Weaving Service Goals Into Your New Year

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December’s season of giving inspires ripples of kindness around the globe, with many people offering much needed support to those who are less fortunate around the holidays. Food drives, soup kitchens, clothing donations, adopt-a-family contributions… All these receive great support in our community during the winter months, especially around Christmas. But how we can boost support for these charities and …

Y’s Men’s Club International

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Y’s Men’s Club International What provides leadership opportunities, a way to give back to your community, builds lasting friendships, but most importantly, is fun? The Y’s Men’s Club, of course! We are always talking about what amazing and helpful things the Midland Y’s Men’s Club does for our community, but did you know that this is actually an international organization? …

Showing Your Support to the Community

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Showing Your Support to the Community At some point in our lives, we will all encounter someone who has gone through hard times or perhaps even experience them ourselves.  It could be financial problems, health issues, addiction, and everything in between. The most important thing to remember when times are tough is that we ALL matter, regardless of our situation! …

Supporting Great Causes

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Supporting Great Causes You’ve decided you’d like to show your support for charitable events that are being held in your community, but how do you decide which cause is right for you?  With so many different charities and fundraisers needing our assistance, it can be hard to narrow down our choices.  Here are a few suggestions that may help you …

Getting Your Kids Active

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Getting Your Kids Active Studies show the rate of overweight youth in our society today has increased dramatically since the 1970’s. How, as parents, can we change that? There are numerous factors that come into play when addressing this growing concern, but a major one is the activity levels of our kids. Encouraging your children to lead a more active life not only …

The S.S. Keewatin

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The S.S. Keewatin One of Canada’s most famous ships sits in Port McNicoll, just outside of our own small town of Midland.  Older than the Titanic, the SS Keewatin was launched on July 6, 1907, and entered service the following year.  The SS Keewatin ran continuously for almost 60 seasons and is a great part of Canadian history.  She carried …

Life Changing

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Can Volunteering Change my Life? Did you know that there are health benefits to volunteering?  When most of us think about volunteering we think about helping others, but research shows that you are actually helping yourself.  Consider the following list of not only physical but mental benefits you can gain when making a decision if volunteering is something for you. …