Great year for Happy Days on Henderson

By Jim Maloway, MLA for Elmwood

As published in The Herald August 8, 2017

This summer has been an exciting time for Elmwood with the many great events and celebrations that have taken place.

Only a few weeks ago, graduation ceremonies were held across the province. Congratulations to everyone in the Class of 2017. Of course, closer to home, special congratulations are in order for the graduates of Elmwood High School and Miles Macdonell Collegiate. Best wishes to all of them as they pursue their hopes and dreams.

On June 9, I was thrilled to meet students from Elmwood High School here at the legislative building. It’s always a pleasure to meet and greet students from the Elmwood-area schools to tell them about what we do in this building. School tours of the legislative building are great opportunities for students to see an important part of the political process, especially when the legislature is in session.

On June 17, there was another successful Happy Days on Henderson. It just keeps getting better and better every year. The organizers and volunteers deserve our thanks for another great community celebration. Our lemonade stand broke a record this year in lemonades served.

On June 27, the Elmwood Community Resource Centre’s Take Pride Elmwood Canada Day celebrations were another great success. Again, we were blessed with great weather. It made for thirsty patrons, so much so we had a temporary cup shortage! Congratulations to the organizers, volunteers, and participants in this great event, which was held this year on the school grounds of Lord Selkirk School.

I know many of you will have noticed the yellow Keep Concordia ER Open signs around our area. If you’d like to have one put on your lawn, please call my office at 204-415-1122. Although we’ve heard from thousands of residents in our area, we want to hear from all of you.

If you haven’t already, we invite you to visit the survey website at to fill in the survey and add your comments. There are hundreds of comments there, many telling stories about Concordia’s ER services and about the important impacts that its elimination, in March 2018, will have on our community.

Please contact me at 46 Stadacona St., Winnipeg, R2L 2C8, 204-415-1122, or at if you have any questions or concerns.