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Want to volunteer for the Brier? Better hurry hard

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“…The St. John’s Brier is just over a month away, and organizers are still looking for a few good people.

Jamie Korab, 2006 Olympic curling gold medallist, says the volunteer committee needs more volunteers to hit its target of 500 people helping to host the Brier in St. John’s March 4 to 12….”

Author: Daniel MacEachern
Date of Article: February 1, 2017
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/st-johns-brier-volunteers-jamie-korab-1.3961214

Turkey soup for the soul: Need to give back rooted in tough years for St. John’s chef

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“…A steaming bowl of turkey soup will be on the menu Christmas Eve at the Adelaide Oyster House in St. John’s, when chef and owner Steve Vardy opens the doors of his popular downtown restaurant to anyone who needs a free, heartwarming meal.

“Anyone that just wants to wander in that feels comfortable, hopefully they do, can be greeted by a smile and a hug,” Vardy told CBC Radio’s St. John’s Morning Show….”

Author: Maggie Gillis
Date of Article: December 22, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/turkey-soup-adelaide-oyster-house-christmas-eve-1.3908908

Nine join Order of Newfoundland and Labrador

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“…”The Order of Newfoundland and Labrador is the highest honour the province can award to its citizens,” said Lt.-Gov. Frank Fagan, facing a room of the latest honourees and their closest supporters.

An induction ceremony for nine people was held at Government House in St. John’s Wednesday, adding to a list of 82 previous recipients, dating back to 2004….”

Date of Article: December 14, 2016
Source: The Telegram
Website: http://www.thetelegram.com/community/2016/12/14/nine-join-order-of-newfoundland-and-labrador.html

Princess and the Purse — Newfoundland lends a helping handbag

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“…The initiative, which started in Moncton last year, aims to gift hard-working mothers who could use a little help with a few things for themselves: lip gloss, gum, nail files and tissues, for example, all stuffed in a gently-used purse.

Renée Druggett, a friend of the woman who started the movement, has been organizing Princess and the Purse — Newfoundland this year. Her Coldwell Banker office in St. John’s is jam packed with donations, which her colleagues are helping to organize….”

Author: Louis Power
Date of Article: December 11, 2016
Source: The Telegram
Website: http://www.thetelegram.com/news/local/2016/12/11/princess-and-the-purse–newfoundland-lends-a-helping-handbag.html

Demand for Salvation Army Christmas hampers higher than ever

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“…The Salvation Army in St. John’s has provided hampers for families during the holiday season for years, but one volunteer says demand is expected to be higher than ever this Christmas.

Major John Goulding said increased demand at food banks throughout the rest of the year has the Salvation Army preparing for a larger need for hampers during the holidays….”

Author: Lukas Wall
Date of Article: December 10, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/demand-for-hampers-higher-than-ever-1.3891061

Helping families in need for Christmas: Operation Decoration

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“…What began as a spur-of-the-moment thought to give away a few boxes of Christmas decorations has turned into a rallied network of support for those in need.

CBC reporter Amy Stoodley told Weekend AM Saturday that the idea came from a young family group on Facebook that she’s a part of….”

Author: Lisa Gushue
Date of Article: December 10, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/operation-decoration-pick-up-day-in-st-john-s-1.3890869

Artists team up to raise funds for family of late Justin Frampton

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“…A group of artists and volunteers that sells locally-made Christmas cards will donate the money raised this year to the family of Justin Frampton.

Frampton, 34, died on Nov. 23 from glioblastoma, leaving behind a wife and two children….”

Author: Jeremy Eaton
Date of Article: December 8, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cards-for-sarah-raises-money-for-justin-frampton-1.3886583

Alan Doyle honoured with Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian award

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“…Alan Doyle is no stranger to awards. Usually it’s for his music.

At a gala dinner on Wednesday night the actor, author and musician was honoured for his charity work by the Canadian Red Cross of Newfoundland and Labrador….”

Author: Jeremy Eaton
Date of Article: November 23, 2016
Source: CBC News
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/alan-doyle-humanitarian-award-1.3864977

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign Launches At Avalon Mall

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“…The Avalon Mall was alight with the sights and sounds of the festive season as the annual Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign officially kicked off this week.

There is an increased need this year with a goal of $650,000. Major John Goulding says they can’t do it without the generous support of the public and the selfless work of volunteers….”

Date of Article: November 20, 2016
Source: VOCM
Website: http://vocm.com/news/salvation-army-kettle-campaign-launches-at-avalon-mall/

Senior’s Resource Centre Receives $15,000 Grant

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“…A grant of $15,000 was given to a seniors facility in St. John’s today to help train volunteers and caregivers on the importance of senior mental health.

The Senior’s Resource Centre in St. John’s was the recipient of Bell Canada’s Let’s Talk Community Fund Grant this morning….”

Date of Article: November 17, 2016
Source: VOCM
Website: http://vocm.com/news/seniors-resource-centre-receives-15000-grant/