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Sept 20, 11 a.m.
Retired Teacher’s Assn. of NL (Central Division)
Holding its biennial meeting and election of officers at Quality Hotel and Suites (formerly Hotel Gander). For info call 2564617;489-2929;535-2569
Sept 26, Oct 31 and Nov 28, 8 p.m.
St. Martin’s A.C.W Card games at St. Martin’s Hall
Glovertown & Area Relay for Life
Looking for Volunteers, call 866-545-9534. 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 email@example.com
St. Martin’s Anglican Cathedral
Will be holding a Jiggs Dinner (take out) at the Rev’d James Reid Center.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints
Regular Sunday meetings at 10am at the Gander Senior Citizens Center. For more info call 422-1437 or 683-7361
Did you know that 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: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.ilrcnl.ca
Gander Women’s Institute
An invitation to join an enthusiastic group of Ladies, learn new things, attend interesting talks and demonstrations, have lots of fun. We meet the first Monday of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email email@example.com
Shopping. Reading. Taking a stroll down the street. Things you do every day without a second thought. But, 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 at cnib.ca/volunteer or by calling your local CNIB office at 1-800563-2642.
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.
The Hooking Matters meet the first and third Sundays, 1:30-4 pm, at the Arts & Culture Center. For info call 256-3578.
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 schoolage child; learning English as a second language (ESL); family learning; GED (high school equivalency); preparation for post-secondary; workplace learning. For more information on the Learn Line, visit: http:// www.literacynl.com
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 1-888-4252666.
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 call1866-442-4445 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 579-8190 or toll-free 1-800-3211433.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadening Horizons is a nonprofit organization offering programs to adults with intellectual disability in Gander. Broadening Horizons offers programs with 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 offered 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 1-800-557-1702 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 1-800-563-6699. 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 4893302 or 1-855-489-3302, or e-mail email@example.com. Privacy assured.
Thinking about quitting smoking? Call our quit line for valuable individual advice about quitting and how to keep from starting again. It’s free, it’s helpful, and it will help you breathe a little easier. Call the Lung Association at 1-800-363-5864.
Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre (formerly known as Planned Parenthood)
Do you have questions about birth control, safer sex or anything to do with sexual health? You can 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 256-6841, 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.
Cara Transition House for abused women and children: 256-7707, 1-877-800-CARA (2272).
Gander & Area Food Bank: 6513663 (FOOD).
Gander Goodwill Centre: 2568923.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 6512001.
Narcotics Anonymous: 2568120.
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: 2563579.
Victorian Order of Nurses (VON): 256-4039.
Cancer Information Service: 1-888-939-3333 (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: 1-709-489-5822.
Canadian Paraplegic Association, Fraser Mall, Gander, 1-709256-7077.
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