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Culture Days is on THIS WEEKEND!

Morden is a proud participant in this year’s Culture Days Weekend. Culture Days is an event that millions of Canadians celebrate together during the last weekend in September with free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations, and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.

“We’re very excited to be involved in Culture Days and hope the event will continue to grow in the coming years as we celebrate the arts!” ~ Stephanie Dueck, City of Morden Rec Programmer.

The City of Morden and the local participating organizations would love to have the community show up to events to help celebrate this national three-day, annual celebration of the arts. There have been events in Morden in the past couple years organized by Pembina Hills Arts Council, but this year with support from Culture Days MB, the community has increased events by involving Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, Pembina Valley Events, Bella’s Castle and the City of Morden, with continued involvement by PHAC.

Live performances, hands on workshops, science, heritage and downtown cycling are just a few of the features of Morden’s Cultural Days events. Events are scheduled from Sept 28 to Sept 30 and include a poetry slam, CFDC tours in 6 languages, Vendor & Artisan Sale + Cultural Displays, Mosaic Workshop, Bella’s Castle Tour, Cardboard Sculpture Workshop, Evening Bike Jam and Winnipeg Beer Choir at the Suncatch.

“Join us for a weekend that promises to engage and entertain! It’s a great way to celebrate Canada!” shared Clare Agnew, Community Services and Events Manager.

See the full schedule at mordenmb.com/culturedays or pick up your Culture Days guide at the Access Event Centre and PHAC.

 

Basal Spraying of Morden Elm Trees

The City of Morden would like to inform its residents of plans to basal spray American elm trees within the City for control of elm bark beetles. This treatment helps prevent the overwintering of elm bark beetles, which may be carrying Dutch elm disease fungal spores. The basal spraying program is part of the City’s Dutch Elm Disease Management Program and is identified as a DED preventative maintenance control measure in the Community Forest Agreement with the Province of Manitoba. Effective control is achieved through treatment of all Elm trees in the community, approximately 2,800 trees will be treated on public and private property. Once treatment has occurred the contractor will place a green drop flag in the ground on the property. Immediately following treatment, residents are encouraged to avoid direct contact with treated trees.

Basal Spraying will begin September 17th, 2018.

Green Drop is contracted to conduct the spraying, Green Drop staff, trucks, and equipment will be easily identified while spraying is taking place.

For more information please contact Shawn Dias, Operations, Parks and Urban Forestry at 204.362.3999 or sdias@mordenmb.com

Thank you.

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

On Sept. 4th, 2018, a boil water advisory was sent to residents on 15th St. north of Gilmour St. including Elmwood Ave. and Ens Cresc. due to a water leak that required repair.

Results have come back all clear. The boil water advisory for that area is lifted.

Boil Water Advisory–Lifted

The boil water advisory for Mountain Street between Gilmour and Wardrop has been lifted after clear samples were received by the City of Morden.

Thank you for your patience as the City does its due diligence to ensure drinking water remains clean and healthy for residents.

Sport and Leisure Registration Expo–Press Release

Recreation Options Abound in Morden

Date – Aug. 29, 2018

 

MORDEN, MB –If you’re planning to sign up your children, or yourself, for any of the many recreation programs offered in the City of Morden, then make sure you’re at the Access Event Centre Wednesday, Sept. 5 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for the Sport and Leisure Registration Expo.

There are 30 organizations scheduled to be at the event and possibly more. Among the organizations attending are City of Morden programs (including Rec Hockey), two gymnastics programs, DanceWorks, Minor Hockey, Curling, Tai Chi, Sharptooth Adventures, and Pembina Hills Arts Council. The full list of participating organizations and programs can be found at mordenmb.com/recexpo.

 

“Morden is an active community and we have a wide array of interests when it comes to sports and leisure. It’s a great feeling to walk around the Rec Expo and see all the options that are available for both adults and kids in the area,” said Morden’s recreation programmer, Stephanie Dueck.

 

The Sport and Leisure Registration Expo is one night only. The day before the event offers an opportunity to try out some of the programs including adult fitness, Morden Minor Hockey, and Scouts. Information and schedule for the Sport and Leisure Demos can be found at mordenmb.com/recdemos.

Visit mordenmb.com/recexpo for full details, or contact Stephanie Dueck at the Access Event Centre, 204-822-5431 ext.3, or by email at sdueck@mordenmb.com.

For questions and interview requests, please contact:

Thomas Guenther, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Telephone: (204) 822-2562   Email: cc@mordenmb.com

Boil Water Advisory–Mountain St. (Gilmour to Wardrop)

Precautionary Maintenance

Boil Water Advisory Notice

Date and Time: Aug 25/18 10:00 am

Location: Mountain Street (Gilmour to Wardrop)

The City of Morden will be shutting off water service to complete maintenance or repair in your area.

Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply. All water users are asked to follow boil water advisory precautions below once water service has been restored.

 

All water should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:

  • Drinking and ice making
  • Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
  • Preparing food
  • Brushing teeth

 

It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower. Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not feasible, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used.

 

To avoid purchasing bottled water, water users can store tap water in clean containers for drinking water purposes and should fill the bathtub to use as toilet flushing water during the service interruption.

We anticipate water test results by August 31/18, and unless otherwise notified you can begin

normal water use after that time. We will post a Notice on our website: mordenmb.com on the Home page or under Latest News. You may also call the Utilities Department if you have any questions or concerns at 204-822-5119

To review Fact Sheets on water use, please go to following websitehttp://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/water.html

 

Morden’s New Outdoor Ping Pong Tables–Press Release

New Outdoor Recreation Opportunity Coming to Morden

Local Company Donates Outdoor Game

Date – Aug. 20, 2018

MORDEN, MB – The City of Morden is adding three new outdoor ping pong tables to the line-up of recreation opportunities residents and visitors can enjoy.

The three tables will be set up at the Lake Minnewasta Campground, Morden Park, and at the Access Event Centre.

“We love to bring new options to Morden to help people stay active,” said Morden Community Services and Events Manager, Clare Agnew. “As with tennis, please bring your own paddle and balls if interested in playing ping pong.”

Imperia Management and the Clark Elder Memorial Fund sponsored the purchase of the three ping-pong tables.

“Thank you to Clare Agnew and City of Morden for providing Imperia Group with the opportunity to fund the outdoor ping pong tables. We, at Imperia, are excited to see the growth of the community, and wish that people of many backgrounds will have hours of fun playing ping pong!” said Volodymyr Shynke from Imperia.

“The ping pong tables are a great use of the Clark Elder memorial funds. His sister Brooke Thiessen and I hope that they are a source of community recreational enjoyment for many years to come,” shared Clark’s mom, Cheryl Digby.

Tim Harsant, Facility Maintenance and Rick Paracholski, By-Law Officer were the first to try the new table at the Access Event Centre.

For questions and interview requests, please contact:

Thomas Guenther, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Telephone: (204) 822-2562   Email: cc@mordenmb.com

Skatepark Expansion Preliminary Image

This image is an early design of the second phase of the BSI Skatepark.

The components shown will be used in the expansion, with the concrete pad extending north of the existing skatepark, not west as shown in this image.

(This type of component was selected over concrete features–ramps, jumps, walls, etc.–because of price and availability.)