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LITE - Alternative Christmas Hamper

LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Program

LITE (Local Investment Toward Employment) is holding their 20th annual Alternative Christmas Hamper campaign, and Assiniboine is partnering with them once again, taking donations in our branches. LITE began as a response to a dramatic decline in sales at an inner-city co-operative grocery store at Christmas time. Nobody would deny local families the welcome gift […]

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LITE Pancake Breakfast Photos

Photos from LITE’s 17th Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Event

LITE’s 17th annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast was an amazing event. We were entertained by the music of Alexander McCowan and Dustin Harder, dance by the Norman Chief Memorial Dancers, and of course a musical show by legendary childrens entertainer, Al Simmons. There was an artist market, prizes and even a pancake eating contest! Enjoy […]

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S.W.E.E.P.

SWEEP: North Point Douglas Senior’s Association Provides Food and Recycling Services

The North Point Douglas Seniors Association runs many programs for local seniors, including providing innovative services such as SWEEP as part of their Food-on-Wheels program which delivers food to shut-in seniors. Until March 2012 the food was delivered in cardboard boxes, but volunteers were concerned that the boxes went into the garbage and ended up in landfill. […]

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LITE's Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

LITE’s Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for LITE’s (that’s Local Investment Toward Employment) 17th annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, on Friday, November 22 from 7 – 10 am at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson at Dufferin). The breakfast is one of the events organized to raise funds for LITE’s Alternative Christmas Hamper Initiative, which provides hampers to families […]

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Everyone deserves a “book mate” early in life

Book Mates Helps Connect Children with Reading

Everyone deserves a “book mate” early in life and with the help of Book Mates Inc, families can enhance their reading abilities through a variety of family literacy programs. An Idea in the Making Almost three decades ago, education professor Beverley Zakaluk had a very simple idea. She would partner her Faculty of Education students with […]

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