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David Smallwood’s work with the arts earns him Corner Brook’s Citizen of the Year Award

Excerpt:
“…Whether performing on a stage or acting behind the scenes, miscues are a rarity for David Smallwood.

So, it was a little funny that he would fumble his award as he accepted the prestigious Citizen of the Year Award during the City of Corner Brook’s Achievement in Community Excellence Awards Tuesday evening….”

Author: Gary Kean
Date of Article: May 16, 2017
Source: The Western Star
Website: http://www.thewesternstar.com/community/2017/5/17/david-smallwood_s-work-with-the-arts-earns-him-corner-brooks-cit.html

Stephenville’s involvement in 9-11 being featured in college film

Excerpt:
“…Maude Kendall remembers her job and that of other volunteers being to keep smiles on faces and panic levels down.

That was one of the outstanding memories for the longtime Red Cross volunteer as she reflected on the events of 9-11 in Stephenville….”

Author: Frank Gale
Date of Article: May 11, 2017
Source: The Western Star
Website: http://www.thewesternstar.com/living/2017/5/12/stephenville_s-involvement-in-9-11-being-featured-in-college-fil.html

Here they come: Gander plans first Come From Away tours

Excerpt:
“…Starting this month, the iconic Playbill magazines found in New York’s Broadway theatres will host a new ad promising a “Come From Away experience” in Newfoundland….”

Author: Garrett Barry
Date of Article: May 11, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/gander-come-from-away-tourism-ready-1.4108805

Mind your Mind!

Excerpt:
“…In Newfoundland and Labrador when you’re told to mind something, it means to pay attention to something or to watch out for something.

“Mind the moose,” we all know, means to take caution and watch out for moose that could be a hazard.

The recent conference at Menihek High School in Labrador City “mind your mind” was a great play on that well-known phrase that basically told participants to take care of their mental health….”

Author: Mike Power
Date of Article: May 11, 2017
Source: Labradorian
Website: http://www.thelabradorian.ca/community/2017/5/11/mind-your-mind-.html

Random Age-Friendly: Clarenville Legion donates to CREST

Excerpt:
“…For more than 90 years the Royal Canadian Legion has held true to their mission and continues to play a critical role in our society today.
Legion members contribute countless volunteer hours, and fundraise millions of dollars each year for their communities….”

Date of Article: April 27, 2017
Source: The Packet
Website: http://www.thepacket.ca/community/2017/4/27/random-age-friendly–clarenville-legion-donates-to-crest.html

‘No hesitation’: Lewisporte firefighters save 1 of 2 dogs pulled from icy water

Excerpt:
“…Members of Lewisporte’s volunteer fire department and the town manager assisted in a cold water rescue on Monday after a pair of dogs went for a walk on ice near the community wharf and fell in.

Both pets were pulled from the water but only one survived….”

Author: Chris Ensing
Date of Article: April 26, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/lewisporte-dogs-fall-through-ice-rescue-volunteer-fire-department-1.4087279

Bringing joy to others through volunteering is fulfilling for Heather Johanson of Springdale

Excerpt:
“…SPRINGDALE, NL — Volunteering was instilled in Heather Johanson at a young age. She may not have quite understood its value back then, but she certainly does now.

Today, in Springdale, she can be found at the heart of many groups and organizations that help make the Green Bay town a better place to live….”

Author: Cory Hurley
Date of Article: April 26, 2017
Source: The nor’wester
Website: http://www.thenorwester.ca/news/local/2017/4/26/bringing-joy-to-others-through-volunteering-is-fulfilling-for-he.html

Celebrating Volunteer Week in Botwood and area

Excerpt:
“…This is the ninth year for the volunteer appreciation dinner. One of the people responsible for cooking the meal turned out to be the Volunteer of the Year for Botwood, Terry Hancock.

Also receiving Volunteer of the Year awards were:

Northern Arm — Fred Butler

Peterview — Amanda Sheppard…”

Date of Article: April 26, 2017
Source: Advertiser
Website: http://www.gfwadvertiser.ca/news/local/2017/4/26/celebrating-volunteer-week-in-botwood-and-area.html

Dreams Take Flight helps Cape Breton children visit Walt Disney World

Excerpt:
“…SYDNEY, N.S. — You couldn’t take the smile off Halle Gould’s face on Tuesday.

For as long as Gould can remember, she always wanted to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and that dream will become a reality today….”

Author: Jeremy Fraser
Date of Article: April 25, 2017
Source: Cape Breton Post
Website: http://www.capebretonpost.com/living/2017/4/25/dreams-take-flight-helps-cape-breton-children-visit-walt-disney-.html

Joining old man winter in putting on a show

Excerpt:
“…Heretofore, too, this is the time of year when beautiful Bay of Islands and the incredible Humber region has long met Old Man Winter head on with degree-defying local winterfest celebrations through the valleys, up the harbours, down the shores and out the bays of western Newfoundland. About half a century on in some places.

Do be watching for winterfesting nearer you. Distances factor in. Driving, suspect. Walking, cautious….”

Author: Dave White
Date of Article: February 8, 2017
Source: The Western Star
Website: http://www.thewesternstar.com/opinion/columnists/2017/2/9/joining-old-man-winter-in-putting-on-a-show.html

There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante