photo session , an awesome memento of our season. A few of Ash’s photos can be found at the Robert A Steen Facebook page. Mark your calendar for October 2013, for our next JackRabbit registration !! Coach Lee McDonald JackRabbit Hockey 12 Spring/Summer 2013

Robert A. Steen Spring | summer 2013 Program Guide For more the latest program information and news, visit our website at


CHILDREN/YOUTH PROGRAMS MINI & YOUTH SOCCER, ROOKIE BASEBALL More information will be available at registration. Please contact the Centre for more information at 7835616. MINI SOCCER JAMBOREE TBA WEST END COMMUNITY BASKETBALL Ages: 5 to 8 year olds, 9 to 12 year olds Players will learn skills, sportsmanship and a love for the game of basketball. The goal of the program is to allow participants to maximize their potential, while building character, discipline and self-esteem. Children will improve and learn new skills, experience thrills and excitement, make new friends and most of all, have FUN. Players are required to wear indoor, non-marking shoes and gym clothes. Day: Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:00pm (5-8 yr olds) 7:00pm to 8:00pm (9-12 yr olds) Session Dates: April 11th to June 13th Cost: $40.00 Registrations will be accepted at the same time as soccer registrations.

City of Winnipeg Community services Program Offered at R.A. Steen CC. See Leisure Guide for more information.

RALLY CAP BASEBALL Ages: 4 to 6 years old “The Rally Cap program is Baseball Canada’s Official Initiation Program. This program has been designed specifically for young players and aims to increase interest in baseball at young ages. Players participate in combined practice/game structured events, while progressing through skill levels. At each level, they will earn a specific cap colour. (White, Grey, Green, Blue and Red).” Information on rates will be available at the Centre. PARENT AND TOT DROP-IN AGES: BABIES TO 5 YEARS OLD This program is for parents and their little ones to come out and socialize with other “parent and totters”. Come play, sing and dance. There are lots of toys to play with and you might even go home with some new friends. Day: Wednesdays/April 03rd – June 19th Day: Fridays/April 05th – June 21st Time: 9:15am to 11:15am Cost: FREE DROP-IN FLOOR HOCKEY FOR KIDS Ages: 7 to 12 years old Our ever popular program is DROP-IN and it’s supervised. Floor hockey sticks are provided. No wooden or black blades are permitted, floor hockey sticks ONLY. Kids MUST wear non-marking shoes and protective gear is recommended. Day: Tuesdays/April 2nd to June 11th Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm Cost: FREE Yoga for Children Nourish a child’s imagination with stories, poses, breathing and relaxation. Ages 3-5 years Saturdays | 10:00 am to 10:30 am April 6th to May 25th, 2013 (8 weeks) $60.00 per child (caregiver encouraged to participate) Registration deadline is April 2nd, 2013 13 Spring/Summer 2013

wOLSELEY’S fARMERS MARKET June 18 – October 10, 2013 Tuesdays & Thursdays – 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Robert A. Steen Community Centre 980 Palmerston Ave, Wpg
 Contact: The Wolseley Farmers’ Market kicks off its second season on Tuesday June 18th 2013. Come join us at this exciting local market serving Winnipeg’s central neighbourhoods from the heart of the Wolseley community! As well as a wide variety of homemade and home-grown products, the Wolseley Market features a lively schedule of workshops and local Winnipeg musical talent. This is a family-friendly market – come for the evening, enjoy locally-produced treats, and visit with friends and neighbours! 14 Spring/Summer 2013

CHILDREN/YOUTH PROGRAMS PRE-TEEN DANCES There is no photo taking permitted at our Pre-Teen dances. Anyone caught taking photos will be asked to leave. Please leave your cell phones/cameras at home! There is a phone at the Centre available to people attending the dances. *********PARENT CHAPERONES NEEDED******* Parent chaperones are greatly needed but hard to find…call the centre (783-5616) if you are available to volunteer. If we do not get 6-8 volunteers per dance, we will no longer be able to host them. Open to Grades 5 to 7 only! Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm | Cost: $3.00 March 15th St. Patrick’s Day Theme May 31st Hawaiian Theme Don’t forget to bring a donation for Winnipeg Harvest to EVERY Dance and get entered to win a special prize!


Drop in for organized and non-organized activities such as cooking and crafts. Children can come hang out with their friends, play in the gym, video games and bumper pool. This program is appropriate for children in Ages 7 to 12 . To ensure a safe and pleasant environment, it is essential that children must know their boundaries and know the difference between right and wrong. AFTERSCHOOL Ends June 27th, 2013 Day: Monday to Friday |3:30pm – 5:30pm Cost: FREE Parents must register their child for the 2013/14 school year. SPRING & SUMMER Children should come with a bag lunch or money to buy lunch from the canteen. Parents must register their child in advance if they are planning to use the program anytime during the spring/summer. SPRING - Mar. 25 - 28 | SUMMER - July 2 - Aug. 28 Mon. to Fri. | 10:00am – 4:00pm After School Yoga Explore yoga through themed adventures, partner and group activities, stretching, breathing and guided relaxation. Ages: 6-12 Wednesdays | 4:00 pm -5:00 pm April 10th to June 12th, 2013 (10 weeks) Cost: $100.00 Registration deadline: April 2nd, 2013

ADULT PROGRAMS Adult Drop-in programs are “pay-as-you-go” activities for all ages and abilities. No long-term registration required. Drop-in Rules • Show up 15 minutes before the start of the drop-in, no sooner. No one will be allowed to enter before this time. • Food and drinks are not permitted in the gym. • Please wear non-marking shoes DROP-IN FLOOR HOCKEY Floor hockey sticks are provided. No wooden or black blades are permitted, floor hockey sticks ONLY. Day: Tuesday/April 02nd – June 11th Time: 8:30pm – 9:45pm Cost: $3.00/drop-in DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL Jump, Set, Spike! Are you a volleyball fan searching for fun-spirited competition while meeting new people? Then this is the program for you! This co-ed drop-in is open to all skill levels. Day: Mondays/April 01st – June 10th Time: 7:45pm – 9:45pm 2nd Day: Thursdays/April 04th – June 13th Time: 8:15pm-9:45pm Cost: $3.00/drop-in BRIDGE Join in on the informal Bridge program at R.A. Steen. Drop in for coffee, conversation and lots of Bridge playing. This program is for experienced players as no instruction is provided. Coffee is provided. Day: Tuesday/April 02nd – June 11th Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm Cost: $2.00/drop-in LINE DANCING Come on out and try some new twists on a classic favourite. Our lively instructor will teach you many new moves and dances. Day: Wednesday/April 10th – June 12th (10 weeks) Cost: $30.00 or $3.50/drop-in Time: 10:30am – 11:30am COME AND JOIN US DANCE Presents the Al Miller Band 2012/2013 Season March 23rd | April 27th | May 25th Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Cost: $10.00 per person *Includes lunch Tickets available at the door door. 15 Spring/Summer 2013 16 Spring/Summer 2013

NEW PROGRAM Wen-Do – Women’s Self Defence Course (For women and teenage girls) Wen-Do, Women's Self Defence is a registered charity and the oldest women's self defence organization in Canada. Our twelve-hour basic course covers a wide variety of physical and verbal self-defence techniques, awareness and avoidance of threatening situations, and discussions of psychological, social, and legal issues involved in selfdefence. All our classes are taught by women, for women and girls. In a Wen-Do course, you will: • learn simple, effective physical self-defence techniques • explore verbal self defence - reasoning, confronting, using surprise, and more. • discuss issues of violence against women and girls in a supportive setting • and share inspiring real-life stories of resistance!

Visit the Wen-Do website for more information www. Age: 12-Adult Sunday/Apr. 7 to May 19t, 2013 (no class May 05th) (6 weeks) Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Cost: $75.00

Family Yoga All ages participate in Yoga-Play, bonding activities, stretching, breathing and guided relaxation. All Ages | Saturdays | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm April 6th to May 25th, 2013 (8 weeks) $100.00 per family of 2/add $30 for each additional family member. Registration deadline is April 2nd, 2013

Classes are small, safe, non-competitive, and fun! 17 Spring/Summer 2013

GABRIELA AGÜERO BFA Hon. – MFA Develop your creativity with drawing, painting, photography or art history lessons, get advice with interior design or color therapy, get a mural or a tromp-l’oeil, commission a portrait. Classes for children or adults, group or individual.

Violin & Bass Guitar Lessons

Annis Kozub, B.Mus., Ed.Cert. Ph: 772-3800

Call 204-417-0417 or email Visit my website at or 18 Spring/Summer 2013

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Robert A. Steen Community Centre Program Guide Spring/Summer 2013