CFAM Blog

Altona Resident Takes in the Fall Classic

 

Coffee shops and staff rooms were abuzz yesterday as sports fans, relived and debated the World Series win by San Francisco Giants.  For most of us, that discussion was based on what we read, heard, or watched on TV, but not for Ken Wiebe.  Ken and his son were in Kansas City as the Royals made it back to the World Series for the first time since 1985.  The Altona resident, Member of Baseball Manitoba executive and unabashed baseball fan joined the CFAM Morning show on his return, and shared how the trip came to happen


 

 

Curl For Cancer 2014

photo supplied by Jocelyn VanKoughnet

It has become one of the most successful Cancer Fundraisers in the area over the past 20 plus years. Curl for Cancer, held annually at the Carman Curling Club has raised half a million dollars. 

The 2014 edition will be hosted next weekend. Sandra Goff is the co-chair, and joined us on today's morning show to share her excitement.

Carman's 21st annual Curl for Cancer will be held Nov 8th. As Sandra mentioned, there is still room for a few more curlers -- Call Heidi, at (204)750-1385 -- you would also be welcome at the dinner and auction.

Altona 50+ Health Forum

A 50+ Health Forum took place yesterday at the Rhineland Pioneer Center. A chance to be inspired by guest speakers, and learn more about our health as we age. Bonnie Hopps was there with the Arthritis Society, and also did a presentation at the Health Fair, on Arthritis...


Of the booths set up around the perimeter of the room, a flu shot booth was set up, with information on the flu shot, and an opportunity to get the shot, not the flu. Public Health Nurse Bev Hildebrand mentioned there are certain age groups that would benefit most from the flu shot..


Jayme Giesbrecht in conversation with Bev Hildebrand

Emerson Fall Supper

 

 

The line was out the door when Rochelle Rawdon arrived! Diners began to arrive and line up before the volunteers were ready to begin and by 7pm close over 620 people had experienced the taste of all the hard effort put into each dish. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, coleslaw and a variety of home made pies. It truly was a feast hosted by the Emerson Curling club and annual tribute to the strength of a community of volunteers.

Emerson Halloween Party

 

Emerson residents, young and not so young rolled into the Emerson Elementary School on Friday dressed in their Halloween best!  They were welcome by Prairie Exotics and 13 scary looking critters. We enjoyed Pumpkin painting, Pumpkin Bowling, Carved Pumpkin Contests, games and so much more.  It was a great community success! Thanks to all the volunteers who made this night possible for the families of Emerson.

Avery Skog -- WE Day


It brings young people together to celebrate the actions that they are taking in their local and global communities and to inspire another year of change. WE Day, organized by Craig and Mark Kielberger is staged in 5 Canadian cities, including Winnipeg this week. We Day is tied to the year-long We Act program, where students commit to taking one local and one global action to better the world. Avery Skog of Morris accepted the challenge last year, and committed to raising funds for a school in Africa. It's been quite the year for the now ten year old, and our conversation included his recap of why he began his commitment

Avery will also be recognized at WE Day 2014 which will be held October 29th, at the MTS Centre, with some sixteen thousand students expected to attend. To find out more about Avery Skog's "red brick" campaign here is the link

http://www.averyskog.ca/

Boundary Trails Health Center Foundation Banquet

Guest Speaker Tim Hague Sr., winner of "The Amazing Race Canada - Season 1"

It was an inspiring evening on Friday at Access Event Centre. It was the annual Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation fundraising banquet, and was billed as an evening with a message of hope and perseverance featuring Amazing Race Canada winner and Manitoban Tim Hague. The evening was also an opportunity to know more about and support the BTHCF Spiritual Care program and Palliative Care Program - for nurse Eunice Suderman -- it was a positive experience

Eunice Suderman, with the Banquet program, and seating chart.

 Further encouragment came from the care and compassion of the Spiritual Care program and Palliative Care Program..Al Friesen was privileged to serve as MC, and spoke with Mike Giesbrecht - Spiritual Care Coordinator

Spiritual Care Coordinator Mike Giesbrecht

Jay Ort -- 4-Time Cross Country Championship Winner

We celebrated a champion this week -- Carman Runner Jay Ort won his 4th consecutive cross country championship, competing at Spruce Woods Provincial Park. He's had quite the high school experience -- his skills have also taken him to national and international competitions, including the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China.


Partial Solar Eclipse

Photo by: Adi Loewen

There was a partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon between 4:00 and 5:00 as the moon passed between the earth and the sun.

Small Business Week -- CAPS Cafe


This is Small business week in Manitoba, and so we've been recognizing some of those community boosters during our mornings with you.  That group included the launch of a small business, CAPS Cafe in the Altona Mall. Shawn and Charis Parago --  will officially open CAPS on Friday October 24th.
Shawn told Al Friesen on the CFAM Morning show how the restaurant is a long time dream of theirs



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