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PUBLIC NOTICE: Intersection Repairs (Multiple Locations)

The City of Morden will be reconstructing concrete swales and sidewalk ramps at several intersections:

  • South side of Stephen St/2nd St;
  • Nelson St/Leslie dr;
  • Rampton St/Shannon cres.

Visit here for more information (PDF). To see all public notices visit here.

Fifth Annual Paddlefest on Saturday, June 22nd!

The 5th Annual Paddlefest is coming up Saturday June 22 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss your opportunity to try a variety of paddle sports for free at Lake Minnewasta!

Learn more here (PDF), or for a text only version visit here.

Morden’s First Pride Celebration and Rally

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”.

Read the rest of the update here (PDF). For an alternate text-only version read that here.


CITY OF MORDEN COUNCIL MEETINGS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

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 council we wanted to make it possible for anyone to attend these meetings, no matter what their work schedule or transportation challenges were. This is a huge leap forward for us as a city, embracing transparency while trying to engage with our citizens in new ways.”

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 cc@mordenmb.com.



Employment Opportunity: Police Constable

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.

Morden Police – Employment Website

Deadline for applications is
June 28th, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Morden Police Service
106 -195 Stephen Street
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1V3
(204) 822-6292

**We thank all for applying, but only those proceeding through the application process will be contacted

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

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?

  • Track active minutes through the ParticipACTION app
    • Minutes are automatically counted toward Morden’s community score according to postal codes. The more you track, the greater chance we have of winning. You also have the chance to win great prizes for yourself when you use the app.
  • Track minutes online by signing up at community.participaction.com/signup
  • Submit your minutes with a form at the Access Event Centre during office hours (8:30-4:30pm)
  • Any kind of physical activity can be included in your minutes. Some examples include: walking, running, sports, gardening, housecleaning, etc.

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.

About 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.

Looking for more details? Visit www.mordenmb.com/participACTION or contact Stephanie Dueck, sdueck@mordenmb.com, 204-822-5431 ext.206.

Looking for Feedback- Mental Health Week 2019!

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