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    website: www.pal55plus.com email: info@pal55plus.com www.facebook.com/pal55plus 204-946-0839

    RPO Box 34056, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 5T5 Administration Office: 50 Barnes St. Limited hours


    Summer 2015 Vol. 4 Issue 3

    Mission Statement “To enhance the lives of older adults in South Winnipeg.”

    LunchPALs D.Weir

    Garden Club Zing into Spring

    Volunteer Appreciation T. Zienkiewicz

    Fundraising Dinner T.Zienkiewicz

    AGM June 25th, 2015 12:00 noon Grace Church

    Lots of summer activities inside!

    PAL at The Manitoba Marathon! MW

    S. Croall

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    Keith Tod SRES® ABR® Realtor®

    Re/Max professionals





    “Knowledgeable Ethical


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    There are discounts on the back � the

    PAL membership card.

    The annual membership will expire in August.

    Please plan to renew at the picnic or drop in to the �fice in September.


    The Garden Club has a wish list. Donations for this meeting’s silent auction. Books for the lending library. Suggestions for future programs. Feedback. Food donations for the meetings, ie gluten free, vegetables trays. Help with the garden table at the picnic. Old gardening photos.

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    PAL Putters Every Monday morning, except long weekends, the Pal Golf Group meets at beautiful Southside Golf course at 8 AM for an enjoyable nine holes of golf and coffee in the clubhouse after. This is not a league where scores need to be kept, but rather a fun outing to meet and make new friends. If you are interested come join us for some great socializing and a walk in the park, sometimes spoiled by a little white ball. You can register by calling Bert at (204) 253-2857 or email him at bertc@mymts.net

    The Waterfall and Hosta gardens at King’s Park are maintained by PAL (55+) volunteers. The team of volunteers would like to thank the many people who helped with the spring planting. The co- operation of the park crew who lent a hand with the water tank and transportation to the gardens was very much appreciated.

    There is weeding to be done throughout the summer. If you have a few hours to spare and like gardening, give Ruth a call 204-269-1903.

    A small commitment makes a big difference.



    PAL Pedallers

    The bicycling group is into its third year. Our rides start at the Richmond Kings Community Centre every Wednesday at 10am. This year we have gone on 7 rides of between 22 and 28 km each and we end back at the RKCC. We have had between 19 to 27 riders each time. The routes are varied allowing us to explore as much territory as possible. We have visited Ft Whyte Alive, the Floodway control structure, the Trappist Monastery Ruins, St Vital Park, Esprit-des-Bois trail, Southdale, and Waverley West. We are fortunate that there are many trails to enjoy. Last season in 22 rides, we collectively rode 6887 kms. This is equivalent to a one-way ride coast-to-coast across Canada. This year we have already accumulated 3730 kms during our 5 rides. For more information, contact stan@sjcroall.com Stan Croall

    Watch for a Pickleball Announcement soon!

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    Shoppers Drug Mart As a pharmacist and the franchise/owner of Shoppers Drug Mart (Pembina & Markham) I’d like to say what a great experience it’s been to be a sponsor of PAL over the last few months! I’ve seen first-hand what an energetic and engaged group of people belong to PAL and as one of the first Platinum sponsors, I see a great opportunity to work collaboratively with PAL to enhance that energy.

    Our business and staff have much to offer PAL members, from presentations about health or beauty topics to exclusive offers and discounts to PAL members! We want to help you with all of your healthcare, beauty and convenience needs. Our pharmacists are on duty 24 hours a day to help you with your medication requests and health care advice. We offer bubble packing of your medicines, refill reminder calls, medication reviews and free delivery of your medications. We have Certified Diabetes Educators on staff to provide extra help to you or your family living with diabetes. Our pharmacists are trained to provide injections such as flu shots and to prescribe for Minor Ailments such as eczema and allergy symptoms. Do you want to stop smoking? We can help! We can also assess your Heart Health and provide health advice for any up-coming travel plans that you may have. Want to look and feel your best? Come in and meet our fabulous beauty advisers! They can provide you with excellent information on skin care and answer all of your questions about makeup or fragrances. We carry a large variety of your favorite brands including an impressive selection of Prestige products such as Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, Biotherm, and Clairns. We offer many other products and services to truly make us your one stop shopping destination,

    from grocery items to greeting cards, passports pictures and electronics to household items.

    Don’t miss out on your Senior’s Day discount every Thursday, so come in and meet our friendly

    staff today!

    Keith Todd ReMax Professional Allow me to introduce myself: I have been a professional Realtor® for 22 years. I live and work in south Winnipeg.

    • married for 30+ years; have three grown children, 3 grandsons, and two rescue dogs. • black belt in Ta Kwon Do, enjoy fishing and golfing. • last year I received the Silver Award for my achievements. These awards go to the top 10% of realtors in Winnipeg. • a Re/Max of Canada award winner-100% Club (yearly). • I have canvassed in my neighbourhood for the Lung Association, the Kidney Foundation, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. • I deliver meals for Meals on Wheels in my community. • Plus a portion of every real estate deal I do goes to the Children’s Miracle Network and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. • Plus I specialise in 50+ real estate and I do free consultations. ———————————————————————————————————————————————-

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    REPORT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS-June 2015 Bob Newman, President

    The board would like to thank the committee members and all other volunteers who do so much work on behalf of PAL (55+) and all the many other volunteers without whom PAL (55+) would not be able to function. We are very much indebted to all our conveners who ensure that programs have leadership. Thank you all for all of your hard work on behalf of PAL (55+). PAL (55+) Board of Directors has been involved with many activities this year:

    Attended a Senior Discussion Group hosted by the Manitoba Council on Aging, topics of discussion included health care, transportation, housing, and intergenerational activities.

    Attended the WRHA - Support Services to Seniors. Topics of discussion included the future of health care, transportation, housing and Seniors Program Education Session.

    Attended MASC workshops. Attended meetings with members of the FGSRC re: partnering to do a health fair this fall. Attended four Neighbourhood Network meetings at U of M, Attended the 31st Annual Spring Research Symposium – Centre on Aging – U of M - Bannatyne

    Campus. Attended NEW HORIZONS workshop on how to submit a successful grant proposal. Attended workshops, hosted by the Winnipeg Foundation. WRHA annual Planning event for staff and board members of funded agencies Strategic Planning session facilitated by Connie Newman of MASC. Board directors attended many more workshops and events to keep PAL (55+) members

    current on senior issues. This Newsletter is being published before the results of the election of officers and the vote on by-law changes at our AGM. The best way to know the results is to attend the AGM on June 25 from 1200 to 1 pm. Alternately, visit PAL’s web page at http://www.pal55plus.ca, or read the PAL email blast for results of the AGM.

    Have a great and restful summer and see you at the Picnic on August 25th. ___________________________________________________________________

    Making a difference. ……PAL hopes you took time to complete course evaluation

    sheets and the online survey.

    Be a PAL Supporter

    Become a PAL supporter! The ‘Capital Fund got a great boost from the fundraising dinner. Let’s keep it going! It’s easy to do on line with a credit card through our website. Here’s the link: http://pal55plus.ca/in-support-of -pal/ to the “Support” page and then click on the secure Canada Helps link on that page, or you can mail us a cheque made out to Pembina Active Living (55+) to:

    Pembina Active Living (55+) RPO Box 34056 Winnipeg, MB R3T 5T5

    Donations of any kind are always welcome a