- We built snowmen for the Last Snowman contest
- Light snow and hoarfrost in January and February
- Families anxious to get out and play as pandemic rules eased in March
- Lots of people enjoying socially distanced visits in the park in the spring
- Smoke from distant forest fires in July
- People of all ages playing and relaxing in the park all summer
- School groups playing games in the fall
- So much snow in the winter of 2021-22
Former resident Maria den Ousden has created a snowman contest; https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=lastsnowmanwinnipeg
Thanks to Sonja, we built five snowmen in the park to enter in the contest
Thanks to Councilor John Orlikow we were allowed to spend up to $2,000 of a grant allocated to the park to buy some trees for the park to fill in holes where trees were dying. We hauled the trees back from Jeffries Nurseries in Portage in Roger’s truck, and had a successful planting bee on Saturday October 2nd. Thanks to everyone who helped plant the trees!
We were amazed at how dry the soil was when we dug our holes, so it’s a sign that we need to give all our young trees lots of water before winter sets in.
Thanks to Ida for hosting a wonderful fall fundraiser and feeding us with her amazing pizzas. We had to limit attendance because of COVID restrictions, but the event helped build up the balance in our bank account to pay gardening costs next year.
The park was exceptionally busy this summer, with many people social distancing and enjoying the warm days in the park.
The Manitoba Historical Society have produced a wonderful historical walking tour telling short stories about many of the houses in the neighbourhood around the park: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/features/walkingtours/crescentwood/index.shtml
This weekend, Sonja Lundstrom organized snowman building on Sunday afternoon, creating a little group of figures to great people entering the park at the Harvard and Ruskin corner.
Tuesday morning there was a little girl, about 3 years old, going from one snowman to the other, gently hugging each one.