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Goggles open students’ eyes to impact of impairment

Goggles open students’ eyes to impact of impairment

As part of Manitoba Substance Use and Addiction Awareness Week, R.D. Parker Collegiate students had an informal education session on Nov. 25 during the lunch hour when they tried to play some mini-golf wearing various impairment goggles.
Thompson fills 154 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children in West Africa and New Guinea

Thompson fills 154 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children in West Africa and New Guinea

Each box contains some hygiene items, school supplies and fun things – a puzzle, a ball or a stuffy.
Sikh Society celebrates 553rd anniversary of Sikhism founder’s birth

Sikh Society celebrates 553rd anniversary of Sikhism founder’s birth

Prayers, hymns and a free meal marked the Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, the first Sikh guru.
Designer doors

Designer doors

Pathways teachers and their students at R.D. Parker Collegiate had a door-decorating contest in October.
Etiquette: Opening doors and holding elevators

Etiquette: Opening doors and holding elevators

If you see a person approaching a door that you’re going in or out of, hold the door open for them.
Plant and flower arrangement contest sees twice as many entries as last year

Plant and flower arrangement contest sees twice as many entries as last year

18 live plants, live floral arrangements and artificial floral arrangements were entered in the contest held on Canada Day.
Brandon Crescent residents complete major cleanup

Brandon Crescent residents complete major cleanup

45 bags of garbage and two piles of large debris were collected during a neighbourhood cleanup on June 11.
Thompson holds Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Canada

Thompson holds Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Canada

A walk featuring local Special Olympians, their supporters, and local police officers and firefighter marked the occasion, capped off with a barbecue.
Rudy the Raven mascot to receive a second life

Rudy the Raven mascot to receive a second life

Current costume is over 40 years old and it will cost $8,000 to $10,000 to replace it.
Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 25 years of service, has sights set on a new fire truck

Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department celebrates 25 years of service, has sights set on a new fire truck

The Paint Lake Volunteer Fire Department is holding a raffle to help raise money for a new truck to replace one of its current vehicles, which are over 25 years old.
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