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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.
Pet Loss Support Group meets last Thurs. of every month 7 to 8:30 pm. Held at Thompson Veterinary Clinic, 40 Station Rd.
Manitoba Winter Games run March 4 - 10. To volunteer email volunteermbgames2018@gmail.com or register at manitobagames.ca
Steps to Success offers Keyboarding every Friday from 9 am - 4 pm. For info or to register call 677-5016.
29th Annual CHTM Trade Show is May 4 - 6th at the TRCC. Call 778-7361 or email chtm@arcticradio.ca for a registration package.
The Juniper Centre Fund Raising Rummage Sale is Feb. 24th & 25th. Drop items off weekdays from 8 am - 4:30 pm at the Juniper Centre.
February is Heart and Stroke Month. To volunteer for the door-to-door canvassing campaign call Al Meston at 778-8988 or 679-6886.
The Thompson Playhouse presents the Dixie Swim Club play Friday Feb.23 at 7 pm and Sat Feb.24 at 2 pm at the Letkemann Theatre. Tickets $10.
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.
The Thompson Local News


If you’re 55 years old plus, Lions Manor 55 can provide a more carefree and secure environment for you as you age.   Penny Byer, a member of the manor’s board describes it here.

“Lions Manor 55 is a housing cooperative for people that are 55 and older.  And it’s going to be designed for what we call an ‘aging in place” concept.  As you get older, maybe  a little arthritis sets in, maybe you start needed a walker, maybe you need the wider doorways, the levered handles, that sort of thing.  That’s all being designed into this property.”

The building will have 30 units.  At this point 11 are spoken for but the board is hoping to have at least 5 more units committed to by January 31st so the project can begin this spring.   Byer explains why it’s so important to get more people to step forward and commit to the project.

“One of the things that we have to satisfy with our lender is to show that there’s sufficient interest in these 30 units.  And to do that we have to have these $500 deposits.  We have to have more than half. We’re just under the halfway mark.  Some people are interested but they’re reluctant to give that $500 deposit - even though it’s refundable - because they like to see that shovel in the ground.”

To see the plans or get more information about Lions Manor 55, contact Leanne Grenier at 677-0768 or email thompsonhousingagency@tnrc.ca.

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