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These dance classes for everyone are ‘the best place to be’

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“…A young girl wearing a bright purple bodysuit and black tutu with rainbow sparkles grins as she comes through the door of Steffen Dance Studio one Friday night.

Excited for her weekly dance class, Claire McDonald is like any other child who loves to dance. She just does it from a wheelchair….”

Author: Meghan McCabe
Date of Article: December 18, 2019
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/adaptive-dance-classes-st-johns-1.5393894

Many go home, some stay behind: MUN program brings locals and international students together for Christmas

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“…School is out for Christmas at Memorial University, and while many will be headed home for the holidays some will remain behind.

It can be a lonely time of year for international students, those whose homes are too far away and too expensive to travel to at this time of year….”

Date of Article: December 16, 2019
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mun-christmas-break-international-students-1.5397146

How to fight hunger: A look inside your local food bank

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“…What is the Community Food Sharing Association?

It’s a network. A registered charity. A provincial organization with dedicated staff, supported by dedicated volunteers. But more than that, it’s a machine built to combat hunger in Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s hundreds of unseen hands, passing food from those who give it, to those who need it….”

Author: Zach Goudie
Date of Article: December 10, 2019
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/how-to-fight-hunger-1.5389600

Wanted: People who know their way around a tax return

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“…As the Canada Revenue Agency gears up for the 2019 tax season, it’s recruiting volunteers for a program that helps those in need file taxes and access eligible credits and benefits.

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, a collaboration between the CRA and community organizations, has been around for about 40 years….”

Date of Article: November 27, 2019
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cra-volunteers-free-taxation-clinics-1.5375289

Durrell’s Bob Wilton reflects on a life as a volunteer

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“…Robert Wilton’s volunteering philosophy is simple.

When you find something you enjoy, stick with it and give back….”

Author: Nicholas Mercer
Date of Article: November 25, 2019
Source: The Telegram
Website: https://www.thetelegram.com/news/provincial/durrells-bob-wilton-reflects-on-a-life-as-a-volunteer-380613/

Grand Falls-Windsor’s Bruce Moores recognized with volunteer hall of fame award

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“…The chagrin of parents across the province aside, the arrival of the Christmas season has one Grand Falls-Windsor man looking forward.

That man is Bruce Moores and he has a special role to play this holiday season….”

Author: Nicholas Mercer
Date of Article: November 25, 2019
Source: The Western Star
Website: https://www.thewesternstar.com/news/local/grand-falls-windsors-bruce-moores-recognized-with-volunteer-hall-of-fame-award-380612/

St. Anthony Fire Department telethon raises over $20,000

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“…Phones were ringing all through the evening as the St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department accepted pledges for its significant yearly fundraiser. On Nov. 6, the department hosted its 26th annual telethon, raking in $21,551.70….”

Author: Stephen Roberts
Date of Article: November 13, 2019
Source: The Western Star
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/news/local/st-anthony-fire-department-telethon-raises-over-20000-375687/

Timeraiser campaign lets people buy artwork with volunteer time instead of cash

Excerpt:
“…A national project that allows people to purchase artwork with volunteer time instead of money was set up at YellowBelly restaurant in downtown St. John’s on Wednesday.

It’s called Timeraiser150 and was launched for the Canada 150 celebrations as a way to encourage people across Canada to get more involved with different non-profit organizations….”

Author: Geoff Bartlett
Date of Article: July 27, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/timeraiser-art-volunteer-st-johns-1.4223982

Grand Concourse launches new app, custodian program

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“…A new mobile application and a volunteer trail custodian program are the two newest additions to the Grand Concourse Authority (GCA), a non-profit organization committed to the development, enhancement and protection of an award-winning walkway in Newfoundland.
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Between 1993 and 2005, approximately 125 kilometres of walkways, linkages and connecting sidewalk routes were constructed across the Northeast Avalon, creating the Grand Concourse walkway network….”

Author: Victoria Plowman
Date of Article: July 25, 2017
Source: The Telegram
Website: http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2017/7/25/grand-concourse-launches-new-app–custodian-program.html

Timeraiser celebrates Canada150 by auctioning art for volunteer hours

Excerpt:
“…Beginning an art collection can be daunting, both in selecting the art and in having the means to pay for it. Timeraiser, part of the Framework Foundation, offers a solution to at least one of these problems by creating a platform for art aspiring collectors to acquire the works of burgeoning artists through volunteer hours….”

Author: Sadie-Rae Werner
Date of Article: July 25, 2017
Source: The Telegram
Website: http://www.thetelegram.com/living/entertainment/2017/7/25/timeraiser-celebrates-canada150-by-auctioning-art-for-volunteer-.html