We are on Social Media!

You can now follow us on facebook or twitter for updates in the community as well as updates & developments of our association.

Find Us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/neighbourhoodassociation/
Find Us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/fruhcommunity


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Get Involved!

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Become A Street Captain!

If you are able to donate one or two hours every September and June then consider helping us out as a street captain.  All you have to do is hand out postcards to your street, and submit any suspected rental properties via a new form on the website.  Your name and contact info will be kept 100% private and only accessible to board members. Sign up to be a street captain here.

We need a Volunteer Coordinator! 

We are currently looking to fill the board position of Volunteer Coordinator. We expect this position would take 5h per month and would involve your attendance in our monthly board meeting. 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: Info@NeighbourhoodAssociation.ca

Other Volunteer Oppotunities

• Media Coverage - we need a volunteer to keep an eye out for media coverage on issues relating to rental housing in our area and send the coverage info to our association to be included in the monthly newsletter and/or on the website.  If you are interested in this opportunity please Contact us by e-mail: Info@NeighbourhoodAssociation.ca

• Community Eventswe need a volunteer to keep an eye out for communityevents in our area and send the event info to our association to be included in the monthly newsletter and/or on the website. This will include events at community centre's, farmers market, other neighbourhood associations or anything else that is happening in and around our community.  If you are interested in this opportunity please Contact us by e-mail: Info@NeighbourhoodAssociation.ca

• Postcard Stock - we need a volunteer to occasionally check and restock association postcards various locations in our community.  Locations currently include Richmond Kings Community Centre, Pembina Trails Library, and the offices of various political leaders in our area.  If you are interested in this opportunity please Contact us by e-mail: Info@NeighbourhoodAssociation.ca

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Street Captain Update

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October Postcard Drop

Thank you so much to those of you who have agreed to join us as a Volunteer Street Captain! We are planning another drop of postcards in October.  We would like to meet in the parking lot of Richmond Kings Community Centre on Saturday Oct 22 at 10am to replenish your supply of postcards. If you can come at that time to restock great, but if you can not make it then we will leave postcards inside the community centre for you to pickup at your leisure.

Postcard Blitz

Once postcards have been handed out we are planning to do use the remainder of the morning to hit a bunch of streets that currently do not have street captains. If you are able to handout postcards to a few extra streets during this time that would be great!  Take a friend, make it a nice morning walk, and get your exercise in too!

Meet: Saturday Oct 22 @ 10am in the Fort Richmond Community Centre parking lot.

Rental Inventory Submission - Now Online!

The rental inventory submission process is now online!  You can still fill out a printed inventory sheet and mail to Councillor Janice Lukes as you have in the past, but you now have the additional option to fill out the online rental inventory sheet and this data will be emailed to Councillor Janice Lukes.

View: Online Rental Inventory Sheet

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Other News

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Got Tabs??? Let's make a Wheelchair!

Tabs for Delayne

Delaney is a grade 10 student at St. Boniface Diocesan High School in Winnipeg.  She was born with Gorlin syndrome, which is a genetic condition that can affect many areas of the body and is known by many other names, with the next most common being, Basal Cell Carcinoma syndrome (BCCNS).  Read more about Delayne and the Tabs for Wheelchair campaign.

To donate your tabs please drop them off at 89 Linacre Rd.

Thanks you for your donation!

University of Manitoba Student Orientation

New student orientation was held at the University of Manitoba Sept. 6 and 7 and the Fort Richmond University Height Neighbourhood Association was there to welcome students.

It was a beautiful fall day and the promenade was alive with excitement as new students as diverse as you can imagine strolled around, picking up orientation packages, taking tours of the facilities and discovering what to expect in the next few weeks.  The Neighbourhood Association was there welcoming the new students to the neighbourhood and handing out information about living off campus.  What are tenants rights?  What are their responsibilities as good neighbours?  Thanks to Bernadette McCann and Jacquie Field for being our ambassadors on this occasion .

Master’s Students Assist in Combating Illegal Rental Housing around U of M

We are extremely fortunate to have a University of Manitoba class of Master’s students focusing on this issue as part of their City Planning Program.  Please take a minute to look at the overview of the comprehensive course that Dr. Orly Linovski is leading.  As part of the curriculum, these students will also be working with community members.  In early December, 2016, we expect they will present the findings of their research to the community. See the website of Councillor Janice Lukes for more information and updates.

New Student Oriented Apartments on Pembina

 The development, which is marketed specifically to students and offers fully furnished suites for rent, is the first for Rise Real Estate in Manitoba. The complex is billed as part of the solution to high-pressure housing demands and illegal rooming houses in the Fort Richmond and University Heights communities See more information here.

An open letter to area landlords near U of M

The Sou'wester has published this Open Letter to landlords from Councillor Janice Lukes.  Read the full story here.

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Reminders

 

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.

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Community News


Riel Area 2017 Budget Consultation in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward:
DATE:  Thursday, October 13, 2016
TIME:  6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  Jonathan Toews Sportsplex, 1188 Dakota Street (ample free parking)

Fire Paramedic Station Open House
All Winnipeg fire paramedic stations will invite the public in for an open house. Kids can enter a contest to become Fire Paramedic Chief for the Day.
When: Saturday, October 15 from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Whereall WFPS fire paramedic stations

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