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Volunteer Voice, June-July 87 Carnegie Centre (Vancouver, B.C.) Jun 30, 1987

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\ ' \ ~ r-e: z -I m IT'I ~ < cs -n .,, FROM YOUR NEW (TEMPORARY) VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR As almost everyone knows by now, I've taken over Val's position while she does Cindy's job for a short period. "Short period" may in this case mean a couple of months. So far I've been finding it a challenging but fu.D task, sort of like playing the piano and making a speech at the same time. Fortunately I have a great bunch of peo-ple to work with, and a committee that practically runs itself, thanks to an effective executive. Here's hoping that the remainder of my time on this job will be as enjoyable as the first two weeks have been! Ear le Peach Don't forget the next Volunteer dinner, coming up on June 16th. On the menu is Chicken Cacciatore, Waldorf Salad, Rice Pilaf, and ice cream for dessert. Our incomparable chefs (Bruce and Paul) pr omise the Volunteers the fea st of the year. Mama mia! CARNEGIE CO.MMUNITY CENTRE 'BY Pf\T KENDALL Carnegie Community Centre is the centre of activities in the hub of Vancouver's Downtown. The Centre is open from 10.00 A.M. till 10.00 P.M. every day of the week. The daily activities are sponsored by the Centre Staff and a roster of volunteers. The activities sponsored by the Centre include indoor stage shows, dances, a poolroom, an exercise room, a variety of table games, a woodwork shop, and a luncheon service for every hour the Centre is open. Carnegie Centre is one of the most visited centres in the City and many who come to visit once find an attraction to come again. The building at 401 Main Street is part of Vancouver's history; Carnegie Community Centre will be in the history of Vancouver too. CW:::W Id W WI W W N W W II ft M D M A M U P N :0 - Ii Q W pt - N * D D iii W W M W - - ~ ' We may live without poetry, music and art, We may live without conscience, and live without heart. We may live without friends, we may live without books, But civilized men can't live without cooks! STANLEY PARK ROUND UP Being a Cub leader I have had many adventures. One of the best field trips we took the boys on was a tour of the Mounted Police barns in Stanley Park. On May the 19th, the Cubs and Scouts were treated to such an exciting trip. A policewoman gave us a guided tour. The boys asked numerous interest-ing and humorous questions. Just how they acquire these horses was most interesting in itself. The policewoman who gave us demonstrations on how to cut people off during crowd control, etc. has the youngest horse in the group. "Major" is six years 1 old and happens to be a quarter horse from Williams Lake. Some of the horses are bought for a dollar, while others fetch two hundred dollars. Not all of the horses pass the Park Patrol examinations and both rider and horse have to pass rigid tests . The stalls in the barn are kept spotless and the horses kept on a special / di e t including oats and molasses. The horses must be brushed and groomed on a daily basis. Once we left the barn we enjoyed a lengthy tour of the paddock where the boys were taught how to feed the horses. Justice, a nineteen year old horse and the eldest among the squad, is the boss of t he paddock and noone invades his territory. In fact, whenever the ha y is thrown, Justice takes the first bite. I have always had a great love for horses and I grew up on a large farm; I always wished that I could ob tain a job groo ming and caring for them. In my estimation this would be "The Thrill of a Lifetime". Irene Schmidt UP AND UP WITH SOUND Are you tired of sound too loud, or can't hear the vocals properly in the Theatre during a concert? Well, I too am tired of that, which is why I have submitted a proposal to Red Robin to upgrade the facilities in the Theatre. The proposal consists of hanging the speakers from the ceiling and centralizing the mixer in the booth. This will be very benificial for a proper stage production, utilizing sound and light coordination. So if the proposal is accepted and the contract is signed, we her e in the Centre can now have a good production with a good light show and good sound. This means not too loud and not too soft. Let's hear it for the artists. Yeh! Yeh ! Yeh! Oh! The re 's one note : if the Theatre is upgraded, the Theatre will more than likely be rented more often, this means revenue for the Centre and Association. Eric Chri s tensen (By Bill Kwass, as told to Earle Peach) Once upon a time there was a very rich King. He was still a young man when he was struck by a mysterious disease. He called all the best doctors in his Kingdom, but none of them were able to diagnose his mysterious illness. Finally, somebody suggested that the King call for a hermit who lived far away in the mountains, a very gifted healer. When the hermit arrived at the King's palace,·he asked the King to relax on a couch. He checked him thoroughly and finally told the King, "You have nothing to worry about. If you put on the shirt of a happy man, you will be perfectly healthy." The King thought, "There must be a thousand happy men in my Kingdom." He called his ministers and told them the problem. He told them, "Go to every corner of my Kingdom, find a happy man and pay as much money as he asks for his shirt." Of course, in those days there were no trains or cars, so they had to travel by horse and carriage. First they went to the industrialists, observing their production: loads of wood were coming out and money was coming in. So they went to the owners and said, "You must be very happy people." All of the owners denied it, saying, "Where is the happiness? We have to find markets, to improve the product, to fight compe-tition. Our work is Z4· hours a day!" Then the ministers went to the Army generals. They heard the same story there - nothing but worries. They went to many more successful people, but the answer was always the same (They even went to Carnegie, but they were thrown out for being disruptive). Finally, very sadly they turned homeward. Not far from the King's residence they heard from far away a male's voice singing. When they came closer, they saw a young man tending cows. They stopped and asked themselves, "Maybe that fellow is happy?!", and they called out to him to approach them. As it was drizzling rain, the fellow had on a long coat, but no shoes. The ministers asked him, 11Boy, are you ahppy?". "Of course I am", was the answer. "Are those cows yours?", asked the ministers. "No they belong to my Master", he replied. "But how can you describe your happiness?". "Well, when I get up in the morning, breakfast is waiting for me. Missus puts a few sandwiches in my pocket. Then I drive the cows to the fields and stay with them all day; in the evening I drive them back home. Missus prepares a big dish of water for me so I can wash my feet, and supper is waiting for me. Master puts some straw in the stable for me to sleep on. And so I'm happy!" "No boy," ' the ministers protested, "That's not happiness. We will make you Master, so that someone else will tend your cows." They counted the cows: there were sixteen. "You will have not sixteen but hundr and sixty cows, even sixteen thousand!'\ they shouted, "if only you do us a favour!" The boy was quite confused, and asked what favour they wanted him to do. They asked him if he could sell them his shirt. The boy unbuttoned his coat and said, "I haver! t got any shirt!" The ministers, very disappointed, returned home and said to the King, "Your Highness, we are very sorry, but we didn' .t succeed. We met many peop some of them had maybe a thousand shirts ••••• but they were very unhappy . Then we met one fellow who was very happy - but he didn't have any shirt!" ~ A PEu6HrlvL $11NDAY Sunday, May the 24th. Hopefully this was not to be just another Sunday lazing about the house with nothing of particular interest to watch on T.V. My son suggests we go to the Carnegie. A friend had dropped by earlier in the week with the programme of events taking place there. May 24th did sound interest-ing. A Phillippino Cultural Celebration, followed by a dance with a live band. Ordin-arily a $20.00 to $30.00 entertainment cost for a day out. We arrived to find the theatre quite filled but managed to locate several spaces at one table, Shortly after seating our-selves, the dancing began. Many dancers were involved, perhaps 20 or so, all dressed in very attractive, brightly coloured costumes of their land, reds, greens. I particularly liked the flowers in the girls' hair (being a floral designer myself). They began with the wooden sandle dance. This is done by holding two wooden sandles, and clapping them together as they swirl and twist to the music. Very effective and sounded good. Next was the candle dance, done by placing candle con-tainers and lit candles on their heads with precision balance, and dancing about. After this came the "Washer & Dryer" dance. Very unique. The washer was a large aluminium pan, the dryer a thick wooden stick. Sound was made by rapid touche s of the stick & pan. The hostess explained that there were no dryers in the Phillippines, as it was so very warm, all one needed to do was hang the clothes outside for an immediate dry. The pole dance was last. My favourite. Two of the group kneeled on the floor with 2 poles. As the poles were brought together and spread apart, two couples danced in and out, avoiding a wrap on the ankles by a split second. Some of the audience took part, and did quite well. It was great fun. It was surprising to see that the ages of the ladies participating was so assorted. It occurs to me an almost cer-tainty that the more mature ladies were actually from the Phillippines, and had possibly taught the young girls. The Phillippines are a small group of islands in the South China Sea, about 1200 km off the coastline of Vietnam. The dancing now finis):led, the band began. What a good band! So versatile. They were called Night Reign. They played · every request they were given. Tangos, polkas, Scottishes, waltzes, and several of our Country and Western favourites. Many of the Carnegie members are now quite professional in their dancing, which is delight-ful to watch i Ballroom dancing is offered at the Carnegie, and after having observed the accomplishments of those who obviously have taken their lessons seriously, I can honestly see the importance and pleasure in the ability of appl ying the correct steps to the appro -priate music . On these days when we sa y " There . d II II I I b d" is nothing to o , or m ore , how about learning how to dance? The prngramme says free, wow I can hardly believe it. Step aside, Arthur Murray! Sunday May 24th -a really great day. Thank you Carnegie. Norma Bodaly A MESSAGE TO THE VOLUNTEERS By Danny Kori ca I have been the President of the Volunteers since the 8th of February. I have come to belfo ·ve that \'te, the Volun-teers, must help each other and respect each other more than we do. I don't believe that respect should be accorded to Volunteers simply on the basis of how long they have been here--- the question should be "What did you do Hith that time?" We will get much better results by respecting each other no matter who we are or how long we've been here. I think we should pay more attention to hm" to serve our guests, no matter how old or young they are or how they are dressed. They are our guests, and we should treat them as they would be treated in the best restaurants in Vancouver. Our duty as volunteers is to answer any question from stran-gers or people new to the Centre, to the best of our know-ledge; to make them feel as welcome and comfortable as t hough they were at home. We are put down by Federal, Provincial and City qov-ernments as winos ct,~d ·Skid Row people-. To beat that, we should stick together, respect each other, fight for one another. Organized this way, we can prove to all of them that we are people like them, not the people they catego -rize us to be. With this I wish us all the luck, believing in you, Your Chairperson, Danny Kori ca ;i.... __ _ ' ~ .~ ... ., ·- ·. . /4 _ ___ ., J r ·---c-~ - ---~--/l JUN t. !cl~ 7 [ i:7tA\l . MCH0AY ~£~D~~ W[DNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY sr,TUQC'AY I '2- -, -~ 4 c:;- (;, 7 t, li IC 11 12 Is I~ ~~~:Ji~ ,s ,0i~~N~1t  17 I '6 I Cj 2-C-L 1,..,-\·,~ • .l. ]. :c G S~ i 'IV , A-J">,.:,_,(..,._b .. ·"" At- H HL4.1..iil<Jf).M12-.' it+. : ,; T ,c.0: l~ ., -. I J',1.,.d .. , f~..f.f"lt N l...r I :c1:-:_]\<<l1·r ...oc ... T ~£ t.. ·'-·--- - - · . ---- - -1 / J..2 2.3 2 Ll J. S ;)..l : 17 - ·- -l ~ ~:~1"~t 2-c/ 3D L._·t ~f,. £ 6:_f 'K_...._y\....-.c.l c:  Tt"LJH,~€ ~- · 1c t, .'.::J (· 1C. t\.\C... ' · . -· · ... --·-. \-- ------· ----~ - ---- ---~ -. ' " '- - - - -- - . _ _ _,.-~ ~I.. . Contributors to and helpers on this issue of the VOLUNTEER VOICE: Pat Kendall, Dave McConnell, tora, Ir en e Schmidt, Eric Christiansen, Danny Korica, Norma Bodley, Earle Peach, Bill Kwass I W i/l;e Mcnroe Articles, poems, stories, drawings,cartoons, gra-phics and jokes for the VOLUNTEER VOICE may be left with Earle Peach (or whoever is Volunteer Co-ordinator), or on the Volunteer Co-ordinator's desk in the second floor office. \ I ! f, The UBC Library and UBC Learning Exchange would like to thank the following participants for their contributions to digitizing this community-generated document: Graham Cunningham; Joseph Sparovec This community-generated work was digitized and deposited to cIRcle, UBC's open access digital repository, as part of the Digitizing Community Memories project of the Making Research Accessible in the Downtown Eastside initiative (MRAi). In collaboration with the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Library, the project provided training and support for community members in the Downtown Eastside to digitize and make openly available community-generated materials.  This project aimed to increase access to historic Carnegie Centre publications and preserve these unique materials for years to come.  For more information on this project and the UBC Learning Exchange, please visit learningexchange.ubc.ca  October 25, 2017 


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