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Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador are held annually to help raise funds and awareness to keep families with sick or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need.
In 2017, walks were held in 43 communities throughout the province, raising a record $245,000. In the six years since the walk started, more than $1.3 million has been raised.
The following are the dates, times and locations for local walks:
SEPT. 15
Bishop’s Falls – Bishop’s Falls Playground. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 11 a.m. Event leader: Darlene Hancock, DarleneHancock@nlh.nl.ca; darlenehancock@bellaliant.net.
Glovertown - Ken Diamond Park. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 10:30 a.m. Event leader: Michelle Saunders, michelle-julie@hotmail.com.
King’s Point - King’s Point Fire Hall. Registration 1 p.m., walk starts 2 p.m. Event leader: Nikita Toms, niktoms21@hotmail.com
SEPT. 21
Twillingate –Twillingate Island Elementary. Registration 2 p.m., walk starts 2:30 p.m. Event leader: Dave Dove, davedove@nlesd.ca; dave.dove@hotmail.com.
La Scie - Fire Hall. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 11 a.m. Event leaders: Krista Andrews and Debbie Burton, rsclascie@hotmail.com; kristaandrews2014@outlook.com; dee_burton101@hotmail.com.
SEPT. 22
Grand Falls-Windsor - Papa’s Sweet Shop. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 11 a.m. Event: leader Chad Haggett, chaggett40@gmail.com.
Lewisporte - Kinsmen Community Centre. Registration 1 p.m., walk starts 2 p.m. Event leader: Lisa Martin, kobeys_mom@hotmail.com.
SEPT. 23
Springdale - Springdale Trade School College Building. Registration 1 p.m., walk starts 2 p.m. Event leader: Nadaine Bath, nadainebath1@gmail.com.
SEPT. 24
Bay d’Espoir - Milltown Lions Club. Registration 5 p.m., walk starts 5:30 p.m. Event Leader: Cheryl George, Cheryl.george@hotmail.com.
SEPT. 29
Pilley’s Island - Pilley’s Island Recreation Centre. Registration 12:30 p.m., walk starts 1 p.m. Event leader: BJ Osmond, bj_osmond@hotmail.com.
Red Shoe Crew-Walk for Families, in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Newfoundland and Labrador are held annually to help raise funds and awareness to keep families with sick or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need. In 2017, walks were held in 43 communities throughout the province, raising a record $245,000. In the six years since the walk started, more than $1.3 million has been raised. The following are the dates, times and locations for local walks: SEPT. 15 Bishop’s Falls – Bishop’s Falls Playground. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 11 a.m. Event leader: Darlene Hancock, DarleneHancock@nlh.nl.ca; darlenehancock@bellaliant.net. Glovertown - Ken Diamond Park. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 10:30 a.m. Event leader: Michelle Saunders, michelle-julie@hotmail.com. King’s Point - King’s Point Fire Hall. Registration 1 p.m., walk starts 2 p.m. Event leader: Nikita Toms, niktoms21@hotmail.com SEPT. 21 Twillingate –Twillingate Island Elementary. Registration 2 p.m., walk starts 2:30 p.m. Event leader: Dave Dove, davedove@nlesd.ca; dave.dove@hotmail.com. La Scie - Fire Hall. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 11 a.m. Event leaders: Krista Andrews and Debbie Burton, rsclascie@hotmail.com; kristaandrews2014@outlook.com; dee_burton101@hotmail.com. SEPT. 22 Grand Falls-Windsor - Papa’s Sweet Shop. Registration 10 a.m., walk starts 11 a.m. Event: leader Chad Haggett, chaggett40@gmail.com. Lewisporte - Kinsmen Community Centre. Registration 1 p.m., walk starts 2 p.m. Event leader: Lisa Martin, kobeys_mom@hotmail.com. SEPT. 23 Springdale - Springdale Trade School College Building. Registration 1 p.m., walk starts 2 p.m. Event leader: Nadaine Bath, nadainebath1@gmail.com. SEPT. 24 Bay d’Espoir - Milltown Lions Club. Registration 5 p.m., walk starts 5:30 p.m. Event Leader: Cheryl George, Cheryl.george@hotmail.com. SEPT. 29 Pilley’s Island - Pilley’s Island Recreation Centre. Registration 12:30 p.m., walk starts 1 p.m. Event leader: BJ Osmond, bj_osmond@hotmail.com. - -File photo

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SEPT. 9

Gander - Join the Kidney Foundation for Kidney Walk 2018 at Cobbs Pond Rotary Park in Gander to show your support for those living with kidney disease. Event features be a BBQ, prize draws, walk T-shirts, face painting and live entertainment. Register online at www.kidneywalk.ca or call Guy Goldsworthy at 709-424-2009.

SEPT. 15

Baie Verte Peninsula - Community Yard Sale at the Tommy Ricketts Arena, noon to 5 p.m.

SEPT. 25

Gander - "Menopause The Musical" at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre. Showtime 7:30 p.m.

SEPT. 16

Baie Verte – Terry Fox Run starting at BodyWorks Fitness and Physiotherapy. Registration opens 9:30 a.m., with the walk/run/bike beginning at 10 a.m.

SEPT. 17

NL – Deadline to submit applications for the ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Program (for individual artists and groups). Contact ArtsNL for details: The Newman Building, 1 Springdale Street, St. John’s, 726-2212, toll free 1 (866) 726-2212 (NL only), or visit http://nlac.ca/grants/index.htm for info, video, and to apply.

SEPT. 22

Grand Falls-Windsor – Check out the Giant Flea Market at the Joe Byrne Memorial Stadium, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SEPT. 22

Grand Falls-Windsor - "Menopause The Musical" at the Grand Falls -Windsor Arts and Culture Centre. Showtime 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 17

Bishop’s Falls - Fall tea and sale, beginning at 11 a.m., hosted by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. Admission $3.

EVERY WEEK

WEDNESDAY

Botwood - The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5 Chase the Ace. Tickets are three for $5, and there’s a nightly 50/50 draw. Tickets sold 7-8:45 p.m. with the draw at 9 p.m.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Pre-school story time program for children aged 3-5 starts 10:30 a.m. at the Harmsworth Public Library. To register your child, drop by or call the library: 489-2303.

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Diabetes Education Clinic offers a drop-in service 1-4 p.m. Have your blood sugar, blood pressure and weight checked. Bring your diabetes-related questions to the nurse and dietitian. No appointment necessary.

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Exploits 50+ Club, Edwards Place, holds a public card game at 8 p.m. Admission is $4.

THURSDAY

Gander - The Gander Seniors 50+ Club Inc. would like to advise its members and the general public that their regular card games will start on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. and their regular afternoon bingo will start on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m. Both events are open to members as well as the general public.

Grand Falls-Windsor - If you’re looking for a great organization that helps both locally and internationally, consider the Rotary Club. Find a friendly Rotarian and ask them about joining. Meets every Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Mount Peyton Hotel.

Exploits Valley - The Central Nfld Antique Auto Club meets every third Thursday at 8 p.m. at Ibex Fuels on Hardy Avenue or the Creed Club in Botwood. For more info, contact Bruce Critch at 257-3360. Check out their website at www.cnaac.ca. Having an antique auto is not mandatory.

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Seniors Friendly 50-Plus Club at 50 Main St., Grand Falls-Windsor holds card games Thursday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m.

Exploits Valley - River Gold Fundraising is a community fundraiser in partnership with three local service organizations: Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, Exploits Valley SPCA, and Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society. An event each week with the deadline for playing being closing time on Wednesdays at store locations. Draw is every Thursday at the Royal Bank in the Exploits Valley Mall at approximately 7:30 pm to http://rivergold.ca/rg/.

Gander - YQX Quilters' Guild meets the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the J.R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre. New members welcome.

FRIDAY

Grand Falls-Windsor – Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 12, Queen Street Chase The Ace, 6-8 p.m. with the draw shortly after 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. There is a 50-50 draw as well at $1 a ticket.

Grand Falls-Windsor - Exploits Valley Community Coalition Car Seat Clinics held the last Friday of every month at the Family Resource Site (Family Moments) in Grand Falls-Windsor. Trained Child Restraint technicians will teach you how to install your car seat, and instruct you on the proper safety installation recommendations of your child’s restraint system. Call 489-3296 to book an appointment.

SATURDAY

Gander - Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Every Saturday, 2 p.m. Bible Study; 3 p.m. Worship Service

SUNDAY

Grand Falls-Windsor - Chase the Ace lottery is held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall every Sunday from 7:15-9:15 p.m.

Gander - Gander Care and Share Group (651-2001). Meets Sunday, Tuesday and Friday 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. at Fraser Road United Church (side entrance). All meetings are closed except for the last Sunday of each month. This last Sunday is an open meeting meaning family and friends are welcome.

Gander - The Hooking Matters meet the first and third Sundays, 1:30-4 p.m., at the Arts and Culture Center. For info call 256-3578.

Gander - Regular Sunday meetings of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Gander Senior Citizens Center. For more info call 422-1437 or 683-7361.

MONDAY

Grand Falls-Windsor - The Exploits Valley 50+ Club, Edwards Place public bridge game takes place every second Monday at 1:30 p.m. Admission $4. Everyone welcome.

Exploits Valley - Exploits Disability Association help people with disabilities and other who cannot help themselves. Meetings take place on the first Monday of every month at the Corduroy Brook Enhancement building on 2 Conservation Place, Grand Falls-Windsor.

Grand Falls-Windsor - New teams of five (male) players or individual (male) players may register for the Monday Nite Men’s Bowling League at Exploits Lanes by calling 489-2717. The league will start their 2018-2019 season at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10.

Gander - An invitation to join an enthusiastic group of ladies, learn new things, attend interesting talks and demonstrations, and have lots of fun. Gander Women’s Institute meet the first Monday of each month. For more info call 256-8577 or email ganderwi@gmail.com.

Gander - Looking for fun and friendship? Come out to Fraser Road United Church Hall on Monday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. Parents ‘n’ tots is a great time to meet other parents and make new friends.

TUESDAY

Exploits Valley - Central Cancer Survivors Choir practice 2 p.m. on Tuesdays at Memorial United Church in Grand Falls-Windsor. If you are a cancer survivor and enjoy singing, laughter, fellowship and the support of others who have had a diagnosis of cancer, please join us.

Grand Falls-Windsor - St. Vincent De Paul Shop at St. Joseph’s Parish open every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m.

Grand Falls-Windsor – Toastmasters is an organization focused on professional and personal development. We work together to bring out the best in each of us. Meetings held every second and fourth Tuesday from September to May at the College of the North Atlantic in Grand Falls-Windsor. For information please contact us at Toastmastersgfw@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/GFWToastmasters.

MISCELLANEOUS

Exploits Valley - Exploits Valley Community Coalition offers Family Resource Centre Programs, Healthy Baby Clubs, Car Seat Installation Support, Parenting Programs, Community Development initiatives and licensed preschool. Our mission: People Supporting People, Strengthening Communities Today, for Tomorrow. For more information contact 489-3296 or find us on Facebook @evccnl.

Lewisporte - Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to Diabetes Canada’s reusable goods donation program. Drop your bagged items in our blue clothing donation bins located at Home Hardware. Call 1-800-505-5525 or visit declutter.diabetes.ca for more information. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, while diverting items from landfill.

Exploits Valley - The Exploits Valley Crime Stoppers Branch is looking for new members. We meet once a month for approximately an hour and participate in three to four fundraisers a year that would require minimal volunteer time. Please consider joining our team to help keep crime off our streets. Contact Loriann Leyte-Peddle at 489-2704.

Exploits Valley - Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline. Drop your bagged items in our red drop boxes located at Home Hardware and Riverwood Variety in Grand Falls-Windsor, Wishes, Flowers & Gifts in Bishops Falls and Herm’s Variety in Botwood areas. For further details, call 1-800-505-5525

Gander - The Drunk Driver Alert Program encourages people to report known or suspected drunk drivers in time to avert needless injury or death. Anyone who suspects a driver may be impaired is asked to call the RCMP immediately at 256-6841, giving their location and a description of the suspect vehicle, including make, model, colour and license number, if possible, as well as the direction of travel and a description of the driver. The caller need not leave his or her name.

Gander - Gander Status of Women is located on 61 Elizabeth Drive is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Drop in or give us a call 1-866-442-4445 or 256-4395.

Gander – Gander and Area MADD, MADD Canada (Mothers against Drunk Driving) is a national charitable organization with chapters across the country, including one in Gander. MADD volunteers include not only mothers but fathers, friends, concerned citizens and young people who want to make a difference in the fight against impaired driving.  Get involved by emailing Gander and Area MADD at maddgander@gmail.com

Gander - Broadening Horizons is a non-profit organization offering programs to adults with intellectual disabilities in Gander that address life, work and social skills, educational training, recreation and leisure as well as providing the option of a group employment opportunity for its clients. For further information, please contact Jami-Lee Williams at 256-3526.

Gander - Do you have a family member serving overseas with the military? Do you have questions or concerns? Maybe we could help. Please call Colleen Hiscock at the Gander Military Family Resource Centre for more information, at 1-800-557-1702 or 256-1703 ext. 1202.

Gander/Gambo - Does your children’s fashion sense change on a weekly basis? Not sure what to do with your old clothing? Donate your reusable clothing and cloth items to Diabetes Canada’s reusable goods donation program. Drop your bagged items in our blue [A1] clothing donation bins located at: Home Hardware and Dominion in Gander and Robie’s Wedges in Gambo. Call 1-800-505-5525 or visit declutter.diabetes.ca for more information.

Gander - Evangel Pentecostal Church, 59 Elizabeth Drive at the Youth Chapel.  For more info contact david.571@live.ca or call 427-9704 or 651-4999.

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