Awards pre­sented at Age Friendly Fair

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PLA­CEN­TIA, NL — Bridg­ing Gen­er­a­tions Awards were pre­sented June 10 as part of the Pla­cen­tia Area Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Age Friendly Fair.

The awards rec­og­nize the con­tri­bu­tion res­i­dents of all ages make through their vol­un­teer work in the com­mu­nity.

The win­ning vol­un­teers are se­lected from the area served by the Cham­ber of Com­merce and in­clude the Pla­cen­tia Area, the Cape Shore and St. Mary’s Bay North.

Dur­ing the pre­sen­ta­tions, the first two cer­tifi­cates of recog­ni­tion were pre­sented to Ge­n­e­sis Em­ploy­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (rep­re­sented by Jane Can­ning) and the Pla­cen­tia Phillies Squirt Soft­ball Team (rep­re­sented by Blake O’Keefe).

Se­nior Awards were pre­sented to Vi­o­let Grif­fiths of Ship Har­bour and Mary Dob­bin of Ad­mi­ral’s Beach. The In­di­vid­ual Award was won by Liz Roache of Fresh­wa­ter. The Youth Award went to Blake O’Keefe of South­east.

There was a tie for the Group/ Busi­ness Award — Star Ladies Aux­il­iary (rep­re­sented by pres­i­dent Nel­lie Moore) and to the Fox Har­bour 50+ Club (rep­re­sented by pres­i­dent Ann Grif­fiths).

The awards were pre­sented at a Vol­un­teer Recog­ni­tion Awards Din­ner & Dance in the Star Hall. Master of cer­e­monies at the din­ner was Cham­ber pres­i­dent Pam Con­stan­tine. Speak­ers in­cluded Thir­teen-year-old Tiger Lilly Keoghan plays the bag­pipes at the awards cer­e­mony at the Age Friendly Fair in Pla­cen­tia.

Mayor Wayne Power and Pla­cen­tia-St. Mary’s MHA Sherry Gam­bin-Walsh.

Three special guests from Ire­land also at­tended the event — Dr. Max­ine Keoghan and her daugh­ter Tiger Lilly ac­com­pa­nied by Dr. Nora Dug­gan.

Dr. Keoghan gave some com­ments re­lated to her re­search and on the value of em­pow­er­ing se­niors. She also sang Ir­ish songs with her daugh­ter. Thir­teen-year-old Tiger Lilly gave a demon­stra­tion of play­ing the bag­pipes.

This event con­cluded the fifth-edi­tion of the two-day Pla­cen­tia Bay Age Friendly Fair. The fair had ap­prox­i­mately 350 at­ten­dees, who learned about such sub­jects as health and well­ness, es­tate plan­ning, fu­neral plan­ning, in­vest­ment plan­ning, le­gal ad­vice, bank­ing, sex­ual health, life ter­mi­na­tion, lo­cal busi­nesses, gov­ern­ment ser­vices, se­nior’s sup­port agen­cies, po­lice ser­vices and youth agen­cies.

Il­lus­trated talk at Har­bour Grace li­brary

The Har­bour Grace War Me­mo­rial Li­brary will host an il­lus­trated talk on Sir Henry Pynn, son of Har­bour Grace, mer­chant, sol­dier and club­man. Event starts at 7 p.m.

June 24

Il­lus­trated talk at Har­bour Grace li­brary Vic­to­ria & Win­ter­ton Me­mo­rial Day pa­rades

All Carbonear Le­gion mem­bers go­ing to the Vic­to­ria & Win­ter­ton pa­rades are asked to be at the Branch June 25 at 9:45 a.m. to be bused to Vic­to­ria at 10 a.m. Pa­rade will form up at the Vic­to­ria Car­pet Shop and pa­rade to the Pen­te­costal Church for the ser­vice to start at 10:30 a.m. Af­ter the ser­vice you will get back on the bus to form up at Vic­to­ria Irv­ing and pa­rade to the War Me­mo­rial for ser­vice to start at 11:40 a.m. Lunch back at the Fire Hall. Bus will leave Vic­to­ria at 1:20 p.m to go to Win­ter­ton to form up at the Manor and pa­rade to the War Me­mo­rial for ser­vice at 2:30 p.m. For more info call 596-3691.

June 25

Fam­ily Wor­ship Cen­tre ser­vice time change

Start­ing, Sun­day, June 25, church ser­vices at the Fam­ily Wor­ship Cen­tre in Har­bour Grace will be start Sun­day at 6 p.m. un­til fur­ther no­tice. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pas­tor White at 596-5426.

July 1

Carbonear Me­mo­rial Day Pa­rade

Any mem­bers of the Carbonear Le­gion that wish to take part in the July 1st pa­rade are asked to be at the Le­gion that day by 9:45 am to be bussed at 10 a.m. to the Sal­va­tion Army park­ing lot to form up for the Pa­rade at 10:30 a.m. The ser­vice will start at 10:50 a.m. at the Ceno­taph in Carbonear. Any­one lay­ing a wreath please have it at the branch no later then Fri­day, June 30 at 8 p.m. For more info call 596-3691.

Aug. 6-12

Come Home Year New Per­li­can Old Per­li­can Cel­e­bra­tions

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Carbonear Le­gion chase the ace

At the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, Carbonear, ev­ery Satur­day, 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. with the draw tak­ing place at 9 p.m. For info call 596-3691.

Tues­day

New Hope Al-ANON

Meets ev­ery Tues­day 7:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Ad­dic­tions Cen­tre in Carbonear, at 46 Pow­ell Drive. A 12-step re­cov­ery pro­gram for rel­a­tives and friends of al­co­holics.

Wed­nes­day NAR-ANON

The Trin­ity Con­cep­tion NARANON Fam­ily Group of­fers a 12step pro­gram de­signed to help rel­a­tives and friends of ad­dicts re­cover from the ef­fects of their ad­dic­tion. We al­ways main­tain per­sonal anonymity. Meet­ings Wed­nes­day nights, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the U-Turn Ad­dic­tions Cen­tre, 46 Pow­ell Drive, in Carbonear. For in­for­ma­tion, call 7861797 af­ter 5 p.m.

Mu­seum and gallery

The Road to Yes­ter­day Mu­seum and the Christo­pher Pratt Gallery in the Ca­ble Build­ing, Wa­ter Street, Bay Roberts,

MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS Lit­er­acy

New­found­land and Labrador Laubach Lit­er­acy Coun­cil is of­fer­ing an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove read­ing, speak­ing and com­pre­hen­sion (in English) in a con­fi­den­tial and con­ve­nient way from home for FREE us­ing the TOTI Vir­tual Teach­ing pro­gram. Reg­is­tra­tion open across New­found­land and Labrador but spots are lim­ited. For more in­for­ma­tion email laubach@nf.aibn.com or call 709-634-5081.

Qalipu mem­ber­ship

Have you been turned down for sta­tus with the Qalipu First Na­tions Band? If so, con­sider join­ing the Mi’Kmaq First Na­tions As­sem­bly of New­found­land as we fight this de­ci­sion. Con­tact us at 1-709-388-6362 or check us out on our web­site www.mf­nan.org.

Cel­e­brat­ing Come Home Year in New Per­li­can. For de­tails con­tact the Town of New Per­li­can at 5832500.

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