Community Connections - Welcome to Winnipeg
Start date: 19 February, 2017
End date: 4 September, 2017
A series of events and initiatives will be held to welcome Newcomers to the sport and recreation community in Winnipeg. This will include community sport events, coach education events, active outreach to help newcomers feel welcome in local community sport and recreation clubs.
Nature of the Project Reach
We will be bringing newcomers from a number of the neighbourhoods in Winnipeg to The Forks. Eventually these groups will participate in skating at their neighbourhood rinks, with community connector to guide and assist.
To create opportunities for newcomers to be guided and welcome into community sport events.
To build trust and comfort in newcomers to attend and participate in sport and recreation in their neighbourhoods.
To educate and provide training so newcomers can coach local teams.
To build technical capacity with partners groups who help coach newcomers.
Our first event is February 19th at the Forks. We need volunteers to help newcomers with Tobogganing, skating and play CrokiCurl. We also need toboggans.