Dear Fort Richmond and University Heights Neighbours!

Thank you so much for signing up to be on our member list. We will use this newsletter to keep you up to date with our progress, and to share events and resources available to you, our neighbours.  If you know of anyone who might want to become of member of our association please forward them this link:

In This Newsletter

• Board Position Vacancy

• Street Captain Update

• University of Manitoba Student Orientation

• City of Winnipeg Community By-law Enforcement Services

• New Restrictions re Vehicles on Residential Property

• A Note from Sarah Guillemard, MLA/Député de Fort Richmond

• City of Winnipeg Giveaway weekends

• Street Parking during bomber games and other special events

• Community News


Board Position Vacancy

We are currently looking to fill the board position of Volunteer Coordinator. This person would be in charge of managing our street captains including keeping track of which streets have captains & coordinating with sub-committee members, If you are interested in this opportunity please Contact us by e-mail:

Street Captain Update

Thank you so much to those of you who have agreed to join us as a Volunteer Street Captain! 

Postcards handout delivery and rental inventory sheets were completed in July.  We have approximately 40 streets covered of about 130 streets in the neighbourhood so we are still looking for more captains! Please see the website for a list of streets in the neighbourhood that do not have Volunteer Street Captain.

If you would like to be a Volunteer Street Captain please sign up here:

SEE HERE for more information on what is expected of a street captain.

University of Manitoba Student Orientation

The Fort Richmond University Heights Neighbourhood Association has a table at the upcoming student orientation in September.  We have created handouts to help students understand their rights as tenants as well as their responsibilities of living in our community.

We are actively working with the University to address the concerns of the members of our association and will provide further updates as they come up.

City of Winnipeg Community By-law Enforcement Services

In July we met with 3 members if the City of Winnipeg's Community By-law Enforcement Services.  This team will support us in understanding the by-laws available to help us manage our concerns as well as the information we require in order to properly report by-law infractions in a manner that will help us get action.

New Restrictions re Vehicles on Residential Property

Many of the City’s by-laws regarding traffic, streets, parking meter and disability parking were created upwards of 40 years ago.  Much has changed over those four decades. The City of Winnipeg Public Service recently conducted a review and prepared the Enactment of a new Consolidated Parking By-Law and Amendment of the Voluntary Payment of Fines By-Law Report, recommending updates and consolidations to the by-laws.  As a result, there are many efficiencies and improvements being enacted, and a public awareness campaign will occur over the coming months.

SPECIFIC to the ongoing residential parking issues we are experiencing in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward, many residential properties are being turned into virtual parking lots (around University of Manitoba and in nearby communities), with excessive numbers of vehicles being parked in these areas.

The new Winnipeg Parking By-Law will fundamentally change the way the City deals with excessive parking on private residential property in a positive and timely manner.

For more information see New Restrictions re Vehicles on Residential Property


A Note from Sarah Guillemard, MLA/Député de Fort Richmond

Hello to all my neighbors and friends in Fort Richmond, Silver Heights, and parts of Fort Garry! The last four months have been full of wonderful opportunities to learn and grow as your new MLA. There have been many challenges for our Government as we slowly uncover areas that need much attention, yet there have also been encouraging achievements as we listen to Manitobans and heed their advice.

On May 11, 2016, I was sworn in as the MLA for Fort Richmond and our government opened up the 41st session of the legislature the following week. The new MLAs from all parties were trained in procedures and decorum, which helped us to navigate our way through the proceedings in the House.

In addition to the training for Legislative work, I focused on welcoming my constituency assistant, Rae Wagner to my Fort Richmond team. Rae will be an amazing advocate for our community, in addition to supporting me in my new role. Our first goals will be to set up our community office, and open our lines of communication to grow connections with our constituency. Details of our grand opening will be coming shortly, and we hope to see you there!

Your new Provincial Government has set some ambitious goals in order to direct Manitoba back onto the path of success. There is tough work ahead for all of us in Manitoba, and those you chose to lead are a competent, compassionate and strong team.
I look forward to hearing from you as we work together for a Better Manitoba!

Sarah Guillemard
MLA/Député de Fort Richmond
Constituency office: # (204)221-8881




City of Winnipeg Giveaway weekends

September 10 and 11, 2016 - Give your reusable unwanted items a new home and keep them out of the landfill! Place unwanted, reusable household items at the curb on your front street and label each item with a "FREE" sticker or sign

See here for more details on the City of Winnipeg Giveway weekend.

Street Parking during bomber games and other special events

Don't forget to look for the special event dates on no-parking signs on your street! Consider writing them on the house calendar to remind guests, home care workers, yard care workers, and contractors.


Community News

Pembina Active Living 55+ - Community Picnic

Join PAL for a day of fun on Tuesday, August 23, 11 am – 3 pm at St. Norbert Farmers’ Market – good food, entertainment, program demonstrations and an opportunity to register for Fall Programs. Details here.

Winnipeg Tree Planting Program

Sign up now to receive a tree for your property – a $150 value for $55!  You will receive the tree, mulch, rabbit guards, tree care resources, and a workshop on how to plant and care for your tree! This great package is a $150 value, which you are able to receive at a reduced rate through a collaborative relationship between Trees Winnipeg, the City of WinnipegTD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Tree Canada.

The Winnipeg ReLeaf program is available to all residential homeowners within the City of Winnipeg, and you may order up to four tree packages for your property. Don’t wait to sign up, because quantities are limited!   To learn more about the Winnipeg ReLeaf program, visit Trees Winnipeg for details!