Cycle of Giving: what a success!

The W.R.E.N.C.H. is thanking everyone who supported the 2014 Cycle of Giving.

After 24 grueling hours 365 bicycles were built for Winnipeg children in need!

They couldn’t have done it without the help of volunteers, donors and sponsors.
Thank you for all the support towards free bicycle programming in Winnipeg.

The bicycles went to children in 24 community organizations.

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Canada Bikes: Seeking Director of Development

Canada Bikes is looking for the right person to help foster a dialogue around cycling across the country.
It’s time Canadians had a cross-country conversation about bikes and what they mean to our past, present and future.
Canada Bikes is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable and ambitious person to help us grow our  voice for cycling-as-transportation at the national level.
You’ll be starting with a pretty easy win: working with individuals and organizations accross the country to plan and host the second annual national event “Bike Day in Canada in May 2015. The idea is to use this fun and simple event as a springboard for collaboration across Canada.
This is a self-funded position, suitable for starters keen and able to make connections, willingto engage new people and, above all, raise some cash. Although self-funded, you’ll have a head start. You will have board support in fundraising and budgeting, lessons-learned from last year’s event  and considerable control over how you approach your own tasks.
All the details on the position, including anticipated renumeration and preferred skill set are here:

Waverley Underpass Study Open House

An open house will be held from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Caboto Centre to provide information onWaverley Underpass the Waverley Underpass Study that is currently underway. The City of Winnipeg has asked a team of consultants to develop a high livel design for a grade separation of Waverley Street and the CNR Rivers rail line. The design will also include intersection and road improvements along Waverley Street as well as to the intersections of Grant at Waverley and Wilkes/Hurst at Waverley.

To learn more about the project background, purpose, highlights and scope, please visit the City of Winnipeg’s website.

The Cycle of Giving

The Cycle of Giving is an annual event presented by the WRENCH. It’s a 24 hour kids’s bike building marathon. Volunteer bike shop mechanics from around Winnipeg gather to build over 270 bicycles to donate to children and organizations in need of bicycle for kids. WIth your generous support, they aim to raise over $15,000 to support free bicycle programming in Winnipeg.

From noon Saturday, December 6th to noon Sunday, December 7th at the Orioles Community Centre, 448 Burnell Street.

Watch this video to  get a better feel of the difference these volunteers make for children during the time of Christmas.


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Rivers West and the Winnipeg Trails Association’s AGM

You are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 for the Rivers West Red River Corridor and Winnipeg Trails Association’s Annual General Meeting.

Location: Rivers West offices (Salle CDEM) – 2nd floor, 614 Des Meurons Street , Winnipeg

Time: Registration is at 4:30 pm and the meeting will commence at 5:00 pm

RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, December 1st by contacting Sylvie Fouasse at 204 925.8385 or [email protected].

Rivers West and the Winnipeg Trails Association will be presenting its Activity Report for 2014 and review its 2014-2017 strategic plan highlights. At this time, Rivers West will also be introducing some of its new board members.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Chief Peguis Trail Extention Public Information Event

The City of Winnipeg is initiating a study to gain insight into the use of and expectations for the new Chief Peguis Trail Extension, west from Main Street to Brookside Boulevard.

Come and see what this study is all about and find out how you can get involved!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Red River Community Centre
293 Murray Avenue
4 pm to 7 pm – Come & Go

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Trails Day 2014 – Bois-des-Esprits

Take a look at these beautiful pictures that were taken during International Trails Day last June 7th at Bois-des-Esprits Trail. Save Our Seine had hosted activities such as the unveiling of a new entrance sign for the trail, guided walks, taking and evaluating water sample from the Seine River to name a few.

Go out and enjoy this beautiful trail! Take pictures of Woody, the giant carved elm tree and send them to us!

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Amazing Tree Quest

You have one month left to participate in the AMAZING TREE QUEST! We challenge you to go out, explore, and discover a new tree! Find a tree that is big, old, striking, or a community favorite, then, nominate it.

Why nominate a tree?

  • to draw attention to the natural beauties in your community;
  • to get out and explore;
  • to highlight the importance of trees in our overall environment;
  • to gather with family, friends, and neighbours;
  • to have fun!

Amazing Tree Quest trees located on Crown Land will be assessed by a committee and could then be nominated as a designated heritage tree . Selected trees shall then be designated Heritage and thereafter protected by legislation.

ATQ_Nomination form 2014

Bike Week

JUNE 16-22

 June 16-22, 2014 marks Winnipeg’s first annual Bike Week: a week long celebration of people riding bicycles. It’s for everyone! Whether you ride for fitness, transportation, sport or just for fun, if you enjoying riding a bike then Bike Week is for you.

Events will be held in every corner of the city including workshops, group rides, races and leisure events that enourage all Winnipeggers to get on their bikes and ride. If you like to ride check out our event listing and pass on the word!

The week will also feature the 7th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, June 20th. This year’s Bike to Work Day boasts 58 pit stops located all over the city, a group ride from Assiniboine Park to The Forks and the Half Pints Bikes & BBQ Party at Oodena Celebration Circle from 4:30-7:00 p.m. including free Boon Burgers*, a concert on the bike-powered concert system and a grand prize draw for a new bike from Woodcock Cycleworks.

Join us for a free pancake breakfast* and launch party on Monday, June 16th from 7:00-9:00 am at the MTS Centre (enter by riding down the loading zone off of Carlton (between Portage & Graham).

We look forward to riding with you.

PS: You can sign up for our newsletter to receive up to date info and discounts at:

*breakfast and the BBQ are offered to anyone who arrives by bike, while supplies last.