Looking for Feedback- Mental Health Week 2019!

City of Morden is looking for feedback on our 2019 Mental Health Week Events. Whether you attend 1 or all events, we value your input. Click the link below to fill out the 5 minute survey.

Thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. 
Gold: Southern Health Healthy Living Together Grant, City of Morden
Silver: Eden Mental Health Care Services
Bronze: Clinic Durgstore, Morden Co-op

Swimming & Camp Registration TODAY!

Swimming & Camp Registration TODAY!

Registration for Swimming Lessons at Lake Minnewasta and Summer Camps is on TODAY at the Access Event Centre from 6:00-8:30PM. Registration for both also opens online at the same time. Credit card payments are required to complete an online booking. In person registrations can pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card.

Get details on Swimming Lessons here
Get details on Summer Camps here

Programs are eligible for funding if you meet criteria!
Funding Options.

Mental Health Week Begins

Mental Health Week Begins

Mental Health Week is on, May 7-11! There is still time to attend the expo (1-7pm) and keynote (7pm) at the Access Event Centre today! There is a lot of good information that you can gather!

Statement from Mayor Brandon Burley: “This is Mental Health Week in Morden. For many people mental illness is not something to think about for one day, it is the obsession and torment of every waking minute.

Mental illness takes many forms and often people you’d never suspect, suffer. 1 in 5 of all Canadians will deal with a mental illness.People with mental illness feel alone, and isolated. It wreaks havoc in every area of their life. It’s inappropriate to speak publicly about it, because they will lose opportunities, people will treat them differently, folks won’t know what to do with their eyes, or what to talk about.

Human tendency is to solve the problem. We want to excise the condition, like a tumor. But advances in mental healthcare and treatments are painfully slow. Diagnosis of medications is hit-and-miss, and often lead to worsening symptoms that must be borne for weeks and months – before the right drug, or group of drugs is hit upon.

Like Job’s friends, even more people will try to prescribe a solution, or isolate the cause.

Obtaining primary care from mental professionals is difficult, and expensive. $100 or more per hour – which exacerbates the problem. Desperate to find a solution, many people with mental illness throw money – LOTS of money – away, to try to feel right again.Mental illness can leave those who suffer socially castrated, alone, desperate, guilty, broke, and broken – useless to society. If folks find out, what will they say? How will it impact my social standing? Will friends still trust me and respect me? I know these things because I have walked miles in these shoes. I have suffered from depression and generalized anxiety disorder – and it took years to bring it under control, with the help of a very good doctor, counselor, medication, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

So this week in Morden, do as I have just done, and lay it on the line for somebody who needs you. Don’t tell them, ask them, push them – just be there for them and maintain their confidence.If you suffer from mental illness I encourage you to get the help you deserve. It’s time to stop the silent suffering of millions of people across Canada. Give voice to your pain, or lend your voice on behalf of others.”

More details on Mental Health Week can be found here: www.mordenmb.com/mentalhealthweek.

Notice of a Special Meeting of Council

Mayor Burley has called a Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Morden to discuss the following items: In-Camera Personnel, In-Camera Legal, and Tax Levy By-Law 1-2019 2nd and 3rd readings.
The meeting will take place on Wedneday, May 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Civic Centre.

Thank you

Notice of a Special Meeting of Council

A Special Meeting of Council has been called by Mayor Burley for the Council of the City of Morden to take place Monday, April 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM to discuss the following items: Public Hearing for 2019 Financial Plan, the First Reading of the Tax Levy By-Law 1-2019, MOU Regional Waste Water Solution, Sewer Services Agreement, and the 2019 Council Meeting Schedule.

The meeting will take place Monday April 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers at the Civic Centre, Morden Manitoba.

Thank you

2019 Spring Clean Up!

2019 Spring Clean Up

The City of Morden is continuing the annual Spring Clean Up service for Morden residents. The annual Spring program offers one free curbside pickup by the City of Morden on the following 2019 dates:

  • Tuesday, May 14 (Zone 1)
  • Wednesday, May 15 (Zone 2)
  • Friday, May 17 (Zone 3)

If you need to look up your zone, you can do so here.

The City of Morden requests that only compostable paper bags are used. Plastic bags will not be picked up. Compostable ‘plastic’ bags that can be used in the green cart cannot be used for this Spring Clean Up service, due to the different method of composting.

Compostable paper bags are available at most hardware stores and include logos on the labels. Here is an example:

All items must be packed in compostable paper bags or boxes, branches cut and tied into bundles and placed at the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. City crews will make one tour of the area and will not be returning.

For more questions please contact the City of Morden at info@mordenmb.com or 204-822-4434.

Morden Residents Community Compost Site

The compost site is located at Willcocks Road – Southeast of Huron Windows. This site is for grass clippings, leaves, garden refuse, and branches only – all to be placed in marked areas. Wood chips and compost material is available for Morden Residents (hand loading only).  PLEASE empty your plastic bags and place them in the containers provided.

Mental Health Week coming up!

Mental Health Week Coming Up!

Morden is getting excited about hosting Mental Health Week, May 7-11, 2019. Canadian Mental Health Association’s week of events is in its 68th year. The association wants to remind us that mental health is not something that just affects the 1 in 5 Canadians who have a mental illness. We all have mental health. Just like we all have physical health. Every one of us. 5 in 5.

This will be the third year that events are being hosted in Morden for this week. We are grateful for the sponsorships that help to make this event possible.

Sponsors include:
Gold: Southern Health Healthy Living Together Grant, City of Morden
Silver: Eden Mental Health Care Services
Bronze: Clinic Drugstore, Morden Co-op

The goal of Mental Health Week in Morden is to inspire, educate and be active for mental health.

We are excited to have Sonia Funk, RNT as our main keynote speaker presenting It’s Not Your Fault.

We are all surrounded by triggers of stress, anxiety and depression in our daily lives. They are everywhere. They are in the news, on our dinner plates, in our morning mugs, in our homes, at school, on the road, at work, in our email. Sonia will be discussing these triggers, and factors that affect our mental health including stress, food, our microbiome, social media, phones and relationships.

The full schedule for Mental Health Week (May 7-12) includes:

  • Tuesday:A Mental Health Expo including displays from Agassiz Medical Clinic, Mood Disorders of Manitoba, Community Financial Counselling, Eden Mental Health Services and many more. The expo is followed by the main keynote titled It’s Not Your Fault, by Sonia Funk, RNT.
  • Wednesday: Free classes are offered to activate the body and the brain including cardio drumming, yoga, partner yoga and introduction to mindfulness meditation.
  • Thursday:John Janzen, an inner-city worker in Winnipeg will present on building community at a $35 Soup Supper Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Thursday also brings kickboxing to the table for adults and for teen girls.
  • Friday: A Lunch and Learn with Naturopathic Doctor is scheduled as part of the Chamber of Commerce Lunch series. Dr. Andrew Byk, ND will discuss how digestive health directly affects mental health.
  • Saturday: A mindful triathlon (walk + yoga + meditation) is scheduled for the morning. Saturday afternoon offers a workshop titled “The Struggle is Real” with Sonia Funk and Kelly Vipond.

The full schedule with times, location, event description and speaker/instructor biography is on the event website. All events are free except for the Habitat for Humanity fundraiser. All events require RSVP which can be done through the website www.mordenmb.com/mentalhealthweek or by phone/email 204-822-5431 ext.206, sdueck@mordenmb.com.

Mayor Brandon Burley commented on the events, “Mental health is an important topic to discuss in the open, since it often comes with stigma. I have battled with mental illness in the past, and hope that this annual event helps to reduce stigma, while educating and inspiring people to work for positive mental health and to get help when they need it.”

Stephanie Dueck, Rec Programmer for the City of Morden shared, “We have a lot of good resources to support mental health in our community. We hope the events of the week will draw attention to those resources. The event also showcases some of the fitness opportunities we have at the Access Event Centre. Physical activity has a very positive effect on mental health and we have a variety of options for classes that people of all ages have been enjoying. It’s also vital for people to know it’s okay to ask for help. A list of crisis help lines are listed on the event website. The Southern Health- Eden CRISIS line is 1-888-617-7715.”

Be inspired, educated and active for mental health. Plan to attend Mental Health Week events May 7-12, 2019!