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Story Time at the Thompson Public Library runs Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30. Drop in for stories and a craft.
E-Waste disposal is available every Saturday from 8 am - 4 pm at the Waste Disposal Grounds now until October 28th. No charge.
Take your grass clippings and leaves to the compost site beside the Public Works yard on Seal Road. Open 24 / 7.
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
Annual Orange Shirt Day event runs Monday October 16th at St. Lawrence Hall. Starts at 8:30 am, walk at 10 am, to be followed by guest speakers. All are welcome.
Thompson Kin Club will meet on Wednesday, October 18th at the Days Inn at 7 pm. They hold their meetings on the third Wednesday of every month.
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Thompson Tumblers will hold their Spooklorama event on Saturday October 21 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. Takes place at TRCC gym. Tickets are $5 each, 2 years and under are free. Info at tumble4u2@live.ca
Scouts Thompson AGM takes place on October 26th at the Burntwood School Library. All are welcome to attend. They are looking for volunteers.
St. Lawrence Church Giant Rummage Sale takes place Friday October 27th from 2 - 8 pm and Saturday, October 28th from 8 am - 4 pm. Furniture, housewares, games, toys and books for sale.
Legion Ladies Auxiliary Remembrance Day Tea is on Saturday November 4 from 1-3 pm in the Legion Centennial Hall. $3 for adults, $1 for 12 years and younger. Profits to go to the TNT Swim Club.
Catholic Women's League Christmas Craft & Bake Sale takes place at the St. Lawrence Hall on Saturday, November 18th. Tables are $25 each to rent. Call Cindy at 679-7517 to book yours.
Learn Job Search Skills with Steps to Success from 12:10- 12:50pm Monday to Friday @ the YWCA. These drop in classes are free. For info, call 204-677-5016.
Operation Red Nose 2017 begins on November 24th and runs every weekend until December 31st (excluding Dec 29 & 30). To volunteer pick up forms at 102.9 CHTM at 103 Cree Road.
The Thompson Local News


Poor literacy skills can impact your health.

 

Surveys show about half of all seniors in Canada reported being in poor physical health.   Further testing shows that they scored at the lowest level of reading proficiency.   By not being able to understand the instructions on medications, they had a greater chance of mistakes and the need for medical interventions.

 

On the positive side, a 1% increase in the literacy rate would generate 18-billion dollars in economic growth per year.  And investments in literacy programs have a 241 % return on investments.  

 

Encourage literacy in your home with some fun and simple activities.   Penny Brenton, the Futures and Babies’ Best Start Program Coordinator offers some ideas.

 

“When shopping with your children, do a Grocery Hunt.  Make a list with your child and let your child or children find all the items in the store.   It’s a fun way to include them in our shopping.    Or spice up meal time and have kids create a menu by drawing food items or using grocery store flyers.  Kids can take orders, too.”

 

This Saturday you’re invited to attend the Family Literacy Day event at the City Centre Mall just in front of the Wal-Mart doors.     There will be a number of activities taking place that will help to promote literacy, as Brenton shares with us.

 

“There will be several activities to choose from but, of course, you’re welcome to do them all.  There will be a bookmark making table, literacy craft and a book give away.  As well, we will have stories read by guest readers promoting literacy, singing songs, and a healthy snack will all be provided free of charge.  The Teddy Bear Clinic will also be happening so please make sure to bring your favorite stuffed animal so he or she can get checked out.”

 

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

 

In Thompson the Family Literacy Day events run from 1 to 2:30 p.m.   There’s no charge to attend.

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