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

[UPDATE] Tales from the Loop – Filming in Morden
LETTER FROM LOCATION MANAGER
RE: EPISODE 1 – TALES FROM THE LOOP

DEAR MERCHANTS & RESIDENTS OF 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

THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE CLOSED:

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

TRAFFIC WILL SOMETIMES BE HELD – FOR A FEW MINUTES AT A TIME:

  • 4TH STREET @ STEPHEN ST
  • 7TH STREET @ NORTH RAILWAY ST
  • 9TH STREET @ STEPHEN ST

ALL BUSINESSES WILL BE OPEN, EXCEPT SOME OF THOSE WHO HAVE KINDLY AGREED TO PORTRAY OUR 1950’S & 80’S STOREFRONTS PEDESTRIANS MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT FOR A FEW MINUTES DURING FILMING

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

TALES FROM THE LOOP PRODUCTIONS LTD.
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!

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE 2019 FINANCIAL PLAN

2019 FINANCIAL PLAN

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!

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.

Thank you 

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.

Thank you

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.