As the Holiday Season approaches, we wanted to reach out to our West Broadway Community Members, our partners, funders and general supports for the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre.
"Due to our current Provincial Public Health Restriction going up to CODE RED, as of November 2, 2020 the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre has remained closed until further notice."
Despite these unfortunate circumstances, the BNC still strives to provide our community with services that support community members especially during this difficult time.
The BNC has continued to provide Hamper delivery with our current partners The Bear Clan throughout the majority of the year, reaching many of the West Broadway Families in need. We have also commenced our
Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre hamper delivery a few days a week.
We wanted to send out a very special thank you to Dan MacMullin one of our Board members who has continuously volunteers his time to assist with Winnipeg Harvest and with Hamper delivery, we appreciate you Dan!
We are still operating our Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank out of the BNC for registered Community patrons every two weeks. Our last Food Bank date of the year will be Tuesday December 15th at 1:30pm.
The BNC understands the need to provide accessible services where we can within the community. This is why we partnered with Northway Pharmacy (Broadway location) and our very own University of Manitoba 4th year Nursing Students to host the first Community Flu Clinic, our Nursing clinical students were able to get hands on experience and so did their fellow clinical students spread through-out the West Broadway Area. In turn, we hosted the clinic successfully on three separate dates allowing for hundreds of West Broadway Community members and registered attendees to get their Flu shots this year!
While employees continue to keep the BNC running remotely to the best of our ability adapting where necessary, we’ve been able to get some much-needed work done at the facility with the help of the Winnipeg Foundations Sustainability Grant and our Partnership with Green Action Centre. We would like to thank Commercial Lighting Productions LTD. And the MAKA Power Team who did amazing work re-lamping the interior and exterior of the building with energy efficient LED lighting. These changes make BNC a more sustainable facility and move us into the direction of a functioning eco-friendly Centre. There is still much to be done in the new year however we are proud to be moving into 2021 with these projects in mind.
With the Majority of our programs running remotely here is a recap of our remote programming:
The Just TV Program and Youth Creators Club/ASL is currently being offered virtually to youth. Although there are limitations to online programming, our staff are able to deliver through workshops that focus on music production, video editing as well as project planning.
Terence, one of our technical instructors, has been conducting break out groups or one on one training sessions with participants, giving them the opportunity to develop their skill set by creating music from the ground up using LogicPro.
Just TV hosted our first ever Online Showcase premiering live on YouTube on December 10, 2020, if you didn’t get to catch the show, don’t worry you can watch on the Just TV Channel by clicking this link https://youtu.be/nJGpDzOlgTw.
We are proud of all the youth’s accomplishments like we are every year, this year being so important due to the challenges and restrictions the youth faced, they endured and had yet another successful Annual Showcase!
Meanwhile, our ASL program continues on to remote programming as well. Current participants are in the process of finalizing projects that will be showcased December 21st on YouTube at 5:30 pm CST.
The BNC will be communicating with the public through our website,
Facebook page and Instagram. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org We know this year is wrapping up with much uncertainty still remaining just like the beginning of 2020, however we as many Manitobans are hopeful for change in the new year. With the current restrictions in place we hope there will be a decrease in numbers to flatten the curve and begin the process of progressively returning to normal programming at the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre.
Stay safe everyone, Have a wonderful Holiday season and we can’t wait to see you in the new year!
-The Broadway Neighbourhood Centre