Tickets are now available for our amazing Together We're Better event! We hope to see you there. Here is a little info on our amazing speaker:
We are thrilled to announce our Guest Speaker, Tracey Coghlin. Tracey is a Sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police. She has been an officer for 24 years and presently works in the Ontario ViCLAS (Violent Crime Linkage Analysis Services) at the Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters.
In 2011-2012, Tracey worked as a peacekeeper on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. During her time, she was mentoring the South Sudanese Police. Tracey became involved in an organization called Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC). CCC is a street girl project that mentors abandoned and orphaned children. Many of the children are high risk and vulnerable from living on the streets of Juba, South Sudan.
When Tracey returned home to Canada, her heart was very heavy leaving the children. As a result, Tracey made a personal vow to travel back yearly to help the children. Tracey has returned every year since her return to Canada to work at the orphanage. Tracey’s end goal is to retire in 6 years and move permanently to South Sudan.
We are truly inspired by Tracey’s dedication to improving the lives of so many and are full of gratitude that she has agreed to share her journey with us. Her journey shows us that, together, we really are better!
Thanks to Don Hamilton Real Estate for hosting a chili lunch for us on November 9, 2013. We hope to see you there!
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!!!
We are looking for new members to join our team. We have several openings on our Council, Events and Marketing Committees. We would also love to have a youth volunteer join our Council. If you are interested in making our community a great place to live, work and play with character, we would love to have you join us. See the attached application below!
HAPPY OCTOBER! This month we celebrate EMPATHY!
Check out this months Character Corner in the Listowel Banner!
The Stop Gap initiative is happening in our community thanks to the hard work of Danny Steeves Eby. Danny wants to increase awareness of the barriers that he and other people with disabilities face in Listowel on a daily basis, and is determined to provide lightweight, non-permanent ramps to the business community at no cost. These ramps will directly benefit business owners, residents and visitors to Listowel, Ontario. LDSS has already agreed to build the ramps and Watson’s Home Hardware has generously supplied the materials. See the pictures below. As you can see, you can pick your colour (four colours to choose from) and size. They are also very lightweight and easy to store (as seen by the one at Diana’s Sweets Restaurant). If you are interested in ordering a ramp, please email us and we will send you the form.