Yorkton Blood Donor Clinic

Join us for the Music for All Concert featuring the first ever Saskatchewan Youth Choir under the direction of renowned conductor Stewart Wilkinson. The ensemble ranges in age from 15 - 18 years old. They will be performing for the first time a “just for them” song entitled “The Missouri Coteau” with music by Trent Worthington and words by Saskatchewan’s own cowboy poet Ken Mitchell. Fri., Feb. 6, 2015. St. Andrew’s United Church, 29 Smith St. E., Yorkton. Admission at the door. www.saskchoral.ca

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Yorkton’s first “Pet First Aid Course” will be offered at the SJA Training Centre on Sat., Feb. 28 and Sat., March 28. The session covers minor injuries and illnesses for pet owners as well as instruction on what to do for serious injuries. CPR dog dummies will be used for practical application. To register, call 306-783-4544 or email sjayorkton@sk.sja.ca

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The Yorkton Branch of the Saskatchewan Genealogy Society will be at the Heritage Day event at the Western Development Museum on Sun., Feb. 15 from 2-5 p.m. In addition to enjoying Heritage Day displays, you can chat with members of the Genealogy  Society and find out how to begin researching your family tree. For more information about the Genealogy Society, call Glenn at 306-782-7969.

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The Yorkton and District Horticultural Society will be holding their first meeting of 2015 on Wed., Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Sunshine Room at SIGN on North Street. There will be a fun-filled, informative year ahead! New members are always welcome. That’s Wed., Feb. 18. Whether you are a novice green-thumb or an experienced gardener, everyone is welcome!

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Canada’s Trigeminal Neuralgia Association [Sask] Support group meeting Sat., Feb. 7, 10 a.m. at Wascana Rehab Center Regina. For info contact Faye at 306-751-0761 or regina@catna.ca, in Yorkton Marj. at 306-783-7519.

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Parkland Right to Life Fundraiser - All You Can Eat Perogy Dinner plus Dessert. Place: St. Gerard’s Hall. Date: Feb. 15, 2015. Time: 12:15 p.m. Entertainment: Performance by Jackie Guy. Price: Admission at the door.

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St. Andrew’s United Church, Yorkton, Valentine Tea & Bake Sale - Sat., Feb. 14, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Lower Hall.

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Yorkton Blood Donor Clinic, St. Mary’s Cultural Centre, Thurs., Feb. 12, 2:30 - 7:30 p.m. Book your appointment to save a life: online: www.blood.ca, phone: 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

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Benefit Supper for John Krasowski who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Open to everyone. Sat., Feb. 28 at the Willowbrook Community Center, Willowbrook. Deadline for ticket sales is Wed., Feb. 25. For tickets or more info call Sandy Somogyi 306-782-7499, Nick Smutt 306-621-8951 or visit Losa Chic Boutique (located at 33 Broadway St. E., Yorkton). If you are unable to attend but wish to send a donation, it can be sent to: Box 164, Willowbrook, SK S0A 4P0 in care of John Krasowski.

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Yorkton Farm Toy Show, 2nd weekend in February, St. Mary’s Cultural Center, Feb. 14 & 15. Sat. 9 - 5, Sun. 9 - 4. Yorkton Farm Toy Auction Feb. 13 at Legion Hall, www.jakz.com.

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Canadian Blood Services - Volunteer today. Because of you, lives can be saved. When you donate your time to Canada’s blood system, you are helping to save lives.  You can become a community educator, donor ambassador or blood donor recruitment expert. You can make a difference by: • Volunteering your skills and experiences in our clinics by becoming involved with donor support through our donor ambassador role or hospitality role • Volunteering in your community by speaking to the public about the need for blood, recruiting new donors and promoting upcoming blood donor clinics. We’ll provide the training – You provide the time. For more information contact: Marilyn Chambers, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources 306-347-1646, marilyn.chambers@blood.ca

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Looking for something to do this winter? The Yorkton Cross Country Ski Club invites the public to come check out the City of Yorkton Municipal Deer Park Golf Course and the ski trails that the club sets. There are 3 loops varying in distances that total 7 kms. The terrain varies from level to fairly hilly, a great workout for both new and experienced skiers. Trails are set in both classic and skate style tracks. The club house is open Sundays 1 - 3 and ski rentals are available. Ski equipment can be rented for a day or a week. Lessons are available on request. Use of the trails is free to all but membership is encouraged to help maintain the trails and equipment. Deer Park also hosts a toboggan hill and snowshoers are welcome on the course as well. For more information on upcoming events please call 306-783-6617 or email yorktoncrosscountryski@gmail.com.

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Godfrey Dean Art Gallery - Legacy of Worship. Photography by Larry Easton. Jan. 12 to Feb. 25, 2015. An exhibition of photographs by Larry Easton, as featured in the recent publication Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan (Coteau Books, 2014.) Larry Easton, Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker scoured the province to capture photographs and fascinating stories of buildings and personalities representing over 100 churches in 18 denominations. Over 30 of these beautiful images are being exhibited in the gallery. Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m., 49 Smith St. E, Yorkton. Admission is always free!

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Yorkton Public Library Winter Session Preschool Storytime. Ages 3 - 5 years, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m., Mondays or Thursdays, Jan. 19 to March 12. Toddler Time, ages 6 - 36 months, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., Thursdays, Jan. 22 to March 12. Call 783-3523 to register.

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Gen. Alexander Ross branch, Royal Canadian Legion, is alive and well. Come out and meet our 2015 executive. They are making plans to revitalize our branch, but they need your help. Meetings on last Wednesday of the month. Gunners lounge open weekdays and Saturdays at 3 p.m. New members and guests of members welcome in the lounge. Darts Monday 7 p.m., Cribbage Saturdays at 1 p.m. Also pool and shuffleboard available. Beef on a bun on Fridays at 5 p.m. Meat draws Fridays and Saturdays at 5 p.m. Plan on taking in our Open Team Cribbage Tournament on Feb. 21. Register 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Play begins right after registration. Cash prizes. Lunch available. For info Wade 306-783-8774 or George 306-783-9391. Everybody welcome.

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New Horizons Friday Night Dance, 78 First Avenue North, Yorkton, Sk. Great night of dancing. Everyone is welcome. Admission includes lunch. Feb. 6, 20, and 27. Time: 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. Music by: Parklanders, Feb. 6, 2015; Ron & Sandra Rudoski, Feb. 13. Valentine’s Dance  admission $10.00, lunch included. Don & Friends, Feb. 20; Memory Lane, Feb. 27. For more information phone Peter at: 306-782-1846.

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New Horizons Card Social - 78 1st Ave. N. Every 3rd Sunday of the month. Everyone welcome. Starts at 2:00 p.m. Bingo card game, pool, shuffleboard & darts. Light lunch included. $3.00 per person. Contact Ethel at 782-1621.

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