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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.

Craft Sale

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.


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.

Rug Hook­ing

The Hook­ing Mat­ters meet the first and third Sun­days, 1:30-4 pm, at the Arts & Cul­ture Cen­ter. For info call 256-3578.

Al­co­holics Anony­mous

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 mad­dgan­

Broad­en­ing Hori­zons

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 tmor­ 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.

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