Special speaker for men’s breakfast

Dave Ogilvie

There will be a special presentation at the upcoming men’s breakfast meeting scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
This month’s speaker will be Dr. Daniel Klassen, Ph.D., a Professor Emeritus in Education at Lakehead University who is a practising counsellor at the Listening Centre, which is a clinic serving individuals of Northwestern Ontario who have personal, family, or work challenges.
He also is the author of a book titled, “Forgiveness Workbook,” which is written for those who want to forgive but do not know how.
Klassen is of Mennonite heritage, comes from a family of nine siblings, and has served as an elder at the Lakehead Baptist Church.
He and his wife live in Thunder Bay and have three children.
Dr. Klassen’s topic for the morning will be “Learning How to Forgive.” His PowerPoint presentation will be about one hour in duration, followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.
All men are invited to take this opportunity to participate in this worthwhile session.
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Everyone is invited to celebrate Family Day on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre.
Children are encouraged to bring their parents for an afternoon of free family fun from noo-4 p.m. There will be family skating from noon-2 p.m., followed by shinny hockey from 2-4 p.m. (helmets and gloves are mandatory).
There also will be free movies, games, and snacks.
This event is being organized by the Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition, with special thanks to the Emo-La Vallee Community Centre board for making it available free of charge for this event.
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The Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition invites you to “visit” Denmark at its 16th presentation of the Community Country Club.
It will take place next Wednesday (Feb. 16) from 1-3 p.m. in the common room at Golden Age Manor here in Emo.
Everyone is welcome to come and learn about Denmark, and enjoy some socializing. A snack also will be served.
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The Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of the Way Church will host their annual Valentine’s party for seniors on Monday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Stratton seniors’ centre.
The next regular monthly potluck there will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 at noon.
The meal will be followed by entertainment provided by Hannah Loewen.
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A benefit roast beef dinner and dance is set for this Saturday (Feb. 12) at the Devlin Community Hall.
Tickets, which cost $20 each, are available at Cloverleaf, Tompkins Hardware, and the Hair and Body Care Shoppe.
Proceeds to be given to Tyler Romyn and his family to help defer the costs of his medical treatment.