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Gogos meet The Chilliwacky Gogos will meet Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Birchwood Retirement Home, at 45660 Patten Ave. The Gogos raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports grassroots, community-based organizations that provide support and assistance to African grandmothers raising grandchildren orphaned by the AIDS/HIV pandemic. New members and visitors are welcome to attend.
Terry Fox volunteers needed This year marks the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run, and volunteers are needed to help organize and execute the run. Volunteers are needed to join the organizing committee and also for various run-day duties on Sept. 15. If you are interested in volunteering, contact organizer Margaret Kostrzewa at Margaret@crystalridgemanor.ca or 604-798-3652. For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation, visit www.terryfox.org.
Children's Heart Network A support group for parents of children with congenital heart defects and other life-altering heart problems meets on the last Thursday of every month (Aug. 29) at the Eagle Landing Starbucks at 6:30 p.m. For more information email tcbisschop@shaw. ca or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Epilepsy support The Centre for Epilepsy holds a support group for those living with or affected by epilepsy. Parents, families, colleagues or anyone who may benefit from resources and information regarding epilepsy are welcome. The group meets the last Thursday of every month (Aug. 29) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Communitas Supportive Care Society, at 18-45966 Yale Road West. RSVP to epilepsy. email@example.com.
LGBT meeting HOMINUM Fraser Valley Chapter-a support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single-meets on the last Friday of every month (Aug. 30) at 7:30 p.m. For information and location, please call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.
Parent Group The Trans-Parent Group (parents of special needs youth in transition from high school to post-secondary life) meets the first Monday of each month (Sept. 2) at 7 p.m. At the next meeting a legal representative will discuss wills and trusts at theSutton Group Realty office at 9240 Young Rd. Enter by the rear of the building. For more information call Lisa at 604-794-3831 or Christine at 604-858-5393.
Foster parents meet BC Federation of Foster Parent Association has formed a local chapter in Chilliwack. It meets the first Monday of every month (Sept. 2) at 10 a.m. at Chilliwack Community Services on Wellington Ave. All foster parents are invited. Contact Anita at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Car clubbers wanted The Chilliwack Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada meets the first Tuesday of each month (Sept. 3) at 7:30 p.m. at the Atchelitz Threshermen's building on Luckakuck Way. Newcomers welcome. For details call Barb or Ross at 604-824-1807.
Peer counselling course Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? If so, consider taking a training course from Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors. You will learn what is available for seniors in our community and the skills you need to counsel seniors on some of the issues which they may have. The course runs from Sept. 5 into October and takes place in the small board room at 45938 Wellington Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon with an orientation. Phone the office at 604-793-7204 Monday, Tuesday or Thursday mornings to register and find out more about the organization.
Senior crib The Senior Resources Society will begin a social crib day Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Evergreen Hall in September. For more info, call the Senior Resource Office at 604-793-9979.
Mental health group The Living Healthy Group (Chilliwack Association), a non-profit group of selfadvocates, welcomes new members with mental health issues who are looking for a safe place to share their concerns. The group meets Wednesdays in the Prospera Centre parking lot at 1 p.m. for a group walk followed by a discussion and sharing time. For more information please call Barb at 604-792-1059 or Agnes at 604-792-0112.
Dust off your instrument The Chilliwack Community Band is looking for more band musicians to augment its membership. For more information contact Tim Wright at 604-795-7371 or Dale Warr at 604-858-3376.
English practice A free English practice group for immigrants meets Tuesdays at the Cheam Leisure Centre. Register at the Chilliwack Libray information desk, email email@example.com, or call Marci at 604-792-0025 ext. 2434 option 1.
Take off pounds TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) invites new members to join them on Thursday evenings and learn to lose weight together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. For information about chapters in Chilliwack, phone Peter at 604-702-8338.
Knitting circle The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights at Decades Coffee Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Share your skills and passion, knit along with charity plans, or just come to share the good company. For more information, check out the group on Ravelry.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help needed Ann Davis Transition Society would appreciate volunteer help. For information or to pick up applications, contact Ericka Meyer at 9046 Young Rd.
Vision mates needed Volunteer as a vision mate with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and help someone blind or partially sighted in Chilliwack. Help with reading, going for walks, shopping and social visiting. Spend two hours a week making a positive difference. Flexible schedule. Criminal record check required. Visit www.cnib. ca/volunteer or call 604-431-2146.
Métis employment programs The Fraser Valley Métis Association offers youth employment courses in first aid, grant-writing, foodsafe, traffic control, forklift training, lock-out/tag-out and WHIMIS world host. Programs are free and open to Métis between the ages of 15 and 30. For more information visit www.fvma.ca.
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