Festival of Trees and Lights
The 2014 Festival of Trees and Lights opened on Nov. 18 in the Gallery of the Manitoba Hydro building at 360 Portage Ave. The festival continues through Nov. 28.
This year's festival is a cooperative effort between Gardens Manitoba and the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation. It features 28 decorated trees and 20 beautiful wreaths.
Many events are planned throughout the festival including noon hour entertainment, a Family Day and Victorian Tea. The public is welcome to visit the festival for free between 10am and 6pm daily. Check the website for more information.
Gardens Manitoba held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory with 30 members in attendance.
Business for the evening included the election of new board members, announcement of bursary recipients, updates on Gardens Manitoba events and a presentation on the Community Greenhouse initiative by Kenton Lobe and Jeanette Sivilay from the Canadian Mennonite University CSA Farm.
John Courtney receives his bursary from William Dowie, board member responsible for the Bursary Program
The event was also a celebration of the volunteers that give of their time to our organization. It was catered by Diversity Food Services from the University of Winnipeg.
A brief board meeting followed the general meeting to elect the board executive.
Board of Directors
Iris Ingram (President)
Mick Manfield (Vice President)
Richard Decka (Treasurer)
Jackie Zizic (member at large)
William Dowie (member at large)
Susan Leblanc (member at large)
Dr. Eva Pip (member at large)
Igor Kaftan (member at large)
Tony Zheng (member at large)
Judy Schwartz (ex officio secretary)
Richard Baschak, Executive Director