Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Just a reminder that our next meeting is tomorrow December 15th at Ralph Brown Community Centre (460 Andrews). The meeting will start at 7pm but there will be a light snack before hand served at 6:30.
Hope to see you there

Friday, November 26, 2010


We want to hear from you about safety in the neighbourhood.

Would you like to see COPP (Citizens On Patrol) happening in the neighbourhood?
Would you like to see Block Captains or a Neighbourhood Watch?
Should we start a Powerline?
Should we try something completely new?

Call Maia at 927-2340 or email us at stjohnsresidentsassociation@gmail.com
and let us know. We want your ideas. We are all part of the solution - together we can make a difference.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Dialogue about Sport in Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg is hosting a forum about Sport in the City of Winnipeg.
The City is looking at creating an accessible, affordable comprehensive sport plan for Winnipeg that will engage citizens of all ages.

The St. John's Residents Association will be attending to provide a voice for our neighbourhood. If you have any concerns or suggestions you would like brought forward please let us know or come out and check it out for your selves. You can contact us at stjohnsresidentsassociation@gmail.com
The forum will be held Wednesday Dec 1st at the North Centennial Recreation Centre (90 Sinclair) from 5 -7 pm.

Hope to hear from you

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fall clean up

I would like to send out a big thank you to the volunteers who came out to lend a hand at our local community centre this saturday. A group of local volunteers took time out on a Saturday to help move 7 garden boxes out of the Ralph Brown Community Centre hockey rink, helping to get it ready for the winter season.
These boxes weren't light but with the help of 5 people we were able to get the boxes moved in less than an hour.

Thank you everyone for supporting both our community centre and our community gardens!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi everyone,

just letting you know we are also on Facebook.
I am having some troubles putting the link but hopefully that will come in the future.

Until then, check us out : St. John's Residents Association. - the profile picture is the beautiful roof of the business as you come into the North End off the Salter Street Bridge "People Before Profit"

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our meetings

If you'd like to get involved the easiest way is to come to a meeting!

We meet the Third Wednesday of every month. We start at 7pm at Ralph Brown Community Centre

If you have any questions you can call Maia at 927-2340 or send us an email at stjohnsresidentsassociation@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

C.O.P.P. - The Citizens On Patrol Program

Would you like to make our neighbourhood safer?

Do you think you can make our neighbourhood better?

Would you like to meet other people in the neighbourhood that want the same things?

Join us for a community patrol!

The St. John’s Residents’ Association is interested in tarting up a Citizen On Patrol Program (COPP). COPP would initiate regular patrols of our streets by residents. COPP lets you take control over your neighbourhood, promotes safety, and helps build a sense of community. It is also an great way to meet your neighbours, make a difference and have a good time. We are trying to see if there are enough people willing to support this program.

If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more call Maia (your Community Development Worker) at

Monday, June 7, 2010

Introducing: Our New Housing Coordinator

Please join us in extending a warm North-End welcome to Kali Martin, the new Housing Coordinator for the St. John's community! If you have questions about the NECRC Exterior Fix-up Grant program, the BUILD program (for energy efficiency upgrades and renovations), CMHC's RRAP (Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program), or any other housing related programs or issues, Kali is there to answer your questions.

Kali Martin
Housing Co-ordinator
North End Community Renewal Corp.

509 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
R2W 2M6
Phone: 927-2341
Fax: 582-2801

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ralph Brown Community Garden

So spring has sprung and summer is almost here! To celebrate we will be having our planting party for the Ralph Brown Community Garden. It has been scheduled for June 7th (Monday) starting at 1pm. As this is a flexible event do not worry if you are busy until a bit later.

Machray will be our first gardeners arriving at the site around 1pm to start their planting. Hopefully Sindy will be able to wrangle some kids from the community centre to come by after school at 3:30 and if anyone from the Resident’s Association would like to come out at any time you would be more than welcome. All plants have been purchased and are ready to get into the ground. Can’t wait to see you there!

Maia Graham-Derham
Community Development Worker
North End Community Renewal Corp.

509 Selkirk Ave
Winnipeg MB
R2W 2M6
phone: 204.927.2340
fax: 204.582.2801

Meet: Our New Community Development Worker

Maia Graham-Derham is the new NECRC Community Development Worker for St. John's. She will be working with the St. John’s Residents Association to help make our neighbourhood a place you want to be. Maia is new the North End Community Renewal Corporation and will be doing many things like managing our Urban Green Team, helping out with this newsletter, community outreach.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact her.

Maia Graham-Derham
Community Development Worker
North End Community Renewal Corp.

509 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R2W 2M6
Phone: 927-2340
Fax: 582-2801

Community Kitchens

Don’t have time to cook? Don’t know what to cook? Don’t have enough money to cook good food? Come out to one of our Community Kitchens and learn to cook and save money too! You pitch in between $5 and $10. This money is matched by the North End Food Security Network. Everyone goes shopping together, buys food, and cooks together. The meals are designed to be big enough that you should have 5 days worth of dinners for 4 people. All for 5 bucks!

If you are interested in participating, please call Margo Malabar at 927-2342.

Community Kitchens is currently looking for a home in St. John’s. If your organization or business has a suitable kitchen and would like to support healthy families, please call Margo at 927-2342.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Message from the Chair

Well Hello Everyone. I know it has been a long time since we have written a newsletter and I hope that everyone had a warm and healthy holiday season. If you are like me – then you are now really looking forward to spring!!

We have been very busy in the last few months. We participated in the Picnic in the Park at St.John’s Park and look forward to doing it again this summer. We met a lot of new people that live in our neighborhood – it was nice to see so many people out for the event. We assisted in the hiring of a new Housing Coordinator – Kali Martin. One of the next big projects she will be working on will be the Exterior Fix-up Grant applications that will be coming out to you in a separate mailing. We also hired a Community Development Worker – Maia Graham-Derham. She will be a big help to our resident’s association.

Spring is usually when we hold our Annual General Meeting. One of the biggest problems with a spring meeting is that it is still too cold and/slippery outside and the attendance is very low. This year we are going to try something different. We are going to hold a fall Annual General Meeting. We hope that will better weather will come better attendance.

Now for my exciting news!! We are working on creating a community garden. It is all in the idea stage and we are presently trying to secure funding for this project. If you have any ideas regarding this project, share them with Maia at 927-2340. What I am hoping to see is a garden that will not only grow vegetables and flowers, but possibly some plants specific to the aboriginal people. I would love to have our Annual General Meeting combined with some form of meal – with ingredients that we all grew ourselves!! The present plans are for this garden to be located in the rink area of the Ralph Brown Community Center – and I would love nothing more than to see it become a true community project.

Hope to see everyone out and about soon. We will be participating in the Annual Community Clean-up on May 8th. Watch for more information on that event and hope to see you there.

Davina Walker