Summer Recreation

 
Special activities include trips out of the city: women departing for a day of berry picking.

Special activities include trips out of the city: women departing for a day of berry picking.

Every summer a series of special activities provide recreational opportunities for the community. These events are free to the participants thanks to funds raised at our annual Urban Retreats Garden Tour and direct sponsorship from organizations and individuals.

People living in poverty do not have access to many of the social activities other Canadians take for granted. Often those living with mental health issues lack the ability or confidence to organize their own social outings. For people who live alone these group activities give them someone to enjoy the experience with.

With outings beyond the perimeter, to the beach or picking berries for example, people are able to breath in the wide open prairie and have a mini vacation away from the noise of the city.

Goldeye and Blue Bomber games, preceded by a meal together, help to create community and new friendships among the participants. Excursions to attractions like the Zoo, The Forks or one of Winnipeg’s museums are opportunities for cross generational activity which supports healthy families.

Community BBQs, several over the season, held at the Agnes Street Greenspace, are one way that the wider neighbourhood is welcomed into a Canadian summer tradition.

See the Calendar for a listing of this summer’s activities.

Contact us to register, or if you are interested in sponsoring any of these programs.