06 May
by Audrey
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

 

Gordy P will be participating in this year's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes". Please click the link below to sponsor his walk. Please be generous 'cause we think he won't make it very far (see pic of his shoes). Donations end May 12, the walk is on May 13 begins at noon,  the Community Village North parking lot (10031-103 Ave, Grande Prairie). Good luck, Gordy.   https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/pace-community-support-sexual-assault-trauma-centre/grande-prairie-walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-campaign/pace-grande-prairie-walk-a-mile-in-her-shoes-the-4/#.Vx-lqGm-jXk.email 

29 Apr
by Audrey
Step for Life Walk

Tanya Jacques, LSM's Safety Coordinator, attended the Day of Mourning ceremony yesterday at Safety City in Grande Prairie, AB. The ceremony was hosted by the Grande Prairie Regional Safety Committee and the Alberta Construction Safety Association in partnership with Safe Communities. Last year, 125 workers died from work related accidents; each of those workers leaves heartbroken loved ones. During the ceremony  Margaret Johansen shared some stories about her husband.  Margaret lost her husband, Andy Hodgins, three years ago in a workplace incident.  After she finished speaking, a moment of silence was observed. It was a very touching and thought provoking ceremony.

Please take a moment to remember the workers and to renew your commitment to creating a safe workplace. You CAN make a difference.
 
The GPRSC invites everyone to join Steps for Life, the fundraiser for Threads for Life which helps family members facing a workplace tragedy. This event is on May 7 at Muskoseepi Park. Registration begins at 10, the walk starts at 11. There is a BBQ after and activities for kids. For more information on this organization and event go to http://threadsoflife.ca .

 

11 Apr
by Audrey
Pete Merlo rink

Congratulations to the Merlo rink for winning silver in the International Curling Fellowship of Rotarians’ World Championships. (Yay Pete!) Thank you to the Swan City Rotary Club for being such good city ambassadors. Read the Daily Herald Tribune article: http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/2016/04/10/curling-fellowship-on-display.