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NOTICE: SPECIAL MEETING OF COUNCIL

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Mayor Burley has called to order an INCAMERA Special Meeting of Council of the City of Morden for Thursday March 28, 2019 at 4:45pm.

This Special Meeting will take place at the Civic Centre in the Civic Centre Meeting room at 4:45pm.

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Scammer mimicking ‘mordenmb.com’ domain to target victims

Mayor Burley would like to warn the public that a scammer is mimicking the city’s domain name “mordenmb.com” as “mordenmb.co” and is setting up emails with actual employee names in them. Please double check any communications from the city that is received and ensure that the domain includes an “m” on the end of .com.

If you have doubts that an email was not sent from city staff please contact the city office. Some communications have included unpaid taxes and purchasing of gift cards. It is not tax season, and the city does not take payment by gift card.

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Alzheimer’s Society hosts Open House for Minds in Motion®

You’re Invited to the Alzheimer Society’s Minds in Motion® Open House in Morden

Morden, MB – The Alzheimer Society’s Minds in Motion® program is opening its doors to the public in Morden on Thursday, March 14th between 1:30 – 3:30 pm! Come experience different aspects of Minds in Motion® at the Access Event Centre located at 111 Gilmour Street.

This program offers a great environment to establish new friendships with others living similar experiences. The two main components include 45 to 60 minutes of exercise led by a trained fitness leader, and 45 to 60 minutes of cognitively stimulating activities facilitated by the Minds in Motion® program coordinator and volunteers.

“Minds in Motion® continues to expand throughout Manitoba because people are noticing how beneficial the program is for people living with dementia and their care partners,” says Kathy Diehl Cyr, Manager of Minds in Motion®, Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. “The program focuses on promoting socialization, movement and having fun!”

Minds in Motion will help participants feel empowered in their daily lives through:

  • Staying Active: Physical activity can help participants feel better while reducing stress and maintaining overall health.
  • Staying Connected: Including meaningful social activities is important for people with dementia and their care partners.
  • Staying Engaged: Cognitive activities such as word puzzles and memory games are good for brain health.

“It’s so important for people living with dementia to stay active in their communities, and Minds in Motion® is a program that encourages just that as well as challenging activities for both the participant and their care partner to enjoy independently,” says Diehl-Cyr.

Stephanie Dueck Rec Programmer for City of Morden commented on the new partnership with Alzheimer’s Society. “Minds in Motion® is a great fit for our programming, and we are excited to offer it. We hope the program will benefit the health of those in our community with dementia and their caregivers.”

A new 8-week session is scheduled for April 4-May 23. Register at http://mordenmb.com/MiM.

Grant funding fuels intergenerational programming!

Grant funding fuels intergenerational programming!

The City of Morden is pleased to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the New Horizons for Seniors. This grant includes funding for an intergenerational storytelling project ($1200), intergenerational fitness ($1400) and a Cycling Without Age project ($22,500).

Intergenerational fitness is a program that has been put on previously with participants from local schools and Morden Activity Centre. We are thrilled to offer it again this year. The storytelling project is a new one, and the funding from this grant will help get it off the ground.

Cycling Without Age is a movement started in 2012 by Ole Kassow. Ole wanted to help the elderly get back on their bicycles, but he had to find a solution to their limited mobility. The answer was a trishaw and he started offering free bike rides to the local nursing home residents.

He then got in touch with a civil society consultant from the City of Copenhagen, Dorthe Pedersen, who was intrigued by the idea and together they bought five trishaws and launched Cycling Without Age, which has now spread to all corners of Denmark, and since 2015 to another 40 countries around the world.

Stephanie Dueck, City Rec Programmer reflects on how this project came to be, “Having come across Cycling without Age via social media got me thinking how great it would be to offer this locally. I shared it around with others and there was consensus. This was the spark that led to our grant application.”

The funding from New Horizons for Seniors allows the City to purchase 2 trishaw bicycles to start the program. Each bicycle is built to accommodate a pilot and 2 adults. The program will connect volunteer pilots with senior citizens on specially designed trishaw bicycles: the pilots give bicycle rides to seniors throughout the community.

Cycling Without Age’s guiding principles include generosity (rides are always free), slowness (to take time to enjoy the wind in your hair), storytelling (connecting generations through sharing of stories and ideas), relationships (building social connections to strengthen wellbeing) and without age (age should not be a barrier to enjoying sports and the outdoors). For more information on Cycling Without Age, visit https://cyclingwithoutage.org.

Mayor Brandon Burley commented, “We are looking forward to seeing these programs move forward. These kinds of programs help to build community and quality of life, and we love to see that in Morden. We are grateful to New Horizons for Seniors for the opportunity.

The local program will be coordinated by volunteer, Heather Francis. It will take some time for the trishaws to be manufactured and shipped, but the hope is for the program to begin in June. The program will also be looking for volunteer pilots and will be setting up rides for local seniors in the late spring and summer! You can follow news, calls for volunteers and program information at www.mordenmb.com/cyclingwithoutage.

The City is looking to offer more cycling programming and resources with the help of additional grants. Community feedback will help to shape what is offered. Fill out the survey at mordenmb.com/cyclingsurvey to give your input.

Suncatch Entertainment Request for Proposal

Suncatch Entertainment Request for Proposal

The City of Morden would like to offer live music entertainment at the Morden Suncatch on the last weekend of each month in the summer. The specific dates are: May 24 & 25, June 28 & 29, July 26 & 27, August 30 & 31, 2019. *June 28 must include a multicultural component.

Please see the Request for Proposal for information and how to submit a bid on the project.

Suncatch Entertainment- Request for Proposal

Snow Removal Commended

Many thanks are pouring in from residence commending City workers and contractors on their great work and endless hours maintaining the roads in the City of Morden. If you see crews out working stop and let them know what a good job they are doing, they really appreciate the feedback!

NOTICE of a Special Meeting of Council

Mayor Burley has called a Special Meeting of Council of the City of Morden for Friday, February 15, 2019 for the signing of two resolutions that were moved by Council at the January 7th Committee of the Whole meeting. The resolutions indicate the approval of an increase to the Immigration Coordinator Compensation scale from S2 to S4.5 and an increase to the Recreation Programmer Compensation scale from H5 to S3.

This Special Meeting will take place at the Civic Centre in the Civic Centre Meeting room at 9:00am.

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NOTICE of a Special Meeting of Council

Mayor Burley has called to order a Special Meeting of the Council of the City of Morden for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 9:00am at the Civic Centre. The meeting is called to approve a request of absence by Councillor Jim Hunt and to appoint members to the newly developed Cemetery Committee. There will be an InCamera portion to follow.

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