Altona 50+ Health Forum

A 50+ Health Forum took place yesterday at the Rhineland Pioneer Center. A chance to be inspired by guest speakers, and learn more about our health as we age. Bonnie Hopps was there with the Arthritis Society, and also did a presentation at the Health Fair, on Arthritis...

Of the booths set up around the perimeter of the room, a flu shot booth was set up, with information on the flu shot, and an opportunity to get the shot, not the flu. Public Health Nurse Bev Hildebrand mentioned there are certain age groups that would benefit most from the flu shot..

Jayme Giesbrecht in conversation with Bev Hildebrand

Emerson Fall Supper



The line was out the door when Rochelle Rawdon arrived! Diners began to arrive and line up before the volunteers were ready to begin and by 7pm close over 620 people had experienced the taste of all the hard effort put into each dish. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, coleslaw and a variety of home made pies. It truly was a feast hosted by the Emerson Curling club and annual tribute to the strength of a community of volunteers.

Emerson Halloween Party


Emerson residents, young and not so young rolled into the Emerson Elementary School on Friday dressed in their Halloween best!  They were welcome by Prairie Exotics and 13 scary looking critters. We enjoyed Pumpkin painting, Pumpkin Bowling, Carved Pumpkin Contests, games and so much more.  It was a great community success! Thanks to all the volunteers who made this night possible for the families of Emerson.

Avery Skog -- WE Day

It brings young people together to celebrate the actions that they are taking in their local and global communities and to inspire another year of change. WE Day, organized by Craig and Mark Kielberger is staged in 5 Canadian cities, including Winnipeg this week. We Day is tied to the year-long We Act program, where students commit to taking one local and one global action to better the world. Avery Skog of Morris accepted the challenge last year, and committed to raising funds for a school in Africa. It's been quite the year for the now ten year old, and our conversation included his recap of why he began his commitment

Avery will also be recognized at WE Day 2014 which will be held October 29th, at the MTS Centre, with some sixteen thousand students expected to attend. To find out more about Avery Skog's "red brick" campaign here is the link

Boundary Trails Health Center Foundation Banquet

Guest Speaker Tim Hague Sr., winner of "The Amazing Race Canada - Season 1"

It was an inspiring evening on Friday at Access Event Centre. It was the annual Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation fundraising banquet, and was billed as an evening with a message of hope and perseverance featuring Amazing Race Canada winner and Manitoban Tim Hague. The evening was also an opportunity to know more about and support the BTHCF Spiritual Care program and Palliative Care Program - for nurse Eunice Suderman -- it was a positive experience

Eunice Suderman, with the Banquet program, and seating chart.

 Further encouragment came from the care and compassion of the Spiritual Care program and Palliative Care Program..Al Friesen was privileged to serve as MC, and spoke with Mike Giesbrecht - Spiritual Care Coordinator

Spiritual Care Coordinator Mike Giesbrecht

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