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Volunteer Opportunity: Homelessness in Hastings County

As you may be aware, Bridge Street Church’s Food Ministry and the Community Development Council of Quinte will be conducting an enumeration of homelessness in Bancroft, Belleville, Quinte West, and Madoc. It will determine the minimum number of people in our communities who are experiencing homelessness, and gather demographic and service need information about this population. During enumeration week, surveys will be administered through several drop-in locations in each community that will be staffed with enumeration volunteers or representatives of the host organization.

Volunteers will be required to attend a short training session and commit to 1 or more shifts. Volunteers will be responsible for administering the survey, and following protocol to ensure the preservation of the survey packages. Volunteers will have adequate interpersonal skills, the ability to follow direction, a non-judgmental attitude, and an understanding of the importance for confidentiality and respect.

Enumeration will take place during the week of April 17th until April 23rd. Volunteer shifts will be scheduled in 3-hour increments. Available shifts include weekdays and Saturday 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. Enumeration locations in Belleville include the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre (BQWCHC), Bayview Mall, and the Salvation Army. In Quinte West volunteers will be needed at the BQWCHC. Similar opportunities are available in Bancroft and Madoc.

Volunteer requirements:

Be available for at least 1 shift.
Attend one volunteer training session.
Respectfully administer a short survey to vulnerable populations.
Volunteer training sessions will be held in Belleville on Thursday April 12th from 9am-12pm, and in Quinte West on Thursday April 12th from 1pm-4pm.

Interested volunteers please contact Steve van de Hoef at steve.vandehoef@gmail.com (use Reply All) or Tanya at socialplanning@cdcquinte.com or 613-968-2466 with contact information including name, email, telephone; availability for scheduling purposes, and location preference.

Thank you


Dessert Bridge fundraiser for Quinte Grannies for Africa/ Thurs., Apr.12
As bridge contact for CFUW, I think you might be interested in the following  info.
QUINTE GRANNIES FOR AFRICA are having our 12th annual dessert bridge on Thurs. APRIL 12 from 12:30 to about 3:30 @ St. THOMAS Anglican church.
As door prize volunteer from the Quinte Grannies, I can vouch that there are many wonderful door prizes and  especially numerous gift cards.
As well, the desserts are made by the volunteers in Quinte Grannies.
Tickets are $ 15 …all players are required to do in make up a table of 4 and bring their own cards.
Contact person is Kathy  for tickets…..613 968 613 968 6566
BCS Showtime Poster – Belleville Choral Society – Sunday, April 29 – Open link to see full details.
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 Ontarion Cookbooks Publication1



Hi there….

This is your invitation to the Warkworth Lilac Festival 2018.

We received your contact information from Northumberland Tourism.  We invite you to include Warkworth as one of your 2018 trip destinations.

The following websites might help you bundle your excursion visit.  They will help you learn about all the unique features of our beautiful village….particularly the Lilac Festival on May 26 and 27.

Warkworth website – https://warkworth.ca/

Northumberland County website – http://northumberlandcounty.ca/en/

Trent Hills website – http://trenthills.ca/en/

Our Lilac Festival continues to evolve to enrich the experience for visitors from both near and far.  Learn more about this year’s events and activities at the Festival website (http://warkworthlilacfestival.ca/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/warkworthlilacfestival/).   From our web site, you have the opportunity to book a Guided Tour of the many plantings which feature over 80 varieties of lilacs.  Our experienced guides give you an up close and personal tour of the 25 lilac beds.

While the actual Festival is Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, guided group tours may be booked any time during the 30 day blooming season from mid-May to mid-June. From our web site, go to the Guided Tour section to learn more about the 2.6 km trail.

If you would like to be kept up to date on all of the 2018 Festival events, please email us at wlftours@gmail.com.

All of Warkworth welcomes you, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

To book your tour please complete the booking form attached and email it back to us.

Carol Robertson, Tour coordinator



 Reaching for Rainbows program:
In keeping with one of CFUW’s objectives which is supporting women and girls, our club is making a donation to this program for girls in Prince Edward County. It is a structured play program for girls aged 6 to 9 who might be vulnerable. It runs 4 days a week at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Picton. Local schools and social services recommend girls to the program whom they feel would benefit and the program is free of charge to the girls attending. Members who wish more information about the program should go to their website which is http://www.reachingforrainbows.com 













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