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Issue 32 • sjcommunitynewspaper@gmail.com • December 2013 Christmas Traditions In Peru

Christmas Is In The Air At Kennebec Manor By Kim Shaw It is that time of year when the smells of baking fill our activity room, decorations are unpacked and participation in local activities are enjoyed. We bake gingerbread people and decorate them with residents’ names, and string popcorn, cranberries and dried fruit for our Christmas Tree. In the baking process, we do not forget our furry friends and bake dog treats and knit blankets all year for the Pictured above: Majorie Williams. Photo Courtesy Animal Rescue of Dorothy Martin League. We have also been participating in the Saint John Santa Claus Parade for several years. Another tradition is to participate in Operation Christmas Child. This year we prepared 65 boxes! From our residents, staff and Board of Directors – Merry Christmas to All!

Celebrating Safe Harbour!

By Jenny O’Connell It is an exciting time for Safe Harbour; we are excited to announce that demolition has started to prepare the future site of Safe Harbour! The Anglican Diocese donated the site of the St James church on Broad Street in the South end. The church has been taken down and construction of Safe Harbour will begin soon; the goal is to have it operational by summer of 2014! Safe Harbour will provide emergency and transitional housing for homeless youth in our community. This project has been in the works for a long time and it is very exciting that Safe Harbour will be able to offer these essential supports to our youth in the near future. Safe Harbour is also thrilled to say that it received a generous donation of $20,000 from Canaport LNG, the announcement was made at their Christmas Party on Friday—a big thank you to Canaport!

By Gabriela de Austin In Peru, we celebrate Jesus’s birthday and go to Church before midnight. Our dinner begins with a champagne toast for him. The entrée is tamal: a steam-cooked corn meal, filled with chicken or pork. We enjoy turkey or roast pork with salad, potato and apple puree. Panetón is a sweet bread from Italy with dried fruits. We serve cups of hot chocolate. People are out greeting family and friends or lighting fireworks. Kids are playing with their toys. We watch movies and chat in family. For others, the party just begins.

Feliz Navidad!

Senior’s Dance

By Debbie McLeod On Monday, November 25 we had our first ever senior’s dance at Lily Lake Pavilion. We had over 100 seniors attend the dance. Delbert and Danny Joyce entertained the crowd and had everyone on the dance floor all night long. This wonderful dance was a result of community partners working together to make this work. Many thanks go out to Lily Lake, Leisure Services, Red Cross, and Social Development. Great music and Pictured above: Barb Theriault great food equals great memories for all. It was a great way to kick off the Christmas season as we even had a visit from Santa Claus who handed out candy canes and wished everyone a Merry Christmas at the end. Many thanks to Helen Bridgeo who always makes these events so much fun!

Coordinator’s Comments

Juanita Black, 647-4850, sjcommunitynewspaper@gmail.com For this issue of Around The Block, we are proud to partner with Mr. Dale Knox of Tabufile Records Management and the staff at the Saint John YMCA-YWCA. We are happy to deliver to you many diverse stories from around Saint John, about how our residents, both new and old share their traditions and how they celebrate here and around the world. Stories are from Canada and Peru, about Muslim traditions, the spirit of Christmas and sharing peace. So many of us celebrate with family and friends, but we need to remember that not all families can come together over the traditional holidays. It might be distance keeping us apart, students who cannot get home, or even a family member serving in the military across the world. During the holiday season, there are also many people working so we can be safe in our communities. People like our Firefighters, Police, Ambulance NB, or even our taxi drivers. We have provided you with the times and locations of many church services for the holidays on page 10 and fire safety tips on page 9, as well as what some of our seniors are doing. On behalf of the many volunteers of Around The Block: delivery staff, proofreaders, community coordinators and our nonprofit friends who provide stories and pictures, issue after issue, I wish you a safe and happy holiday. Page 1


Thank You Old North End

By Chantelle, Colleen and Jen We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to community members, ONE Change, and River Cross (Main Street Baptist) for welcoming us into your neighbourhood and generously sharing your ideas and opinions, especially those who attended the community information night. During our time we learned about programming for the new centre and we also had the opportunity to research The Residential Tenancy Act. We are thankful for the experience that we have gained from our time here and hope that the new community centre is a great success. Happy Holidays!

Our Grade 4’s Take A Trip

Coats For The Community By Wendy Barron-Belmore On behalf of the Old North End, ONE Change would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation of two dozen coats. One dozen girl and one dozen boy coats were distributed throughout the community. The coats will help keep the kids warm for the upcoming winter months.

Thanks again Knights of Columbus, Saint John North Council 6581

Pictured above:Paul Cottreau, Wendy Barron-Belmore, Lori Arsey

Centinnial Students Learn To Save

Every year, the folks at JDI, NB Southern Railway, and Debbie Fisher work tirelessly to provide our grade 4 students with one of the best field trips ever - a train ride! Our 23 students got to spend the day on the train travelling from Harbour Station to Welsford and back. The students relaxed, played games, read, had an amazing lunch and then came back to the school and wrote all about it. This day couldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our PALS Partners - THANK YOU!

Ashley from Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada helped our grade 4 students recognize Financial Literacy Month. She read them a fantastic book, “Rock, Brock, and the Saving Shock”, got them talking about the pros and cons of spending versus saving their money and provided them with piggy banks to encourage them to save! What a great morning our students had.

Happy Holidays Old North End

Thanks Ashley and the folks at Credit Counselling Services!

By Wendy Barron-Belmore During the Holidays our office will be closed from Dec. 23 - January 3. I hope that everyone has a great holiday. To the folks who are eager to volunteer their time with us, I thank you dearly. Without these wonderful souls we could not do what we do for the community. To the great people who are open to new ideas and aren’t afraid to make the changes that help bind our community together, I thank you too. To the many people who think enough of our community that they donate to ONE Change so we can continue our work, I thank you. Because of the great people of our community there have been changes. To name a few: safer community, renovated community center, a plan for a new children’s park, and an urban garden on Victoria St. My holiday wish is that the community continues to strive to improve the quality of life for everyone who resides in the OLD NORTH END. Be safe over the holidays. Take the time to enjoy each other especially your family and friends.

Welcome Wendy Saunders To The North End Family

ONE Change is happy to welcome Wendy Stephens to our North End family. Wendy assumed the role of Executive Director of the Nick Nicolle Community Centre on October 1 and has begun the hard work of starting a whole new schedule of programs. Wendy has directed centres all over the Maritime Provinces and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. During the next year, programs will be available for everyone from infants through seniors. She's going to be looking for partnerships with all organizations to make not just the North End but all of Saint John a better, healthier place. If you'd like to help out or just say hello she can be reached at wendy.stephens@ bellaliant.net.

North Neighbourhood Contact

Hon. Trevor A. Holder MLA Saint John-Portland Constituency Office 229 Churchill Boulevard Telephone: (506) 657-2335 Email: trevor.holder@gnb.ca

Wendy Barron-Belmore Phone: 635-2035 E-mail: theonechangeinc@nb.aibn.com

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Graffiti Guys Clean Up

Chop Chop Presents To Lunch Connection

Pictured above: SGT David Hartley-Brown, Ethan MacLeod, Hilari MacLeod & Carl Trickey photo by PULSE By Mary LeSage P.U.L.S.E. INC (People United in the Lower South End) and community police officer Sgt. David Hartley-Brown were pleased to present certificates of recognition to Hilari and Ethan MacLeod on behalf of the Crime Prevention Association of New Brunswick "for commitment and dedication to community and crime prevention activities." They do the work for free as a community service, with the goal of making the city look a bit more beautiful and feel safer.

Our 3rd Empty Stocking Fund Drive

By Nov. 22nd, we had raised $112.00 to give to families less fortunate than ourselves. This is an awesome way for the children to learn about giving back to the community and also a great way for the children to learn the true meaning of the season.

Great job to everyone for helping us learn about the true meaning of giving!

By Tracy Hanson Chop Chop presents $4,282 to the Lunch Connection, representing $1 per Chop Chop dish sold during our recent fall restaurant week. Everyone who ate out during Chop Chop is a part of this important donation, and we thank you, as well as the generosity of the participating restaurants! It's wonderful to see a good cause benefit from our delight in dining at the fabulous restaurants in uptown Saint John.

Comings And Goings At P.U.L.S.E Inc

By Mona Clark A couple of months ago we decided that we would once again hold a loose change drive to raise money for the Empty Stocking Fund. We have done this in the past and we have had a lot of fun with it. This year Mona decided to bring in a Christmas stocking to put the loose change into. We hung it in the entrance room so that everyone could see it.

On Nov. 23rd, Addyson, Marcus and Ava, along with Katherine, Addyson and Marcus’ mom Pam, Ava’s grandmother and Tracy went to present the money at the Empty Stocking Fund broadcast.

Pictured above:Peter Asimakos, General Manager of Uptown Saint John Inc,; Jim Hayes, Britt’s Pub & Eatery: Leslie Hamilton Brown, VP at SJBKE School; Christine Roy, Principal at SJBKE School; Ken Singh, Thandi; and Gerry Lowe, Ward 3 Councillor. Picture by Craig Allen.

Wow!! What a SPECTACULAR Hallowe’en event we had!! Over 150 hamburgers and hot dogs were served, three cakes devoured and 125 treat bags were handed out! A special thanks to Captain Roger Bolduc of the 37 Service Battalion who provided us with a tent to protect us from the elements: wind and rain!! Our Wellness Clinics are going strong. Flu shots will also be available. Remember, the third Tuesday of the month! Mark Dec. 17th and Jan. 15th on your calendars from 1:30-4:00p.m., Sheree from the VON will be on duty. Sgt. David Hartley-Brown is available Mon. from 8a.m.-12p.m. or by appointment. He can be reached at 648-3700 or by email <david. hartley-brown@saintjohn.ca>. Do you have an idea that you want heard? Come visit me at the office. We are open Mon. 9a.m.-2p.m., Tues. 9a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. closed, Thurs. 9a.m.-1p.m., and Fri. 9a.m.-2p.m. Follow us on Twitter, LIKE us on Facebook. Phone us at 632-6807.

Take A Breakfast Break At Christmas By Carl Trickey Is your life a bit crazy right now? Give yourself a break - enjoy a healthy, hearty breakfast and support work in Rainbow Park. On Sun, Dec 22 and Mon, Dec 23, between the hours of 8:am - 1: pm, you can drop by Mahogany Manor B&B - 220 Germain Street, for a breakfast of apple-cinnamon pancakes, apple baked sausages, scrambled eggs and toast, with coffee, tea and juice. Adults are $8.00 and children 12 and under $5.00. All proceeds will support our work in the Memorial Garden for Rainbow Park. Merry Christmas to all from P.U.L.S.E. Inc and The Saint John South End Lions Club. Reservations are not required.

Carl Killen

South Neighbourhood Contact

MLA Saint John Harbour 642-9774 • 74 Germain St. office@killenmla.ca

Mary LeSage Phone: 632-6807 E-mail: pulseinc@bellaliant.com

Constituency Office: Mon 9:30 – 4:30, Tues/Wed 10:00 – 3:00, Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 pm Carleton Community Center: Thursday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

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CFUW SJ Donates To CVRC Community Christmas Party

Farewell To CST Don Metcalfe By Nancy Savoie CST Don Metcalfe came to Crescent Valley three years ago as our community police officer. As busy as he was, he always made it a point to return all phone calls and answer all emails received. He was very active in all of our community events, as well with Hazen White - St Francis School. He attended all monthly meetings at the CV Community Tenants Association to keep up-to-date with what was going on in the community, and to let us know what was going on in our neighbourhood, at the school, and in other neighbourhoods.

Over the last four years the CFUW SJ club has supported the Crescent Valley Resource Centre Community Christmas Party. Their members have provided hats, stockings, gloves, mittens, scarfs, personal hygiene items and several members have given monetaryy donations to help with expenses.

Don will be moving on to another job with theSJ Police Force and the new community police officer will have big shoes to fill. I would like to take time to say thank you for everything you have done for our community and the children of HWSF School. Good luck in your future - whatever it may be - from all of us in Crescent Valley. Don't forget to stop by to say “hello” every now and then.

For more information about the CFUW, visit www.cfuw.org

Pictured above: Ann Barrett, President of CVRC, and Shirley Young, CFUW SJ President

CV Honours & Awards Night

Wellness Fair - Open House In CV

By Jessica Coleman On November 21, the Crescent Valley Resource Center held a Wellness Fair / Open House hosted by the 4th year nursing students working in Pictured from Left to Right: Lesley Melanson, Live Crescent Valley. Well - Bien Vivre; Christina Crawford MacDonThe Wellness ald, CVRC; & Maggie McLeod, City of Saint John Fair provided Leisure Services at the CVRCs Wellness Fair / information about OpenHouse many services in the community, promoted wellness, and highlighted the wonderful programs Crescent Valley Resource Center community has to offer. This event was lots of fun! If you didn’t attend, you missed out! There was great music, food and prizes along with information shared from community partners. It was great to see the participation from the community! Thank you to the businesses who donated food and prizes, community partners, and volunteers who made this event possible! Special thanks to Port Saint John, the City of Saint John, and the Salvation Army for supporting this community event.

Pictured from Left to Right: Nancy Savoie, Janet McLaughlin, and Mrs. Judy Lawson By Eva Feddery The Crescent Valley Community Tenants Association (CVCTA) recently honoured the community volunteers who donate time for the betterment of the community. Awards were presented in the following categories: 24 certificates of appreciation, 28 bronze awards, 5 silver awards, 15 gold awards, and 6 platinum awards. Several community partners also received recognition. Receiving a platinum award was Leisure Services and Community plaques were presented to McInnes Cooper and Social Development. The highlight of the evening is the presentation of the George Lawson Memorial for outstanding volunteering in the community by Mrs. Judy Lawson, to Nancy Savoie.Thank you to the Hon. Trevor Holder, to Councillors Susan Fullerton and John Mackenzie for opening remarks and to the CVCTA and Social for co-sponsoring the evening.

My Christmas Traditions

By Kathy Hanna Over the years our family traditions have changed and will continue to change. We still have our regular turkey meal, but we don’t always have a tree with lights and all the trimmings; and we don’t always have a lot of presents. I have not even been able to get back home to be with my own Mom or five siblings with their respective families in a long time. What we do have is quality family time with my immediate family. Traditionally, we get a new game or puzzle to try out over the holiday. Nothing gets us closer together as a family than communicating while putting a puzzle together or trying out a new family game. I learned this from my Mother at an early age and have loved puzzles ever since. The most important tradition of all is to remember to keep Christ in Christmas. The birth of Jesus Christ is the reason we celebrate Christmas. We attend a Family Christmas Eve Candlelight service. If you have never been to one, please go to one this Christmas Eve. It may change the way you look at your own Christmas traditions.

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A Tradition In Giving Back Christmas At St. Patricks School

Halloween At Danell’s Drive

By Bailey Langille, Grade 5 Student At St. Patrick’s School we take Christmas seriously! We don’t take it grouchy seriously, we just want to make it a happy and a jolly good Christmas! St. Patrick’s School puts up beautiful decorations. Then the next day of school we see a beautiful decorated tree in the hall and it would shine the whole school up! For the assembly that day it would be amazing because Irving Pulp & Paper would come in. Each person from a class gets picked and they get a basket of books for each class and each person from the whole school gets a book. St. Patrick’s School also does Christmas art because it comes out so gorgeous!! St. Patrick’s loves Christmas more than ANYTHING … except our PALS Partners … we love them more!!

By Unity Moore On October 31 our S.K.I.P. program with Seawood School kids got underway with a Halloween Party! We had 120 students from k to grade 5. The residents dressed up and showed the children that we still like to have fun. One of our own residents who is 92 dressed up like a witch and handed out the treat bags. We also had a special angel, Debbie McLeod, in attendance. A ghoulish time was had by all. The residents of Danell's Dr. wish to thank the principal, teachers and students from Seawood School for making our lives a lot brighter at Danell's Drive !

A Trip To Anazoe Day Spa

Introducing CST Anthony MacRae Hello my name is CST Anthony MacRae of the Saint John Police Force. I joined the Police Force in 2002 as an auxiliary police officer. After being a volunteer Police Officer for five years I decided to attend the Atlantic Police Academy and graduated in 2008. I was hired by the Saint John Police Force and was assigned to Patrol Services Division. In October of 2013 I was reassigned Community Service Unit as the West Side Community Officer. I am looking forward to carrying out my new role as the Westside Community Officer. It is my hope that working closely with the different community groups, we can help make the area a safer place to live.

Memorial Plaque At Danell’s Drive By Unity Moore, President of Danell’s Drive Tenant Association On October 24 the residents of Danell's Drive held an unveiling of a Memorial Plaque in memory of the residents that have passed on and who lived in the building. The Memorial Plaque reads as follows, "In memory of all our friends who have passed through our doors". We have eight names on the plaque. Debbie McLeod from Social Development and Vice President Paul Dunn did the honours of unveiling the plaque. The residents and the tenant association wish to thank Debbie for the generous donation of the plaque. A lite lunch followed. Thank you to all who attended this special service.

By Jill Roberts What would rate high on your list as a fun activity if you were a 10 year old girl? Well, how about a visit to the spa? Fri, Nov 22 was an afternoon of fun and pampering for a group of grade 5 girls from St Patrick’s Elementary School, on the city’s west side. The visit was part of an afterschool program that is offered to the students and geared at promoting physical activity, healthy eating, self-esteem and healthy relationships. The program runs every Friday afternoon and is made possible through a partnership between the school, the Market Place Wellness Centre and the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities. The girls were thrilled to visit the brand new Anazoe Day Spa on Manawogonish Road, and to have a guided tour and talk on skin care and spa treatments from esthetician Kim McIsaac. Mini manicures were enjoyed by all! Thank you Kim and Sabrina.

Christmas Traditions By Market Place Wellness Client Each grandchild receives a new Christmas ornament every Christmas and by the time they move out on their own, they have enough to decorate a tree. Saving on the environment, each person gets an embroidered bag and all their gifts go into that one bag & when they leave to go home they take the bag. The bag has to come back to Mom & Dad’s home for the following year. My family has a Chinese feast- at least 12 homemade dishes from scratch during the Holiday season and is thoroughly enjoyed. Hon. Dorothy Shephard MLA Saint John Lancaster

West Neighbourhood Contact

Saint John Lancaster Constituency Office 649 Manawagonish Road Saint John, NB E2M 3W4

Jill Roberts: 632-5552 Jill.Roberts@HorizonNB.ca

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Tel: (506) 643-2900 Fax: (506) 658-9885 Dorothy.Shephard@gnb.ca www.gnb.ca


Coverdale Christmas

Support The Salvation Army

By Mary SaulnierTaylor It’s that time of year again when we have to stop and appreciate all the blessings we have and give thanks for all the generous donations Coverdale receives and the dedicated staff/volunteers working that make the women with us enjoy a special holiday. Planning has started with the women’s and children Christmas party scheduled for Sun, Dec 8, Coverdale has been hosting this party for over 20 years (preregistration is required). The Christmas lunch will be on Wed, Dec 18 at noon here at the Centre. The women are encouraged to participate in all aspects of decorating the Centre and residences and to share their Christmas memories with each other and set worries aside for a brief time.

Pictured above Chris McCready and Erika Legacy By Shelley McCready For many in our city, Christmas can be a lonely, sparse time of year magnified by the joy of others. There are those who struggle with mental illness, physical disabilities, and those whose situation is exacerbated by addiction and no family support. Last Christmas, we provided for over 500 households at Christmas and gave material support thousands of times throughout the year, all as a result of the Kettle Campaign. Please, when you see the kettle, give generously. If you can spare a few hours to man one, call me today. Thank you for allowing us to continue to give hope.

Remembrance Day Service

Update From The Waterloo Village Association The Waterloo Village Association meets on the first Wed of each month at 148 Waterloo St (Coverdale Centre for Women) from 12-1 pm and continues to work on neighbourhood priorities such as safety, beautification and engaging residents to become involved in their community. The Fundraising Committee has been raising monies through a cake raffle and bake sales. On Fri, Nov 29 at Prince Edward Square Mall with the support of committee members, Coverdale Center for Women, Prince Charles School and John Howard Society, who all provided baked items, raised another $214. That brings our total to $434 to date. All monies raised will be used towards purchasing a new sign for the By the Grace of God Garden on Richmond St. Also, a Learn & Go project is working on getting a fence around the garden for the spring of 2014. If you are interested in becoming more involved in your neighborhood please contact Penni Eisenhauer at commorg.penni@gmail.com or Donna McKee at 696-019.

By Linda Harvey A Remembrance Day service was held at Brunswick Drive High Rise and was conducted by Bill Hanrahan. Raymond Petre did the music and reading were done by Gerry Gordon, Carolyn LeBlanc and Linda Harvey. Wreaths were laid by Jack Bladgon for the High Rise and Lawrence Young from Courtenay Bay Tenant's Association. There were over 40 people in attendance. After the service there was lite refreshments. Bill would like to thank everyone for coming to the service and a big thanks to people who brought food.

Gerry Lowe Councillor Ward 3.

Rodney Weston

MP/député - Saint John

T 506 657-2500 email: westor1@parl.gc.ca 90 King Street, Saint John, NB

Village Neighbourhood Contact Penni Eisenhauer 343-5382 commorg.penni@gmail.com

I am your Councillor for Ward 3. Parts of the Lower West Side, Lower South End, and parts of the East and a bit of the North by the Rockland Road area. Each area has its own particular needs, hopes and potential for growth. I will work closely with residents in each neighbourhood to promote the well-being of all. Together we can build a safe, supportive and sustainable community. I can be reached by phone at 721-5690 and by email at Gerry.Lowe@saintjohn.ca.

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St. Pat’s Celebrates With PALS At Irving

Coats For Kinds At SJBKE

Pictured above Left to Right: Mrs. Roy, Principal, Royal Hair Design Staff :Serena Bell, Penny Illman, Dianna MacEachern(owner), Heather Pitt. By Denise Long Community School/PALS Coordinator, Lorne and SJTBKE Schools A total of 25 jacket sets, including: winter jacket, snow pants, sweat shirt, scarf, hat and mittens – all colour matched - were given to Saint John the Baptist - King Edward School students from our PALS at Royal Hair Design. Royal Hair Design asked their loyal clients, friends, and family to make donations over the past few months and they were able to purchase up to 25 jacket sets. These are just a few of the team members that made this possible: Wayne MacEachern, Dianna MacEachern, Penny Illman, Serena Bell, Norma Kelly, Amy Martin, Judy Webber, Shirley Williams, and Heather Pitt. Our students and staff would like to thank Royal Hair Design and their team; we know how much work and shopping went into this endeavor.

Kicking Off The Holiday Season Five students had a fantastic time kicking off the holiday season with Mariner Partners staff and their families at their annual Christmas Party. They decorated gingerbread men, made ornaments, and had lots of great food! They ended the day by watching the Santa Claus parade. Thank you Mariner Partners for allowing us to join in on the festivities; we had a ball!

Look Up, Way Up

By Abby Childs Community School Coordinator, Prince Charles On top of our roof sits a beautiful, red, holiday tree which is hoisted and decorated for us every year by our PALS at JDI. This holiday tradition is one we look forward to each year. Seeing the lights on our rooftop warms our hearts at PCS. Thanks to Kelly Honeyman, Walter Perrin, and the crew from JDI who each year do such a great job helping us maintain this holiday tradition!

Lorne Has “Go Girls” Program

By Denise Long Community School/PALS Coordinator, Lorne and SJTBKE Schools GO GIRLS! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds is an exciting mentoring program being offered through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John for girls aged 10 -14. The goal of the GO GIRLS! program is to provide girls with information and support to make informed choices about active living, balanced eating and feeling good about oneself. Lorne has 11 girls participating and they meet every Wednesday for 14 weeks after school for one hour. Thank you to Big Brothers Big Sisters and their volunteers.

Angels Come In Many Forms By Rebecca McCullogh, Community Schools Coordinator, HWSF School. There are those that come to us in our time of need, with gift baskets at Christmas and PJ’s for little ones; and, those that help us every day quietly and behind the scenes. Here at Hazen White School we are fortunate to have so many angels helping us. Here in this photo are three such angels who come to the school in the rain, the snow and when it is beautiful outside and they could be relaxing.

By Krista Turnbull, Community School Coordinator, St. Patrick’s School Once again this year, Mrs. Turnbull and a group of nine St. Pat's students made their way to the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill to visit their PALS partners for holiday window painting. This is an annual trip we make and it's extra special because it's the only time these young students are permitted on site. We start the special occasion off with the very rare treat of a McDonald’s lunch in the boardroom with our PALS and then we are off to the main entrance of the Mill to paint Christmas images on the doors and windows. As you can see from the photo, we had a fantastic time and even finished off our visit with a little bus tour of the grounds. A special thanks goes out to Janet and Cindy for taking care of all the details that made our visit so special – right down to the Christmas music and Frosty chocolate treats. Thanks to all our PALS at IPP who were able to join us for this amazing visit!! #PALSforStPatsRock!

Partnering from Kindergarten to Grade 12 and Beyond Pictured from Left to Right: Shawna Jarvis, Pat Adams, and Rosie McCutcheon.Photo by Rebecca McCullogh

They come every day, without fail, at the crack of dawn to welcome the children to school with homemade muffins, hot cereal, pancakes, fresh fruit, egg sandwiches, a kind word and a smile. They offer exciting clubs at lunch time, read quietly and encouragingly with budding readers; they help to run the library, and are an everpresent cheerful face in the halls. At this time of year we are especially thankful for the many gifts in our lives, like these special volunteers. Page 7

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Partnerships Volunteering Mentoring Role Models Coaching Focus on Literacy Having Fun Tutoring Breakfast/Lunch Programs New Opportunities After School Programs Career Exploration Making a Difference

We ALL have something to offer!

Deborah Fisher fisher.deborah@jdirving.com Susan Tipper tipper.susan@jdirving.com Caitlin Corkum caitlin.corkum@nbed.nb.ca


CMHA Programs

Warm Up To Winterfest Please join us for the third annual Communities in Motion, Warm up to Winterfest celebration on Sunday, January 26 between 2 - 4 pm. This year’s event will be held in the atrium at Market Square. All ages are invited to attend and to enjoy some healthy snacks and visit the many health promotion displays. All ages are invited to attend this free community event that will be hosted by the Fundy Wellness Network. Entertainment will be provided.

Income Tax Clinic At PULSE

Is your income tax not done? No worries. Are you missing out on money you are entitled to? We have a year round income tax clinic. We can prepare tax returns for individuals who have a low income and a single tax situation. P.U.L.S.E. Inc located at 251 Wentworth St. can help you out, call for an appointment at 632-6807

Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Satellite Office is pleased to announce that we are accepting registrations for both our winter and spring education programs. • • •

Beginning on January 21, we will be hosting Depression: Help Can Make a Difference a six-week education program designed for individuals diagnosed with depression. Beginning on March 11, we will be hosting Understanding Anxiety & Panic Disorder, an eight-week education program designed for individuals diagnosed with generalized anxiety and/or panic disorders. Beginning on March 11, we will be hosting Hope & Healing: Coping with the Suicide of a Loved One, a ten-week education program designed for individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Advance registration for the programs offered by Canadian Mental Health Association in Saint John is required. Please contact us at 6331705. These programs are sponsored by MindCare NB. Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick Saint John Satellite Office is a United Way Member Agency.

 

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WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

SAINT JOHN ENERGY IS PROUD TO PROVIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTING TO THE RESIDENTS OF SAINT JOHN

“Exellence in Energy Solutions” From Fire Chief Kevin Clifford and the Men & Women of the Saint John Fire Department

Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes!

Winter and Holiday Fire Safety Tips General Tips  Ensure local emergency numbers are known and posted in the home to facilitate quick

notification of responders in the event of an emergency (fire, police, ambulance).

You are invited to the

 Inspect all heating equipment annually and clean, repair and replace as necessary.  Test smoke alarms regularly.  Be attentive when cooking. Ensure stovetops are free of flammable materials and keep a

Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre Holiday Party!

fire extinguisher close at hand.

Christmas tree  Choose a real tree that is freshly cut. It will stay green longer and be less of a fire

hazard.

Where? Chinese Commerce Ctr. (Kent Theatre), Coburg Street When? Wednesday Dec 18th, 2013 Time? 6:30pm – 8:00pm For more info and to RSVP: info@sjmnrc.ca / 642-4242

 Place a real tree in a stand that will hold two to three litres of water and top it up daily.

Use a tree stand that has widespread legs for better balance.

 Keep all trees away from heat sources such as a radiator, television, fireplace, heating

duct or sunny window. It should not block doors or windows.

 Never use lighted candles on any Christmas tree.  Remove a real tree within 10 to 14 days.

Candles Candles are a leading cause of residential fires in Canada. It is recommended that residents never use open flame candles, but if you do:

The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre is a non‐‐ The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre is a non profit organization that provides an integrated approach to services for  newcomers, as well as referral and placement services to immigrants.

 Never leave burning candles unattended.  Only use candles with adult supervision.  Put candles in sturdy holders on a stable surface, well away from children and pets, as

Le Centre Multiculturel et des Nouveaux arrivants de St Le Centre Multiculturel et des Nouveaux arrivants de St‐‐Jean est un  organisme sans but lucratif qui offre une approche intégrée de services organisme sans but lucratif qui offre une approche intégrée de services  aux nouveaux arrivants, ainsi que des services d'orientation et de  placement pour les immigrants.

well as drafts, curtains or other combustibles.

 Extinguish candles before leaving the room or going to sleep.

Lights  Use tested and certified light strings/sets.  Use the proper lights for the environment. Indoor light sets should not be used outdoors

www.sjmnrc.ca   info@sjmnrc.ca (506)642‐ (506)642‐4242

because they lack weatherproof connections. Some outdoor light sets burn too hot indoors.  Inspect light strings/set before use. Check for cracked bulbs and for frayed, broken or exposed wires. Discard if faulty.  Do not use electric light strings/sets on metallic trees, as it may pose an electrocution hazard.  Turn off all tree and display lights before going to bed or leaving the house.

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Holiday Season Worship Services Central/South End Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception 91 Waterloo St. December 24 - 4 pm, Christmas Mass. December 24 - 7 pm, 12 am, Christmas Eve Mass. December 24 - 12 am, Midnight Mass. December 25 - 10 am, Christmas Day Mass. Cornerstone Baptist Church 42 Leinster St. December 22 - 11: am, Christmas Communion service. December 24 - 7 pm, Family Christmas Eve Service, all welcome. Church of St. Andrew and St. David 164 Germain St. December 16 - 10:30 am, Chorale Service of Christmas music. December 23 - 10:30 am, Regular Church Service. December 24 - 7 pm, Family Christmas Service with Communion.

St. Luke’s Anglican Church 369 Main St. (corner of Main St. & Lansdowne Ave.) December 22 - 10:30 am, Senior Choir Cantata, a song was born at Christmas. December 24 - 7 pm, Christmas Eve , Contemporary Family Service with Holy Communion. December 24 - 10 pm, Traditional Book of Common Prayer Service. St. Pius X Parish 316 Somerset St. December 24 - 4 pm, Christmas Eve Family Mass. December 24 - 7 pm, Traditional Mass of Christmas. December 24 - 10 pm,Traditional Mass of Christmas. December 25 - 10 am, Christmas Day / Morning Mass of Christmas. RiverCross Church (formerly Main Street Baptist) 22 Forbes Drive. December 22 - 9:30 am, & 11 am, Christmas Sunday Worship Services. December 24 - 5 & 7 pm, Family Christmas Candlelight Service. December 29 - 11 am, Combined Worship Service.

Grace Presbyterian 101 Coburg St. December 24 - 6:30 pm, Christmas Eve Family Service. December 24 - 11:30 pm, Candlelight Service. December 25 - 10 am, Christmas Day Service.

St. Peter’s Church 50 Clarendon St. December 24 - 4 pm, Christmas Eve Children’s Pagent Mass. December 24 - 7 pm, Vigil of Christmas Mass. December 25 - 9 am, Christmas Day service.

The Salvation Army 36 Waterloo St. December 22 - 10:30 am, Regular Christmas Service. December 24 - 6 pm, Family Christmas Service. December 29 - 10:30 am, Regular Service. Christ The Saviour Is Born.

East Side

Saint John Vineyard Church 204 Carmarthen St. Celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 24, 6 - 7 pm, at Saint John Vineyard Church.

All Saint East SaintJohn Anglican Church 35 Park Ave. December 22 - 10:30 am, Sunday School Pageant / reception. December 24 - 6:30 pm, Christmas Eve Service.

Trinity Church 115 Charlotte St. December 24 - 2 pm, 4:30 pm, Christmas Eve family service of Holy Communion with Carols. December 24 - 11 pm, Midnight Choral Communion Service. December 25 - 9 am, Holy Communion with Carols. December 26 - 9 am, Holy Communion, Feast of St.Stpehen at the Misson Church, 815 Millidge Ave. December 27 - 9 am, Holy Communion, Feast of St. John.

Stella Maris Church 201 Bayside Dr. December 24 - 4 pm, Children’s Christmas Pageant. December 24 - 8 pm, Candlelight Service . December 25 - 12:05 noon, Christmas Day Celebration.

Saint John Jewish Synagogue 91 Lenister St. The menorah lighting ceremony to mark the first day of Hanukkah was held on November 27, at the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum / Shaarei Zedek Synagogue. Regular Synagogue services are held on Friday evening at 6 pm and Saturday morning at 10 am. North End

Glen View United Church 8 Upland Rd. (corner of Upland and John T. McMillan) December 22 and 29 - 10:30 am, Regular Church services. December 24 - 7 pm, Christmas Eve for all families and all ages. West Side Parish Of West Saint John 100 Watson St. December 24 - 7 pm, BAS Holy Eucharist family servcie. December 24 - 11 pm, BCP Holy Communion. December 25 - 10:30 am, Christmas Day service with Holy Communion.

Crescent Valley Gospel Centre 500 Somerset St. December 24 - 6 pm, Candlelight Eve Service. Portland United Church 50 Newport Cres. (across from Baxter Dairies) December 24 - 7 pm, Christmas Eve family service. December 24 - 11 pm, Service with Communion.

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Three Cheers For Play Groups!

Christmas Magic At The Boys & Girls Club By Amanda Downey Every year at the Boys and Girls Club of Saint John, Christmas Magic is spread among our children and youth during our Lunch Program Christmas Party. On Tuesday, December 17th, all of our children will show up to a beautifully decorated tree and enjoy a hot turkey dinner. Santa will make his appearance from the North Pole with a special present for each of our children. They are called-up individually and have a chance to sit with Santa and make those last minute requests for Christmas Day! Volunteers and staff share in the joy of this celebration by watching the excitement on the children faces as they open their presents laughing and smiling as they sing Christmas carols waiting for Santa to arrive. This truly is a magical day and exemplifies the true meaning of Christmas! Happy Holidays from the Boys and Girls Club of Saint John!!

Y’s Forest Glen Community Centre Forest Glen Community Centre offers a free dropin program every weekday from 3 to 5:30 pm, for youth ages 13-16. This is a fun way to hang with friends, work on school projects and homework, while also having fun! In the evening the Teen Drop-In Program features ball hockey on Tuesday and Thursday nights, Just the Guys on Wednesday and gym activities every second Friday. Call 658-2816 for more information.

By Margot Ringuette Play groups bring together parents/caregivers and their children 0-5 years old. The play group at Centennial School started March 2013. Here are some comments from parents: “Both my one year old and four year old always have fun playing with all the different toys...during story time the kids have a blast singing and hearing the stories. I especially enjoy how parents can talk and enjoy time, with not just their children, but other parents as well.” “I really enjoy the socializing my 2-year old gets with other kids. She has made really good friends here, and so have I! The staff is exceptional with children, and it is well put together! “ For more information on a play group in your neighbourhood, call the Early Learning Centre 634-4189 or the Family Resource Centre 6332182.

Glen Falls Christmas Bazaar By Jill Nylan Community Schools Coordinator With the help of our PALS, parent volunteers and SJHS Key Club we are able to give our students a day to shop. Each student is given the opportunity to shop for Christmas presents to give to their family. The day is full of shopping, gift wrapping, cookie decorating, karaoke, Christmas carols and merry, holiday cheer. The school is filled with the holiday spirit of giving as each student leaves with the excitement of finding that special something for the ones they love. I’m sure the students would say (or sing), “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

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Holiday Traditions

TRC Holiday Season

By Melissa Barrett It’s the most wonderful time of year-here at the Teen Resource Centre! The holiday season is upon us once again and our youth couldn’t wait to give back to their community. This year the youth decided to gather donations for the Romero House food drive. The youth had enough collected food for three large boxes to donate and also had plans to make snack bags for the Romero mobile unit. In keeping with Holiday traditions, this year’s TRC Holiday Dinner will be held on Thursday December 19th, from 5 pm to 7 pm and is open to TRC youth new and old. For information please contact Melissa Barrett at 632 5615.

By Adam Dunn Youth Outreach Coordinator - Teen Vibe Irving Oil has partnered up with St. John the Baptist-King Edward School again and is running a tutoring program every Tuesday and Thursday for grades 1, 2 and 3. We have over 87 tutor volunteers who come into our school for one hour. We are very lucky to have Irving Oil as a Community Partner. We would like to thank Lisa Savidant and her team of volunteer tutors, you are making a difference and we thank you.

SECC Recieves Grant

School Wide Hair Cut’s For SJBKE

By Gino Arsenault The South End Community Center (SECC) has been awarded a Fare Advantage grant from the General Mills Foundation. This money will be used to start an evening program about healthy food preparation and consumption. The program will also focus on getting the best buy for your dollar. This program will start on January 13th and will run every Monday evening for the duration of 12 - 14 weeks. Our target participants are teens who are getting ready to move out on their own and young adults just starting out. There is no charge to register but spaces are limited. To take part in this program contact the South End Community Center by calling or dropping in.

By Denise Long Community School/PALS Coordinator for Lorne Middle School and St. John the Baptist King Edward School On Monday, Oct 28, Royal Hair Design one of St. John the Baptist King Edwards School’s PALS partners came into our school from 9:30 am - 3 pm to cut hair for any student who wanted to get their hair cut. SJBKE would like to thank those lovely ladies from Royal Hair Design for working on their day off and spending it with us. Our school and students are very lucky to have them as one of our PALS Partners. Thanks again!!

Irving Oil Tutoring Program At SJBKE

By Denise Long Community School/PALS Coordinator for Lorne Middle School and St. John the Baptist King Edward School Irving Oil has partnered up with St. John the Baptist-King Edward School again and is running a tutoring program every Tuesday and Thursday for grades 1, 2 and 3. We have over 87 tutor volunteers who come into our school for one hour. We are very lucky to have Irving Oil as a Community Partner. We would like to thank Lisa Savidant and her team of volunteer tutors, you are making a difference and we thank you.

Every child deserves a chance

The Y Strong Kids Campaign provides an Opportunity Fund for children and youth to join our programs and services so they can live healthier, happier lives to grow into productive adults. The Y of Greater Saint John is open to everyone. Please call to find out how we can help.

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Y of Greater Saint John T: 693-YMCA(9622) www.saintjohny.com


Les Traditions de Noël au Vieux Monde

Senior Wellness Fair And Clinic

Par Pierre-André Fruytier Noël en Europe ressemble plus en plus à un Noël en Amérique du Nord depuis les deux dernières décennies. Si il s’agit d’évoquer la Tradition de Noël d’avant la Mondialisation pour des pays d’Europe comme la Belgique, les Pays-Bas, ou encore l’Allemagne et le Luxembourg, il me faut mettre en évidence qu’il s’agissait d’une fête chrétienne auquel le Père Noël n’était pas invité. Un Noël sans Père Noël, a.k.a. Santa pour les intimes ? Oui c’était le cas. Pauvres enfants d’Europe privés de cadeaux, me direz-vous. Et bien non, le même Santa, appelé Saint Nicolas ou Sinter-Klaas en Belgique et aux Pays-Bas, était déjà passé le 6 décembre, jour de sa fête religieuse, apporter ses cadeaux aux enfants sages. Santa a désormais accepté d’effectuer ses livraison en Europe à la fois le 6 et le 25 décembre. Petits Chanceux …

Christopher Leadership Graduates

By Debbie McLeod The 4th Annual Senior Wellness Fair and Clinic was held on Nov. 18, from 1 - 3:30 pm, at Portland United Church in the north end of Saint John. The Fair was opened by Debbie McLeod from Social Development as Emcee with remarks from the Honorable Dorothy Shephard, Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities, and the Honorable Trevor Holder, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. This was followed by remarks from John MacKenzie, Ward 2 City Counsellor, Brian Marks, Program Manager Social Development and Sandra James, Committee Member. There were 40 information booths this year which made it the biggest Fair so far. Despite the inclement weather we had a wonderful turn out. Also this year, we had a gentle yoga demonstration with Judy Murphy attracting a number of seniors and Karen Simon from Sobeys gave a cooking demonstration showing seniors the benefits of healthy snacking. There was a short exercise break with Howie Robinson from the YMCA, followed by a healthy nutrition break. Keith Facey provided entertainment which the seniors enjoyed. Another innovation this year saw the entire day being filmed by Elaine Shannon and her crew for her television show, “Simply Zen”. Thanks to Red Cross, Go Ahead Seniors, and Leisure services for being wonderful partners!!

Learn & Go South End Access Centre By Mary LeSage Congratulations to the Christopher Leadership Graduates 2013 session. Thank you to the City of Saint John and Leisure Services, in particular Kevin Watson for seeing the potential in the program and what it would bring to the communities. On November 27 the following students graduated; Sheila Croteau, Joan Doucette, Eva Feddery, Janet Fullerton, Mary LeSage, Thamer Naji, Janet McLaughlin, Pat Porter, Mary Quarterly, Karen Rodgerson.

Two New Ways   to Support   Your United Way! 

We started with a vision of starting a Community Access Centre in the South End. We attended Learn and Go where we were taught the skills on how to move forward on this project. We had three weeks of classroom training and five weeks of preparation to present our project. Over the weeks, we have obtained 5 pc's, Pictured above:Lori Arsenault, printers and technical support. Look Jonathan Gallant, Carrie Allen. for us in the new year for a grand opening!! Thanks to Jonathan at PC Rescue, Cathy Boudreau at St. Joe's Community Health Centre,Simms Brush Factory, our city councillors and PULSE.

Buy a ticket for the   Saint John Mill Rats game  on Jan 23 for only $10.   (reg. $12‐14) 

$5 from every ticket goes to the United Way.   Call 658‐1212 to get your voucher today!         Enjoy a special rate of $79/standard or $99/suite at the   Holiday Inn Express Saint John, Future Inns Moncton or  Hampton Inn Moncton from Dec. 20 to Jan. 2.   $10 from each room goes to the United Way.      Future Inns Moncton:  1‐800‐565‐0700  Holiday Inn Express & Suites Saint John: 1‐800‐475‐4656  Hampton Inn & Suites Moncton: 1‐877‐855‐4819 

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GSJCF Awards Grants

Irving Fuel To Care

By Sue Crozier The Greater Saint John Community Foundation Anniversary Grants were awarded to 2 non for profit organizations in the Greater Saint John area. Each organization received $15,001.00 toward their innovative projects. Also attached are some photos from the reception where these organizations were honoured. In the Saint John Learning Exchange photo (top, from left to right) is: Doug MacDonald, Chair of the GSJCF; Christina Fowler, Executive Director of the SJ Learning Exchange, and Linda Boyle, President of the SJ Learning Exchange Board. In the Elizabeth Fry Society photo (below, from left to right) is: Doug MacDonald, Chair of the GSJCF and Marianna Stack, Executive Director of The Elizabeth Fry Society.

Pictured above: Providence Willington and her mother Kelly Willington. Irving Oil’s Fuel the Care program helps families with the cost of travel between home and hospital. For 11 years, Fuel the Care has helped more than 43,000 families throughout Atlantic Canada and New England. The program has helped the family of Ezekiel Willington of Moncton. Prior to his birth, the Willington family discovered that their unborn son has some markers for a rare genetic disorder called Trisome 18. To properly prepare for Ezekiel’s birth and treatment the family had to travel from Moncton to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax every couple of weeks. “It meant so much to us to know that Irving Oil was partnering with us to save Ezekiel’s life. He was born on January 10, 2013 with Trisome 18, but because of the plans put in place before his birth, he is here and we couldn’t be more thrilled.” For more information about Fuel the Care, visit www.irvingoil.com/fuelthecare.

RiverCross Church would like to wish the people living in Saint John’s priority neighbourhoods God’s joy and blessing during this Christmas season. We are proud to call each one of you our neighbour and our friend!

On behalf of MSGR. Henneberry, staff and parishioners of St. Pius X Parish, we wish you the joys of the Christmas season, a time we celebrate the “reason for the season.” Christ Among Us

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Learn And Go - Bringing Teams And Partners Together

Muslims Celebrations The Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre asked its new volunteer, Hanaa, to talk about her holiday celebrations.

By Patricia Porter The Learn and Go presentation was very inspiring as Teams and Partners came together to make positive changes in the City of Saint John. Teams were from the Lower South End, Lower West, East Side, Waterloo Village, Anglin Drive, Crescent Valley and Old North End. Following nine skill building workshops teams met for five weeks with their mentors and diligently worked on their projects! On November 19 excitement hung in the air as each of the nine Learn and Go teams presented ideas that would help their neighbourhood. It was very easy to see the passion, dedication and hard work that went into each and every project! Potential Partners were very supportive and as the Presentation drew to a close each team had a next step to share! Congratulations Learn and Go Teams, we look forward to seeing your projects develop!

Sea Dogs Annual Teddy Bear Toss

Hanaa told us about two important celebrations and this is the story: Muslims celebrate two important days every year, which are Eid Al Fiter, is called "Feast of Breaking the Fast", marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Eid Aladh the "Feast of the Sacrifice" is a time to reflect on sacrifice. Many cultures have various methods of celebrating. Here is the basic approach: First, on the day of Eid Muslims should wake up early in the morning to give Zakaat the practice of charity. Second, eat something sweet to break the fast. Third, attend the Eid prayer, listen to the Imam's sermon. Then celebrate the day among family, and friends. Hanaa Alsharief is a new volunteer with SJMNRC. She is also a student at UNBSJ, studying in the MBA Program.

By Juanita Black On Friday night, Dec 6, the Saint John Sea Dogs, at their home game had their annual Teddy Bear Drop. The bears are thrown onto the ice after the home team scores their first goal. The coordination of this event is not possible without the cooperation of the Sea Dogs, the Neighbourhood Police Council and Dare. Approximately 1000 to 1200 bears of all sizes, shapes and colours were collected this year and distributed the next day to community groups for the holidays. On hand to pick up the bears were: ONE Change, P.U.L.S.E., Crescent Valley, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA-YWCA, Coverdale Centre, Anglin Drive, and Courtenay Bay.

Seasons Greetings From The Human Development Council Pictured above: Tena Guance and Mary Saulnier-Taylor

Thank you Sea Dogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fans for the smiles you will put on so many young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faces!

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Sharing Peace And The Spirit Of Christmas The YMCA Settlement students were busy working on some projects for Peace Week. The spirit of peace ties nicely into the spirit of Christmas. They were created by students that are just learning English from YMCA Settlement Services.

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Around The Block (Issue 32) Volunteers Old North End: Wendy Barron-Belmore. Lower South End: Mary LeSage. Waterloo-Village: Penni Eisenhauer and Lisa Chamberlain. Crescent Valley: Anne Driscoll. Lower West Side: Jill Roberts. Proof readers: Belinda Kumar, Cindy Bishop, Mark Driscoll, Rona Howald, Mary Collier Fleet, Lois Chaisson-Fish, Anna O’Hara, Randy Hatfield and Melanie Hientz. Layout and Design: Chris Hopkins and Juanita Black. Ad Design: Chris Hopkins and Richard Northorp. Community members: Carl Tricky, Lyn King, Amanda Maxwell, Debbie McLeod and Lisa Chamberlain. Page 16


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