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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, June 6, 1970 Youth Being Assisted Ey Youth Of The By MARILYN' ANDKIiSON Hcralil Family Editor T 1FE just hasn't been Uic same at the Dorothy Good- er School for Retarded Chil- dren since Sue Blanchard and the Alberta Youth Activities Committee walked through the doors. The Youth Activities Commit- tee, 01' YAC, is a branch of the Alberta Association for the Mentally Retarded. Sue is not only the Alberta president but of the driving forces be- hind the committee's activities in Lethbridgc. Consisting of about 15-20 reg- ular volunteers and 30-35 on an off-and-on basis, YAC provides and administers a recreational program for young people at the Dorothy Gooder School and several at" the Lethbridge Re- habilitation Centre. Students at the school from 6-21 years take part in the summer program, and teen parties include young people from 13-26 years. The volunteers are both in- terested and involved hoys and girls from 13-23 years, students themselves at the junior high, senior high, and university level. In a recent interview Sue said the committee welcomes any young person interested in helping them but especially older boys are needed at the present time. Sue began helping at the Dorothy Gooder School when she was a grade 11 student at Winston Churchill High School. "We had an English teacher who told its to get out into the community and do something, I 'Retarded children have an find some goals for ourselves. enormous potential for learn- "I tried a few tilings and They should be treated as eventually ended up at Dorothy individuals not as a group ot Gooder. I'm still there." Sue is now a student in the collo- SUE BLANCHARD quium studies' program at the University of Lethbridge. After-school activities are not the only involvement YAC has. Sue spends several days a week at the school helping the girls with hair and grooming and assisting in classrooms. So do other volunteers such as Laura Lee who is the Alberta secre- tary for YAC. Sue's work at the school is part of her research for her studies but it becomes obvious that it goes a little deeper than research when she discusses her charges. people who can't do some- thing." "You just get satisfaction out of smaller she added. ij MIST PROM The teen program this year included a d r a m a night, 1 k itmg, house party, and the first annual spring prom held in May. 'We really had a lot of fun at the prom" said Sue. "Every- one wore best dresses with a few in formals. We danced to records, and we borrowed the decorations from Winston Churchill." The drama night was another successful venture even to the presentation of Academy Vutiids. YAC has not been entirely alone in its efforts. Members of Lutheran girls' clubs and the Nuiman Club have both helped out from time to time. Ore project Sue has in mind for next year is a charm school. "The boys have Boy Scouts so the girls want something special for them. We'd also like to organize a drop-in centre where kids, parents or anyone can come and the kids can be left for an hour or so if par- ents want to go to a show or shop." Public education concerning the retarded is a major con- cern of YAC. The- speech and unco-ordlnated mannerisms of some of the children often present unfortunate barriers to then: mixing freely and re- ceiving acceptance by the rest of the community. "The kids are treated so un- fairly" says Sue. "You'll be taking them down the street and other kids go by on bikes yell at them. They're hurt In it just like anyone else would he. "There's nothing in the city for training volunteers in woik ing with the retarded. The de- partment of youth has helped in the past and would assist us with a seminar if we ean get the resource personnel and enough kids to attend. The summer program for this year will include a camp with hikes, trips to Park Lake, picnics at Indian Battle Park, swimming and ground activities for the young- er children. Last year the playground pro- gram was carried out by the Alberta Service Corps of which Sue was a part. "Playground is mostly crafts which the kids do all year so we want to give them something she explained. This year Sue is working with the summer program for the city. Mrs. Joyce Dunlop, president of the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded calls YAC "a marvellous group. "They're just absolutely fan- tastic. They've had programs1 for the kids even' month. So- cial life is just ?.s importai t if not more so, than the working part of life. It's very important for the children to bs with others in the community and they've been so happy with the volunteers." Mrs. Dunlop complimented the group on ils Big Brother program whereby members telephone a child and invite her or she out for an evening. Members have also assisted at least one parent in a child's birthday party. Acknowledgement of the vol- unteer group will come in the fall when they will be asked to form a Lethbridge association, complete with charter and executive .'is an auxiliary to the parent organization. The formation of such a group would indeed be a firm acceptance of youth, and com- mitment by yo'ulh, in the long- neglected area of the mentally retarded. TEEN TIME AT DOROTHY GOODER Students and nighf, only one of the many activities the teens enjoyed volunteers at the Dorothy Gooder School enjoy drama this year.________________________---------- A Calendar Of Local Happenings Southminster Church UCW Groups will meet as follows: Grace Marshall Mrs. Har- old Hudson, Wilson Siding Wednesday at 2 p.m. Members will meet at the home of Mrs. Needs, 630 13th St. S. Susan Galbraith Mrs. J. R. McKendry 1504 6th Ave. S. Wednesday at p.m. Ellen Denoon Mrs. A. A. Haig 1115 8th Ave. S. Wednes- day at 3 p.m. Cheer Group Pot Luck Picnic at Henderson Lake p.m. Monday. Alma Buchanan Post- poned. Will be announced later. Tuesday Evening Mrs. L. Purkis 309 24th St. S. Tuesday at p.m. Helen Draffin Church Lounge Wednesday at p.m. The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Leth- bridge and District Oldtimers' Pemmican Club will be held in the club rooms on 9th St. S., at 8 p.m. Monday. Club mem- bers are welcome to attend. Faith Rebckah Lodge will meet Monday, at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellows Hall. Visiting Rebe- kahs are welcome. LIKE NEW AGAIN! CAIL US FOR QUALITY RE-UPHOLSTERY CHESTERFIEtDS CHAIRS STOOLS Phone 327-7711 FURNITURE AND UPHOLSTERY 522 5th Street South FOE bingo tonight in Eagles' Hall at 8 p.m. Jackpot is in 55 numbers. Everyone wel- come. Loyal Order of Moose will hold a social and dance Sat- urday at 9 p.m. at the Moose Home. Salvation Army Lethbridge Home League will hold its an- nual strawberry tea and bake sale Wednesday from at 1302 4th Ave. S. Everyone wel- come. Maple Leaf Chaper No. 1 OES will meet Tuesday at 8 p.m. in Masonic Hall. Visiting members cordially invited. Of- ficers night. Quota Club will hold its busi- ness meeting Tuesday at p.m. in the gas company au- ditorium. Oddfellows, Rehekahs and friends are reminded of the card party Tuesday at 8 p m in Oddfellows Hall. Even one welcome. Lethbridge Chapter, Alberta Certified Nursing Aides, will have its annual picnic Wednes- day, 6 p.m., the east end of Henderson Lake. Delegates for September convention will be chosen. Members are invited to attend and meet fellow nursing aides. Whirl-A-Ways will hold an Outdoor Square Dance on Sen- ator Buchanan School Play- ground Monday at p.m. All square dancers are wel- come. Mrs. Larry Jensen and baby daughter, Corey Gay of Ed- monton are visiting in the city with Corey's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Chester, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Jensen. Mr. Jensen will join his family at the weekend. LAKEVIEW KINDERGARTENS ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR FAIL TERM MRS. f, STEAD, 328-4751 MRS. J. JOHNSSON, 327-5553 BEAUTY SCHOOL s, s. of ELEGANCE Owned and Operated by ETHEL DOWNEY Complete Beauly Culture By 3 Expert Teachers "A Modern School With Modern Methods of Teaching" NIGHT CLASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Thursday and Friday till 9 p.m. Students Apply Now Name Address Send To: BEAUTY SCHOOL OF ELEGANCE 317 7lh Street South Lothbridgo Mr. and Mrs. George Begany Sr. of Coaldale wish to an- nounce the forthcoming mar- riage of their eldest daughter, Julie to Mr. James Lloyd Wright, son of Mrs. Agnes Wright of Lethbridge. The wedding will take place on July 4 in St. Ambrose Hom- an Catholic Church, Coaldale. Mr. and Mrs. Nestor Hryvnak are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Gloria Theo, to Mr. Wayne McCagherty, son of Sgt. and Mrs. Vern McCagherty, all of Lethbridge. The wedding mil take place on June 27 at 4 p.m. in St. Augustine's Anglican Church. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mc- Gregor of St. Thomas, Ontario are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their eldest daughter, Teresa MaryP to Dr. Michael F. King-Brown, eldest son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard King-Brown of Leth- bridge. The wedding will take place on July 4 in The Cathedral of the Holy Rosary, Vancouver. B.C. "v RIGHT IN VOGUE The women of business office staff of the Haig Clinic is in the -fashion forefront as they make the switch to smart-looking pant suits, left to right, Sandy Pieschuk, Judy Simons and Gail Thompson, sealed, meet the approval of the clinic's manager Roy Montgomery in their trim and fashionable ensembles. ________________ Peace Rose Presentation To Mrs. Michencr OTTAWA (CP) A presenta- tion of a set of Peace Rose din- ncnrarc to .Mrs. Roland Slich- cncr, wife of the governor-gen- eral, marked the start of a Can- ada-wide furxl raising campaign by the United Nations Associa- tion of Canada. The Peace Ruse is Uic symbol of the project which includes selling Peace Rose chinawarc and shrubs. Money raised will help provide services and edu- cational facilities to children in developing countries. CASH BSNGO HUNGARIAN OLD TIMERS HAU TONIGHT, SATURDAY 8 O'CLOCK A Blackout Bingo played for till won every Saturday plus 2 7-Number jackpots JACKPOTS NOW AND 5 Cards for 51.00 or 25c each {Located Next lo No. 1 Fireball) INVF.XTS FINS lipnjnmin Franklin has been credited as the inventor of the i swim lins. CITY OF IETHBRSDGE HEALTH UNIT DENTAL SERVICE A fres dental service is available to all pre-school children of the City during the months of June, July and August. Appointments for topical application of fluorides may be mads by phoning the Health Unit office at 327-2166. DR. A. A. BYRNE, Medical Officer of Health. June I, 1970. Forthcoming Marriages Mr. and Mrs. Francis 0. Button are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage their daughter, Joan Heather, to Mr. Wayne Gary Nyhof, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerritt Nyhof, all of Lethbridge. Tlie wedding will take place on July 18 at 3 p.m. in St. Au- gustine's Anglican Church Mr. and Mrs. Bryan S. Baker of Raymond are pleased to an- nounce the forthcoming mar- riage of their daughter, Carolyn, to Mr. Lloyd H. Steen, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. L. Steen of Lethbridge. The wedding will take place in the LDS Church on July 3 at 3 p.m. 6ili Ave. A and 13th St. N. Every Saturday Night at 8 p.m. 5 cards For or 256 Each Twelve 7 Number GamHl JACKPOT Free Games and Free DOOR PRIZE Children under 16 not allowed We give your clothes 'THE RED CARPET TREATMENT7 When It comes lo FINE Dry Cleaning Come to Benjamin's every lima it costs no more. For FREE Pickup and delivery call- BENJAMIN'S CLEANERS-TAILORS 317 10th St. S. Phone 327-5777 Capture that once in a lifetime pose nosvl CHAD- 3 years TAMMY 17 months Children of MR. on'dn MRS. WILLIAM TITSING IETHBRIDGE ;