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Siloam Mission Serving Up Thanksgiving Day Feast

By Sarah Klein

Siloam Mission, 300 Princess Street (HANDOUT)

Siloam Mission will offer its clients a Thanksgiving dinner this afternoon, complete with all the delicious trimmings.

The annual meal feeds an estimated 800 people of Winnipeg’s homeless population over the span of two hours.

Volunteers have been working tirelessly to prepare a large feast, and decorate tables to create a warm holiday environment.

Siloam expects more guests to attend this year’s meal due to an increase in clients of approximately 15% over the last 12 months.

To avoid long line-ups outside, Siloam is opening up the fourth floor of its building for guests to be inside and enjoy entertainment from volunteers while they wait for their dinner sitting on the main floor. The dinner starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 3 p.m.

The homeless shelter will serve a similar meal on Christmas.

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours — What’s Open and Closed?

By David Klassen

Take note of the following closures and reduced hours in service this holiday weekend.

Shopping Centres
St. Vital Centre and Polo Park will be open Monday, October 10 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Grant Park Shopping Centre will be open Monday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*Not in the mood to shop? Da Vinci — The Genius opens at noon on Sunday and Monday at MTS Centre Exhibition Hall.

Recycling/Garbage Schedule
There will be no recycling or garbage collection on Monday, October 10. Collection will resume on Tuesday, October 11 — Day 1 on the five-day schedule.
Collection will continue as normal for multi-family apartments.

Brady Road Landfill
Saturday, October 8 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, October 10 –5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Libraries
All libraries are closed on Monday, October 10. Regular hours are in effect on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

Animal Services Agency
Closed Monday, October 10. Regular weekend hours are in effect for Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

Leisure Centres
Closed on Monday, October 10. Regular hours are in effect on Saturday October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

Golf Courses
Regular hours of operation are in effect at all municipal golf courses. Crescent Drive Golf Course is now closed for the season.

Pools
All indoor pools are closed on Monday, October 10 except Pan Am Pool and Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre. Pan Am Pool is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex is open 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Regular hours are in effect for all indoor pools on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.

Winnipeg Transit
Monday, October 10, Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Cemeteries
Cemetery grounds will be open for visitation from dawn to dusk throughout the long weekend at Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries. Offices will be closed Monday, October 10.

Oak Hammock Marsh Hosting Long Weekend Family Fun

Oak Hammock Marsh Hosting Long Weekend Family Fun

By Brian Schultz

Looking for something to do this Thanksgiving weekend besides getting ready for Sunday’s Winnipeg Jets game?

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre has planned three full days of family-friendly fun to keep you busy. And Environment Canada says the weather shouldn’t be all that bad either.

Young visitors will be able to take part in crafts from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. today by creating pinecone bird feeders (pinecones dipped in lard and rolled in seeds).

A special presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. will teach the basics about what to feed the marsh’s resident birds during the winter and what to avoid.

On Sunday and Monday, a 45-minute horse-drawn wagon ride will take you to lesser known areas of the marsh.

We only touched on a few of the many events planned, so download the complete schedule (PDF, 176 KB) for more details.

Agape Table Serving Up Thanksgiving Feast to Inner-City

By Sarah Klein

From right to left, Jeff Walker, José Carreiro and Paul Nürmi prepare a Thanksgiving meal at Agape Table. (AI PHOTOGRAPHY / HANDOUT)

Thanksgiving meals will be served to approximately 700 people of Winnipeg’s inner-city community this morning at Agape Table.

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and pie are all part of the annual dinner at the community nutrition centre on Broadway.

Earlier this week, volunteers prepared all the fixings that those who rely on Agape look forward to each year.

Agape Table serves roughly 66,000 hot meals annually and has been a staple in the community since 1980.

If you can lend your time in the kitchen, the organization is desperately seeking volunteers. To find out which positions need to be filled, visit AgapeTable.ca.

Siloam Mission will serve its own Thanksgiving dinner today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. About 750 people from the city’s homeless population are expected to attend.

What’s Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Monday

By David Klassen

Thanksgiving Turkey

Monday, October 11 is Thanksgiving and with a long weekend comes a number of closures and reduced hours to make note of.

  • There will be no garbage and recycling pickup. Tuesday, October 12 will be Day 3.
  • The Brady Road Landfill is open regular weekend hours and 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday.
  • Winnipeg Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday.

City Closures:

  • All libraries are closed on Monday.
  • All indoor pools are closed, except Pan Am Pool, which is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Leisure Centres
  • Animal Services Agency

Golf Courses:

All municipal courses are open from dawn to dusk over the long weekend. Call 311 to book your tee times at Kildonan, Windsor or Crescent Drive.

  • Kildonan Park — 986-5679
  • Windsor Park — 986-3006
  • Crescent Drive — 986-5911
  • John Blumberg – 986-3490
  • Harbour View – 222-2751

Shopping Centres:

  • Polo Park — noon to 6 p.m.
  • St. Vital Centre — noon to 6 p.m.
  • Kildonan Place — noon to 6 p.m.

Assiniboine Park:

  • Zoo — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Conservatory — 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Pavilion Gallery — Closed Monday, open Saturday and Sunday form 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Long Weekend Operating Hours

By Sarah Klein

City of WinnipegWith the Thanksgiving Long Weekend upon us, there are several changes to the city’s normal operating hours.

  • All civic City of Winnipeg civic offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2009.
  • No garbage/recycling collection on Monday.
  • Brady Landfill will be open regular hours on Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule.
  • All libraries are closed on Monday.
  • The Zoo will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the conservatory will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • All swimming pools are closed, except for Pan Am Pool, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The Animal Services Agency will be closed Monday.
  • All Municipal courses are open from dawn to dusk over the long weekend. Call to book your tee times.

A reservation for Kildonan, Windsor or Crescent Drive can be made by calling 311 or the clubhouse, in-person or on-line at www.winnipeg.ca/golf

Kildonan Park – 986-5679
Windsor Park – 986-3006
Crescent Drive – 986-5911

A reservation for John Blumberg or Harbour View can be made by calling the clubhouse, in-person or on-line at www.drivetheball.com
John Blumberg – 986-3490
Harbour View – 222-2751