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and trying to convince people to use them. Irvin was the first man to voluntarily jump out of a working aircraft with a parachute. He did it to prove that manually operated parachutes could work, and he made his point when he landed with only a broken ankle, when most people thought he was jumping to his death. The Air Corps immediately ordered 300, and Irvin found himself in the parachute business. • When his lawyer filed papers, Irvin’s name was misspelled as ‘Irving.’ Irving Parachutes made Irvin a wealthy man by the time he reached the age of thirty. • After Harris jumped from his plane, men at McCook Field collected souvenirs of the incident: pieces of the crashed plane, the used parachute, and photos of Harris next to the wreck. They displayed the items proudly in their tiny museum. A newspaper reporter wrote an article and suggested that they start a club for people who owed their lives to a parachute, and the Caterpillar Club was born. • It was only a few weeks later when a second man qualified to join the Caterpillar Club. Lt. Tyndall jumped for his life when his aircraft’s wings tore off. Tyndall volunteered to keep the records of the Caterpillar Club. For the next 17 months Harris and Tyndall were the only members of the club. But in 1924, a stunt jumper dove out of an airplane with six chutes on, intending to open one right after the other in an airshow exhibition. The first five failed when they became entangled, and it was the sixth reserve emergency parachute — an Irvin chute — that saved his life. • The first British man to enter the Caterpillar Club was a man named Scholefield. Two years later he was killed when his plane went down while he unfortunately was not wearing a chute. • S.L.G. Pope bailed out when the rudder gave out. He was only 800 feet (244 m) off the ground when he jumped. He yanked on the ripcord again and again with no result— then discovered he’d been pulling the string holding a pencil to the knee pad that he scribbled flight data on. He was only 300 feet (91 m) off the ground when he found the ripcord. The chute opened barely in time to save him. Pope was the first Royal Air Force pilot whose life was saved by a parachute. His friends sent a telegram: “Congratulations. Forwarding clean pair of pants.” • When World War II hit, the demand for parachutes skyrocketed and Irvin’s factory went from a pre-war output of 100 parachutes per week to nearly 1,500. Applications for membership in the Caterpillar Club shot up, and at the parachute factory a huge bulletin board held pictures and letters from pilots who owed their lives to Irving Parachutes. By the end of 1943 there were over 27,000 members, with a hundred or more applications arriving daily. One pilot wrote: “I am going to name my son (when I have one) Irvin as it was due to one Irvin in particular that I am alive enough to woo, marry, and get me a son.” • Irvin himself witnessed the effectiveness of his parachutes when the crew of an American bomber bailed out near his factory while he was watching. He drove to where they were floating down, and five minutes later the two lucky pilots were in his office being signed up for the club and toasting their luck with the inventor’s whisky. • Leslie Irvin agreed to give a gold pin to every person whose life was saved by one of his parachutes. At the end of World War II the number of members with Irvin pins had grown to over 34,000 though the total of people saved by Irvin parachutes is estimated to be 100,000.

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Guy gets ready to make his first ten-second delay. His jumpmaster sees he’s nervous and says, “Don’t worry. Just get out there, arch, count to ten, and pull your main ripcord. If there’s a problem with the main, you know you have a reserve. When you land, the truck will pick you up and take you back to the loft.” So the guy exits, arches and pulls. Nothing happens. He reefs on his reserve ripcord. Dirty laundry comes out of the reserve container. He’s falling faster, close to terminal, and he looks at the ground and says, “Great. I bet the truck won’t be there, either.”

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• Although the first parachute jump in Canada was made by an American in Vancouver in 1912, the first successful parachute jump in Canada which was made by a Canadian happened in 1919. • The story starts in 1893 when Frank Ellis was born in Nottingham, England. While in his teens he became fascinated with what were then called ‘aerial machines.’ As a youth, he worked for a bicycle company in England, and then went on to master motorcycle engines. • Shortly after his family moved to Canada in 1913, he found an abandoned Curtiss biplane. He and a buddy rebuilt it from scratch, dubbing it the West Wind. They spent the entire summer of 1914 flying it and performing progressively more dangerous stunts, until a sudden gust of wind picked it up from its parking spot and flipped it over, ruining it beyond repair. • When World War I ended, there were plenty of spare Curtiss planes available. Ellis embarked on a new career as a barnstormer, performing dangerous stunts for small sums of money in front of awestruck spectators, many of whom had never seen a plane before. He worked as an airplane mechanic and took people for rides in his plane for $1 per minute, catering to the tourist crowds at Crystal Beach, Ontario. • It just so happened that on July 4, 1919, Leslie Irvin (who pioneered the parachute) jumped from a Jenny plane at a height of 2,000 feet (610 m) and floated downward, landing unhurt in Lake Erie near Crystal Beach. He was testing a new model of parachute, a design that was packed into a backpack. He left his soggy parachute behind, saying he would return to retrieve it once it was dry. • And there it sat when Frank Ellis found it. By then the parachute was perfectly dry; Irvin hadn’t come to fetch it yet; and Ellis thought, “What the heck?” If Irvin could do it, why couldn’t he? Well, for starters, he didn’t know how to pack a parachute. He did the

best he could under the circumstances. “It looked like a bag of laundry more than anything else and weighed as much as a sack of cement,” Ellis later recalled. • He drafted a pilot friend to help him in the endeavor. When they reached 1,800 feet (548 m) they spotted a boat on the water near Crystal Beach, Ontario, and Ellis jumped so he could land near the boat and be rescued. The parachute deployed, but when he hit the water, the wet linen straps shrunk so quickly that he was nearly strangled before the astonished boat owner could pull him out of the water. Undaunted, he just had to try it again. The next jump the following day was successful as well. “If anyone had told me on July 4, 1919, that the next day I would be the first Canadian to parachute from an airplane over Canada, I would have thought he was completely mad.” • Irvin, aware of the problem caused by linen shrinking when wet, began to make his parachutes out of silk instead, thus leading to the instigation of “The Caterpillar Club.” Shortly after after Frank Ellis’ jump, parachutes were used in an emergency situation for the first time. • Frank Ellis retired from flying in the late 1920s and became a bus driver in Vancouver. However, he spent his entire life documenting the early days of Canadian aviation, writing three books on the topic. In 1972, Ellis was awarded the Medal of Service of the Order of Canada. Frank died in Vancouver on July 4, 1979, just one day prior to the 60th anniversary of his famous jump.

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February is Heart Month

February is Heart Month in Canada. The Minister of Health in Canada strongly urges all Canadians to use this month to reflect on your own “heart health”. Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease, are Canada’s leading cause of death. Chronic and lifelong, heart disease profoundly affects individuals and their families. This year in Saskatchewan alone… • Heart disease and stroke are the #1 cause of death (More than accidents, cancer and AIDS combined! • More than 8,000 will suffer from a heart attack or stroke • About 3,500 of those will die • 4 in 10 people will experience heart disease or stroke in their lifetime Each year in Canada… • 34% of male deaths due to heart disease • 36% of female deaths due to heart disease • Cardiovascular disease costs Canadians $18.4 billion every year • Cardiovascular disease accounts for more Canadians deaths than any other disease-78,942 (36%) • Every 7 minutes a Canadian dies from Heart disease WHO IS AT RISK…? Risk factors include those you CAN control.. • Tobacco use • Physical activity • Food choices • High blood pressure • Cholesterol • Obesity ...those you CANNOT control… • Age • Gender • Family history

Know the warning signs, it could save a LIFE! Heart Attack • Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back. The discomfort can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain. • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach. • Shortness of breath. Often comes along with chest discomfort. But it also can occur before chest discomfort. • Other symptoms. May include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or light-headedness. Continued on next page

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STARTING THIS WEEK: “GAME OF THRONES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON”: The phrase “Red Wedding” joined television’s lexicon for all time with this round of the acclaimed HBO drama series. The power struggle among the Seven Kingdoms continues, with various forces contending to assume ultimate rule. Diana Rigg, Ciaran Hinds and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are among those joining a cast that includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Iain Glen and Richard Madden. DVD extras: four “making-of ” documentaries; audio commentary by cast and crew; deleted and extended scenes. **** (Not rated: AS, N, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray) “BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE COMPLETE EPIC SERIES”: The late-1970s show that started the franchise gets a home video re-launch, with Lorne Greene as Commander Adama, leader of a spaceship fleet transporting the last remnants of mankind. Close on their tail are the sinister Cylons, determined to destroy the humans. Lt. Starbuck was a man in this first version, played by Dirk Benedict, and Richard Hatch also stars as Adama’s son, Captain Apollo. Jane Seymour has a featured role early in the show. *** (Not rated: V) “HELLBENDERS”: The recent “Thor” movies have helped the notion of a Norseman’s visit to contemporary America be accepted, but whereas that one was pretty benevolent, the one in the case of this horror tale has no reservations about destroying New York. That calls a fraternity of offbeat clergymen into action, since they may be the only ones capable of vanquishing the villain. Stars include Clancy Brown, Clifton Collins Jr. and Dan Fogler. DVD extras: two “making-of ” documentaries; audio commentary by writer-director J.T. Petty. ** (R: AS, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray) “NURSE JACKIE: SEASON FIVE”: Emmy winner Edie Falco continues her acclaimed performance as a medical assistant with her own related problems in this season of the Showtime series. Out of rehab, Jackie is celebrating a new lease on life when an accident suddenly makes her a patient in her own hospital ... but the situation has a silver lining, since the investigating policeman (Adam Ferrara) takes a clear interest in her. Fellow Emmy recipient Merritt Wever - who famously gave one of the shortest award acceptance speeches ever last fall - and Peter Facinelli also continue as cast regulars. *** (Not rated: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray) “TOM AND JERRY: MOUSE TROUBLE”: The literal cat-and-mouse games are in high gear again, as this collection of 30 animated short subjects features one of the most beloved cartoon teams of all time. In one of the tales, Tom is working at a hotel where Jerry is a guest ... and you just know it won’t take long for staff-and-customer relations to go south under those circumstances. *** (Not rated: V) “THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: SEASON 5”: The final round of the adventure series that made the word “bionic” commonplace stars Lee Majors as Steve Austin, the ex-astronaut refitted with artificial limbs that make him stronger and faster after a devastating accident. Many of the episodes in this season hearken back to earlier ones, with our hero again facing Bigfoot (played by Ted Cassidy, previously Lurch on “The Addams Family”) as one example. Other guest stars include Rick Springfield, Suzanne Somers and Martin Caidin, who wrote the book (“Cyborg”) the series was based on. *** (Not rated: V) Answers on page 15

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BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: Hope lured Brooke on a business trip to Paris to give Ridge and Katie time together, but Bill turned up on the plane. Bill made it clear to Quinn that what happened between them the other night was a one-time thing. Aly attempted to convince Hope that Wyatt and Quinn are harming the Forrester Creations image. After discussing a disturbing secret with Pam, Eric was surprised by the unexpected return of Taylor. Coming: Hope and Wyatt battle another opponent. DALLAS: On the season premiere, John Ross looked for double trouble, sparring with Bobby over their joint ownership of Southfork Ranch, while endangering his wedding to Pamela by having sex with Emma. Christopher’s future with Elena seemed hopeless when she returned to Dallas to pursue her own agenda for justice. The arrival of a mysterious stranger threatened everyone’s fragile stability. Coming: Sue Ellen knows what her son is capable of.

Stroke • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body • Sudden blurred vision, dimness or loss of vision, particularly in one eye. Double vision can also occur • Slurred speech, loss of speech, trouble talking or understanding what others are saying • Sudden severe headache with no known cause, that won’t go away • Unexplained dizziness, unstable walking or falling, especially along with any of the other symptoms

DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Desperately trying to end his affair with Abigail, EJ set a wedding date with Sami. Jordan was shaken after her confrontation with Ben, a man from her past. Nick played on Gabi’s insecurities to draw her closer. Brady accused Maggie and Victor of having him followed. Sami blamed Nicole when she learned that Eric is leaving the priesthood. Hope and Aiden were forced to work together, leading to miscommunication. Coming: Marlena must live with her difficult decision.

What do you do when you notice the warning SIGNS?

THE FOSTERS: When Callie used her photography skills for a good cause, it unintentionally made trouble for someone she cares about. To clear his own conscience, Brandon paid a big price when he made a deal with an unscrupulous classmate. Mariana faced the consequences of pursuing Chase. Tension exploded between Jesus and Emma during a wrestling match. Stef and Lena considered taking a big step for their family. Coming: Someone learns about Brandon’s error in judgment.

9-1-1... Get to a hospital right away. Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. Emergency medical services paramedics can begin treatment when they arrive – in some cases up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car if living outside urban areas. Paramedics are also trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped beating. Tobacco…the truth • In the last 5 years, 25% of Canadians have quit smoking • 23%, aged 15 and over, currently smoke, which are 6 million Canadians (25% men and 21% women) • Tobacco will kill over 45,000 Canadians this year and 1000 will be non-smokers exposed to second hand smoke • Tobacco related health care expenditures exceed $9.5 billion annually

Skydiving From A Plane

A blonde, a brunette, a movie star, the pope, and a pilot were on a plane. The plane was going down fast, and there were only four parachutes for all five of them. The pilot took one and jumped, then the movie star took one and jumped, and then the blonde took one and jumped. The pope told the brunette to take the last one. The brunette said, “There are still 2 parachutes left! The blonde took my backpack...!”

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Parachute Quotes Your mind is like a parachute, it works best when open. You don’t need a parachute to skydive, you only need a parachute to skydive twice.

GENERAL HOSPITAL: After a masked Carlos tried to attack AJ, it triggered AJ’s memory about the night of Connie’s death, sending him to Ava for answers. Sonny issued a warning to a distant relative who has returned to Port Charles. Robin shared emotional news with her loved ones, but Anna suspected her daughter of hiding something. Shocking news forced Silas to acknowledge that he must confront the past. Coming: Britt’s outburst leads to awkward questions. NASHVILLE: A stoic Rayna took charge of the situation following Lamar’s devastating heart attack and her shock over her sister Tandy’s betrayal. When hit-making producer Howie V took Juliette to LA to record her song that shook up the Opry, it appeared that there was no room for Glenn. Descending further into loneliness and a lack of focus, Scarlett found a receptive ear - and more? from Liam. Coming: Avery seeks the right direction for his professional and personal life. THE ORIGINALS: Locked up in the sanitarium where she worked a century ago, Rebekah realized that Genevieve is back to seek revenge. Elijah sought help from Marcel and Hayley when his decision endangered Klaus and Rebekah. Aware that he may have valuable information that could locate Rebekah and Klaus, Marcel knew that revealing his knowledge would bring deadly consequences. Coming: Marcel is the only one who can save those he loves. Continued on page 13

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You Know Your A Skydiver When... •On cloudy/windy days you go to the drop zone anyway and complain about the weather. •On cloudy/windy days you pull out your parachute and pack it just to say that you’ve done something skydivingrelated. •The smell of bug spray makes you think of skydiving. •Whenever a passenger in a fast-moving car, you stick your head out the window and yell “FIVE LEFT” to the driver. •Whenever leaving an establishment you yell “DOOR” to all the patrons before opening the door. •You don’t own any clothing that you didn’t get at a boogie. •Every single one of your friends is to the point of wanting to kill you every time you mention skydiving. •You think of Jack Jeffries, Tamara Koyn and Norm Kent as “famous”. •You analyze every flag you see in terms of it’s too windy/ not too windy to jump. •You analyze every flag you see in terms of which direction you’d face to land. s of “working time” when making love. •You can’t think of a good reason to pick up your mail for three weeks after your issues of “Skydiving” and “Parachutist” arrive. •You feel naked without at least one jump ticket in your wallet. •You know to the tenth of a mile how far it is from your driveway to the drop zone’s driveway. •You don’t remember your anniversary or your mother’s birthday, but you know down to the second how much accumulated freefall time you have. •You refer to your recent break-up as an “intentional cutaway”. •You walk everywhere watching the sky. •You have your paycheck direct-deposited into the dz account. •You plan your vacations around skydiving boogies. •On a full moon night, you look up and think “Night jumps!” •You know the dz phone number while you don’t even know your own. •You’ve kissed more people in freefall than you have on the ground.

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An old Skydiver went flying out one dark and windy day, Upon the strut he waited as he flew along his way. When over top the exit point he pushed off hard and strong. And as he plunged on through the sky, he sang this happy song. Yippee-I-Oh, look out below. Skydiver on a delay. Five thousand feet on down he fell his arms and legs outspread. His back was arched and as he fell the wind roared past his head. When at two thousand feet he frogged and came in for the string. He groped along the harness fast and then began to sing. Yippee-I-Oh Where did it go? My ripcord can’t be found. On down he fell the Earth grew large. His time was running out. He came in fast for his reserve and gave a dismal shout. The Sunday papers fluttered by and through his fevered brain Ran the awful certainty his hopes were down the drain. Yippee-I-Yah, at least let them say, Stable all the way. Now when the days are dark and cold, the sky is black with clouds. You’ll see that lonely jumper fall struggling with his shrouds. He falls through space eternally to make this message clear. No matter how stable you are, your life hangs with your gear.

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PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: Aria was devastated by the shocking news about Ezra revealed by her friends. Refusing to accept their claims as true, Aria looked for answers. Spencer attempted to prove to her parents and Toby that she can kick her addiction to pills on her own, well aware that one misstep might land her in rehab. Fed up with Emily’s secret keeping, Paige was determined to make her girlfriend come clean. Coming: Ezra is not about to lose Aria, whatever the cost. REIGN: Clarissa kidnapped King Henry and Queen Catherine’s younger sons. Catherine enlisted Mary and Bash to help find the boys, which ended in tragedy. Francis grew closer to Lola when he rescued her from the consequences of her attempt to help her brother with a debt he owes. Coming: Catherine will sacrifice everything for revenge. STAR-CROSSED: Emery tried to talk to Roman after the tragedy at the sector but he wanted nothing to do with her, sending Emery to seek comfort from Grayson. When the Atrian Seven were invited to the school carnival, things took a horrific turn with Drake being kidnapped and Roman finding out that the Trags have prepared a hit on Emery and her family at the event. Coming: Roman finds himself fighting any threat to Emery.

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SWITCHED AT BIRTH: Always the do-gooder, Daphne tried to convince Sharee that her mother is mentally ill and needs help, but her efforts led to more trouble. Bay and Toby devised a plan to create common ground for their parents and mend the rift between Kathryn and John. Adrianna was at odds with Regina over her new project. Melody was confused by Travis’ selfsabotaging behavior. Coming: Medical news forces Bay to make a tough decision. TWISTED: The homecoming dance was a source of mounting tension between Danny and Lacey. Danny made a connection between a familiar face and his time in juvenile hall. Jack moved in on a conflicted Karen, while Tess found it increasingly difficult to hide her secrets from Kyle. Jo encouraged Rico to make the first move and reach out to Andie, who has a crush on him. Coming: Danny reels from shocking news. VAMPIRE DIARIES: Stefan couldn’t sit by idly as Damon’s destructive behavior turned deadly, and planned to intervene, accompanied by Elena, who had her own reasons. Dr. Wes set a trap to test Damon’s friendship with Enzo. After a candid talk with Nadia, Matt obtained help from Caroline and Tyler to protect Elena, which ended in violence. Stefan and Caroline’s conversation led them to a horrifying realization. Coming: Damon is nearing the point of being past all hope. YOUNG AND RESTLESS: Concealing the identity of her life coach from Nikki, Summer met with Ian, who conducted a personality test that would reveal everything about her. In return for a kiss from Jill, Colin gave her information about the music box. Neil pleaded with Leslie to commit to him with marriage. When Courtney told Noah that everything they shared was real, even though she had been undercover as a cop, he kissed her. Lauren received a postcard from Carmine and was horrified by the prospect of his return. Coming: Ian probes Summer for information he can use.

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SMOKEJUMPERS • Smokejumpers are fire fighters who parachute into remote locations to put out wildfires. • Russia has more smokejumpers than any other country with several thousand, and Russia also claims the longest history of established smokejumping of any nation. Their smokejumping program got underway in 1936. In the U.S., smokejumping was established in 1939. Smokejumpers are also employed by Mongolia and Canada. Canada’s first smokejumping teams were assembled in the 1950s. • In the western U.S., smokejumper bases were established in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and Alaska. From these bases, they are dispatched to fires all over the country. • During World War II, some conscientious objectors were put to work as smokejumpers. • In 1945, a smokejumper unit was sent to the west coast of the United States to combat forest fires ignited by Japanese balloons carrying incendiary devices, an operation designated Operation Firefly. Fortunately, most of the incendiary balloons fizzled. • In 1949, the worst disaster involving smokejumpers happened at a remote location called Mann Gulch north of Helena, Montana. When the fire changed direction and charged uphill, 13 firefighters were killed, and 12 of those were smokejumpers. This ushered in a new era of firefighting safety measures currently used by all wildland firefighters. Noted author Norman MacLean described the incident in a book called Young Men and Fire published in 1992. The 1952 film Red Skies of Montana was also based on the disaster.


• Although the job is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world, statistically speaking, smokejumping is about as safe as ground-based wildland firefighting. • In the U.S. there have been about 5,000 smokejumpers between the program’s instigation in 1939 and today. • Women were allowed into the smokejumper program for the first time in 1981. • During the heat of the fire season between June 1st and October 1st, about 470 smokejumpers will be on duty in the U.S. They are employed primarily by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. • Only people who are already experienced professional firefighters are accepted into the smokejumper training program. Training usually begins in May. Trainees must be able to complete a 3-mile (5 km) hike in 90 minutes or less while carrying a 110-pound (50 kg) pack. • A typical smokejumper will carry about 70 pounds (32 kg) of gear during a jump. Bundles of supplies will be air-dropped, allowing them to set up camp in a safe area near the fire. • One of their main firefighting tools is called a pulaski, which was invented by Ed Pulaski after he was nearly killed in a catastrophic fire in 1910. It’s a combination of an axe and a hoe, used for chopping out timber and scraping a fire line. They wear fire-resistant clothing and carry fire resistant “shake-and-bake” shelters, similar to tents made out of mylar, which help shield them from heat if they get caught in a blaze. • Smokejumping is generally considered to be the single most cost-effective firefighting strategy currently employed.


RAF Sgt. Nicholas Alkemade, who during World War II bailed out of a RAF Avro Lancaster without a parachute and landed uninjured in a snow drift, was refused membership to the Caterpillar Club because a parachute had not been used. A group of skydivers were denied membership to the Caterpillar Club when one of them fouled the plane’s tail and caused it to fall from the sky. He died in the crash but the other eleven parachuted to safety, They did not qualify because it had been their original intention to jump from the plane. The pilot, however, was admitted to the club.

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~ Community Events ~ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 MEN’S ADULT FLOOR HOCKEY Located at the 15 Wing base gym. The cost is 3 dollars, and you must use a plastic bladed stick. You can either bring your own stick or they are available at the gym. TEEN WELLNESS CLINIC Public Health Services, 107-110 Ominica Street West from 2-5pm. Closed on Holidays. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 INTERIOR DESIGN: FORM & FUNCTION A look at interior design ideas for your home with guests Jillian & Karrin, Jillian’s Design Elements. Located in the South Meeting Room at the Moose Jaw Public Library at 7:30pm. TEEN WELLNESS CLINIC Public Health Services, 107-110 Ominica Street West from 2-4pm. Closed on Holidays. ALZHEIMER LEARNING SERIES This series will offer family members and friends caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias an overview of the disease. Topics will include memory loss, changes to the brain & their effect on behaviours, coping strategies, drugs, treatment & research, future planning and community resources. Contact Lisa at 306-691-2635 more information. TAPS TOASTMASTER MEETING Join us from 7-8:30pm for a friendly cheerful way to get used to speaking and writing speeches. Also, as a result, your self esteem as well as public speaking will improve. Located in the SIAST Board Room. Contact Cathy Morrell at 306-630-7015. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 KENDIC FAMILY PASTA NIGHT FUNDRAISER On February 19th there will be a Pasta Night Fundraiser for the Kendic family. Funds raised will be used to help this young family after their loss. Tickets will be sold for various prizes and a penny parade will also be held. Tickets for the supper are $20 and can be purchased at the Heritage Inn - Front desk. The entire event will run from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Supper will be served from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. For more information please contact, Melanie at 306-313-1414, Regan at 306-681-6775 or Diana at 306-690-1950. UNPLANNED PREGNANCY COUNSELLING Join us at the Informed Choices Pregnancy Center located at 251A High St. for a non judgemental unplanned pregnancy options counselling. For more information text Laurie at 306-690-8462 of email icpmoosejaw@ TEEN WELLNESS CLINIC Public Health Services, 107-110 Ominica Street West from 2-4pm. Closed on Holidays. BIG COUNTRY TOASTMASTERS CLUB Toastmasters is an organization that encourages personal growth through public speaking and leadership. Located in the SIAST Board Room from 7–8:30pm. For more information contact Gisele Perrault at 306-6813937. TOPS – (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) TOPS Club, Inc. is the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization. Our program is scientifically proven and has

helped millions over the last 60+ years. This event repeats every Wednesday. Please email Carla at THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 UNPLANNED PREGNANCY COUNSELLING Join us at the Informed Choices Pregnancy Center located at 251A High St. for a non judgemental unplanned pregnancy options counselling. For more information text Laurie at 306-690-8462 of email icpmoosejaw@ ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS This event is for 12 - 18 year old youth male and female, who are looking for new adventures. We work on skills such as teamwork, leadership and citizenship. Come check us out on Thursday evenings at the Moose Jaw Armouries or contact the Moose Jaw Armouries at 306-692-0551. TEEN WELLNESS CLINIC Public Health Services, 107-110 Ominica Street West from 2-4pm. Closed on Holidays. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 TEEN WELLNESS CLINIC Public Health Services, 107-110 Ominica Street West from 2-4pm. Closed on Holidays. UNPLANNED PREGNANCY COUNSELLING Join us at the Informed Choices Pregnancy Center located at 251A High St. for a non judgemental unplanned pregnancy options counselling. For more information text Laurie at 306-690-8462 of email icpmoosejaw@ AN INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL EVENT Come and enjoy the tastes and culture of other countries! Doors open at 5:30pm, supper at 6pm at Moose Jaw and District Seniors (510 Main St. N) The cost $18. Don’t delay tickets are limited. Please call 306-694-4223 for more information. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 TUGASKE LIONS SNOWMOBILE DERBY Snowmobile Derby, first rider out at 10am, last rider out at 2pm. The kitchen is open all day. AVONLEA FISH DERBY Dunnet Regional Park, Avonlea. Registration at the Avonlea Community Hall from 11am to 12:30pm. Fishing time from 1pm - 4pm. Tickets $20 Per Entry. Concession, bar and raffle prizes at the community hall. All proceeds to the Avonlea Memorial Rink. Contact Terri for more information at 306-868-2022. COSMO MAXI BRIDGE TOURNAMENT Maxi Bridge tournament from 10am to 4pm. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. Please contact the Cosmo Centre at 306-692-6072. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 SALVATION ARMY CHURCH SERVICE Please join us from 11am to 12:15pm as we meet together to sing, pray, and learn in worship. We also offer an evening service between 6:30 to 7:30pm as we sing, pray, and learn together in worship! This is a classic “hymn sing” style get together that meets in the basement of the Salvation Army Thrift Store. All are welcome! Wheelchair accessible. Please call by 5pm on Friday if you would like a ride to the service. SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS Sunday Jam Sessions have started up again, featuring Troy Downer and his band. So whether you are a singer, musician, a band, or a music lover, join us at the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion at 268 High Street West

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for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. Things get underway any time after 2:30pm and go until the fun stops. It’s free and open to the public. CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 10:30am worship service. 10:30am Sunday School. All welcome!! Contact the Central Lutheran Church at 306-694-5575 for more information. COUNTRY GOSPEL AT CHURCH OR OUR LADY SALVATION ARMY CHURCH SERVICE Please join us from 11am to 12:15pm as we meet together to sing, pray, and learn in worship. We also offer an evening service between 6:30 to 7:30pm as we sing, pray, and learn together in worship! This is a classic “hymn sing” style get together that meets in the basement of the Salvation Army Thrift Store. All are welcome! Wheelchair accessible. Please call by 5pm on Friday if you would like a ride to the service. SUNDAY JAM SESSIONS Sunday Jam Sessions have started up again, featuring Troy Downer and his band. So whether you are a singer, musician, a band, or a music lover, join us at the Moose Jaw Royal Canadian Legion at 268 High Street West for an afternoon of fun and entertainment. Things get underway any time after 2:30pm and go until the fun stops. It’s free and open to the public. CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH It’s COOL country gospel at Church of Our Lady at 3pm. Come and sing along to old-time gospel favourites, then meet your friends for refreshments in the Parish Hall. The offering will go to help Joe’s Place and the good work they’re doing for our young people. For more information please contact Church of Our Lady at 692-2950. VALENTINE’S BLISS PAGEANT A natural pageant for boys and girls of all ages! It is meant to build on confidence, self esteem and friendships! Every girl receives a tiara and every boy a medal just for coming on stage. We even have a category for 20+ (yes that means you moms can enter too!) You can contact Yvette, for more information or to register by phoning 306-502-3039. WINTERFEST 2014 Winterfest 2014 in Wakamow Valley from 1 – 4pm at the Kiwanis River Park, Skating Oval. FREE ADMISSION. (Suggested donation of $2 per rider for Wagon Rides). Horse drawn wagon rides, winter games, skating on the Oval or Moose Jaw river, kick sled, cross country skiing, snow sculptures, snow painting and much more! Fun for the whole family! Concession available. For more information call Wakamow Valley 692-2717. UPCOMING EVENTS FEMALE HEALTH & FERTILITY AND SYMPTON BASED NUTRITION: WHAT THOSE ANNOYING SYMPTOMS MAYBE TRYING TO TELL YOU – TUESDAY,FEBRUARY 25 Come in for some great health tips and information with guests Dr. Richelle Galay and Christina Galay at 7:30pm in the South Meeting Room at the Moose Jaw Public Library. TRIVIA NIGHT – FRIDAY, MARCH 7 Trivia night will be held from 7:30 – 10:30pm at the Sportsman Centre, 276 Home St. E. Cost is $5 per person. To reserve a table for your team contact Harry at 306-693-1324 or email your requirements to MOTHER’S DAY DRAW – MAY 11, 2014 East End Revival Ministries Inc. is selling tickets (2 for $5) for the chance to win a satin and lace quilt with a value of $995. Please phone 306694-4767 for tickets and more information.

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