Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, May 31, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 13 OFY mental health project will help the handicapped -iioention JL i w v j- j s_ i liisijramre amoraisnl An 11-man Opportunities for j Youth project called Youth for Better Mental Health was the recipient of a grant from the federal government. The group will deal with three aspects of mental health: working with older chronic patients in the Alberta not being said Michelle. "OFY is giving us the opportunity to work at jomething we feel is very im-lortant and worthwhile." The members have been serving as volunteers in the mental health field for the last Iwo years, and feel that there is a great need for youth had experience at canip-ng with mental patients, hav-ng worked on a volunteer at the mental health camp last summer. "We arc looking forward to seeing some of the patients we met last said Michelle "Right now we're just planning skills such as outdoor cooking and nature study. Instruction will end with a three-day camping Irip to the mountains. "We hope to expose them to a wide variety of new experiences which will result in a better self-image and a self confidence. Each child will be given a lot of attention on a one-to-one basis. The group will also work with Alberta Hospital mental patients. The hospital is an in-treatment centre for older, chronically-ill patients. The members plan programs including a recreation day with croquet, lawn bowling, volleyball and other outdoor group games. One day will be spent on crafts, rhythm band instrument and cake-icing. T h e musical program will consist of a rhthym band, songs, folk dancing and singing city manager request thct an additional be allocated lo complete a general insurance appraisal of city facilities has been turned down by city council. General Appraisal of Canada Limited, Vancouver, was hired by the city earlier this year j hie of the buildings and facilities were omitted from that he said. He added it is possible tho appraisal will not be completed if the over-expenditure is not granted. Alderman Vaughan Hem-broff said council "gulped" at Raymond, staffing a camp for mental patients, and working with children in the preventive mental health area. The 11 participants arc: Michelle Millar, Rich Cossen, Ellen Snaith, Grace Schmidt, Audrey Campbell, Cameron Kirk, Sharon Millar, Carolyn P a s s e y, Janet Haworth, Daphne Eccles and in this area. The project will terminate Aug. 1C It begins June 14 with seminars on Working with Young Children with Joan i'uckctt of the Lethbridge Family Service. A workshop on Camping with the Mental Patient, with Hazel Ross, is their next step in second phase of the program deals with seven to nine-year-olds on a preventive mental health basis. The group is also working in conjunction with the Lethbridge Family Service. "They refer children to us and will help us with any problems we encounter." The group will meet exchai A land exchange between the city and the Country Club is being negotiated by the administration and the club executive. It is understood the city in wind indicated Monday the deal may involve possibly "ten times as much city money" as the capital improvement expenditure for the Henderson Lake Golf Course. The city is seeking the have also been planned to the Lethbridge Exhibition and the Japanese Gardens, as well as a shopping trip and a picnic at Henderson Lake. Because of the cutback on operating expenses, the group will have difficulty ui carrying out programs without community support, said to conduct an appraisal, for fire insurance coverage of the city's buildings, contents and machinery. In a letter to council, City Manager Tom Nutting said the company had informed him "several added days of speciality appraising work may be required with respect to the city's power huuse, the estimate was lirst brought up. The figure was thought to be the absolute maximum, he said. "It beats me how a company which is supposed to be appraising for us can't even appraise its own ices." Aid. Cam Barnes said, "It disturbs me that we come in uuii a cApcnuituie ajiu Millar. The group had applied for from the government, and received salaries, but were cut back to one-third of their operating The group plan to staff a week-long camp at Crowsnest Lake for 26 mental 11 women from the Raymond hospital, five out-patients, and 10 men from the a week with two groups of 12 to 15 children for crafts, swimming, water safety, visits to farms, the Japanese Gardens, the Exhibition and picnics at Park the golf club 20 acres of land north of the country club course, for the development of an additional nine holes, for 250 acres east of the club land for future expansion of the Mountainvicw Cemetery. The matter must go through the land sales committee and then to city council before donations, such as food or craft supplies or the loan of camping equipment, would be greatly appreciated. For further information, people may contact the plant, sports complex and the various ice facilities." General Appraisal submitted the estimate, Mr. Nut-ling said, based on a the company says they are running out of time" and need more money. The company should be asked to stay within the figure it quoted, he said. "There is a great need in the community whic'i at Most of the children will be Manager Tom is made. home at report. "It is majority of council agreed. You choose... If s up to You! Woolco brings you top name underfashions in a blaze of colours and styles Moke day art adventure wlih quality tailored underwear that conv bines high fashion with minimum core! You choose from Gold, Greenr Red, Blue, Navy, Purple, Olive, Wine, Black and White. 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