Elbert Chartrand Friendship CentreNovember Newsletter 2018In Flanders Fields“I have a littlepoppy, red ascan be, to showthat I remember,Those thatfought to makeme free.”In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre will be closed onTake up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep, though poppies growIn Flanders fields.Monday, November 12, 2018Bingo will run as usual.In Flanders Fields is one of the most famous poemsabout World War I and was written by CanadianLieutenant Colonel John McCrae on May 3, 1915ECFC Youth CouncilThe Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre’s Youth Council is back! They held their second meeting on October 25th.Elections took place during this meeting and we elected our President, Secretary and Treasurer.President-Chloe GenailleSecretary-Robert BercierTreasurer-Aaliyah CochraneOur Youth Council volunteered at the ECFC Halloween party, thank you so much for making it an awesome time forthe children. Our Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 feel free to join always lookingfor new members. If you have any questions, please contact Ruby Chartrand 204-734-3257.
Elbert Chartrand Friendship CenterPrograms & ServicesS.U.C.C.E.E.D. Connections ProgramPartners for CareersOur Partners for Careers Program is here toassist you with cover letters, interview skills,job skills, job search, training information,university and collage applications,and resumes.For more information call Emma-Leigh at(204) 734-9301Another year of the program has begun with 15 participants enrolled. The participants have been busy working on increasingtheir Numeracy, Reading/Writing, and Digital Technology skilllevels. They have also been busy in the kitchen menu planning,grocery shopping and preparing the meals for students and staffElbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Board MeetingThursday November 16, 2017MMF Outreach ProgramThe MMF Outreach Program assists withtraining and education referrals.For any more information plea se callVirginia Church at (204) 734-9301.Housing First ProgramHousing First is a solution to end homelessness: by working together with landlords toprovide permanent housing and supports forpeople in order to have a successful future.We are a community based program aimed atpreventing and reducing homelessness. Ourgoal is to shift away from short term fixes andfocus on long term solutions.By offering the supports and resources ourclients need, we hope we can be successful infinding permanent housing solutions for people in the Swan River ValleyLight House ProgramThis is a after school program that is intendedfor youth aged 6-17 please check out the calendar on the back for up coming activities. Toregister your child and more informationplease visit www.elbertchartrandfc.com orcall Emma-Leigh Rusk at (204) 734-9301.5:00 PME.C.F.C Board RoomAre you Aboriginal and seeking an exciting and rewarding careerin health care?Prairie Mountain Health delivers quality health services that areresponsive to the needs of the population. We are seeking exceptional people to join our team in areas including, but not limited to,acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, community programsand emergency medical services.If you are of aboriginal descent, any you have the necessary qualifications, Prairie Mountain Health Aboriginal Human Resourceswants to hear from you. If you or someone you know is interested,please call or visit:Ken McIvor– PMH Aboriginal LiaisonDauphin Friendship Centre– Dauphin, MB(204) 638-5707OrShawn Charlebois– Manager– Aboriginal HRElbert Chartrand Friendship Centre(204) 734-6642www.prairiemountainhealth.ca
We are off to a great start with our education programs, and we would like to welcome all students toour centre. If anyone has questions regarding AdultEducation, please feel free to come in and speak withDonna, Janet or Mel. Our Hours are 9:00AM to3:30PM, Monday through Friday.The Benefits you Gain Becominga Student! More opportunity to pursue ahigher level of education Greater chance for employment A greater self-esteem, an opportunity for personal development, and enhanced socialskills.Adult Education Site 2The Swan River Adult Education Inc. is funded by theProvince of Manitoba and is managed by a volunteerBoard of Directors.We are a community-based program with individualized instruction for adults 19 years of age and older.We personalize our courses depending on the learner’s goals and needs, and provide adequate and relevant resources.At Swan River Adult Education our learners study ina relaxed, informal adult-friendly environment.Our Program can help you:Gain high school creditsAchieve a Mature Student High School DiplomaAttain a GED DiplomaDevelop and/or upgrade skills in reading, writing, andbasic mathSwan River WEST CentreLooking for help to reach your goals in preparation for success in Trades training, HealthCare Aide training, or other technical training?If you're an adult who needs Essential Skills upgrading toreach a workplace or education goal, the Workplace Essential Skills Training Centre (WEST) in Swan River ishere to help.Our wide range of free services include Essential Skillsassessments, support to create your own personal Essential Skills learning plan, and Essential Skills learning opportunities that focus on your training goals.Swan River WEST CentreElbert Chartrand Friendship CentreFor info – call Lorri-Ann Munroat 204-734-3346 or e-mail [email protected] - 4 – 7:30 pmor by appointmentS.U.C.C.E.E.D. ConnectionsS.U.C.C.E.E.D is a program targeting at-risk individuals age 18 and over that are not yet prepared to enterthe world of work or school, and in need of assistanceto overcome their employment barriers, along withlife skills training to promote healthy living.Participants can be referred by various organizations,agencies, and employers within the Swan River areaas well as self-referrals.The program consists of three levels:Life Skills Training- 9 weeksEssential Skills Training- 10 weeksWork Experience- 4 weeksFor more information please contact Lorri-Ann Munro at (204) 734-3346
Birthday Greetings1st– Happy Birthday Emma-Leigh Rusk -Love Sal & Fam Jam1st– Happy Birthday Noah Chartrand-From Auntie Wanda3rd– Happy Birthday Faith Spence—Love Grandma7th—Happy Birthday Caeden Cook—Love your mom & sister7th—Happy Birthday Zack Cook—Love your Family8th– Happy Birthday Mousey– Love your Family11th– Happy Birthday Jacob Langan—Love Mom, Dad & Family12th -Happy Birthday MacKenzie Ferland– Love your Family13th- Happy Birthday Dad– Love Carson & Carter16th– Happy Birthday Carson & Carter Chartrand– Love Mom & Dad17th– Happy Birthday Jeremy Cote20th– Happy Birthday Pat– Love Sierra-Lee, Mylee-Rae and Anthony21st– Happy Birthday Shantelle Rosteski– Love Grandma Hazel23rd– Happy Birthday Merideth Burwash– Love Grandma23rd– Happy Birthday Erin Burwash– From Margaret23rd– Happy Birthday Lily Nemetchuck– Love Mom & Family23rd– Happy Birthday Peter Genaille– From Family28th– Happy Birthday Stephanie Chartrand– Love Mom29th– Happy Birthday Alice Fagnan– Love your family29th– Happy Birthday Bailey Gott-Chartrand– Love DadFarmers Market Christmas Craft SaleFriday, November 16, 2018E.C.F.C Hall10:00 am - 4:00 pmCoffee HouseFriday, November 23, 20187:00 PMECFC HallBring a toonie and maybe a snack to share with yourneighbour! Dance and visit the night away while listening to live entertainment!Elbert Chartrand FriendshipCentre NewsletterThe Elbert Chartrand Friendship CentreNewsletter is a FREE newsletter to keepour community members up to date onwhat is happening down at the ECFC andin our community from a month to monthbasis.Copies are available at the front desk of theElbert Chartrand Friendship Centre aswell Emma-Leigh has set up a copy thatcan be e-mailed each month.If you would like to be on our e-mail listplease send Emma-Leigh Rusk your e-mailaddress to [email protected] questions or concerns about ourmonthly e-mail please feel free to contactEmma-Leigh Rusk at (204) 734-9301 or bye-mail [email protected]
ECFC Halloween DanceThe Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre would like to thank everyone who came out and danced the night away onTuesday, October 30, 2018! We had over 170 guests attend this year making this year the best year yet! We would liketo thank Ruby Chartrand and her AHS / Youth Council for creating and running the entire night! It was an awesometime had by all! As well last but not least we would like to thank the Swan Valley Stampeders for attending and judging our costume party! Everything worked out great and we cant wait for next year to do it all again!
Aboriginal Head Start“Children for the Future”We’ve had a busy couple of months with 30families in our Head Start program this isone of our biggest years!You may have seen our AHS families outfundraising for our Christmas Party as wellas our Annual Year End Party. We have ourMonthly Office Bingo as well our parentshave catered out for many different community functions.Halloween was a blast the children wereable to trick or treat in the Friendship Centre which they really enjoy.The Head Start Ladies competed in theChilli cook off, great community spirit.Headstarts Recipe of the MonthLemon Poppy Sugar Cookies for Remembrance DayIngredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 2 cups of flour, plus more for rolling the dough 1/2 teaspoon saltFor Decorating the Cookies: 2 large egg whites 4 cups icing sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Red and Black food coloring Poppy seeds, for sprinklingTo make the Cookies:1. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and juice untilcombined. Beat in flour, salt and poppy seeds. Formdough into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate untilfirm, at least 2 hours.2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees3. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and roolout to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies using 2 or 3different size cookie cutters. Transfer to a baking sheetand refrigerate for 30 minutes.4. Bake until the edges just start to brown, 10-12 minutes.Remove from oven and cool completely.To Make Icing:Beat egg whites until firm but not dry. Add icing sugarand lemon juice and beat to combine. Add more lemonjuice if too thick or more icing sugar if too thin. Tint alarge portion red, a small portion black and leave remaining white.
CannabisKnow the RisksECFC Monthly Office Bingo!Bingo numbers will be called starting on the first Monday ofthe month.Players with a complete black-out with the LEAST NUMBERSCALLED will be acknowledged winner(s) Numbers will be posted on www.elbertchartrandfc.com and will also be available by 10:30 AM by phone at (204) 734-9301. Next Bingo Starts onMonday, November 5, 2018Black out Prize is 500.00 To get bingo cards please see any ECFC Staff member or call(204) 734-9301. Good Luck to everyone!November Beading WorkshopKnow the Law Beading classes have been going great! If you or someone youmay know would like to join in on the experience of learning how to bead please come and join our class!Classes in November will be:Tuesday, November 6, 2018Tuesday, November 13, 2018Tuesday, November 20, 2018Tuesday, November 27, 2018For any information on our beading classes please contactTanya Powell at (204) 734-9301.We hope to see you there!Can be addictiveCan lead to depression and anxietyWill affect brain developmentWill impair your ability to driveCan harm your babyIs risky to buy on the street You must be 19 You can only buy from licensed retailersYou can only carry up to 30 gramsYou can't use in publicYou can't grow at homeYou can't drive impaired
Novembers Aboriginal HoroscopesNative American astrological signs truly illuminate the fact that this culture has a close connection to nature. These animal signs reflect the belief that nature has much to teach; if you listen to the animals youcome into contact with, you can discern what the creator is trying to tell you.Falcon March 21 – April 19It is a new year. Observe the distant horizon and its many beautiful colors. Just like the colors in a rainbow are cyclical and appear like phases, your life has phases. This is a new phase. Embrace it and enjoy the gifts provided to you inthis phase by the Creator. Share it with your loved ones and encourage everyone to do the same.Beaver April 20 – May 20You like building things. Build some new relationships in this continuing festive season. The Creator gave you the giftof communication. Communicate your warm and healthy cheer! Now is not the time to do your personal bean counting. There is still plenty left in your inventory so don’t start fretting about empty cupboards. Share what you have andyour gifts will be replenished.Deer May 21 – June 20You are a gentle creature of habits. Today, leave your routine and take some risks. Do not risk jumping off buildingsand be a little realistic. Expand your horizons by going out with your loved one and spending a bit of your savings onthis special person. Don’t do the ordinary safe thing by going to a quiet restaurant and hiding with your loved one inthe corner. Take a sleigh ride in the crisp, cool, winter air. Enjoy.Woodpecker June 21 – July 21You like to work and accomplish progress? So what! It’s time to play. The calendar has a new page and you need toexplore some new ideas that have been developing in your head this past year. It is more fun to explore with a friendor a group of friends, so get on the honker and call some of your buddies out to pl