And sew happy Christmas

The Garden City blanket brigade: Top from left: Leah Harz, Haley Koss, Seven Oaks psychologist Chantal Wiebe, teacher Nikki Dirks. Front from left: Shanna Quashie, Kevin Li.

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  • And sew happy Christmas

    12/26/2010 1:00 AM 0

    When Garden City Gophers badminton player Kevin Li found out he was going to be sewing blankets in class, taking a kill shot in the face sounded less painful.

    It turned out the 17-year-old high school student was pretty good at ......

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Spirit of Giving

  • Jackie Gushuliak and Claude Lambert decorate the Our Place Chez Nous Christmas tree with six angels to commemorate six homeless people who died on the streets of Winnipeg this year.

    Our Place Chez Nous Drop-In Centre Inc.

    12/23/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Salvation Army Weetamah Centre ministry director Mark Young cuddles a couple of furry companions Tuesday at Toy Mountain, the Sally Ann toy depot at 324 Logan Ave.

    Salvation Army

    12/22/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • The Teddy Bear Toss is a Manitoba Moose Yearling Foundation fundraiser.

    Spirit of Giving

    12/21/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Lesia Sianchuk, executive director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, says there’s a great need for gifts.

    Children's Hospital Foundation

    12/20/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • 'It's a hand up rather  than a handout' - West Broadway Development Corp. executive director Molly McCracken

    The Good Food Club

    12/18/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Amy Ihrke stocks Agape Table’s affordable alternative co-op grocery store. The charity is hosting a free turkey dinner from 8:30 a.m. to noon the day before Christmas at its 175 Colony St. location. On a regular basis, it offers subsidized breakfasts for low-income people between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. It accepts donations of non-perishable food and quality clothing.

    Agape Table

    12/17/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • WBCM community minister Bob Gilbert at Crossways United Church’s volunteer appreciation dinner.

    Spirit of Giving

    12/16/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Ginny Sudlow of Koats for Kids. Don't be fooled by the the program's name - mitts, toques, ski-pants and other warm-weather clothing are welcome, too.

    Koats for Kids

    12/14/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Yvonne Landon, financial administrator at Urban Circle, says the centre’s special programs have led to high graduation and employment rates among students. She is one of these success stories.

    Spirit of Giving: Urban Circle Training Centre

    12/13/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Phil Chiappetta with Ronald Gabriel, 13, (left) and Desmond Harper, 12,  who attend Rossbrook House's alternative school program.

    Rossbrook House

    12/11/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Jamil Mahmood says inner-city green space is one of the Spence Neighbourhood Association's priorities.

    Spence Neighbourhood Association

    12/10/2010 1:00 AM 0
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Meals on Wheels volunteer Don Brown delivers hot meals and a bit of company to clients.

    Meals on Wheels

    12/8/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Art City executive director Cam Forbes shares a happy moment with Marcel Fraser (left) and brother Michael.

    Art City

    12/7/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Birthday Buddies founder Jennifer Fast shows some of the toys in her birthday backpacks.

    Some kids counting on Birthday Buddies

    12/6/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Brian Campbell holds some of the donated lights the ALS Society will use for its Lite Up A Life fundraiser.

    ALS Society of Manitoba

    12/4/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Bobbette Shoffner, the nursery's director of early learning, with a few of her charges (from left)  Alesha, 5, Crystal, 4 and Roulin, 4.

    Mount Carmel Clinic

    12/3/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Ken Hodges and his son, Braden, whose family joined the Manitoba Down Syndrome Society about 13 years ago after Braden's birth.

    Manitoba Down Syndrome Society

    12/2/2010 1:00 AM 0
  • Greg Unger says for many families, the holidays can be a difficult time.

    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Winnipeg

    12/1/2010 1:00 AM 0

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