West Broadway Community Organization
2013 Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, June 18th 2013
6 pm – 8 pm
Gordon Bell High School
Light supper will be provided
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting:
- We will report on 2012 / 2013.
- An election for new board members will be held.
If you require child care to attend, please call 774-7201 ext 1.
West Broadway Community Organization (WBCO) is working to fulfill the recommendations of a community consultation held in 2008 to determine the future use of the property at 198 Sherbrook St. The consultation, a process called a Design Charrette*, directed WBCO to facilitate the creation of a mixed-use development at 198 Sherbrook St. Specifically, the Charrette process recommended that the development of the site should incorporate:
1) A building that includes
- Housing units – single parent family/single/seniors/students
- Community services – seniors centre, daycare, or other community space
- Social enterprise business that serves the community
2) Public open space
- Community garden
- Gathering place
- Recreation space
We would like to encourage all interested partners to submit proposals for the development of this property and we ask that all proposals closely reflect the recommendations of the Design Charrette.
WBCO will be establishing a Working Committee with one representative of each main user groups: community gardeners, social enterprise and low income housing, along with WBCO Board Members. The Working Committee will oversee the adjudication of all proposals.
Please direct all inquiries and proposals to WBCO’s Housing Coordinator, Art Ladd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774 7201 ext. 2
*Complete information, including PDF versions of the report generated by the Design Charrette, can be found here. Hard copies are available at our office by request.
West Broadway Community Organization is now accepting PIP applications!
Property Improvement Program (PIP) grants will be available from May 15 to October 30, 2013. These grants cover a portion of the cost of exterior renovations and are available to homeowners and housing providers in the West Broadway neighbourhood.
For more information, visit http://www.westbroadway.mb.ca/housing-2/pip
Here We Grow
Here We Grow Mentorship Program – Applications for the 2nd session extended to June 24th, 2013
Organic Lawn Care Workshop – Tuesday, June 11th, 2013. Visit our Events page for more information.
Apartment Composting Project Expansion
West Broadway Community Organization supports neighbourhood waste reduction efforts by offering regular composting workshops, maintaining 28 community compost bins, and promoting composting in multi-unit residences.
We want to expand our apartment composting project from three participants to ten. Owners or caretakers of apartment buildings in West Broadway can get compost bins built on-site at no cost to them. For more information about this great program, please contact our Compost Coordinator.