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Alzheimer Society Book Sale

The Alzheimer Society will be holding its largest book sale of the year on Saturday August 13th from 8:30 to 11, at the Alzheimer’s Society Office, 618-9th Street North, Kenora.

Pig Roast Fundraiser

There will be a Pig Roast fundraiser at the Redditt Community Club on Saturday August 13th. Dinner will be at 5:30 and the music from Paige Wesley, Jason Bowes, Colby Sadler, and Erin McIntosh will start at 7. Tickets are available at the door. For more information call Jack Martin 225-3101. All proceeds will go towards the water project.

18th Annual Trout Forest Music Festival

The 18th Annual Trout Forest Music Festival in Ear Falls will be held on Friday, August 12th to Sunday, August 14th. For more information visit www.troutfest.com

Pine Trees Pathways 6th Annual Fish Fry

The Pine Trees Pathways 6th Annual Fish Fry is on Sunday at the Happy Go Lucky Senior Centre , August 14th from 5 to 7, at a cost of $12 for adults and, $5 for children. Proceeds will go towards the local trail system. For more information call 227-2818

Waldhof Wranglers Horseback Poker Derby

The Waldhof Wranglers are a non-profit group dedicated to repurposing the abandoned Waldhof baseball diamond into a public horse park, and to help the cause they are holding a horseback poker derby on Sunday August 14th. At Rancho Relaxo, 264 Kupper Rd. at 11 with a BBQ following the ride. The entry fee is $20 and $10 for each additional hand. For more information or to register call Ron 227-8065

Community Arts Hub House Show

The Community Arts Hub will be hosting, Wax Mannequin, Carolyn Mark and local musician Andrew Ross for an all-ages show Monday, August 15th, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Community Arts Hub, 528 3rd Ave South Kenora. Tickets are $10. Seating is limited. For more information or tickets call 467-5262

The Standard Insurance Annual Charity BBQ

The Standard Insurance will be holding their annual charity bbq at their Kenora office on Thursday, August 18th from 11am-2pm. All proceeds will go to Kenora Handitransit. For more information call Riley at 468-3333.

“The Sunset Sky”

On Thursday August 18th the Lake of the Woods Museum is hosting “The Sunset Sky” a workshop to create a sunset out of tissue paper. Registration is required. For more information or to register call Lori at 467-2105

Dryden Ladies Fastball league Windup

The Dryden Ladies Fastball league Windup is taking place on Thursday August 18 downstairs at the Lodge in Dryden. The windup will start at 7:30 and a voluntary donation of $2 will get you in on the door prize.

2nd Annual Rick St. Croix Hockey School

The 2nd Annual Rick St. Croix Hockey School at the Woodland Arena in Vermilion Bay is taking place from Tuesday, August 16th to Friday, August 19th, the school is for defensemen and goalies aged 10 to 17. To register call Rick 204-489-5008

St. Mark’s Lutheran church Internet Auction

St. Mark’s Lutheran church in Vermilion Bay is having an Internet Auction to raise money for a new keyboard at the church. The auction will begin on Monday, August 1st and run until Saturday, August 20th at 9pm. Visit www.deertrail.on.ca and click on the St. Mark’s Auction page to view the items. To bid, you can email fishing@deertrail.on.ca or call 227-5205 with your item number, bid and contact information.

Huge indoor expo in support of the LWDH Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation

There will be a huge indoor expo in support of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation on Sunday, August 21st from 11 to 2 at the Best Western Lakeside Inn. Table rentals cost $20 for a private individual, $50 for businesses with proceeds going towards the LWDHF. For more information e-mail bderouard@hotmail.com

Summer Kids Camp at Calvary Church

From Monday, August 22nd to Friday, August 26th, there’s a summer kids camp from 9:00 to Noon at Calvary Church, 1460 Valley Drive in Kenora. This is for children between the ages of 5 and 10. The camp will include games, music, crafts, snacks and lots of fun. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information call 548-2000.

7th Annual Dryden Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament

The 7th Annual Dryden Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament is taking place August 26th to August 28th at the Sandy Beach Ball Diamonds Complex. Every team must consist of 6 males and 4 females; there is a entry fee of $350.00 per team. Deadline for entries is Monday, August 22nd. For more information call 221-2647

Word Weavers Ink

The Community Arts Hub is hosting Word Weavers Ink a writing group for everyone on Tuesday August 23rd from 7 to 9, at 528, 3rd Avenue, South. For more information call 467-5262 or e-mail art.partners@kacl.ca

ArtBeat

ArtBeat is a daily workshop where children will learn different art techniques and explore how they want to grow as artist. The cost of the workshop is $150.00 per child per week. For more information or to register call Morgan Shepherd at 937-4028

9th Annual Ride for Memoriess

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora and Rainy River districts are hosting their 9th Annual Ride for Memories on Saturday, August 27th. Collect pledges to support the Alzheimer Society in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Registration cost $25. For more information call 1-800-682-0245 or visit alzheimerkrr.com

Safeway Garage Sale for Muscular Dystrophy

On Saturday, August 27th, Safeway is holding a Garage sale to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy. The garage sale will take place at the Dryden Safeway parking lot from 7 to 1. With the money raised going towards the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.

3rd Annual Superior Stride Power Skating School

The 3rd Annual Superior Stride Power Skating School at the Woodland Arena in Vermilion Bay is taking place Friday, August 26th to Sunday, August 28th. Registration is now being accepted for skill levels from Novice to Bantam. For more information call 227-2833 or 220-1699

Community Arts Hub House Show

Hamilton-based musician Kirby, along with locals Jordan McDonald and Mike Procyshyn, will playing a house show at the Community Arts Hub on Sunday, August 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. this is an all-ages show and tickets are $10. Seating is limited. For more information or tickets call 467-5262

Open Studio

The Community Arts Hub is hosting Art Partners an open studio event every Monday in the month of August from 1:30 to 3 at 528, 3rd Avenue, South. For more information call 467-5262 or e-mail art.partners@kacl.ca

ShoePhoria the Art and Sole of the Shoe Art Exhibit

ShoePhoria the Art and Sole of the Shoe is an art exhibit and Sale which runs from now until Wednesday, August 31st. The art exhibit is at Fragile Glass Studio, 529 3rd Ave. South. Admission is $2 or a pair of shoes which will be shipped to Tanzania Africa

Blood Donor Clinic in Kenora

Canadian Blood Services will be hosting a Blood Donor Clinic in Kenora at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The Monday, September 12th is from 4:30 to 9 and, Tuesday, September 13 from 9a to 12:30. For more information or to book an appointment call 1-888-2-DONATE

Community Arts Hub Baking

The Community Arts Hub is looking for volunteers to help with baking every Tuesday. The baking will be done at the Community Arts Hubs kitchen and be sold at the Farmer’s Market. Proceeds will go towards the Community Arts Hub. For more information call 467-5262 or e-mail art.partners@kacl.ca

Alzheimer’s Society Cash Calendars

The Alzheimer’s Society Cash Calendars are now available. You can get your Cash Calendar by calling 1-800-682-0245, visiting the Alzheimer Society Office, 618 9th Street North Kenora, or by ordering online at www.alzheimerkrr.com Lottery Number M 644995

Kenora Cat Shelter

Volunteers are needed at the Kenora Cat Shelter regular and occasional morning and evening shifts are available. Join their volunteer team and help the cats. For information, orientation and training e-mail celynn@Kenoracarshelter.com

Sioux Lookout Diabetes Wellness Centre

The Sioux Lookout Diabetes Wellness Centre is offering free support over the phone with a dietitian, social worker, or registered nurse. For more information or to speak with someone call 737-4422 or 1-800-507-7701

Habitat for Humanity

Kenora has joined the international movement of helping local families in need of safe, decent and, affordable housing by forming the Kenora chapter of Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg. Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing to low income working families enabling them to purchase the house. For more information or to donate to this cause email rpage@kmts.ca

Caregivers Support Group Kenora & Dryden

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora and Rainy Rivers Districts is holding monthly care and caregivers support groups. For people dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, and for people who are looking after loved ones. Kenora Caregiver Support Groups meets on the third Thursday of every month at noon. Dryden Caregiver Support Groups meet on the third Thursday of each month at 11:45. For more information call 1-800-682-0245

Support Group Sioux Lookout

The Alzheimer Society of Kenora and Rainy River district is offering a Caregivers Support Group, a safe place to share experiences, learn, and develop coping strategies. On the first Thursday of every month in Day Centre of Sioux Towers, at 1. Fore more information or to register call 1-800-682-0245

Kenora Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society

The Kenora Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society is now accepting donations of yarn for their Winter Warmth Program, which provides mitts and hats to the area children in need. Volunteer knitters are also needed. For more information or help out call Liz at 547-2683

St.John Ambulance

St. John Ambulance has been working in the community of Kenora for over 60 years. When you volunteer with St.John Ambulance, you continue the proud tradition of saving lives at work, home and play. St. John Ambulance also offers First Aid courses. To volunteer or to sign up for a First Aid course e-mail sja@kmts.ca

SNAP Program

Every year in Canada, Tens of thousands of healthy, friendly, adoptable cats and kittens are destroyed because there are not enough homes for them all. The answer is simple, have you cat spayed or neutered. If you need help getting your cat fixed, ask The Cat Shelter in Kenora about the SNAP Program. When you adopt from the Cat Shelter, you help save a life and make room to save another. Your donations make it possible. Call 468-4648

Team Thrive

Remember when you were young? The neighbour who greeted you every morning? A family friend who took time to play hockey with you? Too many kids today don’t experience that kind of care. Many adults ignore them. The next time you see children or teenagers, look at them. Smile. Greet them. Let them know you care. It’ll make a big difference. People across Northwestern Ontario are working to create communities where young people can thrive. Join the movement! To get involved, e-mail team thrive@hotmail.com

Canadian Red Cross

The Canadian Red Cross is looking for Volunteers to help with their Transportation Program and they are looking for knitters to help out with their Winter Warmth Program. If you are interested in volunteering your time, contact their office at 223-4751 or stop in at their office at 103 Duke St. in Dryden, Monday to Friday anytime between 9 � 4 o’clock.

CCA

No one has to face cancer alone. If you need help getting to cancer treatment, someone to talk to about living with cancer, or a friendly face to ease the loneliness of waiting at a cancer centre or lodge, our community services volunteers can help. To learn more, call 1 888 939 3333 or visit www.cancer.ca to find your local Canadian Cancer Society office.

Kenora Community Legal Clinic

The non-profit Kenora Community Legal Clinic holds monthly sessions in their Red Lake and Ear Falls sub-offices. They offer free legal services within their mandate for people who fall within income guidelines, handling issues including tenancy, social assistance, government pensions, employment insurance and criminal injury applications. For information call 1-800-403-4757.

Canadian Hearing Society – Kenora

The Canadian Hearing Society in Kenora offers hearing testing, hearing aid services and hearing care counseling. They also offer swimming plugs, custom made musician’s ear plugs, noise suppressors and information regarding hearing loss and protection. The Canadian Hearing Society office is located at 136 Main St. South in Kenora. Call for an appointment: (807) 468-7230.

Kenora/Sioux Lookout Support Services Volunteer

Home and Community Support Services Kenora and Sioux Lookout are looking for volunteers for various Community Support Services. Volunteers are the backbone of their organization. Anyone who enjoys working with the elderly and has some time to spare can gain a rewarding experience by volunteering. Please call the office for further information: 468-4562 or 737-3142.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels, a support service in Kenora and Sioux Lookout which delivers a meal to a homebound individual to meet that individual’s nutritional needs. The meals are delivered by volunteers who provide a regular social contact and some monitoring of potential crisis situations. The program runs 7 days a week including holidays. Advance notice is required call 468-4562 or 737-3142 for more information.

Volunteer Wheels

Volunteer Wheels is a support service that provides escorted transportation to medical appointments, shopping and to participate in various social activities and programs. Volunteers, using private cars, for individuals who meet the eligibility criteria, provide transportation. For information or to volunteer, call 468-4562.

Machin Family Health Team

The Machin Family Health Team is happy to announce that they will be offering educational sessions, via teleconference with Dryden Diabetes Education. For topics and to reserve a spot for a session call 227-2675

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline

If you or someone you know needs help with a gambling problem, please call the Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-888-230-3505. All services are free and confidential.

Club Day Away

Club Day Away is a support service which provides supervised activities in a group setting for adults to assist in achieving and maintaining their maximum level of functioning, to prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization and to provide respite and support for caregivers. Club Day Away is now available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Transportation is arranged and lunch is provided. It costs $6 per day and runs 10am to 3pm. For information, please call 468-4562.

Supportive Housing

Supportive Housing is a support service which provides 24 hour, flexible support to clients residing in Sioux Towers and Patricia Plaza. Support provided can include; personal care, activities of daily living, light housekeeping, medication reminders, exercise routines, grocery program and case management. No fee is charged for this service. For more information please call 737-3142.

Personal Response Service – Lifeline

Personal Response Service Lifeline is a service that gives clients the confidence to continue to live independently in their own home by ensuring that help is only a button push away. To call for help, you simply press the Personal Help Button you wear as a pendant or on a wristband. The personal Help Button activates a small in-home communicator that automatically dials the Lifeline Response Centre. For fees please contact Community Support Services: 737-3142.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in our community! People interested in interacting with seniors are asked to volunteer for delivery of Meals on Wheels once or twice monthly. Club Day Away requires drivers to pick up and return clients Tuesday’s to Friday’s or help out with the program. Volunteering provides an opportunity to meet new friends, and it looks great on a resume! For more information or to determine what best suits your interests, call Angela, Jan or Theresa of the Community Support Service: 468-4562

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation is dedicated to preserving the high quality of healthcare provided by the Hospital by raising the necessary funds for the purchase of medical equipment and facility improvements on an ongoing basis. The foundation is the connection between the community and the hospital. Monthly giving is option that you could consider to support the foundation. This monthly donation can be achieved with your credit card or through your bank account. Phone or email the foundation today to set up your monthly donations. Call 468-9861 ext. 469. Or email hospitalfoundation@lwdh.on.ca. Our Hospital, Our Community, Our Responsibility.

Alcoholics Anonymous Information

AA meetings are held regularly in all locations of Northwestern Ontario. If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, that’s ours. Visit the Alcoholics Anonymous in this region: www.aa-nwo-area85.org for more information.