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Vulcan & Region Family and Community Support Services (F.C.S.S.)

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Dec. 12 2013

Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society would like to thank the following for their contributions to make Holiday Train 2013 such a great day for everyone! For all your financial needs, call 403.485.2268 today!! Brought To You By: Vulcan & Region Family and Community Support Services (F.C.S.S.) - Director: Carrol Thomson - Senior Supports: Claire Kuchel -Klassen - Community Services Coordinator: Wendy Theodore - Youth Coordinator: Charlotte Kimber - Reception/Food Bank: Brenda English and Wendy Theodore

Contact Us At:

115-2nd Avenue N Box 594 Vulcan, AB, T0L 2B0 Toll Free: 1-877-485-2192 (Carmangay Only) 403-485-2192 403-485-2106 Fax: 403-485-6043 To advertise, please email Wendy at vulcanyw@telus.net

Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society WISH LIST

* All donators * Vulcan Tourism * Canadian Pacific * Chamber of Commerce * Shearer Agencies * Izzy Ellis and Brian Heffner * Cody Shearer * Rainbow Literacy * Aspen Crossing * County of Vulcan * Market Street * Town of Vulcan * Trekcetera Museum * RCMP * Christmas Elves Judy Sanderson and Shirley Zuehlke

A special thank you to CP for their generous donation of $6,000. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Calgary) is offering free public stargazing at the Trek Center in Vulcan on Friday, Dec. 13th, 2013 at 19:30. Short indoor presentation on “The Christmas Star”, and then we’ll check the sky out on our 11`` telescope outside, with much more.

Refreshment provided, all welcome and no charge. Held every second Friday of the month at 19:30. For further information contact the Trek Center at (403) 485-2994 or visit www.vulcantourism.com.

When you are writing out those cheques to give a donation at Christmas time, think local! Vulcan County registered charities:

Thorne’s Family Snack Shack & Pizzeria 403-682-9655

Christmas Dinner Dec. 23rd & 24th 4:30 - 7:00 pm $10/person All the Fixings!! Delivery in Vulcan County

Thank You To all those snow angels out there hard at work! You know who you are...

Items Such As: *Chocolates *Hamburger Helper *Canned Fruit *Stuffing *Crackers *Instant Potatoes *Cranberries *Applesauce *Pickles *Gravy Mix *Canned Vegetables WE ARE NOW COLLECTING CHRISTMAS HAMPER ITEMS Due to Health regulations, the Food Bank cannot accept homemade foods. Please remember to check all dates on donated items.

Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society vulcanandregionfcss.com Rainbow Literacy - rainbowliteracy.com Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation - vchwfoundation.com

WEIGHT WISE NUTRITION WORKSHOPS Vulcan Community Health Centre Starting January 2014 Presented by a Registered Dietitian

KidSport - kidsport.ab.ca Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta - Vulcan County cflsa.ca

If you are a registered charity in our County, please contact Wendy at FCSS at 403-485-2106.

* The Top 5 Tips to Reduce Calories * The Truth About What Works in Weight Management * I Know I Should Eat Health, But How? * Eating Away From Home To register for a workshop(s) contact: Stephanie Krug, RD at 403-485-3358 Vulcan Community Health Centre


Community Calendar Every Sunday Vulcan Evangelical Missionary Church 10:55 am Bethel Lutheran Church 4:00 pm Vulcan Church of Christ 11:00 am St. Aldhelm’s Anglican Church 11:00 am St. Andrew’s Catholic Church 9:00am Vulcan United Church 11:00am Vulcan Victory Church Services 10:00 am Champion Congregational Church 10:30 am Champion Evangelical Free Church 11:00 am

Every Monday Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Get-A-Way Youth Centre 4:00-8:00 pm

Every Tuesday Alcoholics Anonymous, 8pm in the Lutheran Church Basement Al Anon: Call Ann for time and location at 403.485.2095 Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Legion open from 2-10 pm Coffee Time at the Vulcan Senior’s Centre - 10:00a.m - Everyone Welcome! Carmangay Seniors’ Centre 9:30-11:30am.

Every Wednesday Darts at the Vulcan Legion 7:30 pm Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Legion open from 2-10 pm Community Choir, Vulcan Seniors’ Centre, at 7:30pm (starting Oct. 3rd) Meditation at Dragonfly Awareness (111 2nd Ave. S.) at 7:00 pm Get-A-Way Youth Centre from 4-8 p.m. / Sports Night @ PVE 6-7 p.m.

This Week’s Riddle: I’m white, I’m round, but not always around. Sometimes you see me, sometimes you don’t. What am I?

Claire Kuchel-Klassen is our new Senior Supports Worker at FCSS. You can contact her on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at our office at 115 - 2nd Ave. North or at 403-485-2106.

VULCAN REGIONAL FOOD BANK SOCIETY

BUILDING FUND

Every Thursday Alcoholics Anonymous at 8pm in the Lutheran Church Basement Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Legion open from 2-10 pm Carmangay Seniors’ Centre 2-4pm. Social Events ongoing Financial Planning Seminar - “How to Make a Budget & Stick to It!” from 7:00 - 8:30 pm @ Hospital Classroom (basement) *Register at 485-2192*

$160,000 = GOAL

Every Friday Legion open from 2-10 pm Moms & Tots Carmangay Library 10am-11am Coffee’s On at the Champion Pioneer Club, 9:30am-11:30am, Everyone Welcome Get-A-Way Youth Centre 2-8 pm Second Friday of the Month—Stargazing at the Trek Center-7:30pm

$78,000

Every Saturday

CHRISTMAS RIDDLES Q: What’s red and white and black all over? A: Santa Claus after he slid down the chimney! Q: How do Snowmen travel around? A: By riding an icicle! Q: Where do Snow-women like to dance? A: At Snowballs! Q: What happens if you eat the Christmas decorations? A: You get tinsel-itis!

Q: What do you call a letter sent up the chimney on Christmas Eve? A: Black mail! Q: Who is never hungry at Christmas? A: The turkey - he’s always stuffed! Q: What’s the best thing to put into a Christmas cake? A: Your teeth! Q: What do snowmen wear on their heads? A: Ice caps! Q: What do snowmen eat for lunch? A: Icebergers!

Q: What do you get if Santa comes down your chimney when the fire is ablaze? A: Crisp Kringle!

Q: What do you get if you cross a snowman and a shark? A: Frost bite!

Q: What do you call people who are frightened of Santa? A: Claustrophobic!

Q: Why does Father Christmas go down the chimney? A: Because it soots him!

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RECENT DONATORS: BRONZE - $0 to $999 Simon & Esther Leung Life Med Pharmacy Holiday Train cash donations

Answer: The moon

“Meat Draw" - 3:00 pm at the Vulcan Legion Legion open from 2-10 pm

The Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society is requesting funding which would assist us in renovating our own building. We would like to raise $160,000 for the building fund this year. Our costs of raising these funds will be about $3500. The Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society is currently located at 115-2nd Ave. N. in Vulcan, which is also where we are incorporated in Alberta, or we may be reached by mail at Box 594, Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0. For further information, please call the Executive Director, Carrol 403 485 2192. If you are donating to our Building Fund, please make cheques out to Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society Building Fund. Thank you!


Good Morning Newsletter Dec 12 2013