General News

All 57 raised beds and in ground plots are rented for the 2019 gardening season. Thanks to the community for its great support of our community gardens

We held a recycling forum in March with the guest speaker being the owner of the company which provides recycling services to the RM. One of the questions asked was using a blue box rather than plastic bags. Mr. Olson said there was no problem using a blue box as many municipalities do this.
Using a blue box is much better for the environment as the plastic bags we currently use are taken to the landfill in Winnipeg once they are emptied.
It is also much cheaper to use a blue box.
We encourage all residents of the RM to switch to blue boxes.

There are still a couple of spots left for the free workshop on Sat. April 27 at 10 am at the RM of Gimli Multi Purpose Bldg 17B N Colonization Rd. Please register at:

Green Action Centre has launched a province-wide ridesharing app called GoManitoba ( or downloadable on IOS or Android. The goal is to bring sustainable, healthy commuting options to all Manitobans. Its purpose is to ease travel by helping facilitate carpoools and other commuting options in a quick, secure and personal way. It is a province-wide platform that connects individuals from workplaces, organizations and communities.

GEAC Fun Fact:
Did you know that some high profile artists use plastic bags in their work? Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno recently made a gigantic hot air balloon entirely of plastic bags which actually works. When heated by the rays of the sun, the plastic bags float upwards. Saraceno’s hot air balloon is on display at an art museum in Vienna, Austria, until August 30th, this year.

Don’t throw out your plastic bags. The following local organizations care about the environment and are accepting plastic bags for recycling or reuse:
Sigurbjorg Stefansson School
George Johnson School
Evergreen Basic Needs
Gimli Sobeys
The Kiwanis Club
Winnipeg Beach School

Are you.concerned about our natural environment? Do you want to make a difference? GEAC is looking for volunteer members. Please contact Cam at 204 297-5334 or if you want to learn more

RONA in Gimli accepts paint cans and used light bulbs for recycling. They also accept alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries and power tool batteries.
The recycle box for light bulbs and batteries is just inside the front door to the right of the cash.
Thanks to RONA for doing their part for the environment!

In a joint initiative with Cornerstone Enterprises, a blue recycling container has been set up on the sidewalk, east of the post office. We greatly appreciate the co-operation of the RM for the location and the donation of a chain from Home Hardware.
Please place any unwanted paper in this bin. No garbage please!
Recycling your unwanted papers is a win-win-win situation. The environment wins; the taxpayers of Gimli win (with less going into the landfill) and Cornerstone Enterprises wins (with money received from a paper recycling company). This helps to operate Cornerstone which employs 45 people, the majority of whom are individuals with disabilities.

Super A on Centre Street and Home Hardware on highway 9 participate in the Lake Friendly program. Anyone purchasing a Lake Friendly product from either store will be entitled to a free canvas tote bag courtesy of GEAC.

We now have a facebook page. The web address is:

Facebook suggests other pages to “LIKE” on the side of our facebook page. Please note that this does not reflect affiliation with nor support for these groups by GEAC.