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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 1, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press april 1990 relationships by mail pen pals promote world Friendship by Bonnie Bridge the Brownish envelope with the huge Oriental stamp adds a whiff of the exotic to the Days collection of mail on Darrell Millers inside is a neatly written note from a Young taiwanese who says Shes an Only child looking for friends overseas to correspond with most people think pen pals is for kids according to records Ive its primarily Miller most Are in their Early predominantly a Winnipeg writer and producer with Phoenix is the Manitoba agent for emotional pen friends Iff the organization that claims to be the number one penal organization in the dedicated to promoting world if currently operates in nine languages and has Over letter writing members in 180 countries ranging from Algeria to for fees ranging from to a oneyear membership provides a list of 10 to 14 names of people who Are matched according to language and you fill out an application and i Send it to head office in says Miller from his tiny office in a downtown Winnipeg office youre matched by computer with people within two years of your own you get a list with a minimum of 14 names of people to write 14 other people get your name on their Miller makes sure you receive your and then bows from then what develops is local penal Contact person Miller with a note from up to you and your from what Ive seen in my own you Start out with a lot of pen some people you kind of hit if off and youre writing Back and Forth every once a exchanging inexpensive gifts is a common custom among pen he i usually Send a picture an Aerial shot of especially in people May never have heard of and a postcard is fairly economical you can get 10 for a couple of a member for almost six Miller currently has letter friendships in the new England and i enjoy writing its Nice to write to people in other places in not familiar with especially Europe and Australia find out How there different or similar to Many he still equate Winnipeg with year round cold people in Australia and outside the seem to have a Little better idea of what its like but the people who have heard of Winnipeg and know anything about its because of the a person who wrote me from Sweden knew about the i also have a pen pal in Georgia who a hockey fan and wants to come Here in the a lot of the people Ive written to were surprised that Winnipeg is so Large Many thought it was a Small City or a you learn about each others countries you might not learn from a for pen pals find out what sort of sayings Are common in one culture but totally incomprehensible to even though both share the same Basic As torontonian Diane goodpasture Points out in ifs her australian pen pal Calls chewing gum a a swimsuit a and an electrical outlet a Power but these relationship by mail also offer Many of the deeper satisfactions of facets face Miller its a Good kind of release writing to people about what youre or what problems youre having that after the first few they write about the daily things you really get to know the until soviet censorship and cold War politics discouraged Eastern europeans from joining As it was difficult for them to pay the Small membership fee because their currency the russian has no value in Western in the warmer climate of if has been flooded with requests to penetrate the Iron in it has stretched its resources to the limit to give out free memberships to these and other financially distressed Many Elf members become lifelong friends and some even get but it is not meant to be used As a matrimonial club rules forbid members to pass names onto anyone solicit Money or financial or circulate Chain letters anyone wanting to join if or get More information can Contact Miller at Box Winnipeg r3c memberships Are available to or youth groups such As school girl guides or boy titbits Pembina to be widened the City is on the verge of Wor King out a Deal with the province to Widen Pembina says University Ward mar Celle the province is prepared to pay about half the Laurendeau said of the million pro he wants to include the bal Ance in the cites capital budget for if Laurendeau said work would begin this year on the widening of Pembina from Rue Des tra pistes to the cites Southern when com it would be converted to four lanes and the Bridge Over the la Salle River also he said the project is High Prio More than visitors use that Highway every i dont want to see anyone Hurt on that Road because it cant Maccomo Date the he said he would like the expropriation and design work to begin As Early As this with Road work to commence in in return for the provinces the City must agree to accept financial responsibility for the maintenance of three provincial rag election results tallied Assiniboine Par fort Garry residents advisory groups March 22 election results Are Jeff is chairman Floyd Vic chairman Chuck recording Secre tary Rick treasurer Doug rag members Are Donna Mae Frank and Shir Ley Gordon and Arlene Steve Alice Ann Allan in Assini Boine Park Michael Paul and Patricia Don file Ken Marilyn and Bill Mackay in Charleswood Floyd Elva Bill Tom Bob Biddy Bruce Gudmundson in Pembina Riverview Daniel Cramer and Bruce Macleod in River Heights Indra and Richard Haugh in University Chuck Wei Rick Jeff Malco Louis Doug and Joanne Cliff Tyminsky in Shirlee Karen Brydon and Doug though not elected in accordance with the City of Winnipeg will also sit on the the rag is an elected citizens group formed to advise politicians about neighbourhood Richard fast editor Gloria Taylor for editorial announcements information Call executive assistant Cyndy Winkler 9439331 Brent Aubertin and manager sales representatives Maurice Sabourin Casey Kansas advertising deadline wednesdays 4 for Home delivery of the Winnipeg free press Call 9570550 published every sunday by newspapers division at Canadian newspapers company limited six individual papers 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