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

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Dec. 19 2013

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

Items Such As: *Chocolates *Hamburger Helper *Canned Fruit *Stuffing *Crackers *Instant Potatoes *Cranberries *Applesauce *Pickles *Gravy Mix *Canned Vegetables

VULCAN REGIONAL FOOD BANK SOCIETY AND FCSS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 to Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 ~~~~ Get-A-Way Youth Centre will be closed Wed., Dec. 25, 2013 to Wed., Jan. 1, 2014 A POLITICALLY CORRECT CHRISTMAS STORY 'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck... How to live in a world that's politically correct? His workers no longer would answer to "Elves". "Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves. And labour conditions at the North Pole were alleged by the union to stifle the soul. Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety, Released to the wilds by the Humane Society. And equal employment had made it quite clear That Santa had better not use just reindeer. So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

Nothing that claimed to be gender specific. Nothing that's warlike or non-pacifistic. No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth. Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth. And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden, Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden. For they raised the hackles of those psychological Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological. No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt; Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt. Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe; And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away. So Santa just stood there, dishevelled, perplexed; He just could not figure out what to do next.

And as for gifts...why, he'd never had the notion He tried to be merry, tried to be gay, that making a choice could cause such comBut you've got to be careful with that word motion. today. Nothing of leather, nothing of fur... His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground; Which meant nothing for him or nothing for Nothing fully acceptable was to be found. her. Something special was needed, a gift that he Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot, might Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise. Give to all without angering the left or the Nothing for just girls and nothing for just right. boys. Nothing that claimed to be gender specific, A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision, Nothing that's warlike or non-pacifistic. Each group of people, every religion; Every ethnicity, every hue, Due to Health regulations, the Food Nothing that might be construed to pollute. Everyone, everywhere...even you. Bank cannot accept homemade Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot. So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth... foods. Answer: A flower Nothing that clamoured or made lots of noise. May you and your loved ones, enjoy peace on Please remember to check all dates Nothing for just girls, or just for the boys. Earth. on donated items.


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: Ground not for thy daily bread, Leave me in my scented bed, Ignore me not, lest I doth wither, My name I leave you to consider. 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

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

$160,000 = GOAL

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

$78,000

When you are writing out those cheques to give a donation at Christmas time, think local! Vulcan County registered charities: Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society vulcanandregionfcss.com Rainbow Literacy - rainbowliteracy.com Vulcan County Health & Wellness Foundation - vchwfoundation.com 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.

Vulcan Regional Food Bank Society would like to thank Vulcan Lions Club for their $1,000 donation to the Food Bank at the Holiday Train.

WEIGHT WISE NUTRITION WORKSHOPS Vulcan Community Health Centre Starting January 2014 Presented by a Registered Dietitian * The Top 5 Tips to Reduce Calories * The Truth About What Works in Weight Management * I Know I Should Eat Healthy, But How? * Eating Away From Home To register for a workshop(s) contact: Stephanie Krug, RD at 403-485-3358 Vulcan Community Health Centre

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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 19 2013