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May 3, 2013
Crescent Drive, Harbour View, Kildonan Park and John Blumberg golf courses set to open

Released: 10:15 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg's Crescent Drive, Harbour View, Kildonan Park and John Blumberg Golf Courses welcome golfers of all ages and skill levels as they begin the 2013 golf season.

John Blumberg Golf Course opens today, Friday, May 3, 2013, and Crescent Drive, Harbour View and Kildonan Park Golf Courses will open tomorrow, Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Reservations are accepted daily after 7:00 a.m. by calling 311 (open 24 hours every day), contacting the course directly or by using the online reservation system.

Crescent Drive Golf Course - 781 Crescent Drive
Reservations can be made by:

  • Using the three-day advance reservation system (beginning at 7:00 a.m.) at www.winnipeg.ca/golf. It is in effect seven days a week for Kildonan Park Golf Course, and for Windsor Park and Crescent Drive Golf Courses when open
  • Calling 311 (open 24 hours every day)
  • Contacting the clubhouse directly at 204-986-5911

Kildonan Park Golf Course - 2021 Main Street
Reservations can be made by:

  • Using the three-day advance reservation system (beginning at 7:00 a.m.) at www.winnipeg.ca/golf. It is in effect seven days a week for Kildonan Park Golf Course, and for Windsor Park and Crescent Drive Golf Courses when open
  • Calling 311 (open 24 hours every day)
  • Contacting the clubhouse directly at 204-986-5679

Harbour View Golf Course and Recreation Complex -1867 Springfield Road
Reservations can be made by:

John Blumberg Golf Course - 4540 Portage Avenue
Reservations can be made by:

Windsor Park Golf Course is expected to open at a later date.

The three-day advance reservation system will be in effect seven days a week at each course. Bookings can be made daily after 7:00 a.m. by calling 311 (open 24 hours every day), contacting the clubhouse, or using the convenient online reservation system at www.winnipeg.ca/golf.

Note to golfers: The earliest tee times will vary each day according to overnight temperatures. To avoid frost damage, daily play will not be permitted until conditions are favourable.

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Winnipeggers encouraged to âGet Preparedâ for potential emergencies

City of Winnipeg to take part in National Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5 - 11, 2013

Released: 11:50 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - The City of Winnipeg is encouraging Winnipeggers to help keep their families safe during an emergency by using National Emergency Preparedness Week to ‘Get Prepared.’ The ‘Get Prepared’ campaign encourages Canadians to be prepared to manage on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency, enabling first responders to focus on those in urgent need. National Emergency Preparedness Week will take place from May 5-11, 2013.

“I’m asking all Winnipeggers to use National Emergency Preparedness Week as a time to think ahead and collect the information and supplies that they would need to keep their families safe during an emergency situation, “ said Mayor Sam Katz. “The City of Winnipeg has world class first responders, but during an emergency event, we need to be able to look after ourselves for the first 72 hours while our police, fire fighters and paramedics, tend to those in urgent need.”

The City of Winnipeg will use National Emergency Preparedness Week to help connect citizens to important emergency preparedness information found on the City’s EmergWeb website as well as providing tips on how to build an Emergency Kit.

“One of the best ways to keep your family safe during an emergency is to stay informed and receive up-to-date information from your local government,” said Randy Hull, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the City of Winnipeg. “By visiting EmergWeb during National Emergency Preparedness Week, citizens can review their options for staying connected to the City during an emergency event. The City will share emergency information through EmergWeb social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as email newsletters and regular media updates using news releases.”

In addition to connecting to EmergWeb for information, the City is encouraging residents to build a simple Emergency Kit that can sustain their family for a minimum of 72 hours.

A family’s Emergency Kit should contain enough food, water and any required medication to last a minimum of 72 hours. Other items that should be included are:

  • Battery powered or wind-up operated radio
  • First aid kit
  • Supplies for infants such as formula and diapers
  • Supplies for pets such as food and medication
  • A heat source not reliant on hydro or gas

For a complete list of what to include in your family’s own Emergency Kit, visit EmergWeb’s What You Should Know - Emergency Kit

Information on how to stay connected to EmergWeb during an emergency is available at City of Winnipeg - Social Media

For more information on National Emergency Preparedness Week, visit GetPrepared.ca

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Winnipeg Public Library invites applications for Writer-in-Residence for 2013-2014

Released: 1:13 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Public Library is seeking applications for the 2013-2014 edition of its Writer-in-Residence program, now in its 24th year.

From an office at Winnipeg's Millennium Library, the Writer-in-Residence will work with emerging Manitoba writers by email and phone as well as through individual consultations, group workshops and programs within Winnipeg.

The residency will begin October 1, 2013 and run for seven months, subject to funding.

The Writer-in-Residence will spend a minimum of 40% of the time (14.5 hours per week) on public consultation work and 60% (20.5 hours per week) on his/her own writing. The program is offered province-wide. Some travel within the province may be required.

Criteria
The successful applicant must have had at least two books published professionally as well as previous experience in teaching, mentoring or as a manuscript evaluator or editor. Preference may be given to Manitoba residents.

Salary
$3,570.00 per month

Application
Your letter of application must include the following:

  • History of literary publications in poetry, drama, fiction or non-fiction
  • Statement of personal mentoring philosophy
  • Experience in conducting writing courses, workshops, editing, etc.
  • Description of the personal writing project to be worked on during the residency

Apply to:
Writer-in-Residence Selection Committee
c/o Readers Services, Millennium Library
251 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3P5

Note: Previous applicants and former Writers-in-Residence may submit an application for consideration.

Application deadline
Monday, June 3, 2013

The Writer-in-Residence program is co-sponsored by: Winnipeg Public Library, the Winnipeg Public Library Board; the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library; the Manitoba Writers’ Guild; and Manitoba Culture, Heritage, and Tourism.

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Last update: 03.05.2013

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