On June 22 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm there will be a Pride Celebration and Rally taking place in Morden. The group will be starting in Morden Park and walking along the sidewalk to the Access Event Centre. According to the event description, “rain or shine we will gather together to tell our stories”.
The City of Morden is proud to announce that council meetings will now be posted online to reduce the barriers for Morden’s citizens and to embrace increased transparency. “We have received a lot of feedback that attending meetings was a challenge for people,” said Mayor Brandon Burley. “As a
Viktor Karklins, the new Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the City of Morden is excited by this new development. “There are a large number of citizens who want to be engaged with their community but couldn’t practically take part because of work or family commitments. With this new addition to our website, and with the ability to share these videos on social media, we will be able to make the work of council accessible for a much larger group of people.”
The next council meeting will take place on June 24th and all are welcome to attend. To watch online once they are posted visit mordenmb.com/TV. For further questions or for media requests please contact Viktor Karklins, Marketing and Communications Coordinator at email@example.com.
The City of Morden has a full-time permanent opportunity available as an Executive Assistant to the City Manager at our Civic Centre. If you are a self-motivated individual looking for a rewarding career, we invite you to apply with us.
Employment Opportunity: Police Constable
The Morden Police Service invites
applications for the position of Police Constable. Previous accredited police training an asset, but not essential.
Applicants MUST obtain an application package from the Morden Police Service in person, request one by phone, or download one from the Morden Police Service website. This package will contain the information and documents required to apply for the position. The competition includes written testing, physical testing, medical examinations, interviews and background investigations.
Deadline for applications is
June 28th, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.
Morden Police Service
106 -195 Stephen Street
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1V3
**We thank all for applying, but only those proceeding through the application process will be contacted
ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge
The City of Morden is participating in ParticipACTION’s Community Better Challenge. This is an annual event that aims to get neighbourhoods across the country moving together and increasing physical activity minutes.
The challenge runs between May 31st and June 16th and gives Morden the chance to win $150,000 to go toward physical activity improvements if it’s crowned as Canada’s Most Active Community! In addition to the national winner, there will also be finalists recognized from all regions of Canada who will be awarded $20,000.
How do you track minutes?
The City of Morden would like to encourage everyone to participate! So, be sure to get moving and track your physical activity minutes. Everything gets better when you get active!
Stephanie Dueck, Rec Programmer for City of Morden added her encouragement,
“ParticipACTION says it right when they say everything gets better when you get active. Part of my job is to help provide opportunities for people to get active. We have lots of drop in sport programs that continue to run in the summer. (Details at mordenmb.com/sports). Whether you participate in our programs or go for regular walks or runs on your own, we’d love for you to track your minutes in this challenge!”
Brent Gouthro, Nurse Practitioner at Agassiz Medical encourages involvement in both the ParticipACTION challenge, and in their current challenge to walk across the USA with community accumulated steps.
“Agassiz Medical Centre is committed to encouraging people to achieve their full health potential. As health care professionals we realize the important link with physical activity on both an individual and a community’s health. We hope to continue offering various challenges in the coming months and beyond. Engaging individuals to participate ripples to the larger community making us all better for it.” – Brent Gouthro RN NP
Details on Agassiz Medical World Walking Challenge can be found at the clinic or under ideas for getting active at www.mordenmb.com/participACTION.
ParticipACTION’s mission is to help Canadians become more regularly physically active and reconnect with each other while doing so. They know that physical activity has the power to break down walls and build stronger communities. Getting active boosts the confidence and happiness of individuals, while connecting them to others with common interests. Simply put, physical activity brings people together.
City of Morden is looking for feedback on our 2019 Mental Health Week Events. Whether you attend 1 or all events, we value your input. Click the link below to fill out the 5 minute survey.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who made this event possible.
Gold: Southern Health Healthy Living Together Grant, City of Morden
Silver: Eden Mental Health Care Services
Bronze: Clinic Durgstore, Morden Co-op
Swimming & Camp Registration TODAY!
Registration for Swimming Lessons at Lake Minnewasta and Summer Camps is on TODAY at the Access Event Centre from 6:00-8:30PM. Registration for both also opens online at the same time. Credit card payments are required to complete an online booking. In person registrations can pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit card.
Programs are eligible for funding if you meet criteria!
Mental Health Week Begins
Mental Health Week is on, May 7-11! There is still time to attend the expo (1-7pm) and keynote (7pm) at the Access Event Centre today! There is a lot of good information that you can gather!
Statement from Mayor Brandon Burley: “This is Mental Health Week in Morden. For many people mental illness is not something to think about for one day, it is the obsession and torment of every waking minute.
Mental illness takes many forms and often people you’d never suspect, suffer. 1 in 5 of all Canadians will deal with a mental illness.People with mental illness feel alone, and isolated. It wreaks havoc in every area of their life. It’s inappropriate to speak publicly about it, because they will lose opportunities, people will treat them differently, folks won’t know what to do with their eyes, or what to talk about.
Human tendency is to solve the problem. We want to excise the condition, like a tumor. But advances in mental healthcare and treatments are painfully slow. Diagnosis of medications is hit-and-miss, and often lead to worsening symptoms that must be borne for weeks and months – before the right drug, or group of drugs is hit upon.
Like Job’s friends, even more people will try to prescribe a solution, or isolate the cause.
Obtaining primary care from mental professionals is difficult, and expensive. $100 or more per hour – which exacerbates the problem. Desperate to find a solution, many people with mental illness throw money – LOTS of money – away, to try to feel right again.Mental illness can leave those who suffer socially castrated, alone, desperate, guilty, broke, and broken – useless to society. If folks find out, what will they say? How will it impact my social standing? Will friends still trust me and respect me? I know these things because I have walked miles in these shoes. I have suffered from depression and generalized anxiety disorder – and it took years to bring it under control, with the help of a very good doctor, counselor, medication, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
So this week in Morden, do as I have just done, and lay it on the line for somebody who needs you. Don’t tell them, ask them, push them – just be there for them and maintain their confidence.If you suffer from mental illness I encourage you to get the help you deserve. It’s time to stop the silent suffering of millions of people across Canada. Give voice to your pain, or lend your voice on behalf of others.”
More details on Mental Health Week can be found here: www.mordenmb.com/mentalhealthweek.