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Morden Tree Lighting

Morden’s Tree Lighting events start at 5 pm, Nov. 17 at the Civic Centre.

Pictures with Santa, bonfire, s’mores, tree lighting at 7 pm, fireworks, and much more.

Hope to see you there!

Painting for Morden’s Canada 150 Mosaic Begins!

Painting for Morden’s Mosaic Begins!

Residents of Morden will begin work on Morden’s Mosaic today! All painting will be done November 6 & 7 and the mural will be ready for Thursday. An unveiling ceremony will be held on Thursday November 9 at 7pm and the whole community is welcome to attend.

There are a few spots available for residents who still wish to sign up to paint a tile! Complete the form below to participate!


 

Leave a legacy by  painting a tile for Morden’s Canada 150 Mosaic Project!

We’re calling all Mordenites to sign up to paint a tile. You don’t have to be an artist to participate.

As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, 150 mosaic murals will be installed across Canada, and Morden will be one of the host sites!

The mural will consist of 4” x 4” tiles that residents from Morden will paint; and with the assistance of the Canada 150 artists, it will be pieced together to form a 12 x 8 ft mosaic mural that represents Morden. The tiles will be painted November 6 and 7, and the completed mural will be unveiled November 9, 2017 at the Community Hall.

Clare Agnew, organizer and director of Community Services indicated that 300 tiles have already been assigned to people of all ages! She went on to say, “We’re looking to get painters for 200 more tiles so we can have 500 tiles painted by different people in the community from different ages, and backgrounds. We will be keeping registration open until we get all our painters!”

You can complete registration with the form below, or by picking up paper copies at the Access Event Centre, Pembina Hills Art Gallery or Civic Centre.



[SEP 22 PRESS RELEASE] As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, 150 mosaic murals will be installed across Canada, and Morden will be one of the host sites!

The mural will consist of 4” x 4” tiles that residents from Morden will paint; and with the assistance of the Canada 150 artists, it will be pieced together to form a 12 x 8 ft mosaic mural that represents Morden. The tiles will be painted November 6 and 7, and the completed mural will be unveiled November 9, 2017 at the Community Hall.

“Don’t worry – you don’t have to be an artist to participate! We are inviting people of all ages, backgrounds, demographics and interest groups. Our completed mosaic will be a diverse display of Morden and what it represents to each of us. Artists will be on site to guide the project, answer questions and encourage you along the way,” explains Clare Agnew, Director of Community Services.

“We will have approximately 500 tiles to paint.  Registration will be open October 2 – 20 and will be accepted in the order received,” explained Agnew.

Please encourage your family, friends and co-workers to participate. Registration will be available at the Access Event Centre, Pembina Hills Art Centre and the Civic Center, or online at mordenmb.com/mosaicmural.

Murals in Manitoba will be in Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach and Carberry. The cross Canada project has been on going for over a year now with many murals completed.

Interested in what other communities are painting? Visit Canada150Mosaic.com or follow their Facebook page.


[July 31 PRESS RELEASE] Morden Participates in Canada 150 Mosaic Project
MORDEN, MB – In 2017, Canada turns 150 years old. It is a country that has welcomed the world through its borders.

There are a variety of events and projects taking place across the nation, and Morden is participating.

Tracy Oliver, Project Coordinator for the Canada 150 Mosaics explains, “To celebrate this birthday, the Mural Mosaic team is launching a bold undertaking. Over a two-year span, a trio of artists plan to create a mural including all provinces and territories, over 80,000 paintings and 150 individual murals that, when united, will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The mural, if ever connected, would be over 365 meters wide (4 football fields) x 2.5 meters high (8 feet).”

“The mural will represent a cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history, an art masterpiece from the soul of the nation. An art piece that fifty years from now, may inspire another generation, who will in turn be able to celebrate through the mural and maybe take it upon themselves to add to this memory,” adds Phil Alain, Canada 150 Mosaics artist.

“Morden is excited to be part of this national project. It’s a once in a life time opportunity for the community and an opportunity to show how Morden’s history has contributed to the nation,” Mayor Ken Wiebe.

The mural will be completed over a 3-day workshop at the beginning of November. The mosaic artists will be in Morden for 3 days to assist with painting the tiles and will create the mosaic on the third day. Residents of Morden will be given an opportunity to participate and paint a tile; the number of tiles available will be determined once the design of the mural is confirmed.

A group of volunteers are working with the artists and providing information on the community of Morden and what we would like included in our mural.

“Thank you to our project sponsors: Imperia Management Inc., Access Credit Union, Sawatzky’s Furniture and The City of Morden for providing the funding for the project. These businesses continue to support events and projects in Morden, which contributes to enhancing the community.” Clare Agnew, Director of Community Services.

As the facility with the highest traffic volume in Morden, the mural will be displayed at the Access Event Centre. Additional information will be provided on how to participate in the mural as details are confirmed.

For more information on the mosaics across the country please visit www.canada150mosaic.com.

 

City Offices Holiday Hours

City Offices Holiday Hours:

Monday, November 13th               Admin & all other offices/operations closed

Friday, December 22nd                 Admin & all other offices/operations closing at 1 pm (Access Event Centre building is open while offices are closed)

Dec 25 & 26, and Jan 1, 2018      Admin & all other offices/operations closed

Lake Minnewasta Public Consultation

November 2 from 4-7 at the Morden Civic Centre, the City of Morden is hosting a public consultation regarding Lake Minnewasta.

This public consultation is open to EVERYONE who uses the lake for any purpose. It is your chance to share your ideas on how to improve the lake.

November 2 from 4-7 pm at the Morden Civic Centre.

Environment Canada Alert: Possible Damaging Wind Warning

The following alert was issued by Environment Canada:

“A very intense low-pressure system will track through northern Manitoba Wednesday. This system will bring very strong westerly winds with gusts of 90 km/h to areas in western Manitoba this evening and into the overnight. Warning level winds will begin in the Red River Valley early morning Wednesday. In addition, certain wind prone areas in the lee of the Duck and Riding Mountains are likely to get gusts of 110 km/h or stronger.

The extreme winds will abate Wednesday morning in western Manitoba and Wednesday afternoon in the Red River Valley as the low moves towards Ontario.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Wind warnings are issued when there is a significant risk of damaging winds”.

Fall Clean Up Oct. 17, 18, 20

This week is Fall Clean Up!

Put your grass clippings, leaves, garden refuse, and branches on the curb and in paper bags or compost-friendly bags by 7 a.m. on your regularly scheduled garbage (black bin) day:

Zone 1: Oct. 17

Zone 2: Oct. 18

Zone 3: Oct. 20

PLASTIC BAGS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Any compostable material that isn’t picked up is the responsibility of the homeowner and can be dropped off at the Morden compost yard on Willcocks Rd. at any time.

This yard is for compost only.

Let’s Glide into Winter by Skating- Dec 10

Hey MORDEN! Let’s come together in one of the most Canadian of ways! Come skate with us on December 10 for #Canada150 Skating Day! – The event will be held at the Access Event Centre from 12:15-2:15PM

Enjoy Free Skating and Skate Lending, Free Hot Chocolate and Cookies, Colouring, Games, and a Skate Across Canada Challenge! You don’t want to miss this!

Questions? Contact City of Morden Community Services Department 204-822-5431

 

 

 

Coming Soon! Halloween at the Access Event Centre!

Come out and have fun dressing up in a costume! All ages encouraged to dress up! Give folk dancing a try with Brenda Sloan from 6-7pm. She’s a great teacher and can teach kids as young as 4 and adults of any age! You will not regret the fun time of dancing, laughing and learning something new. FREE Public Skating is on from 7:15-8:15PM. Bring the pumpkin you carved or decorated at home to display and have the chance to win a prize! Participate in the colouring competition for another opportunity for a prize!

Schedule:

6:00-7:00PM       FOLK DANCING** (IN COSTUMES*)
–Chiropractic Mtg Room
7:15-8:15PM         FREE PUBLIC SKATING (IN COSTUMES*)
6:00-8:30PM       HALLOWEEN COLOURING CONTEST- foyer
6:00-8:30PM       PUMPKIN COMPETITION- foyer
–Bring your carved or decorated pumpkin for display
7:00-8:30PM       Hot Chocolate-foyer

*No masks or weapons on the ice or during the folk dancing
**Folk dancing instruction by Brenda Sloan! All Ages Welcome!

 

**Correction: Winter Compost Pick-up**

An ad appeared in this week’s Winkler Morden Voice which talked about Winter compost pick-up. It read,

“Place a liner or bag in your compost bin during the fall and winter to prevent contents freezing to the inside of the bin. These will not be picked up by curbside collection until Spring.”

The wording of this ad is misleading, and we apologize to residents of Morden who may have been confused.

Winter compost pick-up WILL CONTINUE AS NORMAL. However, compost bins with contents frozen to the inside of the cart cannot be emptied into the garbage trucks.

We apologize again. This was not the fault of the paper.

Thank you for understanding.