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A BEGONIA TO FANCY UP YOUR INDOOR GARDEN » 2
GEORGE AND TRISH BURI TEAM ONE FOR THE 7 AGES » 6
THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
BRANDONSUN.COM
YOU SHOULD HAVE CAUGHT NEELIN PLAY IF YOU COULD
In December, École secondaire Neelin High School in Brandon
staged a dazzling production of ‘Catch Me If Can,’ based on
the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of cheques
as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. At top, Ben
Lamont plays the hero; Mahesh Shunmugam, who plays Carl
Hanratty and Luke Munchinsky, who plays Agent Dollar, chat
backstage between acts during a dress rehearsal for the production; above right, cast members check their costumes as
they prepare for the second act; below, the spectacular choreography and costumes were on full display as the flight
attendants wing their way across the stage at the Western
Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. (Tim Smith/Brandon Sun)
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THE BRANDON SUN • THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
Spectacular foliage
of fancy leaf begonia
comes with TLC price
Some of the most
Albert Parsons such begonias resent
sodden soil or wet
interesting
and
feet. They must have
decorative plants that
good drainage and
we can grow during
the soil must be kept
the winter are fancy
moderately moist
leaf begonias.
without it becoming
These plants have
too wet, or rot will
wonderful foliage,
occur.
often dappled in
Fancy
leaf
silver,
pink,
or GONE
begonias, including
burgundy, and having GARDENIN’
the Rex types, do not
such
stunning
like to be overcolouration arranged Albert Parsons lives, writes, and
in Minnedosa.
potted; they like the
in various patterns gardens
» [email protected]
fleshy masses that
upon their leaf
compose their root
surfaces makes them
systems
to
be
spectacular specimen
crowded.
Overplants in the interior
potting
also
landscape.
Fancy leaf begonias generally fall contributes to the plants having wet
into two categories: fibrous-rooted feet and getting overly wet as a larger
begonias have cane-like stems and wet root ball will take a long time to
usually wing-shaped leaves; and dry out.
During the off season, these
rhizomatous begonias, which grow
from fleshy, caterpillar-like structures begonias can be placed in a sunny
just below or often partially on top of window but in summer they should
be protected from strong sunlight.
the soil.
The fibrous-rooted begonias are tall During the summer they will be
plants and their leaves are often happiest in strong, indirect light.
Likewise, in the winter, watering
spotted. They can grow quite high
and are easy plants to grow; the should be reduced and the plants
popular angel-wing begonia is an should not be fertilized. During the
summer, using a soluble fertilizer at
example of this type of begonia.
What I normally think of as fancy half strength once a month will keep
leaf begonias are the plants that grow the plants healthy.
Unfortunately late winter is the time
from rhizomes. They have the fanciest
leaves, but they are also the most of year when rhizomatous begonias
challenging to grow, so their go into decline. Light levels are low,
spectacular foliage comes with a price humidity is low, and temperatures are
— they are not easy-care plants to cool — all conditions they resent.
The best that you can do during this
have in the indoor garden.
Rhizomatous begonias are rated time period is keep the plants as
challenging to grow because they have healthy as possible by coddling them
specific requirements that are difficult — water sparingly, give them as much
for the home gardener to consistently light as you can, and groom them to
provide. Among these demands is the remove dead leaves. Be on the lookout
for mould and mildew and increase
need for high humidity.
The air in our interior spaces tends the air movement around the plants
to be dry, particularly during the if you can.
Fancy leaf begonias are wonderful
winter months when we have our
furnaces running. Using pebble trays tabletop plants and look great when
and grouping several plants together displayed in attractive jardinières. You
will add somewhat to the moisture may have to rotate individual plants
content of the air around the plants, in and out of displays if the locations
but these actions are no magic bullet. of your plant displays are inhospitable
Brown edges on leaves might very to the plants; this will enable them to
well occur during periods of low spend most of their time where
conditions are more favourable.
humidity
If you can get your rhizomatous
Rhizomatous begonias also like
warm temperatures, so they will begonias through the next couple of
resent the heat being turned down at months, they will begin to perk up.
night like many of us do and they Day length will start stretching, the
don’t want to experience cold drafts sun’s intensity will increase and the
or chills, so care must be taken about furnace will run less often (hopefully!)
where to locate them in the interior — and your begonias will begin to
regenerate for another active growing
landscape to avoid such conditions.
Although craving high humidity, season.
“
Some Rex begonias have lovely shading of pink and
burgundy on their leaves.
Many fancy leaf begonias have interestingly
shaped leaves and unique colour patterns.
The leaf colour and contrasting veining on fancy leaf
begonias is stunning.
Some cultivars have silver colouration on their leaves., making them
look almost metallic. (All photos by
Albert Parsons/For the Sun)
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015 • THE BRANDON SUN
COMMUNITY NEWS • 3
Shawna Munro
PARENTING
POINTS
KIWANIS CASH BUYS
BOOKS FOR CORE KIDS
Shawna Munro works at the Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre, a facility of Child and Family Services
of Western Manitoba that offers parenting information
and support.
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Don Smith (left), chair of the youth and community service committee of the Kiwanis Club of Brandon, and Vern
Gilbertson, program co-ordinator for the club, present
a cheque for $400 to Becky Beuler, a teacher with the
Youth for Christ Literacy Program. Becky was the guest
speaker at the Kiwanis Club’s Jan. 6 meeting, telling
members about the reading program Youth for Christ
co-ordinates for young children in the core area. She
teaches and encourages at least 50 children a year how
to read. The Kiwanis donation will assist with purchasing books for the kids. (Submitted)
Raise a reader
Soft-hearted pet lovers vulnerable to scams
It’s hard to profile a typical animal
lover. More than 60 per cent of
Canadian households include a pet,
and most of these households see
their pets as a part of the family.
Regardless of what’s on the
outside, most pet lovers melt when
the topic of the discussion is
animals. And playing on this softhearted side of animal people is
what makes them especially
attractive to scammers.
A recent scam in the Swan River
area involved our two local animal
rescue organizations. An individual
placed an advertisement in the
classifieds section on a community
website claiming Funds for Furry
Friends and the Humane Society
are looking for small breed dogs and
puppies. She offers to pick up pets
if needed, and when contacted
stresses her role is simply
transportation to a safe location.
This
was
a
fraudulent
advertisement, as this individual is
not known to either rescue group,
and upon further investigation it
was determined she is not known
to any rescue group in Manitoba.
While this particular case is still
underway, it is not the only one of
its kind. Many animal lovers want
to rescue a pet, and what better way
to sell a dog or puppy than by
claiming it has been rescued, or
using the name of a legitimate
rescue group?
Please remember that legitimate
animal rescues do not place
advertisements looking for animals,
and they do not send people out to
collect dogs and transport them
either.
Animal rescues also have a finite
amount of space and animals can’t
just be dropped off at random —
planning is required.
Dana Grove
PET’S BEST
FRIEND
Dana Grove is an animal lover who
works with several pet organizations
in Brandon.
» [email protected]
If you are ever approached by
someone claiming to take pets for
rescue, call the organization and
confirm they are legitimate. If
someone offers to take your pet and
claims to be a private rescuer, ask
what vet clinic they use and call
them to confirm that the person is
on the level.
Here are a few other pet-related
scams
involving
classifieds
advertisements….
THE SHIPPING SCAM:
This scam has had many victims
— and I personally know several
people who were taken by this one.
The seller posts a classified
advertisement for a popular and
expensive breed — you might see a
Yorkshire terrier, an English
bulldog, a Persian or a Macaw listed
for a really good price. The seller,
of course, only wants to find the pet
a good home, thus the reason the
price is lower.
After some discussion, you learn
the pet is at a distance but the seller
is willing to ship him. The rate is
reasonable, and you can wire
transfer the money.
Once you get started, the seller
will continually be in contact, asking
for more and more each time as the
“issue” with the transport arises —
from purchasing a special crate or
carrier, to paying for needed vetting,
permits, duty, and other travelrelated expenses. Some have been
taken for thousands before they
realize there is no pet for sale.
Beware when purchasing a pet
sight unseen at a distance. Animals
should always be health checked
before travelling a distance, and
asking for the name of the clinic that
has examined the pet you are
purchasing is one way to check.
(Ask for the name of the clinic and
not a phone number, so you can
look up the number and call the
business directly.)
THE MIXED PUREBRED SCAM:
Another scam involves collecting
unwanted puppies and reselling
them as purebred dogs to make a
profit. If you are told a dog is
purebred, registration papers should
be provided.
A common part of this scam
involves a story about paperwork
being delayed in the mail — the
seller offers to send them in the mail
later. After you pay top dollars for
your dog, the sale is final and the
seller is never heard from again.
Another variation of this scam
involves showing parents (not
necessarily always the parents of the
pups) and explaining that the
parents are registered but the pups
aren’t yet. Delays range from
mailing issues to claims you must
send registration paperwork in later
— after all, once you have paid and
taken your pet home, there is little
that can be done.
Dogs without paperwork are not
purebred. Legitimate registered
breeders will not sell puppies early
and eight weeks is more than
enough time to get the registration
paperwork for the people
purchasing the puppies.
FOUND PET RANSOM SCAM:
When a pet goes missing, some
pet owners offer a reward with the
hope that the financial incentive will
help get their pet home more
quickly. Unfortunately, offering a
reward also gives scammers a little
incentive.
One version of this scam involves
a caller falsely claiming to have
found the lost pet, but refusing to
return him until they receive the
cash reward.
Another variation is for a person
to call claiming to have found your
pet injured. The scammer then
insists you wire money to cover the
medical care that was paid for
before returning your pet.
This is another reason why
identification for your pet is so
important. Not only can it help get
your pet home, a tattoo number can
be used to verify that the found dog
really belongs to you.
These are just a few examples of
scams appearing in the classifies
listings online. It is important to
remember that if something appears
to be too good to be true, it probably
is.
The best way to protect yourself
from scammers online is to do your
homework — and if something
doesn’t add up, walk away. It only
takes a minute to check, and it could
save you a lot of time, money and
heartache down the road!
Keeping You Informed
PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF BRANDON ZONING BY-LAW
OPEN HOUSE
The City of Brandon Planning & Building Safety Department
is holding an open house to present the proposed changes to the
Zoning By-law and to seek feedback from the public.
When you encourage your child to read, you
are providing a wide variety of benefits.
l Reading develops imagination. Unlike TV
viewing, books give your child the opportunity
to visualize for herself the characters, scenes
and actions in the story.
l Reading a variety of books builds your
child’s vocabulary as he learns new words and
phrases in the context of the story.
l As your child gathers information through
books, she is storing a knowledge base that she
will continue to build on through further
reading as well as her own experiences.
l Children who are competent readers tend
to do well in other school subjects.
l Reading builds empathy as your child
relates to the characters in the story.
As with any other skill, reading improves
with practice, so give your child many
opportunities to read. Here are some tips to
raise a reader:
l Start early. Read and sing to your baby,
and look at picture books together. Give your
baby sturdy board books to explore.
l Talk to your preschooler about the pictures
and concepts in the books you read together.
l As your child begins to read on his own,
let him choose material that interests him. This
may include comic books or magazines, or rereading the same book numerous times.
l When your child finds a book she
especially enjoys, look for other books by the
same author, in the same series if possible.
l Ask your child’s assistance in reading
recipes, instructions, road signs or
advertisements.
l Make reading part of your child’s bedtime
routine. Read stories to young children, and
continue to read aloud to older children while
also giving them some time to read on their
own at the end of the day.
l Visit the library regularly and browse
through bookstores.
l Let your child see you reading for pleasure.
Instead of watching TV together in the evening,
set aside 30 minutes for family reading.
l Reading books that are easy and familiar
can build your child’s confidence. Ask him to
read an old favourite to you or a younger
sibling.
l Limit screen time, for your child and
yourself.
l Help your child associate reading with fun
and learning, rather than thinking of it simply
as homework.
Make reading a part of everyday life in your
home, and watch your child reap the benefits
as she builds her skills as a confident reader.
www.brandon.ca
TREASURY DEPARTMENT
ATTENTION
CITY OF BRANDON TAXPAYERS:
The City of Brandon will be accepting the prepayment of 2015 Property Taxes.
A discount on the monies received during the following months will be given
as follows:
January ..................... 2.00%
February ................... 1.50%
March ......................... 1.00%
April ............................. .75%
May .............................. .50%
2015 taxes may be paid in advance to a maximum value equal to the 2014
taxes. To be eligible, 2014 taxes must be paid in full, per Bylaw # 6440/03/97.
As a further service to taxpayers, at no additional cost taxes may be paid
monthly by automatic bank withdrawal using the Tax Installment Plan (TIP).
Neither prepayment discounts nor late payment penalties apply to payments
made while enrolled in this plan.
Enrollments are now being accepted. For further information please
come to City Hall at 410 – 9th Street, call 204-729-2228, or visit
www.brandon.ca/departments/treasury/taxes-a-assessment.
WHEN: Tuesday, January 27th, 2015. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m
WHERE: Brandon Design Studio, 638 Princess Avenue.
Please use the entrance by the Brandon Design Studio on 6th Street
For more information contact Robert Zilke ([email protected], 204-729-2113)
THE CITY OF BRANDON’S TAX DUE DATE WILL BE JUNE 30, 2015.
Visit our website www.brandon.ca for more information
4 • COMMUNITY NEWS
THE BRANDON SUN • THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
2015
SUN FUND
FOR KIDS
Every year, thanks to your
generosity, the Sun Fund helps send
underprivileged kids to enjoy a
summer camp.
CHEQUES RECEIVED FOR THE PERIOD
OF NOVEMBER 2014 TO JAN. 9, 2015
ANONYMOUS
WASKADA EVENING CIRCLE
IN MEMORY OF LYLE
FROM BEVERLEY MACSON
B & J ENNS
A.N.A.F. CROCUS SENIORS
BELTON BOISSELLE LTD
BRANDON AREA
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
MARILYN JOHNSTON
IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FRIEND
PAUL FROM CHUCK & JOAN MEIGHEN
GLADYS MOFFATT
BRIAN & LEITA PATERSON
ALICE SHURVELL
EILEEN PIERCE
LENA DONALD
BERTHA EASTLEY
MARY MCKIBBIN
CHRISTINE RIDDELL
ANONYMOUS
BRANDON LIONS CLUB
LEN & AUDREY COLLIER
ROBERT MYERS
ANONYMOUS
IN MEMORY OF BOB GILLESPIE
FROM HIS FAMILY
RUTH & DON MCLEAN
ISABEL SHAW
MISSION & OUTREACH COMMITTEE
- FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
MICHAEL HUMENNY
JOYCE & MORLEY BROTHERSTON
ROBERT & MARILYN WARKENTIN
DARLENE COBURN
DOREEN BLIGHT
DR & MRS LORAINE BAILEY
HENRY & ISABEL ZARN
IN MEMORY OF JOE & WAYNE
CULBERTSON FROM THEIR FAMILY
IN MEMORY OF JIM FROM EDNA WELLS
ANONYMOUS
MAXINE BAMBRIDGE
KEN & JOAN AL-MOLKY
ANONYMOUS
ANONYMOUS
GARRY & BETH LOWDON
DAVE & PAT DICKSON
ST ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
TOTAL TO DATE
from Oct. 1, 2014 to FEB. 28, 2015
100.00
50.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
100.00
7,500.00
100.00
200.00
$40.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$25.00
$30.00
$10.00
$25.00
$100.00
$100.00
$25.00
$50.00
$400.00
$50.00
$50.00
$25.00
$200.00
$100.00
$50.00
$25.00
$100.00
$15.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$1,000.00
$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
$2,500.00
$75.00
$25.00
$210.00
2015
LEAGUE CORNER
BRIDGE
Prairie Oasis duplicate bridge, Howell movement
— Jan. 5
1. Ada Bergson and Heather Martin
2. Gary Brawn and Don Fjelsted
3. Irene Clermont and Victoria Ellchuk
4. Ray and Anne West
62.96 per cent
61.11 per cent
56.02 per cent
50.93 per cent
1. Don Fjelsted and Norm Adam
66.15 per cent
2. Judy Crawford and Sylvia Fawcett
65.36 per cent
3. Rhea Chudy and Ian Hamberg
60.68 per cent
4. Ernie Kempthorne and Matt Kawchuk 53.38 per cent
Prairie Oasis contract bridge
— Jan. 7
1. Barry Reilly
2. Tony Hasbeck
3. Rhea Chudy
4880 points
4020 points
3680 points
— Jan. 2
1. Rhea Chudy
2. Heather Martin
3. Myles Kawchuk
6480 points
5650 points
5250 points
LIONS MANOR GAMES
500 – Dec. 29
1. Frieda Taylor
2. Marilyn Gordon
3. Audrey Tomiski
4. Elsie Parobec
5. Margaret McCormick
6. Gladys Tiller
Bridge – Dec. 30
1. Audrey Shaw
2. Helen Warburton
3. Jean Tufts
4. Jean Hawkins
Diamond 10 – Jan. 2
1. Dawn Battams
2. Gladys Tiller
3. Elsie Parobec
4. Joyce Parsonage
5. Anne Melnyk
Attention gamers and
league organizers:
We will print results
from any activity that
is regular, organized
and competitive.
Submit your scores
and digital photos
(action shots!) to »
communitynews
@brandonsun.com
Michelle Brown
5-PIN
BOWLING
Well, the man in the red suit has
come and gone for another year.
Hopefully he left you something
nice and that you were able to
spend some of the holidays with
family and friends rather than
hustling around the stores getting
last-minute things.
With the second half of the
bowling season starting comes a
lot of the tournaments. The first
took place this past weekend in
Carberry — it was the 220 zone
round. I hope to have the results
for next week’s edition.
Welcome back and good luck in
the second half — let the good
times roll ...
CHRISTMAS
CHEER
Every year, thanks to your
generosity, the Christmas Cheer
Board helps distribute hampers of
food, toys and Christmas goodies to
families in need around Westman.
DONATIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING JAN. 2, 2015
Collected at the Brandon Sun:
IN MEMORY OF MELVIN GRASBY
FROM CARMIN & AARON
IN MEMORY OF BOYD CALDWELL
FROM JUDY COLLYER
IN MEMORY OF GEORGE
& LOREEN CLARK FROM
JACK & VELMA STOTHARD
BRANDON SUN JEANS DAY
100.00
3,654.00
100.00
60.00
48.75
241.00
144.00
325.00
50.00
This week’s total
Total to date
4,922.75
48,793.57
MEN’S HIGH POA
Bob Komosky 259 +78
Bob Botham
259 +77
Pierre Vielfaure 216 +72
MONDAY NIGHT
PROVINCIAL MIXED
LADIES HIGH SINGLE
& TRIPLE
Michelle Brown 325 741
Laura Tycoles 318 730
Glenys Stanley 259 693
LADIES HIGH POA
Ingrid Pierunek 229 +66
Sharon Post
196 +50
Lynn White
205 +31
MEN’S HIGH SINGLE
& TRIPLE
Jerry Sawyer
299 730
Brad Ball
268 635
Ian Mackie
226 624
THUNDERBIRD MEN’S
LEAGUE
HIGH TRIPLE & SINGLE
Jason Scaletta 861 (306)
Jerry Sayer
764 (299)
Garry Hamm 738 (358)
Dave Mansell 737 (294)
James Boxshall 730 (270)
HIGH POA
Tom Carey
+120 (317)
Dan Wilson
+62 (203)
13,955.00
blindsbyanita.com
Keeping you in the Game.
Physiotherapy & Sports
Injury Clinic
204-727-4753
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Sharon
Shepherd
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Jackie
Guthrie
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Karrah
Howie
PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Dustin
Richter
50.00
25.00
MS HEATHER GILLANDER
BRANDON UNIVERSITY
KIM & MIKE STEWART
CITY OF BRANDON, CITY COUNCIL
SHANE SMITH
LINDEN LANES SCHOOL
RIVERVIEW LADIES CURLING CLUB
CHATER COMMUNITY CLUB
CAROLE & MURRAY SANGSTER
brandon
724.7791
1015 26th Street • Brandon
100.00
Collected through Christmas Cheer Board:
Anita
Haigh
Monday to Thursday 7 am – 8 pm
Friday 7 am – 6 pm
25.00
MASSAGE THERAPIST
Katie
Stiff
MASSAGE THERAPIST
Cheryl
Friesen
THURSDAY, JANUARY, 2015 • THE BRANDON SUN
COMMUNITY NEWS • 5
WHAT’S ON?
FRIDAY, JAN. 16
FLK Taoist Tai Chi 108
Moves Weekend: Jan. 16 from
7-9 p.m.; Jan. 17 from 1-5 p.m.;
Jan. 18 from 1-5 p.m. at St.
Matthew’s Cathedral. For more
information, call Kathryn at
204-571-0684.
• • •
Prairie Pride Lions Club
meet at 7:15 a.m. at Trails West
Motor Inn. Come and join us for
breakfast. For more info, call
204-727-0961.
• • •
Come and enjoy afternoon
dancing, music and fellowship at
Central Community Centre.
Dancing takes place every Friday
from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with
a live band. Lunch provided.
Admission is $5. Everyone
welcome. For further info, call
Marjorie at 204-727-3680 or Alda
at 204-728-8790.
• • •
Brandon Farmer’s Market is
now open inside the Town
Centre from 9:30 am. to 4 p.m.
every Friday. Local products
include produce, baking,
canning, jams and jellies, honey,
perogies, noodles, crafts and
much more.
• • •
82 Brandon Royal Canadian
Air Cadet Squadron meets every
Friday evening from 6:30-9:30
p.m. at the Brandon Armoury
from September to June. Youth
ages 12-18 are invited to join at
any time throughout the year.
There are no fees to join and
uniforms are provided. For more
information, call 204-725-4703
or visit 82air.ca.
• • •
The Royal Regiment of
Canadian Artillery (RCA
Museum) at CFB Shilo —
Come and see our First World
War exhibit commemorating the
100th anniversary of the First
World War as well as the 100th
anniversary of Princess Patricia’s
Canadian Light Infantry. Our
Gun Park is open year-round
with 28 guns and vehicles on
display with interpretive panels.
Dress for the weather as it is an
outdoor display located outside
our building. Winter hours:
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Admission is charged at the
door. Call 204-765-3000 for more
information or to book a group
tour or individuals may self-guide
during hours of operation.
• • •
Daly House Museum - The
museum will be open for regular
winter hours 10 a.m. to noon
and 1-5 p.m. The next exhibit,
Gowen’s Brandon: Then and
Now, will open on Jan. 21 with
a reception at 7 p.m. This exhibit
will run until April 30. For more
information, call the museum at
204-727-1722.
• • •
The Brandon General
DARWIN MATTHEW’S TV SALES & SERVICE
EXTREME ELECTRONICS
KRELLERS’ TELEVISION CITY
KULLBERG'S FURNITURE
MAURICE’S HOME FURNISHINGS
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to [email protected] no later than Wednesday noon, for
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Museum and Archives On the
ground floor of the old
Manitoba Telephone building at
19 Ninth St. Hours: Tuesday to
Saturday, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. On
display is a new exhibit
showcasing Manitoba Telecom
Services’ history.
• • •
The Commonwealth Air
Training Plan Museum - Hours
are 1 p.m.-4 p.m, seven days a
week. The museum is Canada’s
only air museum solely
dedicated to the preservation of
the history of those who trained
and fought for the British
Commonwealth during the
Second World War. Check out
the RCAF Second World War
Memorial, a black granite wall
about 300 feet in length
containing the names of more
than 19,000 fatalities, with a
larger-than-life bronze statue
representing the fallen.
• • •
Brandon
Community
Builders “The Store,” is open
Friday and Saturday from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rolling
Spokes building (former Radics).
Use the back door. Something for
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new and used doors, appliances
etc. For more info, call 204-7179900.
• • •
Seniors for Seniors offers
exercise group at 9:30 a.m. with
leader Lorraine Rozak with
walking and light strengthening.
Members $3.50; non-members
$4.50. Rowdy Bunch at 1:30
p.m. Cards and shuffleboard
keep this bunch coming each
week. Members $3.50; nonmembers $4.50. Call 204-5712050 for more info.
• • •
Narcotics Anonymous group
meets Fridays at St. Mary’s
Church, 9:30 p.m.
• • •
Weekly meat draws are held
at the Royal Canadian Legion
No. 3 in the lounge every Friday
and Saturday from 4:30-6 p.m.
for members and guests.
• • •
Prairie Oasis offers exercise
at 10 a.m. Cost is $3; Scrabble
at 1 p.m. Cost is $3; contract
bridge at 1 p.m. Cost is $3. For
more info, call 204-727-6641.
• • •
Weekly meat draws are held
at the Army, Navy and Airforce
Club No. 10 in the lounge every
Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday
at 5 p.m. All welcome for
members and guests.
SATURDAY, JAN. 17
The Westman Lions Manor
is celebrating its 25th
anniversary with a come and go
tea open to the public from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. Cake and ice
cream will be served. There will
be a video history showing. In
the evening there will be a gala
event and supper. Supper starts
at 6 p.m. and tickets are $25 and
available by calling Carol
Maguire at 204-726-8813.
• • •
The Southwest Branch of the
Manitoba Genealogical Society
is pleased to partner with the
Western Manitoba Regional
Library to offer two workshops
on family trees. “Getting
Started in Genealogy and
Family History,” the first
workshop will be held from 2-4
p.m. at the library in the Town
Centre. This workshop will be
geared to those who have no
prior genealogical knowledge or
experience.
The
second
workshop “More Basics of
Getting Started in Genealogy
and Family History,” takes place
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click workshop or email
[email protected]
• • •
Manitoba
Sustainable
Energy Association (ManSEA)
Sustainable Energy Workshop
and AGM will be held at Knox
United Church from 10:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Learn about and
provide input on: a solar
photovoltaic (PV) project in the
Brandon area and learn how
these projects work in
Manitoba;
developing
renewable energy in Manitoba,
a community approach and
learn what is being proposed
and provide input on steps
forward; ManSEAs biomass
strategy - what’s happening;
sustainable energy organizations
in Manitoba. For more info and
to register, please visit the
ManSEA website at mansea.org
or email [email protected]
• • •
The Global Market has
moved inside for the winter!
We are now open year round.
The Global Market is open
every Saturday at 23 12th Street
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Buri team one for the 7 Ages
Frank McGwire
HAPPENINGS
ON THE SCENE
Frank McGwire is a veteran of the
local radio industry, a musician and
booster of the music scene in Brandon and Westman.
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It’s been nearly two decades
since George Buri and his wife
Trish decided to start up the
local theatre group known as
7 Ages Productions.
As the years pass by, the
steady stream of popular stage
production continues as their
labour of love shows no signs
of diminishing.
Approximately four years
ago I had the distinct pleasure
of enjoying the 7 Ages
experience firsthand as I was
cast in the “Buddy Holly
Story.” It was an experience I’ll
never forget.
Fortunately it was well
received as we had capacity to
near
capacity
crowds
throughout our four-show run.
To this day, people still remind
me of that show and how
much they enjoyed it.
The Buris are masters at
building a team attitude and
approach to their major stage
productions — they always
create a family-like community
spirit with every cast and crew
they work with. This is clearly
evident with every player’s
performance throughout each
major production 7 Ages takes
to the stage.
On the eve of yet another
major stage production,
director George Buri took
some time out of his extremely
busy schedule to play 20
Questions.
Exactly how many years
have you been running 7
Ages?
I have been running 7 Ages
for 18 years, since 1997.
When did you decide to
start your own theatre group?
I decided to form the theatre
group out of a request to do a
play for a particular function.
At the time, there weren’t any
other community groups
actively
functioning
in
Brandon. We started up, did
the play and kept on going.
How did you first get
involved
with
theatre
productions? Can you give us
a general overview of your
early years?
My first involvement with
theatre was as a child in
Winnipeg attending plays at
MTC and Rainbow Stage. I got
involved in high school and
continued at university. Trish
and I actually met at the U of
M because we were cast in the
same play, “The Canterville
Ghost.” We moved to Brandon
in 1969 and while I was going
to BU we got involved in a new
community theatre group
called Dimension Drama. We
did a number of plays both at
the WMCA and the Evans
Theatre. We moved away and
I kept doing high school drama
productions in Gilbert Plains
and Grandview. We moved
back to Brandon in 1976 and I
did high school shows in
Brandon until my retirement
in 2003.
How
many
major
productions do you take to the
stage each year?
For the first four years, 7
Ages did one show a year, then
we expanded to two and three
and in some years four. We
also do murder mysteries,
musical revues and different
plays for special occasions and
groups. Right now, we are
doing two shows a year, and
also hosting the touring Royal
Manitoba Theatre Centre
show. How many shows we do
a year depends on different
factors.
How do you decide which
major
productions
to
replicate?
I like to choose shows that
firstly are really good quality
plays. I like to do plays that
have not been done in Brandon
recently, where possible. I am
always looking for something
interesting that hasn’t been
done here before. That is why
we were among the first in
Manitoba to do Buddy Holly,
and “A Closer Walk With
Patsy Cline,” and “Always
Patsy Cline,” and I believe we
were one of the first to do “The
Producers.” I have to really like
the show before doing it as
well. Also we look for shows
the audiences will like and we
look for variety, musical,
drama, Shakespeare, comedy,
etc.
Seymour Hoffman, Brian
Dennehy, Al Waxman, and
David Suchet. My favourite
stage actresses that I have seen
are Vanessa Redgrave, Martha
Henry, and Seanna McKenna.
FROM THE DESK OF TRISH BURI ...
Who is your favourite
actor?
My favourite movie actors
included Peter O’Toole,
Gregory Peck, Laurence
Olivier and Spencer Tracy.
Favourite actress?
Favourite film actresses
include Katherine Hepburn,
Gracy Kelly, and Meryl Streep.
What is your favourite
movie?
“Lawrence of Arabia”
“Young Frankenstein” is
one of my favourite Mel
Brooks films. Is the stage
production close to the
movie?
The stage production of
“Young Frankenstein” follows
the film exactly. Mel Brooks
had written brilliant music and
great songs for the show.
“Young Frankenstein” is a hilarious parody of the horror
genre. Mel Brooks decided to spoof horror films when he
directed the initial film. Brooks worked with the late
comedian Gene Wilder to pen the screenplay and the film
also starred Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, the
grandson of the more famous Victor Frankenstein.
Many critics place “Young Frankenstein” at the top of
their list as “funniest film” ever.
The musical follows the same plot but has added some
hilarious musical numbers, such as “Join the Family
Business,” a dance number filled with singing, dancing mad
scientists, and “Transylvania Mania,” where Igor leads
villagers in dance steps that imitate the classic walk of the
monster. The roles of Elizabeth, Frederick’s fiance, and Frau
Blucher have been expanded to include some silly songs.
“As a cast member, I have come to appreciate the music itself.
The melodies are excellent and the harmonies are often challenging.
One number, “Surprise”, features eight-part harmony, some of it
in canon, with an entourage of five singing counterpoint to the
other three parts.” ~ Trish Buri
From casting to rehearsals
and the opening night curtain,
how long of a process is it to
get a major production ready
for the stage?
The process of doing a show
can be very long. There are
many things involved, from
travelling to see the show,
reading it, applying for the
rights and planning all aspects.
“Les Miserables” was over a
year in the planning and
executing. I usually work 18
months to two years in
advance.
Do you prefer comedies or
do you have a preference
when it comes to deciding
which next major production
to get stage ready.
I don’t have a preference as
long as the play in really good.
I like musicals, drama and
comedies all the same.
Here’s a two-part question.
How many cast members will
take to the stage in “Young
Frankenstein” and is the cast
made up of Brandonites or are
the players from various
towns in Westman?
Thirty actors will hit the
stage in “Young Frankenstein”
and they are from all over
Manitoba, from Brandon,
Portage, Neepawa, Rapid City,
etc. — this is often the case.
I’m told one of the musical
numbers in the play will
feature eight-part harmony!
That must be fun to coordinate, that will be worth
the price of admission right
there. Who is your music
director for this one?
Mindy Choy is the musical
director and she has done a
great job with the singers.
Who is handling the
choreography chores?
Linda Kearns has done her
usual first class choreography.
Best of luck with the
“Young Frankenstein” run,
George! As usual tickets are
available at the WMCA box
office. Have ticket sales been
brisk?
The show is full of laughs
and a lot of fun. We are going
all out to make it a very
entertaining night. I anticipate
now that we are past the
holiday break that ticket sales
will be very brisk in the days
leading up to the opening on
Jan. 15.
You aren’t taking much of
a break before your next
major production as the
auditions
for
“Mary
Poppins” will take place Jan.
20 and 21 at the Park
Community Centre from 6
p.m. to 10 p.m. How does one
go about getting an audition?
To schedule an audition for
“Mary Poppins” one can call
204-727-3156. One needs to
prepare a song and a
monologue.
Are you going to be
replicating
her
flying
umbrella?
I am working on technical
details and flying now.
A couple things that have
always impressed me about 7
Ages is the team work
between you and your wife
Trish and the passion for the
theatre you two always exude
— it’s instantly noticeable
from the word go. Her
attention to detail with the
wardrobe and other behindthe-scenes things is a major
contribution that aids in all
the success 7 Ages has
enjoyed. Was that the plan
from the beginning for you
two? You direct and she takes
care of costumes, etc.?
We do work together on the
shows. Trish has done an
amazing job behind the scenes
as well as an actress in shows.
She has also directed shows for
7 Ages. We do work as a team
with a number of wonderful
individuals. Our whole team
of people is amazing and work
very hard to bring about a
quality production.
Any thoughts on which
major stage production you
will tackle next?
I have lots of thoughts and
irons in the fire beyond “Mary
Poppins” but am not at liberty
to divulge at this time.
Let’s do a few fun
questions. Which big-time
actors that rank among your
favourites have you actually
seen in action on stage?
Of the actors that I have seen
perform live on stage I
particularly liked Phillip
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Westman Wellness Show at the
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with: four great speakers; two
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• • •
FLK Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
class: Open Practice - takes place
from 10-11 a.m.; Continuing class
- Open Practice from 11 a.m. to
noon at St. Matthew’s Church.
For more info, call Kathryn at
204-571-0684.
•••
Overeaters Anonymous meet
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in the
John Howard boardroom at 153
8th Street. For more info, call
204-761-7504 or visit oa.org.
•••
Zen Tao Chi-Kung Tai Chi is
practised at the Brandon School
of Dance (126 10 Street) at 9 a.m.
Beginners are welcome anytime.
For more info, call Sally 204-7268220; Roger 204-726-5293.
•••
The Brandon Hills Model
Railway is located at 19 Ninth
Street. We have two layouts, ‘N’
and ‘H.O’ scales. We will offer
advice on your layout and
construction and check out your
model trains. We are open from
10 a.m. until noon every Saturday.
For more info, call Bob at 204-7275114.
•••
Brandon
Community
Orchestra meets Saturdays at the
Brandon University’s Kinsmen
Rehearsal Hall from 9:30 a.m.
until noon. For more info, call Jeff
204-726-8294.
•••
Divorced, widowed, single?
Come join us. Prairie Social
Singles, a group of people who
like to play pool, dance, have
coffee and make new friends.
Contact Elvin 204-729-9001.
SUNDAY, JAN. 18
A worship service entitled
Keeping a Calm Heart in a
Chaotic World, will be held at the
Lakeview Inn and Suites at 1 p.m.
For more info, call 1-800-2258819.
• • •
Westman Self-Defence Club
holds classes at the Ukrainian
National Home from 2-4 p.m. 16years-olds and up. For more info,
call Justin at 204-720-9948.
• • •
Why eat alone? Club 77
members enjoy getting together
for Sunday brunch each week at
11:45 a.m. at the Clay Pot Cafe.
Good food! Great hospitality!
New to Brandon? Call 204-7280627 or 204-726-8240 or email
[email protected]
Fun and Friendship since 1977!
• • •
The Wawanesa Lions Club
Art Mart is a small gift shop with
handcrafted items from Lions and
local artisans. It is located in the
Lions Clubhouse at 132 Fifth
Street, (behind the Fire Hall). It
is open Sundays from 1-5 p.m.,
occasional Saturdays and by
appointment. Call 204-824-2722
or 204-824-2457 for information
or appointments.
MONDAY, JAN. 19
The Brandon and Area
Acquired Brain Injury Survivor
and Family Support Group
meets at A5 800 Rosser Avenue
in the Town Centre from 7-9 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Joe Ball.
All survivors living with brain
injury and family members are
welcome. For more info, call 1800-327-1998.
• • •
The Brandon Type 2 Diabetes
Support Group meets in Unit B6
- 800 Rosser Ave. at 2 p.m. This
is open to all diabetics and care
givers. For more info, call 204728-2382.
• • •
The Brandon Camera Club
meets in the lecture theatre at
Crocus Plains School. Enter from
the west parking lot, south doors.
Bring in your photos from the
photo challenge that Pat gave us
in December - remember, it’s
“What you make of it!” Terry
Roberts is going to give us “The
Boot” - a show of some of the
many photos he took in Italy.
• • •
Compassionate Friends of
Southwestern Manitoba, Inc.
gathers at Central United Church
at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Join parents who have
experienced the death of a child
at any age from any cause. “We
need not walk alone, we are The
Compassionate Friends.”
• • •
Griswold Connection meets
for lunch at noon. Call Betty 204726-9599.
• • •
Heritage Arts Centre Gallery
in Hamiota is open on Monday,
Wednesdays and Fridays from 14 p.m. or call 204-764-2400 to
make out-of-hours appointments.
Gallery exhibition for month of
December: A beautiful display of
quilts from Hamiota’s “Quilt ‘Til
You Wilt” club.
• • •
Brookdale Belles and Beaus
Square Dance Club dance
Monday nights at the Brookdale
Community Hall at 7:30 p.m.
New dancers are welcome and
the first three nights are free for
Automotive, Residential
and Commercial Glazing
and Vinyl Siding Needs.
new dancers so come try it! For
more info, call Carole at 204-3542338 or Karen at 204-354-2281.
• • •
Seniors for Seniors offers
computer lessons with our
interns. Basic computer skills,
Facebook,
Skype,
email,
Smartphones, Internet safety and
more. Contact 204-571-2050 to
set up an appointment. Mondays
to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• • •
Adult Children of Alcoholics
meet every Monday evening at St.
Matthew’s Cathedral at 7 p.m. For
more info, call Kathy at 204-7300369 or Larry at 204-570-2020.
• • •
#60 Royal Canadian Sea
Cadet Corp Swiftsure is enrolling
youth ages 12-18. Learn
marksmanship, seamanship,
sailing, leadership and citizenship.
Parades are at the Brandon
Armoury Monday nights from
September to June. For more
information, call the ship’s office
at 204-728-3168 (leave message)
or
contact
[email protected]
New cadets are welcome to sign
up for this rewarding youth
program.
• • •
St. John Ambulance invites
you to become a volunteer.
Meetings are held every Monday
except holidays from September
through June, at the St. John
Ambulance Training and
Community Services Centre in
the Shoppers Mall Business
Centre at 7 p.m. This is your
opportunity to learn first aid,
become an advanced medical first
responder and serve your
community. For more info, call
204-727-4092
or
email
[email protected]
• • •
Ki Rin ITF Taekwon-Do Club
classes for ages 7 and above are
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 6 p.m. at 126
10th St. Parent and child classes.
Call 204-724-5933 for info.
• • •
Zen Tao Chi-Kung Tai Chi is
practised at the Brandon School
of Dance (126 10th Street) at 9
a.m. Beginners are welcome
anytime. For more info, call Sally
204-726-8220; Roger 204-726-
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• • •
Brandon
Community
Playgroups are open from 1011:30 a.m. Monday at the West
End Community Centre and
Thursday at South End
Community Centre. Cost is $2 per
family, bring snack. Call Stacey
204-724-2573 for info.
• • •
Seniors for Seniors stitch and
chat takes place every Monday at
1:30 p.m. Get together for crafts
and companionship. No charge.
Proceeds from any items sold go
to Seniors for Seniors. Call 204571-2050 for more info.
• • •
Prairie
Oasis
holds
fundraising bingo at 1:15 and 6
p.m.; duplicate bridge at 1 p.m.
Cost is $3. For more info, call
204-727-6641.
• • •
The SW Branch of Manitoba
Genealogical Society Library is
located at Knox United Church
and is open Mondays (except on
stat holidays) from 2-4 p.m. or
by appointment by calling 204725-3095. For more info about
the
society
visit
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• • •
Sprucewoods Community
Club (hall near Shilo) holds
cribbage on Mondays at 7 p.m.
Cost $2. Bring a partner.
• • •
Prairie Oasis Senior Centre
offers hot, full course, homecooked meals at 11:30 a.m.
today and Thursday and noon
on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday. Cost is $8. Call 204-7276641.
• • •
Wanted: women who like to
sing. Come join in singing fourpart harmony a cappella-style
any Monday evening. We
rehearse at Trinity Church from
7-9 p.m. Call Audrey at 204-7270163 or Naomi at 204-726-8569
for more information.
• • •
Assiniboine Kiwanis Club
meets at 7 a.m. at the Canad Inn.
Call Bob 204-726-5448 or Ralph
204-726-1314.
• • •
UCT TRAVO bingo is held
at the Brandon Friendship
Centre. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Early-bird games at 6:45 p.m.
Regular games at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 20
BGH Retirees’ luncheon
takes place at noon at Miracles
on 34th Street. For more info,
call 204-726-4805.
• • •
The Lion’s Club of Brandon
meet in the Lion’s Den of
Lion’s Manor at 6:30 p.m.
Visitors welcome. For more
info, call 204-596-8604 or 204573-0940.
• • •
Seniors for Seniors offers
Footcare and Blood Pressure
clinics at 1 p.m. Appointments
available with our retired nurses
for nailcare for your healthy
feet. Cost: $15 at clinic; $20 at
home. Call 204-571-2050 for
more info.
• • •
Volunteers are needed by the
Daly
House
Museum
Auxiliary. They meet in the
museum at 11 a.m. to provide
hands on support for museum
events and artefact preservation.
This may include knitting,
sewing and other crafts. We are
looking for new members who
are interested in local history
and want to help support Daly
House. For more information
contact 204-727-1722.
• • •
Welcome Here, a program
for parents and children five
and under who are new to
Canada, meet every Tuesday
and Thursday afternoons at
Central United Church from 13:15 p.m. Practise English with
your children and learn fun
activities that will help them be
prepared
for
school.
Transportation is available if
you live too far to walk. Take
an English class while children
are care for in child care. To
register, contact Westman
Immigrant Services at 1001
Pacific Avenue or call 204-7276031. and press 2.
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FLK Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
and Continuing classes are held
from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St.
Matthew’s Church. For more
info call Kathryn at 204-5710684.
• • •
Brandon ANAF Steeltip Darts
League meets Monday nights at
the Army and Navy on 14th
Street. Come join us in the fun
and games. New members always
welcome. For more info, call Mike
204-720-0388.
• • •
Meal on Wheels deliver a hot,
nutritious meal by noon Monday
to Friday to people living in their
homes at a cost of $8 per meal.
Meals for the weekend are
available as cold meals and they
are sent out on Fridays. Meals are
available to anyone in Brandon by
calling Prairie Oasis at 204-7276641
• • •
East End Sunshine Club
meets Mondays at 1:30 p.m. at
the East End Community Centre
for cards and lunch. New
members welcome. For more
info, call Ann at 204-727-1198.
• • •
Weekly meat draws are held at
the ANAF Brandon Unit #10
Mondays at 5 p.m.- Fridays 5:30
p.m. and Saturdays 5 p.m.
Members and guests.
• • •
The Nearly New Shop, 601
Ninth Street, is open Monday to
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All
profits to the BRHC. Donations
gratefully accepted. For further
info, call 204-728-7137.
• • •
The Congregate Meal is served
at Prairie Oasis Monday and
Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
at noon at a cost of $8 per meal.
We also serve supper Monday
evening starting at 4:30 p.m. in
conjunction with Monday night
Bingo.
• • •
Keystone Dancers evening
clogging 6-9 p.m. and line dancing
1-3:30 p.m. are every Monday at
Royal Canadian Legion No. 3.
Call Jean 204-725-2095 or Sally
204-727-8783.
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For more info, call Ellen 204-7242537. Use 13th Street entrance.
• • •
Bipolar Support Group meets
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 7th Street Health
Access. For more info, call Nora 204578-4823 or Marilyn 204-725-0607.
• • •
Central Happy Haven Club meets
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. at
Central Community Centre for cards
(500) and are joined by the Handbells
at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. For cards,
call Doug 204-728-9430 and bells, call
Eileen 204-728-1300.
• • •
Seniors for Seniors offers exercise
group at 9:30 a.m. with leader
Lorraine Rozak with walking and
light strengthening. Members
$3.50;non-members
$4.50.
Shuffleboard at 1:30 p.m. Cost is
$3.50 for members and $4.50 for
non-members. Competition and
conversation. Yoga at 1:30 p.m.
Relaxing and exercise all in one with
instructor Marissa Cline. Members
$3.50; non-members $4.50. Call 204571-2050 for more info.
• • •
Prairie Oasis offers choir at 10
a.m. every Tuesday. Cost is $1.50
per person; floor shuffleboard at 1
p.m. Cost is $3; cribbage at 1:30 p.m.
Cost is $3. For more info, call 204727-6641.
• • •
20-20 Toastmasters meet every
Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. at Prairie
Oasis. Please contact Bette at 204726-4191, Patti at 204-727-2042 or
Shirley at 204-726-5344.
• • •
Carousels and Dolls Museum is
open Tuesdays through Saturdays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. View over
6,000 dolls, Barbies, antique,
composition dolls and more.
Volunteers are always welcome. For
more info, call 204-728-1245.
• • •
The Virden Legion Cadet Corps
invites youth between the ages of 12
to 18 to come and check out the
Cadet Corps. The Cadet Dragoons
meet on Tuesdays from 6:45 to 9:30
p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion
Complex at 540 8th Ave. There are
no registration fees, no uniforms, no
insurance fees or activity fees, just a
commitment to attend on a regular
basis. For more info, call 204-7483321.
• • •
Traditional Karate of Brandon
holds classes and training for all belt
levels Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7
p.m. for children and 7-8 p.m. for
adults. Locations are Tuesdays, West
End Community Centre; Thursdays,
East End Community Centre.
Beginners welcome anytime. For
info, call 204-728-2612.
• • •
Hope Al-Anon Family Group
meets at 8 p.m. in the basement at
Knox United Church, (use east door).
Call 204-571-3684.
• • •
The Rotary Club of Brandon
weekly meeting and luncheon at the
Roadhouse, Canad Inns at 11:45 a.m.
Call Don 204-727-0493
• • •
Kiwanis Club of Brandon meets
at noon at the Brandon University
small dining room. Contact Peter at
204-729-8331.
Eating Disorder Support Group,
held by Westwind Counselling.
Groups will be held on Tuesday
afternoons. This is a closed group and
pre-registration is required. Please call
204-728-2499
or
email
[email protected] to register.
• • •
Douglas TOPS 4560 meets on
Tuesdays at Sprucewood Hall.
Weigh in at 5 p.m. with meeting at
5:30 p.m. For more info, call Barb
at 204-763-4768
• • •
Tuesday Al-Anon Family Group
(for families and friends of
alcoholics) meets every Tuesday
from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at St.
Augustine Church (use the northeast
basement entrance). For more info,
call 204-571-3684.
• • •
The Brandon Board Game
League meets every Tuesday.
Brought to you by Playtime
Entertainment and I Want That Stuff.
Call 204-724-7295 to register.
• • •
Overeaters Anonymous meets
Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the John
Howard boardroom at 153 8th
Street. For more info, call 204-7617504 or visit oa.org.
• • •
Shilo Military Family Resource
Centre Thrift Shop, located in the
Community Centre, is open to the
general public. Hours: Tuesdays
1:30-3 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. as well
as Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m. and 6:308 p.m. For more info, call 204-7653000 ext. 4553.
• • •
Come visit 26 Fd Regt RCA - XII
MB Dragoons Museum at 1116
Victoria Ave. and see a vast collection
of historical military items. We are
open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free
admission. For other times, please
call 204-717-4579 to book a tour.
Check
our
website
at
12mbdragoonsmuseum.com and
Facebook page 26 Fd Regt RCA - XII
MB Dragoons Museum.
• • •
Cribbage played at ANAF at 7
p.m. Bring your partner.
• • •
Cribbage is played at Branch #3
Royal Canadian Legion at 7:30 p.m.
All welcome. For info, contact Joan
at 204-728-7081.
• • •
Ninja Tots classes are held
Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 10
a.m. for 45 minutes at 126 10th St.
Children must be between the ages
of 4-6 years. Fun, bully proofing and
fitness. For more info, call 204-7245933.
• • •
FLK Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
and Continuing classes are held
from 5:30-7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s
Church. For more info call Kathryn
at 204-571-0684.
• • •
Separated/Divorced Support
Group meets Tuesdays at St.
Augustine’s Church (downstairs)
from 7-9 p.m. (use North East
stairwell entry). Call Allison or Pat
204-727-2955 or David 204-7276674 for more info.
• • •
Prairie Oasis Cribbage is played
at 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21
Don’t need a partner. Call Gerry at
204-726-8358.
An art quilt trunk show will be
• • •
held at Central Community Club at
Tuesday Tops MB #3778 meet at
1:30 p.m. This is a unique
St. Matthew’s Cathedral with weighopportunity to view 40 art quilts
in at 6 p.m. and meeting at 6:30 p.m.
from the International Studio Art
Quilt Association that is currently
touring Western Canada. SAQA
representative Dawn Piasta will
provide a short presentation on the
artists, their techniques and
resources for art quilters. This event
is sponsored by Nifty Needlers quilt
group. For more information, call
Charlotte at 204-728-0268.
• • •
The Brandon Garden Club
presents “ARTiculture,” garden
photography with professional
photographer Kevin Bertram, at the
Don Glen Hall in the north part of
the Park Avenue Activity Centre at
7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Yearly membership is $20 for
individuals or $30 for two family
members. Visitors can attend for a
cost of $5 per meeting. The annual
membership comes with a club card
that entitles members to discounts
at local greenhouses and nurseries.
• • •
Westman Jeep Association is a
family oriented, community
minded, and environmentally
conscious group of Jeep ownersenthusiasts. Brandon meetings are
held at the A and W at 18th Street
and Queens Ave. at 7 p.m. Contact
Troy 765-4644 or see website
www.westmanjeep.com.
• • •
IODE, Diamond Jubilee (1960)
Chapter, Brandon meets at 7:30
p.m. IODE is a Canadian women’s
charitable organization. Women
dedicated to a better Canada. For
more info, call 204-728-5294.
• • •
Women with Cancer Support
Group meets for lunch in the Blue
Room at Huggy’s Restaurant at 1
p.m. For more info, call Mavis 204727-2849.
• • •
Nifty Needlers meet every other
Wednesday at Central Community
Centre, 529 Fourth Street, 9:30 a.m.
to 11:30 a.m. Admission $3 at door.
Come out and join our group for
fun, inspiration and learn to quilt.
Everyone welcome. This week: Big
Wheel Quilt Shop, Mary Penner.
Accuquilt demonstration. Members
of the program welcome your
questions and suggestions: Alice
204-728-3663; Lesley 204-571-9449.
• • •
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
offers weekly support group for
people with Dementia at the
Westman Office Unit 4B from 10 to
11:30 a.m. For more info, call Grace
204-729-8320.
• • •
Zen Tao Chi-Kung Tai Chi is
practised at the Brandon School of
Dance (126 10th Street) at 7:30 p.m.
Beginners are welcome anytime. For
more info, call Sally 204-726-8220;
Roger 204-726-5293.
• • •
Seniors Mixed Shuffleboard
Wednesdays at Royal Canadian
Legion Branch #3, 1 p.m. New
members welcome. For more info,
call Karen 204-728-0759 or Marion
726-3374.
• • •
Club ‘77 Singles meet at
McDonalds
Restaurant
on
Richmond Avenue for coffee and
conversation every Wednesday at
7:30 p.m. Make some new friends
and discover what we have to offer.
New to the Brandon area? Call us at
204-729-8982 or 204-726-8240 or
email [email protected]
Fun and Friendship since 1977!
• • •
FLK Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
and Continuing classes are held
from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s
Church. For more info call Kathryn
at 204-571-0684.
• • •
Wednesday TOPS 5277 (new
chapter) will meet at Trinity United
Church with weigh in at 5:30 p.m. to
6 p.m. with meeting to follow. For
more info, call Marlene 204-7287590.
• • •
71 Bty 2520 Royal Canadian
Army Cadets meet Wednesday from
6:30-9 p.m. at the Brandon Armoury.
Army Cadets is open to all youth, 1218 years of age. For more info, call
204-728-7665.
• • •
Ever thought of joining a dart
league? Brandon ANAF Mixed
Steeltip Dart League meets on
Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Army
and Navy on 14th Street. Come one,
come all and have some fun. No
experience needed All levels of
players wanted, from beginners to
pro!. League runs from September
to April. For more info, call Susan
204-724-4282 or Dave 204-727-6983.
• • •
Prairie Social Singles meet for
pool each Wednesday at 7 p.m at the
ANAF Hall, followed by coffee at
McDonald’s on Richmond Ave. For
more info, call Elvin 204-729-9001.
• • •
Keystone Dancers Clogging
beginners at 10 a.m., second year 11
a.m. and intermediate at 1 p.m. at the
Legion Hall. Call Jean 204-725-2095
or Sally 204-727-8783.
• • •
Come play Scrabble every
Wednesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at
the Army and Navy. Bring a friend.
For more info, call Carol 204-7261117 or Amy 204-728-3271.
• • •
Prairie Oasis offers paint class at
9 a.m. Cost is $7; exercise at 10 a.m.
Cost is $3; bridge at 1 p.m. Cost is
$3. For info, call 204-727-6641.
• • •
Gamblers Anonymous meets
Wednesdays and Sundays. Contact
204-571-3685 (24-hour service).
• • •
Seniors for Seniors offers Senior
Songbirds Choir at 9:45 a.m. with
leader
Albert
Klippenstein.
Members $1.50; non-members
$2.50. Afternoon games at 1:15 p.m.
Various board and card games.
Members $3.50; non-members
$4.50. Line Dancing at 2 p.m. All
levels whether a beginner or
intermediate - it is all fun and fit!
Members $3.50;non-members $4.50.
• • •
TOPS Mb 5075 meets weekly at
Grand Valley Community Church,
18th St. North, with weigh-in 5:45
p.m., meeting 6:15 p.m. For more
info, call Jill at 204-571-9359 or email
Bella at [email protected]
• • •
Wheat City Al-Anon Family
Group meets in the basement of St.
George’s Anglican Church, side door,
8 p.m. Call 204-571-3684 for more
info.
• • •
Canadian Blood Services donor
clinic at The Town Centre is open
Wednesdays and Thursdays from
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 -7:30
p.m. Call 1-888-2-DONATE. Walkins welcome.
• • •
Westman Narcotics Anonymous
Group meets at 7:30 p.m. at the
AFM - Parkwood (rear entrance).
• • •
THURSDAY, JAN. 22
• • •
Weekly bingos are held at the
Royal Canadian Legion No. 3
banquet hall every Thursday. Doors
open at 5:30 pm.- early bird at 7 p.m.;
regular games 7:30 p.m. All welcome!
• • •
Navy League Cadet Corp No. 4
Stan Hawitt is a youth organization
for boys and girls aged 9-13. The
program is based on a naval theme
filled with fun, adventure, and friend
making while developing patriotism,
good citizenship, sense of duty, selfdiscipline, self-respect for others. We
meet on Thursdays from 6-8:30 p.m.
in the Brandon Armoury. For more
info, call 204-728-3168 or email
[email protected]
• • •
Brandon Community Builders
“The Store,” is open from 2-8 p.m.
in the Rolling Spokes building
(former Radics). Use the back door.
Something for everyone: furniture,
dishes, toys, new and used doors,
appliances etc. For more info, call
204-717-9900.
• • •
Seniors for Seniors offers
cribbage at 9:30 a.m. Members
$3.50;non-members $4.50. Out to
Lunch at noon. Home-cooked food
at its finest. Cost is $8 and must preregister by Tuesday at noon.
Painter’s Circle is offered the second
and fourth Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Cathy House leads a group of
painters to share methods and ideas.
Members $3.50; non-members
$4.50. For more info or to register,
call 204-571-2050.
• • •
FLK Taoist Tai Chi Beginner
and Continuing classer are held at
1:30-3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church.
For more info call Kathryn at 204571-0684.
• • •
Moms of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS)
meet at McDiarmid Drive Alliance
Church, 9:45-11:30 a.m. Babysitting
provided. Call Karrie 204-728-2473.
• • •
LINKS meetings take place at
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Personals
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DOES your partner make you
feel crazy...and are you starting to
believe it?! Call YWCA Westman
Women’s Shelter 204-727-3644.
Business Opportunities
139
Articles Wanted
410
PEOPLE’S MARKET: Buy & sell
new & used furniture, coin/stamp
supplies. Estates a specialty.
32-13th St. Call 727-4708.
Meat/Produce For Sale
515
RED POTATOES and
YELLOW POTATOES
40 lb. - $10.00
Available
at
Grand
Valley
Strawberries. (204) 728-8453.
Award winning clothing
business and building for
sale, located on Main
Street in Melita, MB.
18 years at this location.
Good repeat business
with large customer list.
Good building - built in
1997. Room to expand
or rent back area.
Owner willing to assist
new business owner.
For info. call
(204) 264-0569
or (204) 522-5158
Houses For Sale
==
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PACKING SUPPLIES
Large selection of boxes,
bubble wrap, etc. 204-729-8989.
Building Lots
300
BUILDING LOTS For Sale at
Paradise Valley. Live in Harmony
with Nature, 9 miles north west of
Brandon. Acreage size lots, many
with spectacular River views.
Only 3 lots left in PHASE-1. Call
Peter Tines, 1-204-896-7652 or
Don Mitchell of Century 21
204-724-2743. Realtors protected.
BUILDING LOTS 4-SALE in
CHATER Historic Village charm
awaits, 4 miles east of Brandon.
Only 4 Lots Left In PHASE-1.
Call Peter Tines, 1-204-896-7652
or Don Mitchell at Century 21
204-724-2743. Realtors protected.
Miscellaneous Articles
400
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Chiropedic Queen Pillowtop bed
set, edgeguard, new, wrapped,
worth $800, sell $395. (King set
$595). Queen size 12-drawer
storage bed, espresso color,
$495. All products in stock.
KDL Furniture, Wholesale, 660
Highland Ave. (south side of
Trans Canada Hwy. in Brandon.
Call 571-1971.
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BATH & BASEMENT RENOVATIONS
P.W. PENNER
CONTRACTING.
Bathroom and basement renovations. Book your renovation now!
21 years experience.
For estimates call Peter Penner,
owner/operator, 761-7999.
CABINETRY & COUNTERTOPS
CONTRACTOR’S CORNER
DESIGN CENTRE
Retail Showroom at
408 Park Avenue East.
(204) 727-3799
www.contractorscorner.ca
Shingles, fascia, soffit, eaves,
siding, fences and decks.
Mike (204) 573-3039
KAZIC KONTRACTING
Renovations, drywalling, tiling,
etc. Any job - Big or small.
28 years experience.
(204) 761-3958, (204) 761-0247
[email protected]
FLOORING INSTALLATION
SNOW REMOVAL
FLOORMART
Flooring installation and sales.
Carpet, linoleum, hardwood, laminate, tile. Experienced and
licensed installers. Work guaranteed and insured. Free estimates.
Kyle, 204-573-7961.
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HOT TUBS, POOLS, SPAS
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Pool & Spa Sales & Service
5”,6”,7” continuous steel trough; Service to all makes of hot tubs
Vinyl, cement board and seamless and pools since 1985. 728-9507;
steel siding; soffit, fascia, window 1-866-794-9224(toll-free).
Giesbrecht Cabinet Refacing
cladding.
Book now for the New Year. Give
Free estimates, 725-2294
your kitchen a new look without
Workmanship guaranteed.
LANDSCAPING
the hassle of removing your existing cabinets, saving money. Cus- BRANDON EAVESTROUGHING
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Continuous eavestroughing,
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or quote started now.
siding, soffit, fascia, cladding,
Serving Brandon & area since
RINNOVI RENOVATIONS windows, doors, repair work,
1992. Call 204-578-5291. Visit
Specializing in tile, hardwood,
cleaning. Serving Brandon and
our
finishing, doors, windows, decks,
surrounding areas. Financing
showroom, 370 Park Ave. East.
garages, additions/sunrooms, drynow available. 204-573-8868,
wall and painting. Fully insured.
office 204-726-5888.
Brian 204-724-6008.
PLUMBING
Complete exterior renovations,
CLEANING SERVICES
continuous 5”&6”
KAZIC Kleaning. Licensed and
eavestroughing,
insured
residential
cleaner.
seamless steel, vinyl siding,
Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly,
cladding, windows, doors.
1-time cleaning, move-in/move
For guaranteed satisfaction,
-out cleaning. Call 204-721-2363
Rainbow Eavestroughing &
204-717-LEAK (5325)
Email [email protected]
Custom Exteriors 727-1639.
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CASH FOR UNWANTED GUNS,
ammunition & gun cabinet. Call
Celest Payette at 204-747-4434.
CONTRACTORS
ALL SEASONS EXTERIORS
$
2.85
BUSY BEAVER SERVICES
Snow Removal
Also does tree removal
Free estimates. Insured.
204-761-9777.
CONTRACTOR’S CORNER
Commercial Snow Clearing
204-727-3799
[email protected]
SANDING and SALTING,
Snow clearing & hauling away,
call Cumming and Dobbie
204-726-0790.
UPHOLSTERERS
FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS in auto,
furniture and marine upholstery.
We sell a complete line of vinyls,
fabrics and supplies for the
do-it-yourselfer. Free estimates.
Call Len’s RV, 204-728-4457.
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WILL BUY UNWANTED GUNS
Call 204-834-2450, Carberry.
Auction Sales
Autos For Sale
600
1991 BUICK CENTURY, 163,000
original kms. As is, asking $900
OBO. Call (204) 725-3420.
Highway Tractors
609
2005 KENWORTH T800 SEMI
Truck; wet kit; pro heat; automatic
greaser with a CAT C15 engine.
Call 204-759-2392, 204-859-0014
or 204-859-0179.
Trucks For Sale
610
2014 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB
4x4, DIESEL, 8 ft. box, 20,000
kms, like new. $46.700. View at
Wilson’s Wheels, in Minnedosa,
Doug (204) 867-7510 or (204)
867-2030. Dlr.#10012
2014 DODGE 3500 CREW CAB,
4x4, with 8 ft. box, 5.7 Hemi,
11,000 kms, midnight black Very sharp! $36,700. View at Wilson’s Wheels, Minnedosa, Doug
(204)
867-7510
or
(204)
867-2030. Dlr.#10012
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611
2014 JEEP COMPASS NORTH
Edition, 23,000 kms, full warranty.
Immaculate! $22,700. View at
Wilson’s Wheels in Minnedosa,
Doug (204) 867-7510 or 867-2030.
#10012
2008 EDGE LTD. - A diamond!
Midnight black, loaded, 130K.
Mint! $14,700. View at Wilson’s
Wheels, Minnedosa, Doug (204)
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Vans
616
2013 CHEV EXPRESS, 12 passenger, only 30,000 kms, lots of
warranty. Excellent condition.
$27,700. View at Wilson’s Wheels
in
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(204)
867-7510, (204) 867-2030. #10012
2012 CHEV EXPRESS, 8 passenger, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, a treat
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867-7510, (204) 867-2030. #10012
740
DIETRICH AUCTIONS - Sunday,
January 18, Household Moving
Sale, North End Community
Centre, 1313 Stickney Ave.,
Brandon, 10:00 a.m. Air purifier,
cedar chest, sofa & chair, large
fan, Royal Albert Old Country
Rose dishes, many home decor
items, Party Lite figurines, bedding, towels, coffee and end tables, wood table and 4 chairs, cutlery, pots, pans, canister set,
matching dishes, various pictures
& lamps, wood burning kit, new
area rug, tools, drill, belt sander.
List is subject to additions/deletions. The majority of the items
were packed before the sale was
confirmed. Ph. (204) 761-0201.
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Sunday, January 18, 10:00 a.m.
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10 • COMMUNITY NEWS
THE BRANDON SUN • THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
WHAT’S ON?
Meals on Wheels will be requiring
volunteers to deliver meals in
January. Meals are picked up at 11
a.m. at Prairie Oasis and delivered to
recipients. If you can drive once or
commit to one day a week for a
month it would be appreciated.
Without drivers, this service is not
possible. Please call David at 204-7276641 if you can help out at all.
• • •
Do you know a caregiver who
comforts, is kind, empathizes and
is caring? Brockie Donovan presents
the Brandon and Westman’s
Caregiver Award to help honour and
recognize the caregivers in our
community. Each quarter we will
honour a caregiver based upon a
review of nominations received from
their peers, friends, patients, families
and others who feel a particular
person excels in his/her role as a
caregiver. To nominate a person, send
their name, contact info and
employer’s name (if applicable) by
email to [email protected]
or mail to 332-8th Street, Brandon,
MB R7A 3X4. Include a brief story
on the impact this person is having
on the lives of others by being a
caregiver and also supply your name
and contact info. In November 2015,
representatives from the community
will review and select the “Caregiver
of the Year” to be announced at a
reception at city hall.
• • •
Westman Immigration Services is
offering a series of World Cooking
Lessons at Knox United Church at
11 a.m. Cost is $15 per session. Jan.
24, Ethiopia; Feb. 7: Ukraine; Feb.
21, Columbia. To register call 204727-6031 ext. 2239 or email
[email protected]
es.ca
or
visit
westmanimmigrantservices.ca.
• • •
The Brandon Public Library will
have a session on eBooks and
eReaders for beginners Jan. 26 from
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please bring
your device. Everyone welcome!
• • •
Expressions Coffee House is
hosting their fourth event on Jan. 30
at First Baptist Church. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7
p.m. This is an interdenominational
project bringing together great local
Christian talent and fellowship in a
Christ-centered
environment.
Admission is by good-will offering.
Coffee is free and specialty food will
be provided for cash sale by Aida’s
Catering. All are welcome to attend.
For more information visit
expressionsbrandon.com.
• • •
Join Westman Wilderness Club
for an overnight winter camp near
Riding Mountain National Park on
Jan. 30-Feb. 1. Also a day snowshoe
on Jan. 31. Call Roger at 204-7265293.
• • •
Dance to the music of Plan B at
Park Avenue Activity Centre on Jan.
31 from 8 p.m. to midnight,
sponsored by Prairie Social Singles.
Dry bar. Snacks served. Nonmembers $15; members and
associates
$12.
For
more
information, call Lorraine at 204725-2389.
• • •
FLK Taoist Tai Chi New
Beginner classes registration: Feb.
2 at 9:30 a.m.; Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.; Feb.
4 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. at St.
Matthew’s Cathedral. For more info,
call Kathryn at 204-571-0684.
• • •
Brandon Public Library will have
an author reading by Oriole A. Vane
Veldhuis for a reading of her book
competent in helping prevent the
immediate risk of suicide. Visit
prairiemountainhealth.ca for more
information or contact Carla at 204578-2400 to register or for more
info.
• • •
Prairie Oasis offers hall rentals
for
birthdays,
anniversaries,
weddings, socials and business
parties or meetings etc. We cater
meals to groups of all sizes for all
these occasions as well as other
events. We are a charitable
organization and issue tax receipts
for donations made to Prairie Oasis.
Give us a call at 204-727-6641.
• • •
Do you work with or know of
someone who has suffered a stroke
or had a brain injury or tumor? Are
the words they are trying to say
mixed up and don’t make sense?
Have they lost their ability to speak,
read and write? They could be
suffering
from
aphasia
a
communication disorder. People
with aphasia feel isolated and alone
because they can no longer
community. Westman Aphasia can
help. If your are interested in
learning more about Westman
Aphasia Inc. please visit our website
westmanaphasia.ca or email
[email protected] or call
204-571-0802 for more program
information or if you are interested
in joining this community-based
charitable organization and being
part of our board.
• • •
Subsidized rides for cancer
patients to the Western Manitoba
Cancer Centre in Brandon or to
Winnipeg are available Monday to
Friday. For more info, call 204-5712805 or toll-free 1-888-857-6658.
• • •
Crisis Pregnancy Centre is open
Monday from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday to
Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and closed Fridays. Contact 204727-6161.
• • •
Samaritan House Training
Centre at 1610 Pacific Ave. offers
upgrading courses in English and
Math as well as Basic Computers.
All classes are free. Call Michelle
at 204-727-1268 for more
information.
• • •
The Brandon MCC Thrift Shop
at 414 Pacific Ave. accepts
donations Monday to Saturday
between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and
Thursday open until 8 p.m.
Donations are accepted Monday to
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have
openings for volunteers. If
interested call Shelly at 204-7271162
or
email
at
[email protected]
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how to act, react and help. The
following
public
education
opportunities are available in your
area: Mental Health First Aid is
the initial help provided to someone
experiencing a mental health
problem. Learn how to spot the
signs and how to help.; SafeTALK
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Summit Toastmasters Breakfast
Club meet every Thursday at 7 a.m.
at Aaltos. For information, call Paddy
204-726-6480.
• • •
Daytime TOPS (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly) meets Thursdays at 20-7th
Street Health Access Centre with
weigh-in 1:15-1:45 p.m. and meeting
at 2 p.m. No gimmicks, just sensible
weight loss since 1948. For more info,
call Janice 204-728-1296.
• • •
Peer-facilitated eating disorder
support groups are offered
Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Westwind
Eating Disorder Recovery Centre.
For more info, contact Lynne at 204728-2499.
• • •
SKY-HY Toastmasters meet at
Prairie Oasis with the meeting
starting at 6:30 p.m. Call Gerald at
204-725-4028 or 204-761-0622 for
more info.
• • •
Prairie Oasis offers fundraising
bingo at 1:15 p.m.; Tai Chi at 10
a.m. Cost is $3; contract bridge at 1
p.m. Cost is $3; duplicate bridge at
7 p.m. Cost is $3. For more
information, call 204-727-6641.
• • •
TOPS (Take Off Pounds 0ff
Sensibly) MB #2152 meets at Knox
United Church (17th St. entrance).
Weigh-in 5:50-6:45 p.m., meeting 7
p.m. For more info, call Olive 204728-2898 or 1-800-932-8677.
• • •
Rotary Club of Brandon Sunset
meets Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. at The
Royal Oak Inn and Suites. For further
info, call 204-571-0329 or 204-7260922.
“For Elise,” on Feb. 7 from 2-4 p.m.
Everyone welcome.
• • •
A free bus trip to the casinos of
Winnipeg (Club Regent and
McPhillips) will be held Feb. 28. Bus
leaves Prairie Oasis at 7:15 a.m. To
reserve your seat call 204-727-6641
or drop down to Prairie Oasis to sign
up. Everyone is welcome.
• • •
Prairie Oasis is hosting The Great
Plains featuring Darrel and Saskia
with fabulous Canadian music,
celtic, blue grass, country and gospel
on March 20. Dinner at 5:30 p.m.;
showtime 7 p.m. Cost for the show
is $15 per person. Dinner tickets are
$10. Call 204-727-6641 to reserve
your tickets or drop down to Prairie
Oasis and pick them up. Everyone
welcome.
• • •
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