Just a heads up -- The date for our Bud Spud and Steak Fundraiser (originally scheduled for Friday, Oct 9th) will now be held on Thursday, October 8th.
Just a quick note to let you know that the August / Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available on our Newsletter page.
Lots of events coming up in the fall so please mark your calendars accordingly. Our first regular meeting will be Sept 14th at the Rehab Centre at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ben Albensi, research scientist on Alzheimers.
In the meantime, enjoy our warm sunny weather and the rest of the summer! Be safe and see you in Sept.
Just a quick reminder - KLA Regular meeting tomorrow (May 4th) at 1:30 p.m. Following the meeting, KLA Past Presidents will be serving tea.
See you tomorrow!
Today is the last day of the Official Rail Safety Week. However, it is imperative to practice rail safety year round. Pledge to be safe around railroad tracks. I just took the pledge: I, Janet Lewis Anderson, pledge to be safe around crossings and railway lines. I promise to set the right example for my friends and family, and I pledge to report any unsafe behaviour to CN Police."
From April 27th to May 3rd, CN will again this year join forces with Operation Lifesaver to promote public rail safety to communities throughout our network during Rail Safety Week. We encourage everyone to think safety not just during the official "Rail Safety Week", but every week.
Here are 10 tips that could save your life.
1. Never walk or play on train tracks. It's dangerous and illegal. Also never play or stay near a stopped train.
2. Be prepared to stop at crossings.
3. Cross train tracks at designated highway/railroad crossings.
4. Look for the crossbuck sign, lights or gates at crossings.
5. Listen for warning bells and whistles.
6. Obey the signals.
7. Wait for the train to pass through the crossing, then wait again, to be sure that a second train is not approaching on another track int he same or opposite direction.
8. Obey the directions of a police officer or member of a train crew directing traffic at a crossing.
9. Cross the tracks in low gear; do not change gears while crossing.
10. Stalled vehicle? Get out quickly and move away from the vehicle and tracks.
Report hazardous conditions at highway-railroad crossings or on railroad rights-of-way. Railroad emergency numbers are generally posted prominently at crossings, on either crossing posts, behind a crossing sign or on a signal box. You may want to keep the toll free number for CN Police handy. Should you witness any unsafe situation near the railroad, please call 1-800-465-9239 FREE. If you are unable to locate this number immediately, call 911 or the local emergency number.
Since 1980 the number of highway/railroad crossing collisions and trespassing incidents has fallen dramatically largely due to education efforts. Please share these safety tips with family and friends and act as a role model for all. We encourage everyone to support help CN's community-education program, All Aboard for Safety, to help prevent fatalities and injuries on or near railroad crossings.
Be safe everyone!
It's almost circus time. Following are the dates, times and locations:
Selkirk May 16 4 & 7 P:M
Portage May 23 4 & 7 P:M
Winnipeg May 24 12 Noon, 3:30 & 7 P:M
If you are available to help sell KLA Raffle tickets at any of the Circuses, please email Barbara Wells.
Just a quick reminder ladies --- KLA Card Party -- Thursday, April 23rd at noon at Shrine Centre. Hope to see you there!
Wow -- I hope you enjoyed the meeting yesterday as much as I did! It was a very special day with the Children's Rehab Foundation thanking us for our support. Following our regular meeting, we had greetings and presentations from Chris, Sandy Loewen, Dan and Collette. They talked about strengthening and balancing aids for the patients (sand bells and spot markers for hopscotch), prosthetic devices, the Family Resource Library and that we had raised over $197000 in support of them over the past 17 years. We are honored to be of service to them.
There was much more however. We also got to meet and hear from a very special young lady, Keera Lyall who is this year's Youth Ambassador. Keera is a grade 12 student at Westwood Collegiate and a very delightful young lady with the most beautiful smile! You can expect to see Keera at Cruisin down the Crescent in June.
And more still! Another amazing story of strength and inspiration from Kristin Millar. Kristin, is a young lady who enjoyed good health through most of her childhood and teenage years. Unexpectedly, in her late teens, she discovered she had a very serious heart condition which could result in sudden death. Her journey to restored health covers several years and brushes with death, including 7 strokes and after receiving a new heart, Kristin considers herself normal and well again. As a heart recipient, she is most greatful to all who supported her through this journey including family, friends, her medical team and of course the person who gave her the ultimate gift of life -- a new heart!
Finally, after all of the formalities, The Childrens Rehab Foundation treated us to tea and delicious cupcakes! Each lady was handed a flower on the way out!
More photos on our photo page.....
Blessings to all!
Well it has been a busy several days but most enjoyable. We had our Annual Dinner last Thursday, April 9th. Very well attended where all enjoyed a chicken dinner. We welcomed First Lady of Khartum, Melody Terin who very graciously addressed the audience. We were also entertained by a Female Barbershop Quartet -- The Honeycombs! Most enjoyable. One of the quartet even mentioned her family's long Masonic affiliation.
Although we had intended to do the Presentation of Pins (25 year to Laureen Christensen and Kathleen Dales; 50 year to Betty Huppe), since these ladies were unable to be in attendance, I will make arrangements to get these pins to these ladies at a later date.
We were delighted however to introduce and welcome many of our Past Presidents!
Many thanks to the Dinner Committee, the Caterers and The Honeycombs as well as all the ladies who attended!
P.S. To see more photos from the dinner, visit our Photo page.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the dinner tonight!
I’m sure you are as excited as I am that the raffle tickets are ready!! Keep in mind, with all of us selling together, we made over $8500 for the kids last year. I hope we can do the same this year. I will have the tickets and the sign-up calendar available at the dinner tonight and again at our meeting on Monday. You can either email me or come and see me at either the dinner or meeting. Looking forward to seeing you there.
My name is Cathy Iwanicki and I am honored to be President of the Khartum Ladies' Auxiliary for 2015.