November 24, 2011

Petition update

Wow! In just a few weeks we've collected 1277 signatures on our petition to have Canoe Club CG remain public greenspace.

About 30 volunteer canvassers collected signatures from neighborhoods around Canoe Club in only two weeks. Copies of the petition have been provided to those candidates running in this weekend's civic byelection who responded to our correspondence on the issue. The petition will also be forwarded to Mayor Sam Katz.

Thanks on behalf of all of us to those volunteer canvassers, and job well done!

November 23, 2011

Quiz the candidates tonight!

Candidates vying for the St. Vital ward seat on City council will take questions from the public at tonight's all-candidates forum.

The Council of Women of Winnipeg will be hosting the event, which begins at 7:00pm at Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre, 26 Molgat Avenue (off St. Mary's Road, behind MPI and the Louis Riel School Division offices.)


Candidates will have received copies of the St. Vital Greenspace petition for their information, and most are expecting questions from the public on the matter.

The St. Vital ward by-election takes place this coming Saturday.

November 17, 2011

The Lance covers the Canoe Club story

Our efforts to preserve Canoe Club GC made news in The Lance this week. It garnered attention from others around the city interested in keeping municipal golf courses publicly-owned.


Meanwhile, the petition is continuing to circulate for a few more days, with plenty of interest from the community.

November 07, 2011

The Petition is circulating!

Volunteers in the Canoe Club area have been given the petition and they will be making the rounds in their neighborhoods to collect signatures in the coming days.

The petition will be circulated until November 18th, so that it can be presented to the Mayor and City Councillors in advance of the St. Vital ward byelection.

This is a link to the Council report on golf course services. It includes a number of appendices that outline the way City staff arrived at the recommendations to Council.

The Operational Review of golf course services can be found here.

November 01, 2011

Welcome

Welcome to the official website of St. Vital Greenspace. We are an ad hoc group of area residents concerned with preserving and promoting publicly owned park and recreation land in the Winnipeg suburb of St. Vital. We are not affiliated with any other group, organization or collective.

We launched with a public meeting on October 27, 2011 at Windsor Community Centre where dozens of residents turned out to discuss the possibility of Canoe Club Golf Course being sold and/or taken over by private interests for commercial or residential development. It was decided by consensus that we would petition the City of Winnipeg to keep Canoe Club GC public property, and to maintain it as park/recreation space for the use and enjoyment of the public.

Watch this space for further developments!