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Henteleff Park Spring Newsletter

Annual Spring Tree Planting
Saturday June 17 — 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

We’re bringing the community together to celebrate Canada’s 150 and will mark the occasion by planting 150 trees and shrubs throughout Henteleff Park,1964 St. Mary’s Road.

Bring your shovels, gloves, smiles, friends and family for a morning of fun and community fellowship.

Thanks to our generous friends at Gunn’s Bakery, refreshments and snacks will be served and in support of the Henteleff Park Foundation, umbrellas and t-shirts will be for sale. (Perfect Father’s Day gift!)

We hope you can join us for this remarkable public initiative and contribution.

 

International Trails Day
Saturday June 10

The Winnipeg Trails Association Celebrates 150 Years and will make a stop at Henteleff Park as part of their day-long event.

The day begins at Crampton’s Market and will make its way along the trail and arrive at Henteleff Park at around noon where there will be information sessions, guest speakers, a kid-friendly bike obstacle course and a BBQ.

For more information, visit the Winnipeg Trails Association website.

OTHER NEWS

Interested in being a part of the Foundation?
Henteleff Park Foundation is looking for new board members!

If you would like to help out, or you would like more information, please contact Saul Henteleff at Saul Henteleff at lanark@mymts.net

Gift Giving Made Easy!
Henteleff Park Foundation have t-shirts and umbrellas for sale for just $20 each. Contact info@henteleffpark.org to order yours today!

Hey Bus Riders!
Thanks to the Winnipeg Transit Authority, we now have a bus stop located at the entrance to our park at 1964 St. Mary’s Road as well as across the street for the return ride.  Marked “Henteleff Park”, transit riders can easily make Henteleff Park part of their travels. See you soon!

Guided Tours
If any group wishes to book a guided tour of the Interpretive Centre and Park, please emai Yude Henteleff at y.henteleff@gmail.com to arrange a convenient time.

No Animal Snacks
Please don’t leave food for the animals in the park. It’s really NOT in their best interest and can cause them great harm. Thanks!

Hello Bluebirds
Through an initiative of Nature Manitoba with the assistance of the City of Winnipeg Parks and HPF, nest boxes have been erected at the Park to hopefully attract bluebirds. Please keep your distance.

Henteleff Park Newsletter, Fall 2016

Interpretive Centre Opens

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the end of August, over 150 people gathered at Henteleff Park for the official opening of the new Interpretive Centre.

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

“We were overwhelmed by the support we received and the turnout at our event,” said Yude Henteleff, President Emeritus, Henteleff Park Foundation. “It was an honour to share our family story and the contributions of other Jewish farm families in the province as well as pay tribute to the Metis families who played a large role in the settling and developing of the land.”

“This park means so much to so many and we thank all the volunteers, board members, donors and supporters who have worked hard to make the Interpretive Centre a reality and who continue to assist us to ensure the park remains a place of beauty and tranquility for all to share.”

Opening Blessing, Clarence & Barbara Nepinak

Opening Blessing, Clarence & Barbara Nepinak

Saul Henteleff, President, Henteleff Park Foundation

Saul Henteleff, President, Henteleff Park Foundation

 Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg South

Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg South

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

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

Councillor Janice Lukes, City of Winnipeg; Councillor, South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

Councillor Janice Lukes, City of Winnipeg; Councillor, South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Ward

Abby Morris, Board Member, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

Abby Morris, Board Member, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg

Yude Henteleff, President Emeritus, Henteleff Park Foundation

Yude Henteleff, President Emeritus, Henteleff Park Foundation

Construction of the Interpretive Centre - Photo courtesy of Joachim Zimmermann

Construction of the Interpretive Centre – Photo courtesy of Joachim Zimmermann

Friends and Neighbours Share Their Stories

“Saw the article on the CBC website on the grand opening of the park. Just wanted to drop you a note thanking your team for this beautiful gift to the area. We walk the paths daily, even in winter, and feel so privileged that we have this life giving and life-centering oasis so close by. It contributes greatly to the physical and mental health of all who use it. Thanks for all your hard work through the years in making this park a reality for us and future generations.”
Lionel and Jane Martens

“On January 6, 2016 my husband Andy passed away from a massive heart attack. One of his many favourite places was Henteleff Park. He discovered it many years ago while out for his morning walk and he always felt he had stumbled upon an unknown treasure not many knew about. When he would take me out for dinner he would bring me there for a walk together and he would share it with me. He was an avid outdoorsman.”
Anna Mittelstadt

With her consent, we acknowledge a very special gift by Anna Mittelstadt to the Henteleff Park Foundation.

In his memory and his love for the park, Anna has donated sufficient funds to pay for a bench, its installation and a memorial plaque. It is now installed on the pathway leading from the shelter building.

Our heartfelt thanks to Anna for this most moving gift.

Yude Henteleff and Anna Mittelstadt

Yude Henteleff and Anna Mittelstadt

Transcona Friends and Neighbours

The Transcona Friends and Neighbours enjoyed a lovely walk in the park with Yude in September. Photo courtesy of Carol Kirkhope

The Transcona Friends and Neighbours enjoyed a lovely walk in the park with Yude in September. Photo courtesy of Carol Kirkhope

New homes for our little friends

See if you can spot the 10 new bird nest boxes scattered throughout the park. This spring will be flurry of activity when our little friends come to nest. Thanks to Guent Salzmann and the Manitoba Bluebird Fund (MBF) for making it all possible and we look forward to our continued association with MBF. A special thanks is also extended to Karl Thordorson and his City of Winnipeg crew for the coordination and execution of the installation project.

Attention Tree Huggers!

Manitoba Maple, Nannyberry, Bur Oak, Plains Cottonwood and Trembling Aspen are just a few of the native trees indigenous to Henteleff Park. Thanks to Arborist Michael Allen, a beautiful colourful listing with accompanying descriptions of the 11 trees found in our park are now listed on our website here:
http://henteleffpark.org/native-trees-indigenous-to-henteleff-park/

Strengthen our community’s roots
Support the Henteleff Park Foundation

The development of Henteleff Park is possible only with the support of our many partners, funders and friends.

As part of our Stewardship Program, the Henteleff Park Foundation, along with the City of Winnipeg, has established a long-term development plan for the future of the park that includes vegetation management, wildlife observations, community gardens demonstration project, programming and special events, management in conjunction with the Friends of Henteleff Park and other opportunities for regular community involvement.

Please consider making a donation today that will help ensure that future generations can continue to appreciate the significance of the land that forms the roots of our community.

Please make cheques payable to The Henteleff Park Foundation
748 Borebank St. Winnipeg, MB R3N 1G4 (204) 488-9004
Henteleff Park Foundation is a CRA registered charity

The Bus Stops Here

With much thanks to the Winnipeg Transit Authority, we will soon have a bus stop located at the entrance to our park at 1964 St. Mary’s Road. Marked “Henteleff Park”, transit riders can easily make Henteleff Park part of their travels.

Please Join Us!

Henteleff Park Foundation is looking for new board members!

If you would like to help out, or you would like more information, please contact Saul Henteleff at members@henteleffpark.org

Gift Giving Made Easy!

Henteleff Park Foundation have t-shirts and umbrellas for sale for just $20 each. Contact info@henteleffpark.org to order yours today!

Would you like to receive our newsletter? Please join here!

Henteleff Park Newsletter, Spring 2016

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Annual Spring Tree Planting

39435331_mlSaturday, June 11th, 2016
10:00 AM – Noon
Henteleff Park, 1964 St. Mary’s Rd

Our annual tree planning event will be held the second weekend of June. Bring your shovels, gloves, smiles, friends and family and help plant some trees and shrubs! Refreshments and snacks served.

While there, you can also see the progress of our new Interpretive Centre, currently under construction. See you all there!

 

 

 

Bird Hike Walk

8AM, Saturday, June 11th

Join Gordon and Jaye Grieff of Nature Manitoba as they look for birds in the varied habitats throughout Henteleff Park. These experts will tell you about the identifying birds by what you see as well as what you hear!

Meet at the parking lot (1964 St. Mary’s Road) at 8 am.

Stay to join us for our spring tree planning event afterwards!

Nature Walk

7PM, Monday, July 11th

Don’t know an aster from a fleabane? What the heck is a Jerusalem artichoke, anyway? Here’s your chance to learn more about the native plants in Henteleff Park!

Join Marilyn Latta of Nature Manitoba for a leisurely evening stroll through the park. Although primarily a plant walk, we will look at birds, butterflies and anything else that runs, crawls or flies by!

Meet at the parking lot (1964 St. Mary’s Rd.) at 7 pm.

What We Are Up To …

The Henteleff Park Board of Directors has been very busy over the past year working through many of its responsibilities. The top of the list has been the planning and development of the Henteleff Park Interpretive Site.

This year will be the culmination of many years of work in which the Henteleff Park Board has, with the architectural firm HTFC Planning and Design, put together an architecturally designed project that will recognize and celebrate the beauty, history and geography of Henteleff Park.

Included in the Interpretive Site will be information about the Metis people of Red River, Jewish farmers of Manitoba, the geography along the Red River and the resplendent beauty of our river bottom forests.

The Board of Henteleff Park is very excited about the opening of the Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre and we invite the entire community to join us in this wonderful and important event on Saturday August 27th at 1:00PM.

Best wishes,

Saul Henteleff, Chair
Henteleff Park Foundation

Mark Your Calendars! Saturday, August 27th, 1:00 PM

Please plan on joining the Henteleff Park Foundation on Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 pm at the official opening ceremony and dedication of the new Henteleff Park Interpretive Centre.

Located at the park’s entrance 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.

The Interpretive Centre will be a beautiful place to relax, explore and appreciate the significance of the land that forms the roots of our community.

Learn more about the unique natural landscape, plant and bird life that inhabit the park; the major role that Métis families played in settling and developing the community; the history of market gardening in the area and the Henteleff family and the contributions of other Jewish farm families in Manitoba who contributed to the development of the community.

We have been so fortunate to have a network of dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly for years to make the Henteleff Park dream and the Interpretive Centre a reality.

Join us as we celebrate our future and recognize those who have made it all possible.

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Ground breaking event, April 30, 2016 – Friends and members of Henteleff Park Foundation

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Henteleff Park Newsletter, Late 2015

Read the full newsletter – Late 2015 (PDF) – Our top story …

Interpretive Center Area Update …

All is in place to start construction of the Interpretive Center Area (ICA) in the spring of 2016. The expected completion date is July 2016. The ICA will be located at the front of the Park between the parking lot and St. Mary’s Rd.

The design of the ICA by our Architect, and complemented by our graphic design and content consultants, beautifully enables the rich history of the Park to be explored. Upon completion, this project will tie in well with the overall objective of the Park, being a place of both serenity and learning. The content to be shared will be on 4 panels located on the Shelter Building walls, and on 5 panels and 2 all-weather note books located on four sites placed on a circular pathway leading from the site towards St. Mary’s Rd and circling back to the Shelter Building.

Getting to this point has required enormous effort by the volunteers comprising the Henteleff Park Foundation. More effort will be required to bring it to completion and to maintain it. Your help as a volunteer is critical to our being able to do so.

HPF Foundation is a registered charity and all donations to this project are most welcomed and will be recognized. Be part of this extraordinary project!

Continue reading the full newsletter – Late 2015 (PDF)

Henteleff Park Newsletter, Winter 2015

Read the full newsletter – Winter 2015 (PDF) – Our top story …

GREAT NEWS! The Henteleff Park Interpretive Area is Becoming a Reality!

The Henteleff Park Interpretive Area to be constructed at Henteleff Park between the parking lot and St.Mary`s Rd. is becoming a reality.

A Request for a Project Proposal was made to Architectural and Design firms in Manitoba. After considering the many excellent proposals our Jury selected HTFC Planning and Design of Winnipeg as designers and managers of the Project, with Glen Manning as its partner in Charge.

The content area will, through a variety of means interpret and tell the stories of 4 themes:

• The park’s natural roots,
• Metis roots,
• Market garden roots,
• and Henteleff family roots as well as other Jewish farmers in Manitoba.

This wonderful project, which will provide to all a unique look at largely untold and important aspects of our history, is a work in progress. In addition to interpretive elements, the project will provide accessible site infrastructure as well as a visitor amenity such as a shelter.

Wendy Molnar of Cultural Visions Consulting is in charge of interpretive content development .
The draft site development plan has been submitted by HTFC to the City of Winnipeg for its consideration. We hope to commence construction beginning of April 2015 and to have a grand opening the beginning of August 2015. More updates will follow from time to time and posted on our website at Henteleffpark.org.

HPF Foundation is a registered charity and all donations to this project are most welcomed and will be recognized. Be part of this extraordinary project!

Continue reading the full newsletter – Winter 2015 (PDF)