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Grand Opening, Saturday, August 27th, 1PM – ALL INVITED!

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Henteleff Park Foundation continues to pay tribute to the area’s rich history with the official opening of the park’s new Interpretive Centre on Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 pm.

In keeping with the Foundation’s overall objective of its park being a place of both serenity and learning, the Interpretive Centre will focus on four themes. It will showcase the unique natural landscape, plant and bird life that inhabit the park; pay tribute to the major role that Métis families played in settling and developing the community; highlight the history of market gardening in the area, and share the Henteleff family story and the contributions they made along with other Jewish farm families in Manitoba in the development of the community.

“There are so many interesting stories that need to be shared,” says Yude Henteleff, President Emeritus, Henteleff Park Foundation. “They are important to the fabric of our community and can’t afford to be lost. As custodians of this information, it is up to us to preserve history for our children and future generations.”

Located at the park’s entrance at 1964 St. Mary’s Road and near the original homestead of the Henteleff family, the Interpretive Centre will feature a Shelter Building that will display panels of information that will lead to a new circular pathway with additional information panels, all-weather notebooks, new bench seating and landscaping.

Since the Henteleff Park Foundation was established in 2002, a city-wide network of dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to make the Henteleff Park dream happen. Volunteers over the last 10 years have planted over 5000 trees and shrubs, have established 3 km of trails, have raised funds to rehabilitate Normand Creek so it is now an excellent spawning creek, and have sustained the efforts of the Henteleff Park Foundation to ensure the park is a place of beauty.

The official ceremony and dedication of the Interpretive Centre will acknowledge the significant financial assistance provided by donors from across Canada, the City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, Winnipeg Foundation and Jewish Foundation of Manitoba as well as the volunteers from across Winnipeg who collectively have helped the dream become a reality.


Under normal circumstances, Henteleff Park is busiest in the summer. This summer Henteleff Park has been outrageously busy. In addition to the construction of the Interpretive Centre, the Park had four summer employees who were hired under the Federal Government’s Canada Summer Jobs program which is part of Terry Duguid’s (Lib, Winnipeg South) portfolio. Under the expert supervision of Marilyn Latta, the four employees – Megan Ferely, Daniel Nemez, Audrey Chojko-Bolec and Joseph Fofana – watered trees, hacked thistle, cut grass, pulled burdock, chopped spurge and spread wood chips on the trails among a myriad of other responsibilities. The result of their labours has been fantastic. The park, though always beautiful, has never looked better. To this end, credit must also be extended to the City of Winnipeg’s Parks East department under the management of Karl Thordarson for the regular grass cutting and its support in the care of Henteleff Park.

As it is already August and the summer days are drawing to a close we look forward to the beautiful fall colours of the many variety of trees and shrubs of the park and we welcome all to enjoy Henteleff Park.

Best regards,

Saul Henteleff, Chair, Henteleff Park Foundation


It’s very special to have ones dream realized. The opening of the Interpretive Centre at Henteleff Park is that realization for me. It has taken the volunteer efforts of so many to accomplish our objective and our heartfelt thanks to all. Sharing all the history and accompanying stories with generations yet to come was our objective and it will be a continuing one for those that carry on the work of the Henteleff Foundation at Henteleff Park. It was for all of us on the HPF Board, a privilege and pleasure, as I have no doubt it will be for our successors.

 

Yude Henteleff

President Emeritus, Henteleff Park Foundation


As the MLA for Riel, I am deeply honoured to have this new Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre in my constituency. I want to thank Yude Henteleff and his entire team for their tireless efforts in creating this new Interpretive Centre, and also for all the work they’ve done in developing a forested sanctuary right here in the heart of Riel.

 

I look forward to attending the grand opening of the new Interpretive Centre and hope to see many friends and neighbours on the trails throughout the season. Best wishes and congratulations on making this dream become a reality.


The Honourable Rochelle Squires
Minister of Sport, Culture & Heritage, MLA Riel


Congratulations to the Henteleff Park Foundation on the culmination of their incredible vision, which I have been pleased to support for many years.   Winnipeg is very fortunate to have this network of dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make the Henteleff Park dream and Interpretive Centre a reality.  Their journey and legacy will benefit future generations who will continue to enjoy this ecological gem for years to come.
Councillor Janice Lukes, South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward


See you Saturday!

To commemorate the day, we will have some items for sale!

T-Shirts – $20 each
Umbrellas – $20 each

Cash or cheques accepted. Thanks.

Nature Walk, July 7th

If you want to learn more about Henteleff Park, especially the plants growing there, please mark Tuesday, July 7th on your calendar as Marilyn Latta, of Nature Manitoba, will be leading an interpretive walk through the park. Although primarily a plant walk, Marilyn says that the group will look at birds, butterflies and anything else that runs, flies or crawls by! Meet at the parking lot at 7 pm.

Join Us For Our AGM, June 30, 2015

Hello to all the valued supporters of Henteleff Park!

The 2014-15 Henteleff Park Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 30th at 7:00 PM

in the open area at the Waterfront Condos 1960 St Mary’s Road. Please join us to celebrate a very exciting year at Henteleff Park and to hear about the terrific plans for the year to come. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

For more information please contact Saul Henteleff at 204-770-2793

Yours Sincerely,
The Henteleff Park Board of Directors

Annual General Meeting – June 23 2014

The Henteleff Park Foundation board will hold their Annual General Meeting  on Monday, June 23, 2014. The general public is invited.

LOCATION: The Waterfront Condominium – 1960 St Mary’s Road

DATE: Monday, June 23, 2014

TIME: 7PM

To enter, please walk from the parking lot to a section between the two condo buildings. A board member will be waiting to let you in.  See image below for a visual of the location.

HPF would like to thank the board members of the Waterfront Condominium for the availability and use of the room.

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Guided Walk – Evening of July 8, 2014

HeliopsisOn this pleasant evening stroll, we will walk through the park along the developed trails, view the prairie restoration, flowers, trees, butterflies, insects and wildlife. Join us and bring your curiousity!

Naturalist Marilyn Latta, of Nature Manitoba, will be your guide at the park.

Meet at the parking lot at 7 PM

Bird Walk – May 31st, 2014

Bring your binoculars and join Gord and Jaye Grieef for an early morning walk around the park. These Nature Manitoba members have documented over 60 species of birds in the diverse habitats that the park has to offer.

Learn to identify bird species by both sight and sound with help from these expert birders. Come along and see how many different species you can spot!

Meet at the parking lot at 8 AM

2014 Tree Planting – May 31, 2014

tree-planting-2014-posterDetails:

  • Annual Spring Tree Planting
  • Saturday May 31st, 2014
  • Henteleff Park, 1964 St. Mary’s Rd
  • 10 AM to Noon

Come and join us to plant a few trees! Bring your friends, neighbours and family to our annual community event. Last year we had 75 people participating. We have lots of trees and shrubs ready, so we’ll see you there!

Refreshments and snacks served, courtesy of Gunn’s Bakery.

This planting was made possible through the generosity of the Manitoba Bluebird Fund.

Annual Spring Tree Planting – June 15, 2013

tree-plantingGrab a shovel, some work gloves, your friends, family and neighbours, and come plant a few trees and bushes with us!

Event details

  • Saturday, June 15, 2013
  • Alternative rain date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
  • Place: Henteleff Park – see map

We hope to see you there! Refreshments and food served, courtesy of Gunn’s Bakery.

Birding Hike – June 15, 2013

Bring your binoculars and join Gord and Jaye Grieef for an early morning walk around the park. These Nature Manitoba members have documented over 50 species of birds in the diverse habitats that the park has to offer.

Learn to identify bird species by both sight and sound with help from these expert birders. Come along and see how many different species you can spot.

Meet at the parking lot at 8 AM, Saturday June 15, 2013

Guided Walk – July 11

Join naturalist Marilyn Latta, of Nature Manitoba, for a leisurely evening stroll through the park. We’ll check out the flowers in the prairie planters and prairie restoration and then wander farther back in the park. Although primarily a plant walk, we will look at birds, butterflies and anything else that runs, flies or crawls by!

**Note, our flyer said Saturday. It is actually on a WEDNESDAY**

Event details

  • Begin: July 11, 2012 at 07:00
  • End: July 11, 2012 at 09:00
  • Place: Henteleff Park – see map