It’s been several months since their previous meeting but last Wednesday (Sept. 22), a large group of seniors gathered in the common room at the Golden Age Manor here in Emo to enjoy another guest speaker and to share in some refreshments.
Mavis Helseth, an avid historian, shared some stories of her life growing up in her native Great Britain. She led her audience on a virtual tour of the country, giving a brief description of various towns, castles, and other historical locations.
At each location, Helseth did an excellent job reciting facts, dates, and other interesting information about the places she had visited in her returns to her native land.
Of particular interest to many of those listening were personal tales of her school days in Gotham in the county of Nottingham. The school itself, built in 1879, has been declared an historic site.
Unfortunately, the building has been gutted and presently is the office and operating room of a plastic surgeon.
For those born and raised in Canada, it often is difficult to imagine the age of the castles, cathedrals, and other historic sites in Great Britain. But by the end of Helseth’s presentation, those on hand had gained a new appreciation for the history of this magnificent country.
The afternoon’s “tour” ended with a cup of tea and some cake made from a recipe passed down from Mavis Helseth’s grandmother.
Wilma Sletmoen, with the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Community Coalition, thanked Helseth for speaking to the group and reminded everyone that other Country Club “tours” are being planned for the coming months.
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Men of the district are invited to a time of connecting and encouragement as they have breakfast (must pay for your own) and then get into a study by Charles Stanley regarding spiritual disciplines.
It will occur on the first and third Wednesday of the month until the study is completed. The gathering will be in the side room at the Emo Inn from 6-7:30 a.m.
If there are any questions, contact Troy Clink (482-3371), Dan Mack (482-1933), or Wayne Koistra (482-1983).
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The Women’s Institute will be hosting its fall luncheon on Friday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Church in Emo.
Soups, sandwiches, and dessert will be served, with admission being $7. There also will be a bake table.
In related news, the W.I. Museum will be selling bowls of chilli at the Clover Valley Farmers’ Market in Fort Frances on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Home baking also will be available for purchase.
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The Emo & District Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its annual fall tea and bazaar on Friday, Oct. 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Emo Legion.
Admission is $3, and there also will be draws, baking, and an excellent opportunity for fellowship.
Any baking or donations would be greatly appreciated, with money raised going towards the upgraded X-ray equipment for the Emo Health Centre.
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Everyone is invited to join the Emo women’s hockey team, the “Goal Diggers,” as they “Score for Cancer” and “Walk for a Cure.”
The team is hosting a 5K walk, run, blade, or bike event to help find a cure for breast cancer. They will be starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3 in front of Rejuvenate Fitness in Emo.
Please wear your favourite hockey jersey and join the team as they raise money for this worthy cause.
They are not asking for pledges, but donations on the day of the race certainly would be welcome. Either bring your donation to the starting line on Oct. 3 or contact a team member.
Anyone wishing more information can call Erin at 482-3798.