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Central Health is seeking volunteers for the information desk at James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre. Desk attendants welcome and provide way-finding assistance and directions to the public. Volunteers asked to cover a two-hour shift, one morning a week. Call 2565537 for details.
March 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion. Tables are $10. No admission but you can purchase a ticket on a basket of donated crafts. Also serving soup, sandwiches, coffee and tea.
May 6, 2 p.m.
Spring Dessert Tea
Hosted by St Martin’s ACW at St. Martin’s hall.
May 13, 2 p.m.
Afternoon Tea & Bake Sale
Hosted by Fraser Road U.C.W.
JOIN THE CADETS
It’s Free. If you are between the ages of 12-18, why not join the 288 RCSCC Ardent. They meet at St. Martin’s Hall, Fraser Road Thursday nights, 6:45 to 9:15pm. The sea cadets teaches teaching sailing, seamanship, music and marksmanship; and includes weekend outings and summer camps. Sponsored by the Department of National Defense and Gander’s Lion Club, no cost to youth to join. Contact S/Lt. John Simms CO at 424-3528
Bingo Games, 2 p.m.
Hosted by the Gander Senior’s 50+Club at 2 p.m. at the Lions center. For information contact 651-2356.
Gander Women’s Institute meets the first Monday of every month, 7 p.m., Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre art gallery. For information, call June Young at 256-2078.
YQX Quilters’ Guild meets the third Thursday of each month 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the J.R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre. New members welcome.
The Hooking Matters meet the first and third Sundays, 1:30-4 pm, at the Arts & Culture Center. For info call 256-3578.
Gander Care and Share Group (709) 651-2001 Meeting times: Sunday 8 p.m., Tuesday 8 p.m., Friday 1:15 and 8 p.m. All meetings are closed except for the last Sunday of each month. This last Sunday is an open meeting meaning family and friends are welcome. Meetings are held at Fraser Road United Church (side entrance).
AL-ANON – Alateen
Did you know that there are meetings for families and friends affected by problem drinkers? If you wish to know about the meetings in your area, please call 1-888-425-2666.
Gander Status of Women
The Gander Women’s Centre located on 61 Elizabeth Dr is open Monday to Friday. Our hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Drop in or give us a call1-866-442-4445 or 256-4395. We are here to Help Women help themselves.
Parents ‘n’ Tots
Looking for fun and friendship? Come out to Fraser Road United Church Hall on Monday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. A great time to meet other parents and make new friends.
Gander& Area MADD, MADD Canada (Mothers against Drunk Driving) is a national charitable organization with Chapters across the country, including one in Gander. MADD volunteers include not only mothers but fathers, friends, concerned citizens and young people who want to make a difference in the fight against impaired driving. Get involved by emailing Gander & Area MADD at email@example.com
Broadening Horizons is a nonprofit organization offering programs to adults with intellectual disability in Gander. They offer programs for life, work and social skills, educational training, recreation and leisure as well as providing employment opportunities. For information contact Jami-Lee Williams at 256-3526. Family Resource Centre
Do you have a family member serving overseas with the military? Do you have questions or concerns? Maybe we could help. Please call Colleen Hiscock at the Gander Military Family Resource Centre for more information, at 1-800-557-1702 or 256-1703 ext. 1202.
Seniors Resource Centre
If you are having problems finding answers, making contact, or simply need advice, please call the seniors’ information line at 1-800563-6699. We are available.
Mental Health Association
Got a question about a mental health or mental illness issue? Call Tia at CMHA’s Mental Health Resource Centre at 489-3302 or 1-855-489-3302, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Privacy assured.
Drunk Driver Alert
The Drunk Driver Alert Program encourages people to report known or suspected drunk drivers in time to avert needless injury or death. Anyone who suspects a driver may be impaired is asked to call the RCMP immediately at 2566841, giving their location and a description of the suspect vehicle, including make, model, colour and license number, if possible, as well as the direction of travel and a description of the driver. The caller need not leave their name.