{VIDEO} Christmas at Salem with the Winkler Mennonite Church Singers

Christmas at Salem Home is taking place this week, and it has been a joy spending each morning at Salem Home in Winkler, with the residents and staff, and of course, live on the radio as well.

Gateway Resources Choir directed by Tina Wolfe started the week with their happy sounds, and yesterday, a group of singers from the Winkler Mennonite Church joined together to sing classic Christmas hymns, in 4-part harmony. Here's a look at their visit:

Christmas at Salem continues this week with Freedom Band, JR Walkof School Choir, and Valley Mennonite Academy, broadcast at 10:30 every morning this week.

{VIDEO} Those Guys - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

We have been celebrating music this Christmas, with lots of great local artists stopping by the studio, sharing their version of favorite Christmas Carols. It has warmed our hearts to hear these lovely songs, and to share some time with some very talented people.

'Those Guys' have been working on some holidays music, and we received an e-mail from Bernie Pastorin, tenor and Artistic Director for "Those Guys", with a concert announcement, and a special song for the holidays.

Here is their take on a holiday classic -- "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

Those Guys are hoping to take a moment away from the busy mall crowds, and enjoy an evening of holiday song, with an A Capella twist. On Saturday, they will be performing at the Franco-Manitoban Cultural Center on Provencher Boulevard, with special guests Cadenza.

This        year, Those Guys are taking proceeds from ticket sales to assist "Status 4" -- a registered charitable non-profit organization dedicated to providing music & arts programs for under-served and at-risk youth.

Doors open at 6:30, and the performance begins at 7. Tickets are $20, and available at and at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

{VIDEO} Christmas At Salem Home -- Gateway Resources Choir

This week is "Christmas at Salem Home" -- our chance to spend time with the residents and staff at Salem Home, and enjoy some great, LIVE music. Yesterday the Gateway Resources Choir, under the direction of Tina Wolfe, kicked off the week:

Here's the line-up for the rest of the week:

Tuesday -- The Winkler Mennonite Church Singers

Wednesday -- Freedom Band

Thursday -- JR Walkof School Choir

Friday -- Valley Mennonite Academy

{VIDEO} Christmas Cafe -- The Color

Today we wrapped up what has been a musical journey -- as we have had guests joining us in the studio for our "Christmas Cafe". We've heard everything from a Dobro, to a harp, to a children's song and everything in between. Our final guest for our daily feature was James and Jordan of "The color". Here's a look at their in studio visit:

{VIDEO} Christmas Cafe -- Paul Dueck

Our Christmas Cafe guest today was harpist Paul Dueck. Here is a look at his in-studio visit:

Join us again Monday morning at 8:15, and 10:40, as we continue with our Christmas Cafe, featuring The Color.

A New Chapter for 'Off The Shelf'


Almost 300....That's how many editions of "Off the Shelf" have been prepared by South Central Regional Library Branch Librarian Liz Forrester. Off the Shelf, hosted by Liz, profiles favourite or just arrived books in the South Central Regional Library. Well, Liz retired this week, and left us with a final "Off the Shelf" that took the approach of all time favourites....her favourites....Please and listen and see how her favourites compare to yours...

Carman Student to Take Part in 2015 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition

Picture by Marin Lipman / Students on Ice

We celebrated student initiative today on the CFAM Morning show, as we heard from Grade 11 student Madi Sherrit who will spend part of her summer not here, but in the Arctic as a member of the 2015 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition. Al Friesen reached Madi during her lunch hour at Carman Collegiate, and described receiving the exciting news


{VIDEO} Christmas Cafe -- Lulu and the Tom Cat


Today our Christmas Cafe featured Lulu and the Tom Cat. Here's a look at their in-studio visit:

Join us again, as we continue with our Christmas guests, including Paul Dueck and The Color. Every weekday morning at 8:15, and 10:40.

{VIDEO} Christmas Cafe -- Lorenzo Friesen

Today our Christmas Cafe featured Lorenzo Friesen. Here's a look at his in-studio visit:

Join us again, as we continue with our Christmas guests, including Lulu and the Tomcat and Paul Dueck. Every weekday morning at 8:15, and 10:40.

Gretna Elementary School Booming Breakfast Club




Breakfast is indeed a very important meal. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. In general, kids and teens who eat breakfast have more energy, do better in school, and eat healthier throughout the day. Gretna Elementary School staff has taken that into account with a breakfast club. They provide breakfast every school day to over 50 students. Resources Teacher Barb Rempel shared with CFAM onair host Rochelle Rawdon, the importance of the program to the families in Gretna and area.


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Thank you Barb, your student volunteers and team of supporters such as the Access Credit Union and Borderland School Division. Thanks for investing the time and energy each day, to ensure our kids eat healthy each and every day.


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