Meet Me at the Bell Tower Welcomes the Newcomer Community


What started off as an idea 3 weeks ago turned into a beautiful evening in Winnipeg’s North End. The idea of Indigenous people in the North End welcoming the new comer population was something that was sparked by me having coached the 13 year old MERC boys basketball team. This past winter I was fortunate enough to be able to coach a very diverse team. The team consisted of Indigenous, Filipino, White, and African youth, who before the season, hadn’t had enough opportunities to interact with each other.

The idea that we could bring the different cultures together through sport could also be used to bring together people in very much the same way that we do our community organizing. Now, I’m not going to lie, all week I was telling people that this would be the biggest bell tower event of the year. The turnout was amazing! Today was…

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