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Celebrating 20 Years of Service to Our Communities!

March 2016

Dawson Trail Dispatch

Providence Students Named Provincial MVPs Providence student-athletes Amber Harms and Romeo KC have been named Most Valuable Players of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference basketball leagues. Harms, who is in her second year at Providence, came third in scoring during the MCAC regular season and also finished atop the total rebounds chart. In addition, her field goal percentage was fourth-best in the province. KC garnered the men’s award after coming fifth in MCAC scoring, posting a province-leading 95 per cent efficiency rating from the free throw line, and topping the productivity table. A third-year student out of Falls Church, Virginia, he is joined on the MCAC honour roll by All Conference Team member Daniel Dekleva.

10 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach 204-320-4600 Pat Porter Active Living Centre offers programs, activities, services and volunteer opportunities, striving to promote healthy and active living for older adults of the southeast region. We invite you to come and pay us a visit and consider participating in some of our programs. For more Romeo KC information call the Centre at 204-320-4600. MARCH POTLUCK is on Wednesday, March 9th. If you know that you would like to attend please call ahead and let us know what you would like to bring. Call 204-320-4600. As always needed are: salads, casseroles, desserts large enough to share. Cost is $6.00. DIABETES WORKSHOP Thursday, March 17th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm This workshop is open to the public. In this presentation you will learn the myths and facts of Diabetes. This workshop is for people with Type 2 Diabetes. It teaches the skills needed for day-to-day management of Diabetes, and related symptoms, so that individuals can bet-ter “Live a Healthy Life” with diabetes and other chronic health conditions There is no cost for this workshop, but please call to register before Monday, March 14th. WEEKLY PROGRAMS Monday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pickleball 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drop in Pool 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Model Trains 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pickleball 1:00 pm Canasta 7:00 pm Tai Chi Tuesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pickleball 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Circle of friends 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drop in Pool 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Floor Shuffle 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Family Search Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Computer classes – call to register please

10:00 am – 11:30 am Tai Chi 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drop in Pool 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cribbage 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Old Time Band Practice Thursday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pickleball 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drop in Pool 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Whist 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Pickleball Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Pickleball 9:30 pm – 3:00 pm Circle of friends 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pickleball 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm Drop in Pool MONTHLY PROGRAMS Foot Care – The first Tuesday and Wednesday and third Tuesday of the month from 9:00- 2:00 pm. Run by a Professional Foot Care Nurse. Cost $30.00. Call us to book an appointment. Computer Lab – Need help with your computer skills? Call the centre and make an appointment. Labs are 1 hour long and available every Wednesday morning from 9:00 am – Noon. Please call the centre at: 204-320-4600. Beltone Hearing – is the third Friday of each month. Please call 1-800-6612653 for an appointment. Noon meals are available Monday through Friday cost $6.00 Call 320-4605 by 9:00 am to reserve your meal for that day. Purchase your meal ticket at the receptionist desk before noon. Monthly menus are available at the office, online, or in the newsletter. Bring a friend! Volunteer Opportunities include perogy making, decorating and setting tables, birthday party hosts, food preparation and serving, clean up, greeters, receptionists. Membership at Pat Porter Active Living Centre is only $25 per year. Memberships are due in January of each year. Membership is for those 55 years of age and older. Benefits include reduced program rates, a voice in business meetings, voting rights, and eligibility to serve on the board or committees. For more information on our programs, activities or volunteer opportunities, drop by the Centre between Monday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm OR call 320-4600 or visit

Amber Harms

Falk Announces Act to Encourage More Giving By Marianne Curtis On February 26, Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher shared details of his Private Members Bill – The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act. According to Falk, the new act would give federal tax credits for political contributions far exceed the federal tax credits for donations to registered charities in Canada. “The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act will level the playing field between donations to political parties and donations to registered charitable organizations,” said MP Falk. “Feeding politicians should never be more important than feeding the hungry.” “With this bill, charitable organizations will be empowered to take on a greater role as a result of the additional donations generated from the new tax incentives,” Falk explained further. “This bill is expected to encourage donations from the largest segments of the population, those who currently donate under $400 per year as well as those who currently do not donate at all.” According to Statistics Canada (2010), 10 percent of donors account for 63 percent of all charitable donations in Canada. The number of Canadians donating to charities has been on a long-term decline across the country. The percentage of claimed donations in 2013 fell to 21.87% from its high of 29.5% in 1990. While the median dollar donation across the country has generally averaged between $250 and $350 per person, residents of Steinbach were the most generous among larger communities in a 2009 study with a median donation of $1,830. “I am very proud to represent a

Provencher MP Ted Falk announces a new Private Members Bill – The Fairness in Charitable Gifts Act.

riding that is so well known for its generosity,” Falk added. “Our area is a leader in charitable giving and it just makes sense that this bill should be launched from right here in Provencher.” Among smaller centres in

Provencher, towns such as Blumenort, Kleefeld and Landmark led the way. The median donation for residents of Blumenort was $2,420. Kleefeld came in second in this region at $1,740 dollars, followed by Landmark at $1,680.

Dawson Trail Dispatch March 2016  

Southeast Manitoba News and Features

Dawson Trail Dispatch March 2016  

Southeast Manitoba News and Features