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The Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation will host its Tree of Love service on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Atrium of the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital. For more information, please call 643-7478.



The Fox Island River and Point au Mal Recreation Committee is hosting a Santa Claus parade on Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. followed by brunch with Santa at the Community Centre.



The Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital Foundation will host its Tree of Love service on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Atrium of the Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital. For more information, please call 643-7478.



Ham and turkey Bingos will be held at the Corner Brook Elks Lodge, 9 Carmen Ave, on Dec. 10. Games start at 2 p.m. and doors open at 1 p.m. Proceeds in support of the Firefighters Toy Drive and Bay of Islands Ministerial Association Food Bank Network.



The Massey Drive Recreation Committee will be hosting ham and turkey bingo Monday, Dec. 11 in the lower level of the town hall. Bingo starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., with 20 games in total. Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Bay of Islands area food bank. In exchange for your food bank donation you will receive a free jackpot card.



There will be a Christmas Hymn Sing at Holy Redeemer Cathedral on Mt. Bernard Ave., on Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. A hymn list will be available at the Cathedral or the parish office.



The Deer Lake Tree of Memories tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the old Deer Lake town office parking lot on Crescent Street. An Ecumenical Church Service will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Citadel. Bulbs may be purchased at any Deer Lake church or by calling Colleen Harnum 635-2063.

The Pasadena Tree of Memories tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at Pasadena Place on Tenth Avenue. Bulbs may be purchased at any Pasadena church or by calling Pasadena Place at 686-2135.

Refreshments, sponsored by Fillatre Funeral Homes, will follow each service.



The Retired Teachers Western Division annual Christmas Dinner and Dance will take place Saturday, Dec. 16 at Bennett Hall, 11 West St. It starts with a social hour: at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Deadline for tickets is Dec. 10. For more information call Geraldine at 634-4965 ( or Lorraine at 634-6437 (



There will be annual community carol sing at the Salvation Army Temple, O'Connell Drive. on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m
. An offering will be received to support a worthy cause. Please join us in celebrating Christmas in song.



Volunteers are welcome to assist the Humber Natural History Society the annual Corner Brook Christmas Bird Count, Dec. 16, 2017. The Corner Brook count is held within a 24-kilometre circle centred at the Ballam Bridge where Route 440 crosses the Lower Humber River. Anyone can participate, either by walking, driving, skiing, etc. in an assigned area within the circle, or by watching their bird feeders that day if you live within the circle. To avoid overlap, please preregister.

Please contact count co-ordinator Lois Bateman 634-7206, or



There will be annual community carol sing at the Salvation Army Temple, O'Connell Drive on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m
. An offering will be received. Please join us in celebrating Christmas in song.



The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the Salvation Army Corner Brook Citadel, 36 Clarence St. will take place Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. For more details call 634-5240 everyone welcome.



The Corner Brook Elks New Years Eve tickets are now on sale. Tickets include a cold plate dinner. Music by Kerry Wells Disco. They can be picked up at 9 Carmen Ave. on Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings or call Rob Perry at 634-7122.



The Westside Tabernacle Christmas Day dinner will take place Dec. 25. Volunteers can deliver to your home noon-1 p.m. or people can join everyone for a meal at 1 p.m.  Call 634-2513 to arrange your dinner or ride. 



The Western Brain Injury Stroke Survivor (WBISS) support group meets every second Tuesday from 1:30-3 p.m. The meetings are held at the Pollett Room at Corner Brook City Hall. This is a small, intimate group that focuses on support, growth and healing. Feel free to join us. Refreshments will be served.



Please join us for a "free lunch" at the Open Door on Mondays from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. This lunch is provided by the Anglican churches in the Humber Deanery and operates from the Cathedral Churchill Hall of St. John the Evangelist on Main Street.




Shopping. Reading. Taking a stroll down the street. Things you do every day without a second thought. But, for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who are blind or partially sighted, these things can be challenging. A helping hand can make a world of difference. Become a CNIB Vision Mate and experience the rewards of giving back. With only two hours a week, you can help someone in your community with these everyday tasks. Learn how at or by calling your local CNIB office at 1-800-563-2642.



Deer Lake Lions Club is looking for new members. If you are interested in giving back to or serving the community, come and join us. Email or call

635-3449 for more information.



The Corner Brook Status of Women are looking for volunteers to help at the Centre on Carmen Avenue. If you want to work towards the goal of creating a better community while promoting change, equality and women's rights, call us at 639-8522.



Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience strength and hope in order to solve their common problem. Al-Anon meetings take place in Corner Brook on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 pm, at Holy Redeemer Church basement, Mount Bernard Road and on Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. at St John the Evangelist Church basement on Main St.



The Upper Humber Rod and Gun Association, Goose Arm Road, Deer Lake, is now accepting new members. For more information, call 635-7179 or 635-5415.



The Mount Moriah Recreational Committee will hold weekly card games, 8 p.m. every Tuesday night at the Mount Moriah Community Hall.



"The Open Door," a free lunch program, is open every Monday from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m. in the church hall at St. John the Evangelist, Main Street. This outreach ministry is hosted by the Anglican Parishes of the Humber Deanery (Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands). All are welcome.



The Elks Lodge 505 in Corner Brook is collecting pennies. To donate, contact Ed at 632-5696.



The Corner Brook/Bay of Islands Community Trauma Response Team offers support for those who have experienced a traumatic event such as deaths from accidents, suicide or homicides, witnessing or experiencing severe physical harm or injury, or an actual or perceived threat to your life. If you have experienced such an event, the Community Trauma Response Team may be able to help. Please contact Mental Health and Addiction Services to access supports. Corner Brook: 634-4506 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) Additional help is available 24/7 from the Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-737-4668.



The Community Youth Network Corner Brook and Bay of Islands YMCA intend to open and operate a high-end, used children’s clothing store in partnership with Pathfinders Alternative Education Program. The retail store, located on the lower level of the Millbrook Mall, will be targeted towards growing, ecofriendly families. CYN is requesting donations for gently used baby and children’s clothing (ages 0-5). There is a particular need for baby clothing for girls. Donations can be dropped off to CYN in the

Millbrook Mall between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.



Anyone wishing to become involved in the club or one of its many charitable projects is welcome to drop in to the club’s weekly meeting held Tuesday evenings, 6 p.m. at the Greenwood Inn and Suites.

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