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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!

Morden Recreation Update

Morden Recreation Update: April 17, 2019

Don’t miss out on programs and events coming up in Morden!
Coming up we have the following:

*Red Cross Standard First Aid Courses (May 8 & 11 and June 1 & 8)
This is a great course to have, and many employers now require it!
Add First Aid Certification to your resume!

*Red Cross Babysitting Course (July 4)
This is a great leadership course that offers basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old. 

*Swimming Lesson Registration
-The schedule is posted online. Registration will open May 15 at 6pm. Register online or at the Access Event Centre May 15, 6:00-8:30pm.

-We are excited to partner with Regional Connections for our Summer Camps this year! Information will be posted in the near future at www.mordenmb.com/camps.

Registration will open May 15 at 6pm. Register online or at the Access Event Centre May 15, 6:00-8:30pm.

*Early Dismissal Art Attack
-We only have one more session left – May 15! We will be painting trinket boxes with Clay Owl (now owned and operated by Gateway!).

*Learn to Skate (all ages)
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to skate together with your whole family. Program is for ages 5+ and is run by volunteer skate mentors!
We are also looking for more volunteers! To volunteer send a message to sdueck@mordenmb.com.
Register here: www.mordenmb.com/learn2skate

Mental Health Week (May 7-12)
Mental Health Week is coming up! Many of the programs and events are free, and some have a small fee. Sonia Funk is our main keynote and she will present on the triggers that affect our mental health including stress, food, our microbiome, social media, our phones and relationships.

Other events for Mental Health week include a mental health expo, cardio drumming, yoga for mental health, partner yoga, intro to mindfulness meditation, John Janzen keynote with Habitat for Humanity, teen and adult kickboxing, lunch and learn on digestion and mental health, mindful triathlon a workshop called “The Struggle is Real”
RSVP required for all events! Event descriptions and RSVP form is at http://www.mordenmb.com/mentalhealthweek.

Other Registration Info:
Minor Soccer Registration opens May 1 and is all online!
Register at bit.ly/MMSreg

Minor Ball, South Central Youth Soccer, and Timbits Soccer Registration have all happened. Use contact info below to inquire about late registration. Timbits forms are currently being accepted at the Access Event Centre with $20 cash or cheque.



‘Road to Excellence’ passes through Manitoba in November

WINKLER & MORDEN, Man. – The preliminary-round match-ups have been set for the National Women’s Under-18 Championship, co-hosted by Morden and Winkler from Nov. 5-9, 2019. 

The full event schedule, including pre-tournament games on Nov. 3, will see all eight teams in action through the first three days of competition, before the top four teams move on to the semifinals on Nov. 8.

“This is an excellent opportunity for these athletes to experience how Hockey Canada operates at the highest level,” said Gina Kingsbury, director of women’s national teams. “It’s an excellent display of talent for female hockey, and it’s a chance for these ladies to show how good they are.”

“Hockey Manitoba is looking forward to hosting the National Women’s Under-18 Championship this November in Morden and Winkler,” said Bill Whitehead, president of Hockey Manitoba. “The positive atmosphere, expertise and enthusiasm of the host organizing committee will ensure the event is another community success.”

2019 marks the first time that Manitoba has hosted the National Women’s Under-18 Championship, but Morden is no stranger to hosting Hockey Canada events – it welcomed the Esso Cup, Canada’s National Female Midget Championship, in 2017.

Historically, this event has netted more than $1.5 million in economic impact for the host region, and as with all Hockey Canada events, net proceeds are redirected to support the growth of the game locally.

“It’s exciting to work on the details of the event; everything is coming together quickly,” said Clare Agnew, co-chair of the host committee. “The host organizing committee is building off the success of the 2017 Esso Cup and putting in the effort to make this event unique for the players and hockey fans. It will be a terrific event for the entire region.”

“We have a great group of volunteers that are committed to making this event a success,” said Jordan Driedger, co-chair of the host organizing committee. “We look forward to showcasing our region and providing a great experience for all players, coaches, officials and spectators.

Organizers are now accepting online applications for many of the volunteer roles needed to support the event – from transportation, to team and media services, and fan experience. To apply to be a volunteer, CLICK HERE.

Ticket Packages for the 2019 National Women’s Under-18 Championship will be available for purchase in August. Fans can subscribe to the Hockey Canada fan list at HockeyCanada.ca/FanList to receive ticketing news and updates about the event.

The tournament has long been the first step on the road to Canada’s National Women’s Team; 19 of the 23 players who helped Canada to a bronze medal at the 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championship are alumnae of the tournament, including all-time leading scorer Marie-Philip Poulin, who recorded 30 points in 15 games.

For more information on Hockey Canada and the National Women’s Under-18 Championship, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter.

Community Gardens 2019

Community Gardens 2019 Registration Information

Grant Street & 19th Street

Register at the Civic Centre, 195 Stephen Street on April 24, 25, & 26 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM . Cost is $46.00.

Returning gardeners given priority, new gardeners are first come-first served. For more information please contact Shawn Dias at sdias@mordenmb.com or 204-362-3999.

Thank you!



April 29, 2019

Pursuant to Section 162(2) of The Municipal Act, the Council of the City of Morden invite all ratepayers of the City of Morden to a Public Hearing in respect to the 2019 Financial Plan (Budget) for the City of Morden. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow any interested persons to make a representation, ask questions or register an objection to the Financial Plan.

A presentation of the Financial Plan will be made at the Morden Civic Centre on Monday April 29, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. Copies of the Financial Plan will be available for review prior to the Hearing at the Morden Civic Centre.

Thank you

[UPDATE] Tales from the Loop – TV Series filming in Morden

[UPDATE] Tales from the Loop – Filming in Morden


We’re preparing to film scenes for TALES FROM THE LOOP – TV SERIES in downtown Morden on MONDAY APRIL 15 from approximately 12:30pm to 8:30pm.

To create a winter look our Crew will work early in the morning to dress real and fake snow along the curbs and edges of the sidewalk along some storefronts on Stephen St & 7th St, and others will setup equipment.

For the safety of our Cast and Crew and to ensure modern vehicles don’t appear on camera we’ve arranged with THE CITY OF MORDEN for some Parking Restrictions, Street Closure with Detours, and Intermittent Traffic Control near our locations. PLEASE NOTE:

FROM:   8:30 AM to 9:30 PM – MONDAY APRIL 15, 2019


  • STEPHEN STREET between 4th ST & 9th ST
  • 5TH, 6TH, 7TH, 8TH, & NELSON ST
  • BETWEEN the BACK LANES & STEPHEN ST – ONLY (on Both Sides Of Stephen St)




Parking will be available a ½ block North & South of Stephen St on all streets (except 7th South of Stephen), in nearby parking lots, and behind some businesses. Our PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS will try to assist people looking for parking and to get to businesses and services in the area.

We greatly appreciate the enthusiasm and support we’ve received from the many businesses, residents, and City of Morden. It helps make our project a great success.

If you have questions or concerns please call me at (204) 781-6772 or call Shelly Anthis, (204) 451-6534 Assistant Location Manager who is working in Morden.

Thank you very much for your patience and kind cooperation,

Bernie Narvey,
Location Manager

1445 Church Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 2X9
(204) 480-3953 Production Office

Nature & Garden Expo is on today!

Nature & Garden Expo

The Morden Communities in Bloom Committee and Horticulture Society are partnering to bring the Nature & Garden Expo to Morden and the region. The Expo brings together organizations and businesses that are all about nature, plants, and environmental action. The focus of the Expo is education, however, there will be vendors with items to purchase, garden and environmentally friendly related, of course!

The event is Friday April 5, from 1:00 – 9:00 pm, admission is free. Everyone is welcome! There will be over 30 displays from local businesses such as Morden Nurseries, Pure Anada and Home Hardware, government organizations like Pembina Valley Conservation District and Stanley Soil Management and from the youth with 4H and grade 8 science classrooms.

“These topics are very important to the community; I think this shows how much Morden cares about the environment. It will be a great mix with businesses, government and youth involved; showing the many components and interest in the community,” shared Mayor Brandon Burley.

“We were inspired to host the nature, garden and environment expo to educate residents on the benefits of caring for the environment and provide information on how Morden is doing their share. We are partnering with the grade 5 classes from EMMS in the afternoon to share the information with the students,” explained Clare Agnew, Community Services & Events Manager.

The grade 5 students will be provided with an opportunity to build bird houses, insect hotels, raising and identifying butterflies, indigenous gardening and making soup and camping skills. The students will also be provided with an educational scavenger hunt, from information on the vendor displays. The student’s projects will be on display in the evening.

“It’s a great way to engage the students and teach them about the environment and services available in Morden. It’s good for the grade five students to mix amongst themselves and to make connections with people in the community outside of their normal circle,” shares Becky Williams, grade 5 teacher at EMMS.

Evening Presentations will get you informed about current nature and environment topics and will inspire you with ideas for your own garden.

Presentations scheduled are:

6:30-7:00pm – What’s Happening with Ash Trees. City of Morden, Shawn Dias.

7:00-7:30pm- Native Plant Gardening- Things You Should Know. Prairie Shore Botanicals, Laura Reeves.

7:30-8:00pm- New Plants & Old Standbys. Morden Nurseries, Monique Rampton.

8:00-8:30pm- Planting a Butterfly Garden. Master Gardener, Tanya Wainio.

“This is the first time we’ve tried an event like this. Gardening and being out doors are a great pastime for many people in Morden, I think there will be lots of interest. Everyone is invited,” encouraged Agnew.

Be Inspired to love and protect the environment for our community and future generations!



Pursuant to Section 162(2) of The Municipal Act, the Council of the City of Morden invite all ratepayers of the City of Morden to a Public Hearing in respect to the 2019 Financial Plan (Budget) for the City of Morden.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow any interested persons to make a representation, ask questions or register an objection to the Financial Plan.

A presentation of the Financial Plan will be made at the Morden Civic Centre on Monday April 29, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.  Copies of the Financial Plan will be available for review prior to the Hearing at the Morden Civic Centre.

Thank you

This is your invite!

“In 1941 the H.M.C.S. Morden was commissioned to fight Nazi Germany in the Atlantic Ocean. This Flower class ship was instrumental in defeating one of the greatest racial and ethnic atrocities in the history of humanity. We are proud that our city was tied to this success.

Today the bell and wheel from the H.M.C.S. Morden hangs proudly in the Morden Civic Centre. We want to continue the legacy of this ship in defeating racism and hatred, by inviting new citizens of Canada and residents of Morden to come and ring the bell with the mayor as a symbol of our commitment to their wellbeing, and acceptance into our community.

The bell will first toll for new Canadian citizen Lili Krushel on April 3, 2019 at 11:30am. We are inviting you to come partake in this event, and we hope that this becomes a meaningful tradition which emphasizes our commitment to our new country-folk and deservedly carries on the noble legacy of the H.M.C.S. Morden.

We believe this story in the context of our region and current global political climate is extremely important – doubly so considering the success of our Immigration Initiative in the Provincial Nominee Program.”

I hope to see you there!