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Reminder from the Garden

July 27, 2017

The community garden would like to welcome everyone to come visit and see how well our crops are progressing this year. We ask you not to pick from the individual beds, as there are signed tasting gardens, an herb spiral, and lots of fruit trees and bushes, including some giant rhubarb, from which guest are welcome to sample.
Also, please remember that lots of our trees and shrubs are still in their tender early years and need to be treated gently. 
Enjoy the garden!

Volunteer Opportunities

August 25, 2016


Volunteer Opportunities:

Committees and Groups to Join

COMMITTEE/GROUP CONTACT EMAIL
Act III Neil actiii@winstonheights.ca
Activities & Events Kari events@winstonheights.ca
BookClub Kendra bookclub@winstonheights.ca
Centennial Garden Linda centennialgarden@winstonheights.ca
Community Garden Stephanie  communitygarden@winstonheights.ca
Community Relations Karl and DJ communications@winstonheights.ca
Facilities & Operations Don operations@winstonheights.ca
Finance Don treasurer@winstonheights.ca
Heritage Linda heritage@winstonheights.ca
Mom’s Night Out Christine president@winstonheights.ca
Munro Park Redevelopment Karl communications@winstonheights.ca
Planning & Development Kris planning@winstonheights.ca
Playgroup Sarah playgroup@winstonheights.ca
Rinks VACANT rinks@winstonheights.ca
Traffic Ian traffic@winstonheights.ca
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As you can see, we do have a couple of vacant positions within these committees/groups and without the help of volunteers these committees/groups have difficulty functioning or even worse aren’t able to exist to function.  If you are interested in joining any of these committees/groups as the lead, or to assist with meetings and organizing of event or just to volunteer to assist at the time of the activity or event we would love to have you!  You can email directly with the above email address or send to: volunteer@winstonheights.ca


Interested in Starting a New Club/Group

May 25, 2016

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We’ve had several community members inquiring about shared interests and if anyone had a Club/Group organized. An example of an existing club is the Book Club, however there is the potential for many more!

If you’d like to start a club/group and get your information out there, let us know! Some ideas that have been put forward are, knitting, sewing, running and photography.

Let us know if you are interested in anything and we can help connect you!
communications@winstonheights.ca




Winter Garden Wonderland Bonfire – Tonight: Feb 6, 2016

February 6, 2016

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Enjoy the Community Garden Year-Round!

Join us on tonight February 6 from 5:00 – 9:00pm (ish) for a Winter Garden Wonderland Bonfire in the WHM Community Garden. There will be skating, music, hot beverages, vegetarian chili and snacks, so bring your skates and lawn chairs and come enjoy the splendor of the garden as the firelight dances across the snow-covered beds!

This free event is open to the public, so bring the kids and come meet your neighbours.

Looking forward to seeing all of you  TONIGHT.



Last chance for Tickets!! Twilight in the Garden: An Evening of Cocktails and Canapés

July 21, 2015


Phase 2 of the Community Garden is almost complete. The beds, pathways, and perimeter plantings are all in place in the new south leg and a pergol frames the gathering spot. Just a few last minute projects to finish and we’ll be ready for the Grand Opening. Join us at the WHMCA Community Garden on August 12th at 7:00 p.m. for the celebration!

Tickets available until July 30, 2015

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE EVENT – ADVANCED PURCHES ONLY!

To purchase tickets you can email events@winstonheights.ca or follow this link to purchase them online:
www.winstonheights.ca/twilight-in-the-garden-an-evening-of-cocktails-and-canapes

Space is limited!


Community Garden Event Tonight: April 8th

April 8, 2015

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Community Garden Annual Meeting

The Annual Garden Meeting is Wednesday, April 8th at 7:30pm in the North Hall of the Community Association. The evening will include a summary of the garden bed rental policies, a gardening workshop, and refreshments with your fellow community members.

Gardeners who wish to rent a bed should attend this meeting to learn more about Garden policies, pay the balance of their rental, and sign rental agreements. We will also sign up new renters at this time.

 

Community Garden Beds Available

With spring approaching, it is time to think of getting out in the fresh air and growing wholesome food alongside your neighbours. The WHM Community Garden has beds available to rent this year, at a cost of $50, though you may secure your rental with a deposit of $20 before April 8th.

If you would like to secure your rental for 2015, please drop off a cheque at the South Hall of the Community Association for $20, marked “Garden Bed Renewal Deposit”, along with your name and contact information. Norm, our tireless and indispensable hall caretaker, is in the hall from 10am to noon on weekdays if you would prefer to pay cash. Additionally, if you wish, you can send your $20 deposit as an Interac Email Money Transfer to caretaker@winstonheights.ca. Please be sure to include your name if you choose the latter, so we can be sure to assign the deposit to you.

Please email communitygarden@winstonheights.ca if you have any questions.

Community Garden Phase 2 Build

The Community Garden Association would like to announce that we have been approved to build phase 2 of the garden! As such, we will be having a weekend build in late April. All community members are welcome!

We are still looking for volunteers:

1) The Winston Heights Mountview Community Garden Committee is seeking an additional member with an interest in program planning who would like to help plan and manage programs such as the Philanthropic Beds and a program that links the garden with local schools. This volunteer position will require an average commitment of 7.25 hours per month, including a monthly meeting and varying action items, with more time required in the summer months and less in the winter and spring. This position offers opportunities for community engagement, influence in the direction of the community garden and opportunities to enhance your leadership skills.

2) The Winston Heights Mountview Community Garden Committee is seeking an administrator to support the Committee Chair. This volunteer position will require an average commitment of 7.25 hours per month, including monthly meetings and varying action items. This position will require very strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask. This position offers opportunities to for community engagement and influence in the direction of the community garden.

If you’re interested in joining the Community Garden Committee in either the Program Planning or the Administrative Support roles, please contact Stephanie Phillips at sdphillips14@gmail.com or at (403)295-9444. No previous involvement with the garden is required.


Enjoy the Community Garden Year-Round! Event: Jan 24, 2015

January 22, 2015

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Community Garden News & Updates

Enjoy the Community Garden Year-Round!Join us on January 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm for a Winter Garden Wonderland Bonfire in the WHM Community Garden. There will be skating, music, hot beverages and snacks, so bring your skates and lawn chairs and come enjoy the splendor of the garden as the firelight dances across the snow-covered beds! This free event is open to public, so bring the kids and come meet your neighbours.

We are still looking for volunteers:

1)      The Winston Heights Mountview Community Garden Committee is seeking an additional member with an interest in program planning who would like to help plan and manage programs such as the Philanthropic Beds and a program that links the garden with local schools. This volunteer position will require an average commitment of 7.25 hours per month, including a monthly meeting and varying action items, with more time required in the summer months and less in the winter and spring. This position offers opportunities for community engagement, influence in the direction of the community garden and opportunities to enhance your leadership skills.

2)      The Winston Heights Mountview Community Garden Committee is seeking an administrator to support the Committee Chair. This volunteer position will require an average commitment of 7.25 hours per month, including monthly meetings and varying action items. This position will require very strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask. This position offers opportunities to for community engagement and influence in the direction of the community garden.

If you’re interested in joining the Community Garden Committee in either the Program Planning or the Administrative Support roles, please contact Stephanie Phillips at sdphillips14@gmail.com or at (403)295-9444.  No previous involvement with the garden is required.