News Briefs – November 2, 2016

Chris Clegg
South Peace News
Free courses offered in November

Two free courses are being offered by the High Prairie and Area Prevention of Family Violence Association and Providing Assistance, Counseling and Education.
The first, Nov. 24, is from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. and entitled A Framework to Understand and Process Trauma When Inviting Emotional Growth.
The second, Nov. 25, is entitled Leading Change: Gender Based Violence and the Active Bystander Approach. It is held from the same time as the Nov. 24 workshop.
Both workshops are in the High Prairie Provincial Building Boardroom B.
Call [780] 536-0586 for more information.
Prayer shawls made for charity

Each Friday at 10 a.m., everyone is invited to St. Mark’s Anglican Church to make prayer shawls.
Prayer shawls are given to people who have a serious illness, or need some comfort. They are ideal for keeping the patient warm.
Join knitters for coffee, fellowship and conversation. Come knit, crochet and visit. There is no cost to join and everyone is invited.
Knitting will not occur on Nov. 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.
For more information, please call Alicemary Olansky at [780] 523-3227.
Oilmen’s Bonspiel Nov. 25-26

The High Prairie Oilmen’s Association continues to raise money and have fun at the same time.
The annual bonspiel will be held Nov. 25-26. Cost to enter is $300 per team with a 16-team limit. Each team is guaranteed three games in the three-event competition.
A 50/draw and door prizes will be offered as well as a Saturday evening dinner and awards.
For more information, please call Karen Grey at work at [780] 523-5890 or her cell at [780] 523-1883.
Community band organizing

The High Prairie and District Community Band is organizing for its second season.
The band is inviting interested musicians to join the band on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Prairie River Junior High School band room.
The band began its first season and held its first public performances last year with Colin Chrabaszcz as conductor. He has since moved away but two new conductors have stepped forward to help.
For further information, please call Donna Williscroft at [780] 523-2733 or Sue Charest at [780] 837-0432.
Faust Christmas craft sale Nov. 12

It’s never too early to start or even finish your Christmas shopping.
A Christmas Craft Sale will be held at the Faust Multicultural Gathering Place Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please, no flea market, used or garage sale items are permitted and will be removed. No food items are allowed, and all crafts must be hand-crafted.
Tables are $10 each and payable in advance. No duplication of home-based businesses will be allowed. The first one to register is allowed in. Lunch is available for purchase.
Please call R. Nelson in Faust at [780] 355-2597 to book a table.

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