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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 6, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE B2 B 2 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015 CITY winnipegfreepress. com THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF VICTORIA BEACH PUBLIC NOTICE REGARDING THE 2015 FINANCIAL PLAN Public Notice is hereby given pursuant to Subsection 162( 2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of the Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach intends to present its financial plan for the fiscal year 2015 at a public hearing at the Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach office, 303- 960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, on the 21st day of April, 2015 at 7: 00 p. m. Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection to the financial plan, as provided. Copies of the financial plan will be available for review and may be examined by any person during regular office hours at the municipal office - 303- 960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Shelley Jensen - CAO R. M. of Victoria Beach AND GET A FREE CHOICE OF AIR CONDITIONER, WATER TANK or HRV On selected Carrier furnaces. Buya Furnace • Heating • Air Conditioning • Sales & Service • Annual Services • Financing Available 204- 256- 2681 3- 2091 Plessis Road gallerymechanical. ca • canprohvac. com MECHANICAL UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING IS YOUR FURNACE RUNNING ERRATICALLY? * SOME CONDITIONS APPLY * SOME CONDITIONS APPLY Inspiring families and communities to grow together through the joy of learning since 1984. Please support family literacy programs in Manitoba. 204- 582- 1804 V OLUNTEERING was always important for Alan and Karen Court, so when the couple had children, it was natural they would volunteer as well. “ My husband was really good at putting up his hand for everything,” Karen said of Alan, who passed away from cancer in late 2013. Karen and her daughters, Jamie and Jessica, volunteer regularly at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, the Winnipeg International Children’s Festival, the Canadian Cancer Society as well as their local community club, the Earl Grey Community Centre. Alan was committed to volunteering at those places, too. “ Volunteering is a big part of our life not only for the community involvement, but for us it’s definitely the family aspect,” Jessica said. “ It’s always our favourite time of year to pack up for the weekend and go down to Birds Hill for the folk fest, or go to The Forks for the Children’s Festival and play in the sun and the mud and volunteer and be with our family.” The Court family’s efforts are being recognized next Tuesday, April 14 at Volunteer Manitoba’s 32nd Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner. The Courts will receive the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Family Impact Award. Volunteer Manitoba, an organization that exists to provide information, training and resources on all aspects of the voluntary sector, will also present awards to 30 other winners. Noreen Mian, executive director of Volunteer Manitoba, says the purpose of the awards is to recognize work that often goes unnoticed. “ We sort of have to broadcast that there are people out there who are giving their time and their skills in order to make their communities a better place,” Mian said. She adds there are thousands of volunteers across the province. “ We have these events like floods where people have to come together in order to help their neighbours and help their community,” Mian said. “ I think it’s really part of our cultural fabric for that reason. We’re also a very festivaloriented city. People like the Court family come together to put on these big festivals... It’s just part of what we do.” The awards dinner coincides with National Volunteer Week ( NVW), which takes place April 12- 18. NVW is an initiative Volunteer Canada promotes annually to recognize and celebrate the work done by volunteers across the country. Mian points out volunteerism is a core value for Canadians. “ We tell people who are new to our country that this is something we do, and it’s something we do without question,” Mian said. “ Nobody questions the value of it for the volunteer themselves... and also for the wider community.” Anyone interested in attending the awards dinner can purchase a ticket by visiting volunteermanitoba. ca/ awards. Karen says her family is honoured to receive the Impact Award, and it is a nice tribute to her late husband. She adds volunteering has created a strong bond between herself and her daughters. She encourages people to volunteer with their families so they can forge similar bonds. Jessica agrees, adding she has many fond memories of volunteering with her family as she was growing up. “ It wasn’t ever work, it was just, ‘ We’re going to do this and we’re going to have fun,’ ” Jessica said. “ Then the weekend would be over and we’d want to go back ( and do it again).” If you know a special volunteer, please contact aaron. epp@ gmail. com THE following is a list of volunteer opportunities for Winnipeg and surrounding areas. For more information about these listings, please contact the organization directly. Volunteer Manitoba does not place volunteers with organizations, but we can assist you in finding a volunteer opportunity. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit volunteermanitoba. ca or call ( 204) 477- 5180. Volunteers, Nearly New Shop , 961 Portage Ave., invite you to work a three- hour shift once a week. All proceeds are donated to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Information: 204- 772- 3629. Oakview Place Extendicare is looking for volunteers to help residents on outings. The outing assistant’s duties include arriving on time and assisting residents with meal service and visiting. Skills required are being comfortable working with elderly people who have physical and cognitive impairments. Outings mostly occur during the weekdays. Information: 204- 888- 3005 or Volunteeroakview@ gmail. com. Wahbung Abinoonjiiag Inc. is seeking volunteers who can help with hair and makeup during “ Be- YOU- tiful Day, a day of celebration for the Western Module graduates ( April 8, 2015). Volunteers will give participants the chance to experience, embrace and celebrate their small, medium and big achievements. Information: Jacky or Allison 204- 925- 4610. Agape House — Eastman Crisis Centre is seeking new board members. This charity operates a shelter for women and children facing abuse in the Eastman region. Board- member duties include consistent meeting participation, one meeting monthly ( in Steinbach), participation in committee work and fundraising efforts and networking on behalf of the organization. Information: 204- 326- 6062 or director. agapehse@ mymts. net. Riverview Health Centre requires a recreation assistant during the day to assist with recreation programs for patients and residents. Information: riverviewhealthcentre. com. LAFS Canada ( Life & Fire Safety Canada) is an organization that uses lighthearted entertainment to educate kids on topics such as becoming bullyfree and fire safety. They require an administrative assistant to assist the president in calling prospective clients. Information: 204- 981- 8555 or info@ lafscanada. ca. VOLUNTEERS Needed Award a tribute to family’s giving Sharing time with groups a uniting factor VOLUNTEERS AARON EPP MELISSA TAIT / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Karen Court ( centre) and her daughters, Jamie ( left) and Jessica, volunteer at the Earl Grey Community Centre. B_ 02_ Apr- 06- 15_ FP_ 01. indd B2 4/ 5/ 15 7: 01: 11 PM

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