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Pre­lim­i­nary no­tices

To add a list­ing to The Bea­con cal­en­dar of events, please email sheila.pad­dock@gan­der­bea­ Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Gan­der, Br. 8-AGM and Elec­tion of Of­fi­cers

All mem­bers are re­quested to at­tend in full uni­form with medals. Cock­tails at 5:30 p.m. fol­lowed by a pork loin din­ner at 6 p.m. Din­ner will be $10 per per­son. Hon­ors and awards to fol­low. Fraser Road U.C.W. Af­ter­noon Tea Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 8. Gan­der

St. Pa­trick’s af­ter­noon tea, bake sale and door prizes. For tick­ets call Beu­lah at 256-7824, Rita- 256-4162 or Cyn­thia- 256-4144 Gan­der Se­niors 50+ Club af­ter­noon bingo

Every Thurs­day at the Lions Se­nior Cen­ter, 29 Memo­rial Drive. For more in­for­ma­tion call 651-2356. Every Satur­day, 2p.m Bi­ble Study; 3p.m. Wor­ship Ser­vice Sev­enth-Day Ad­ven­tist Church Evan­gel Pen­te­costal Church, 59 El­iz­a­beth Drive at the Youth Chapel. For more info con­tact or call 427-9704 or 651-4999

Church of Je­sus Christ of Lat­ter­day Saints

Reg­u­lar Sun­day meet­ings at the Gan­der Se­nior Cit­i­zens Cen­ter. For more info call 422-1437 or 6837361. 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@il­r­ 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 gan­derwi@


Be­come a CNIB Vi­sion Mate. With only two hours a week, you can help some­one in your com­mu­nity with ev­ery­day tasks. Learn how at­un­teer or by call­ing your lo­cal CNIB of­fice at 1-800-5632642.


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 pm, 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.lit­er­a­cynl. com

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

Meet­ings for fam­i­lies and friends af­fected by prob­lem drinkers. For meet­ings in your area, please call 1-888-425-2666.

Gan­der Sta­tus of Women

Gan­der Women’s Cen­tre lo­cated on 61 El­iz­a­beth Drive is open Mon­day to Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in or give us a call1-866-4424445 or 256-4395.

The Arthri­tis So­ci­ety

Is Arthri­tis caus­ing un­wel­come changes in your life­style? Call the 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 dis­abil­i­ties in Gan­der 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, please con­tact JamiLee 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.

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, it’s help­ful, and it will help you breathe a lit­tle eas­ier. Call the Lung As­so­ci­a­tion at 1-800-3635864.

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).

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, WORKS, Joanne Va­lerie (nee David­son) – On Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 7, 2018 Joanne Va­lerie Works age 54 years passed peace­fully away to start her new ad­ven­ture sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily. Leav­ing to re­mem­ber Joanne’s love of na­ture, life’s ad­ven­tures, laugh­ter, and un­con­di­tional love, her par­ents: James and Betty David­son; hus­band Dave; her great­est gifts in life her chil­dren: Ryan and Kristin; pre­cious grand­son: Carter; sib­lings: Wendy (Ger­ard) Mor­ris and Michael; her beloved fur ba­bies Molly and Bella; spe­cial friends: Steve Hunt, Val Dwyer, Terry Moore, Stella Brazil, Alanna Greene, Paul and Grace O’Reilly and Colin King, aunts, un­cles, in-laws, nieces, neph­ews, ex­tended fam­ily and many friends. Joanne’s fam­ily would like to ex­tend a heart­felt thank you to Dr. Scott Mof­fatt, Dr. Joy McCarthy and the staff of the P.C.U. of the Miller Cen­ter for their end­less com­pas­sion and care. At Joanne’s re­quest cre­ma­tion has taken place. A cel­e­bra­tion of Joanne’s life was held on Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 11, 2018 at The Manuel’s River Hiber­nia In­ter­pre­ta­tion Cen­ter. Do­na­tions may be made in Joanne’s mem­ory to the Cana­dian Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion. Fu­neral ar­range­ments en­trusted to Bar­rett’s Fu­neral Home 73 Com­mon­wealth Ave. Mt. Pearl.

To sign the on­line memo­rial guest book please visit­

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 toll­free 1-800-321-1433.

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