| Feb 16, 2006


Feature Article - February 16, 2006

Feature Article

February 16, 2006

Land o'Lakes community services updates

Income Tax volunteer training February 23: LOLCS is hosting an income tax training session facilitated by Revenue Canada for volunteers interested in completing tax returns for seniors and low-income families. The training will take place at the LOLCS office on Thursday, February 23, from 9-4. Please call to register on or before February 21 336-8934. For those wanting income tax returns completed, we will be accepting forms after February 23.

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Community Consultation regarding the new Local Health Integration Networks: LOLCS is sponsoring an open meeting for the community regarding the new Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). Guest speakers at the meeting will be Georgina Thompson-chairperson and Paul Huras-CEO of our regional LHIN (South Eastern Ontario region). They will provide us with basic information about the Local Health Integration Networks. Come out for the discussion and get your questions answered about how this new government legislation will affect our Community Support Services, Pine Meadow Nursing Home and individuals in the community. The meeting will be at the Northbrook Lions’ Hall on March 8 from 2-5 p.m.

“Canada Blooms” Bus Trip March 9: On March 9, the community bus will be going to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for “Canada Blooms”, the Toronto Garden & Flower show. This is a great way to shake off the winter “blahs” and a great opportunity to get a head start on gardening tips and trends for the season (green thumb optional). The cost of the trip is $35 each. This includes your bus fare and entrance fee (meals are extra). The bus will leave Denbigh at 7 a.m. Northbrook at 7:30 a. m. and return at approximately 8 p.m. To book, please call Peggy at 336-8736, Kay at 333-2731 or LOLCS at 336-8934. Space is limited, so avoid disappointment and book early.

Spaghetti Supper March 11: Come out and have a great meal and social time Saturday, March 11, at the Barrie Township Hall in Cloyne. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper (including Caesar salad, coffee/tea and a dessert for $10/person children under 8 half price. Proceeds from the supper will go to our Adult Protective Services Program at Land o’ Lakes Community Services.

Vendors wanted for 2nd annual Mothers’ Day Gift Gala: With such success from last year, we are again sponsoring the Mothers’ Day Gift Gala. Interested vendors please call. The cost for the table will be the donation of a gift minimum value $10 to be used in our “Redneck Raffle”. To avoid disappointment, book soon space is limited “first come, first serve”. Call LOLCS at 336-8934.

Land O’ Lakes Community Services Membership Drive : Do you want your voice to be heard? Then why not become a member of your community service agency Land o’ Lakes Community Services. Membership is open to anyone who is of legal voting age. What’s in it for you? Community involvement voting rights, opportunity to have a voice in the direction we take, as well as the chance to be a part of the Board of Directors. For more information, or to purchase your membership, call LOLCS at 336-8934.

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