Com­mu­nity cal­en­dar

The Beacon (Gander) - - News - To add a list­ing to The Bea­con cal­en­dar of events, please email sheila.pad­dock@gan­der­bea­

Pre­lim­i­nary no­tices Sept. 26, Oct. 31 & Nov. 28

8 p.m. St. Martin’s A.C.W Card games at St. Martin’s Hall

Sept. 30

Glover­town & Area Re­lay for Life Look­ing for vol­un­teers. Call 866545-9534. Put to­gether a team of 10 for 12 hours of fun. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to reg­is­ter contact Penny Pardy @ 866-545-95-34 or email ppardy@nl.can­


Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­terday Saints

Reg­u­lar Sun­day meet­ings are held at 10 a.m. at the Gan­der Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­ter. For more info call422-1437 or 683-7361


Did you know an in­tern is in your area to help you con­nect with dis­abil­ity re­lated re­sources? Contact the ILRC (In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Re­source Cen­tre) at 1-866-722-4031or email for more info: lisakeats@il­r­cnl. ca web­site:­r­

Gan­der Women’s In­sti­tute

An in­vi­ta­tion to join an en­thu­si­as­tic group of ladies, learn new things, at­tend in­ter­est­ing talks and demon­stra­tions, and have lots of fun. We meet the first Mon­day of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email gan­


Shop­ping. Read­ing. Tak­ing a stroll down the street. Things you do ev­ery day with­out a sec­ond thought. For New­found­lan­ders and Labrado­ri­ans who are blind or par­tially sighted, th­ese things can be chal­leng­ing. A help­ing hand can make a world of dif­fer­ence. Be­come a CNIB Vi­sion Mate and ex­pe­ri­ence the re­wards of giv­ing back. With only two hours a week, you can help some­one in your com­mu­nity with th­ese ev­ery­day tasks. Learn how at­un­teer or by call­ing your lo­cal CNIB of­fice at 1-800-563-2642.


YQX Quil­ters’ Guild meets on the third Thurs­day of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the art gallery of the J.R. Small­wood Arts and Cul­ture Cen­tre. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

Rug Hook­ing

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

Lit­er­acy NL

Learn Line 1-800-563-1111 can pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on a va­ri­ety of lo­cal pro­grams and ser­vices: pri­vate vol­un­teer tu­tors for adults; adult ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion; ex­tra help for your school-age child; learn­ing English as a sec­ond lan­guage (ESL); fam­ily learn­ing; GED (high school equiv­a­lency); prepa­ra­tion for post­sec­ondary; work­place learn­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Learn Line, visit: http://www.lit­er­a­

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 there are meet­ings for fam­i­lies and friends af­fected by prob­lem drinkers? If you wish to know about Ala­teen 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 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in or give us a call1-866442-4445 or 256-4395. We are here to help women help them­selves.

The Arthri­tis So­ci­ety

Is arthri­tis caus­ing un­wel­come changes in your life­style? Call the Arthri­tis So­ci­ety for a free re­source kit. Re­ceive in­for­ma­tion on your type of arthri­tis, nu­tri­tion, the Top 10 ex­er­cises to re­lieve stiff­ness and pain, and much more.

Call the St. John’s of­fice at 5798190 or toll-free 1-800-321-1433.

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. MADD

Gan­der& Area MADD, MADD Canada (Moth­ers against Drunk Driv­ing) is a na­tional char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tion with chap­ters across the coun­try, in­clud­ing 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 dis­abil­i­ties in Gan­der. Broad­en­ing Hori­zons of­fers pro­grams that address life, work and so­cial skills, ed­u­ca­tional train­ing, re­cre­ation and leisure as well as pro­vid­ing the op­tion of a group em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­nity for its clients. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on pro­grams and eligibility, please 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 1-800-5571702 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.

Lung As­so­ci­a­tion

Think­ing about quit­ting smok­ing? Call our quit line for valu­able in­di­vid­ual ad­vice about quit­ting and how to keep from start­ing again. It’s free, help­ful, and will help you breathe a lit­tle eas­ier. Call the Lung As­so­ci­a­tion at 1-800-363-5864.

New­found­land & Labrador Sex­ual Health Cen­tre

Do you have ques­tions about birth con­trol, safer sex or any­thing to do with sex­ual health? Call New­found­land and Labrador Sex­ual Health Cen­tre for con­fi­den­tial and ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion. Our prov­ince wide toll-free num­ber is 1-877-NOMYTHS (1-877-666-9847). We won’t tell you what to do, but we will give you the facts.

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 his or her name.

Im­por­tant Num­bers

Cara Tran­si­tion House for abused women and chil­dren: 256-7707, 1-877-800-CARA (2272). Gan­der & Area Food Bank: 6513663 (FOOD).

Gan­der Good­will Cen­tre: 256-8923. Al­co­holics Anony­mous: 651-2001. Nar­cotics Anony­mous: 256-8120. Am­bu­lance: 651-2111. Hospi­tal: 651-2500.

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868. Gam­bling Help Line: 1-888-8994357 (HELP).

Town Po­lice: 256-4065.

Fire De­part­ment: 256-1111. RCMP: 256-6841.

Crime Stop­pers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) Poi­son Con­trol & Emer­gen­cies: 256-5552.

Gambo CYC: 674-7520 Ex­ploits Ground Search and Res­cue (Gan­der Divi­sion): 424-4885. Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety: 256-3579. Vic­to­rian Or­der of Nurses (VON): 256-4039.

Can­cer In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice: 1-888939-3333 (toll-free, Mon­day to Fri­day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.) Cana­dian Red Cross, Gan­der Ser­vice Cen­tre: 175 Roe Ave, Phone: 256-2386 Fax: 256-3975 Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety, 9 Pin­sent Drive, Grand Falls-Windsor: 1-709489-5822.

Cana­dian Para­plegic As­so­ci­a­tion, Fraser Mall, Gan­der, 1-709-256-7077. Thy­roid Foun­da­tion: 1-800-2678822, 256-3073 or 256-7687. Gambo & Area Em­ploy­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, Gan­der Divi­sion: 256-7516. Men­tal Health Cri­sis Help Line: 737-4668 or 1-888-737-4668


The 15 suc­cess­ful air cadets who par­tic­i­pated in Air Cadet Train­ing Pro­gram are (pic­tured) Erin Bouzane, Par­adise; Pa­trick Breen, Mount Pearl; Noah White, Cor­ner Brook; Andy Davis Caseley Clarke, Brook­side, N.S.; Gre­gory Han­nem, Tim­ber­lea, N.S.; Ali­cia...

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