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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.
Concerts in the Park run every Friday from July 7th to September 1st from noon to 1 pm at MacLean Park. VRCC lobby in case of rain.
102.9 CHTM's Summer Sizzle is on now until August 31. Enter at any sponsor to be eligible for daily, monthly and grand prize draws.
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.
Norman Northstar tryouts run August 24-27 at the VRCC. For more information contact John McNevin at 677-2557.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fund Raiser is September 16th at noon at the YWCA. For info contact Nina Cordell at 778-1209 or ywcawcoffice@mymts.net
Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday September 17th at the VRCC. Registration is at noon, run starts at 1 pm. Registrations forms willl soon be available around Thompson or go online to terryfox.org
The Heritage North Museum will hold their Gigantic Yard Sale on Saturday, August 19th from 9 am - noon.
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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