Foursome to fundraise for homelessness

By Sheila Runions

Banner Staff

Although Youth for Christ (YFC) is a national Christian charity, each office has freedom to plan their own programs and events. Such is the case with the second annual Sleep on the Street, or SOS Brandon. An event planned to raise money and awareness for YFC’s Uturn program, one of Uturn’s life skills coaches spoke with Rivers Banner to answer some questions about the 16-hour campaign.

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Using the resolution as a tool for change

By Dianne Kowalchuk


One of the many benefits of belonging to Women’s Institute is the ability to influence government through the use of the resolution. Manitoba Women’s Institute (MWI) has a long history of advocacy on topics ranging from safety on the farm to child care to the training of rural doctors.Each year members across the province are invited to submit resolutions to be discussed and voted on at the provincial convention held annually in the spring. Rivers WI takes an active part in this process. 

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NACI students making snail mail fun

By Denise Selewich

Submitted Article

The Grade six A students at N.A.C.I are actively engaged in the Pen Pal Pair UP Event with a Grade six class in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, U.S.A.  Students have been sending electronic exchanges through email and other electronic programs such as  Prezi and PowerPoint.  

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Town of Neepawa receiving funding

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson

The Neepawa Banner

Earlier this year, Neepawa was one of three Manitoba communities to receive funding under a federal government program to help attract and retain foreign direct investment. Invest Canada- Community Initiatives (ICCI) provided $132,180 in funding to Economic Development Winnipeg, the Beausejour Brokenhead Development Corporation and the Town of Neepawa. 

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Breaking down the silos

By Vern May

Minnedosa & Area Community Development Corporation

Do you know how many good things are being planned in your community right now? Chances are there are meetings – or work stemming from meetings – taking place and you don’t even know it. As a result, maybe you have in mind to strike a committee or get a group together to address a community need, not knowing that someone else is already working on it.

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