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Regional Connections Brings Families Together from Around the World

August 3, 2018

People from across the globe call Morden and Winkler home. Some have traveled with their families and arrived within the last few weeks, while others have been here for a couple of years. While they come from around the world, once a month, Regional Connections brings newcomer families together to make new friends, learn about […]

Local Immigration Partnership Survey

July 30, 2018 Your opinion matters!  We want to help communities be more welcoming and inclusive for all residents. Help us know what is needed by completing the survey. All answers are confidential. Please click the link above to begin.

Learning about heritage

July 12, 2018

The Pembina Threshermen’s Museum welcomed a couple of groups last week. The Roland School spent a morning at the museum, exploring all kinds of local history. Regional Connections’ arrived with a group of families (about 80 people) who were interested in learning about the local heritage of their new home

Regional Connections Names New Director

July 12, 2018

Regional Connections recently named its new Executive Director. Steve Reynolds will take the leadership role of the newcomer services agency that operates in Winkler, Morden and Altona. Outgoing director Laurie Sawatzky says Reynolds has been with her for over a decade and is perfectly suited for the role.

Regional Connections Growing Friendships Through Gardening

July 11, 2018

For our new immigrants to meet new people, learn some useful skills, learn how to grow vegetables for their own family, and practice their English. The group meets several times a year to share tips on gardening and have created many new friendships. For more information contact Valeria at 204-325-4509 or

Jumpstart helps local children- Winkler

July 10, 2018   WINKLER – Close to 2,000 children in the Pembina Valley have already benefitted from the Jumpstart program, and Winkler Canadian Tire Owner David Dunseath is hoping for community support once again. If you look at statistics, children who are involved in sport and recreation at a young age, later in life there’s a greater propensity […]

Mom’s in the Park- Altona

July 10, 2018

Come out to the Altona Park playground! Your kids can play and you can practice your English skills this summer!

Morden Beach and Hike-Morden

July 10, 2018

Come to Morden, do a short hike around the lake, and then spend the afternoon on the beach. Jump in the water, play soccer, play volleyball, or just hang out. Bring good shoes, water and a lunch, a towel, and a volleyball or soccer ball. When Wednesday, July 18th At 10:00 AM Where Meet at […]

Fun Fitness for Women- Winkler

July 9, 2018

Ladies, are you wanting to dance to stay in shape this summer? Come to our Fun Fitness for Women twice a week, Wednesday’s and Friday’s, from 4:30PM-5:30PM. Classes are FREE! Just bring your yoga matt, comfortable clothes and clean shows! No need to register just show up! For more information contact Valeria at 204-325-4059

Bath Bomb Workshop-Altona

July 4, 2018

Learn to make your own sweet scented bath bombs. Youth 12 to 18 can register. Registration: Erin at 204-324-6858 or