Weekly Digest - August 14, 2014 
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DMSMCA Events and Programs
Best of Times West of Times Tour
Join us the evening Thursday, August 28 for a tour of the West Central area as we explore the past, present and future of notable buildings, parks and street corners with special guide Christian Cassidy, author of the West End Dumplings and the Housing Coordinator at DMSMCA.

Meet at Klinic at 545 Broadway
Bus departs at 6:30 pm
Join the Facebook event!

For more, contact Bren at 204-774-7005 ext. 104 or

Thank you for making Summer Fest GREAT!
A HUGE thank you to everyone that came out to our 6th annual Summer Fest! It was a truly wonderful day. Check out our photo album of the day.

Thanks also to our supporters and sponsors: Assiniboine Credit Union, City of Winnipeg, Mac's Froster Street Team, The Winnipeg Fire Department, Jazz on Wheels, Food Fare at Portage and Arlington, New Directions' Opikihiwawin Program for the fantastic hoop dancers, Aaron Burnett and the Bluegrass Kid, the Orioles Bike Cage, and all our dedicated VOLUNTEERS, especially the Events and Outreach Committee that planned this special day!

See you at our Halloween Haunted House on October 31st! Stay tuned for more.

Small Grants due September 16
Any community organization or group of residents within or serving the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews neighbourhoods can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for a community project. Projects must enhance the strength and cohesion of the community and emphasize community building/community connecting activities.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 16
Download the Application Form

For more info, contact Christian at 204-774-7005 ext. 102 or at

Looking for more grant options? Check out our page on other granting organizations.

Other Events & Programs
westcentralIn West Central
  • Thursday, August 14: Permaculture/Garden Cycles Workshop. Free workshop by West Broadway Community Organization. At Klinic, 545 Broadway Ave. from 6:30-8pm. Call Zorya at 204-774-7201, ext 4 for more. 
  • Friday, August 15: Horticulture Workshop. Free workshop by West Broadway Community Organization. At Spirit Park, 200 Young St. from 5-6:30pm. Call Zorya at 204-774-7201, ext 4 for more. 
  • *NEW* Tuesday, August 19: Tax help for women. Still need to get your taxes done? Make an appointment with a tax preparation volunteer, 1:30-3:30pm at the West Central Women's Resource Centre, 640 Ellice Ave. Contact Tanya at 774-8975 ext. 203 for more. Sign-up at reception. 
  • Thursday, August 21: The Rich Bounty of First Nations Plants. Free presentation at West Broadway Community Organization (608 Broadway Ave.) from 6:30-7:30pm. Call Zorya at 204-774-7201, ext 4 for more.
  • Wednesday, August 27: The Nuts and Bolts of Voting in the City's Election. An informational discussion at West Central Women's Resource Centre (640 Ellice Ave) at 11 am about how to vote in the city's election-2014. 
  • Mondays in August: Women's English Conversation Circles. Free for women   learning English who want to improve their speaking and listening skills. August 11, 18 and 25, 1-3pm at West Central Neighbourhood Immigration Settlement Services (640 Ellice Ave).
  • August: Wii Chiiwaakanak Learning Centre summer programs. See their website for more information about the centre.
  • July-August: Mosaic Family Programs for Summer 2014. Free programs designed to meet the needs of newcomer participants. Language, cultural support, and child care provided. 
  • *NEW* Friday, September 5: Chinese Moon Festival Celebration. Chinese pastries, entertainment, & prizes at Clifton Community Centre (1315 Strathcona St) at noon. Everyone is welcome. $8.00 per person. Please purchase your tickets in advance. Sorry, no tickets at the door and no refunds. Contact 204-996-5323.
  • Tuesdays Sept. 16 - Oct. 7: Computer Course for Employment Purposes.
    Free program for permanent residents 5-8pm at the Global Welcome Centre (511 Ellice Ave). Call 204-258-2946 or email
  • Sept-Dec: Women Empowering Women into Leadership Training Program. 10 week/1 day per week training program at West Central Women's Resource Centre (640 Ellice Ave).
aroundtown Around Town
kidsFor Kids, Youth, and Families
  • *NEW* Monday, August 18: Magician Ryan Price. Head on over to the West End Library (999 Sargent) from 2-3pm for a great magic show for the whole family. Call 204-986-4677 for more.
  • August 25-28: Aboriginal and Newcomer Youth Career Weeks. The City of Winnipeg is recruiting Aboriginal and newcomer youth ages 15 -18 to participate in a Career Weeks program. Download the application form
  • August: Dance and Theatre classes. Theatre Dance Centre opened this June at at 618 Arlington St. They are offering two paid day camps and some free classes for children this summer. Scholarships may be available for the day camps. Email or call 204-421-4127. 
  • August: 2014 Summer Reading Club at West End library. Kids register at 999 Sargent for a FREE reading kit with stickers, notebook and activity book. Prizes will be drawn and free programming ties in with reading theme. Contact or 204-986-4678.
  • August: Change Ur Tune. Youth train with local artists, celebrities, and music teachers to learn instruments, voice training and all genres of music. Tuesdays (2-4pm) and Thursdays (4-6pm) until August 28 at Wii Chiiwaakanak (511 Ellice Ave). Contact 204-258-2951 or
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Free music instruction. For youth aged 7-14 at Orioles Community Centre (448 Burnell) from 4-6pm. Call 204-783-6941 for more. 
  • Weekdays in August: City of Winnipeg Free Play Program. For children aged 6-12 at Orioles Community Centre (448 Burnell) from 10am-4:30pm. Call 204-783-6941 for more.
  • Fridays in the fall: City Builders Camp. Introduces 14-17 year-olds to the ideas of city building and placemaking using the arts as the primary focus. Fridays from 9am - 3:30pm on September 12, 19, 26, and October 3 based in the Exchange District.  
  • Thursdays: Teen Clinic. If you are between 13-19, drop in for free confidential health services at Women's Health Clinic (419 Graham) from 3-8 pm every Thursday. All genders welcome.   
jobsJob Postings
*NEW* Clerk
Deadline: Please contact
Food Fare at 905 Portage Ave (at Arlington) is hiring a part-time clerk. Visit the store to apply.

*NEW* Several positions
Deadline: Friday, August 15
Lord Roberts Community Centre is looking for an After-School Youth Leader, two Lighthouses After School Program workers, and a Supervisor.

Skill Development Worker

Deadline: Saturday, 16 August - 16:30
NorWest Co-op Community Health is looking for two part-time workers. See posting for more.

*NEW* Housing Initiatives Coordinator
Deadline: Wednesday, August 20 at 4:30 pm
The West Broadway Community Organization is hiring for this a fulltime, contract position. See posting for more.

*NEW* Employer Liaison
Deadline: Wednesday, August 20
Opportunities for Employment is hiring for this position. See posting for more.

*NEW* Development and Communications Manager
Deadline: Wednesday, August 20
LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment) is hiring this full-time, term position. See posting for more.

*NEW* Administrative Officer
Deadline: Friday, August 22
West Central Women's Resource Centre (WCWRC) is seeking an Administrative Officer (AO) to cover a 1 year maternity leave. See posting for more.

*NEW* Program Coordinator
Deadline: Friday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Good Neighbours Active Living Centre is hiring for this a fulltime, permanent position. See posting for more.

*NEW* Two positions at MCIC
Deadline: Various
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is hiring an Office Coordinator (due Friday, August 22) and Public Engagement Coordinator (due Wednesday, August 27).

*NEW* Health Resource Coordinator
Deadline: Wednesday, August 27
Winnipeg Mennonite Seniors Care Inc. is hiring a full-time Coordinator. See posting for more.

Have an opening? Send your posting (pdf and/or link) to

volsVolunteer Opportunities
*NEW* Board Members Wanted 
Deadline: September 2
Elmwood Community Resource Centre (ECRC) is looking for dynamic, committed, passionate, diverse professional experienced members willing to serve on our board of directors. See posting for more.

For lots more volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer Manitoba's website.

Need volunteers? Send your posting (pdf and/or link) to 

If you have an event or program happening in the Daniel McIntyre, St. Matthews or West End neighbourhood let us know! We welcome your feedback.  

Outreach & Communications Coordinator  

Daniel McIntyre St. Matthews Community Association

823 Ellice Ave | 774-7005