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Volunteer Voice, April 1988 Carnegie Centre (Vancouver, B.C.) Apr 30, 1988

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-v «voLUNTE ER APRIL 1988 APPRECIATION WEEK I APRIL 17 - 23 1988 • I * * AS I SEE IT •••••••• from the Editors Desk '1111111111111\ll\llrll Ill 11. "The time has come," the Walrus said, _ ..llil!--.;..-.... ---"To talk of many things: Of shoes-arid ships-and scaling wax-Of cabbages-and kings-And why the sea is boiling hot-And whether pigs have ,vings." And so the time has come to talk of our community; this very community that we live, work and thrive in. Every year, various organizations nominate a candidate for the prestigious honour of Volunteer of the Year. Most likely, each candidate has in fact offered more than their share of skills, energies, time and efforts to a worthy cause. They do this, not for monetary rewards, but for the satisfaction they receive from giving and sharing themselves to others. It can involve visiting shut-ins, sitting on a community board, teaching a skill, spending time with children, seniors, handicapable persons, providing a service that enhances the lives of others. It is all a part of what we know as volunteering. There is not the space in this paper to name each and every volunteer of the Carnegie Centre who regularly, and without fail give and share of themselves. Neither, can one be singled out more than the others. Rather, to all of you, the Volunteers of Carnegie Centre, this edition is dedicated to you, in celebration and appreciation. To Volunteer Voice: I would like to give thanks to all volunteers for your co-operation, concerning Adam about being fed. For those who weren't at the Volunteer Support Group meeting, I had asked if people would ask me first before giving him food or drinks , as half of the time, he goes without lunch or supper because he's had so much to drink or eat. Once again I thank those who have been ask-ing me before giving him anything. Please take into con-sideration that Adam can't have sugar. Sincerely yours, Mary Cappell . P.S. Special thanks to Sheila Bell, when she's been working concession, she sees if I've been asked first before selling something that someone wants to buy for Adam. She has told people to ask me first. Thank you very much for your support. a • KIDS AT CARNEGIE The following was written by B.K.V. as expressed by Jim Post. As a patron, member and vol-unteer of Carnegie Centre, I would like to address the prob-lem of children on the premises. I am concerned of the non-existance of a child-minding area for the parents (male or female), participating in programs in the Centre. It must surely be recognised that there has been an increase in the number of parents with children visiting within the Centre. One of the main problems has been with the supervision of children. The welfare and responsibility of those child-ren belongs to the parents. The Centre also has a responsibility to the patron/users from the connnunity. Would it be so unthinkable to suggest a safe, warm, comfort-able, interesting space whereby children and parents could participate in a program emphasizing connnunity life styles, recreation, etc., such as a "family drop-in" would offer? # # # # # # # # # # # # # # 2J) INTERNATIONAi: WOMEN'S DAY 1988 Women's Week@ Carnegie Centre *Mar.6* Winnnin of the Downtown Eastside make Herstory. In the Carnegie Theatre on March 6, the Centre held its first Wimmin/Child-ren event ever! Different women, from the eastside generally, brought their energies together to create an evening of music, puppet shows, balloons, kids, shared stage, song, laughter, food, childcare, security ..• you name it - we had it covered! It was a cabaret. The best news is that we want more; let this be the first of many! Megaballoons to all of the women whc volunteered their time, labour, expertise, energy & joy. *Mar.6-13* Women in the Downtown Eastisde. The 3rd floor art gal.-ery was a space for photo displays and an info table for and about women in the community. It was a blend of resources and faces. Muchos gracias to those who shared the energy,time and photos. This could become an annual (maybe budgeted???) event .... * Mar.8* I.W.D./88 Carnegie feted one of it's own! Sheila Baxter was guest speaker, expounding on her soon to be published book on women and pove'l'.'ty. "NO WAY TO LIVE" is both a com-pelling collection of personal stories and a call to action against such con-ditions. We were also treated to a a display of leather and bead work by Denny. Submitted by Pam Fleming , Where would the Carnegie kitchen be without its volunteers? When you consider that most of the work is performed by the incredibly hard working volunteers, the answer is obvious. The patronage would be eating TV dinners and peanut butter sandwiches catered by staff. Instead, the core of 20 kitchen volunteers lovingly labour over their made-from-scratch, nutritious meals, snacks, desserts, sandwiches and soups. Equally important are the 20 volunteers who operate the coffee concession and the demanding "r II • • unner position. Together they comprise the heart & soul of the entire food service. Where would we be without them? If you want to become part of the team, just contact any of the second floor staff. Bruc e· J u:::kscn Kitchen Cc-ordinator The Carnegie Community Centre Association named Roy Hubbard for the Parks Board Volunteer of the Year for the Downtown Eastside. His longtime friend, Sheila Bell, will be accept-ing the award on his behalf. Paul Taylor has been nominated as Volunteer of the Year for the City of Vancouver. The Awards Dinner takes place in April at the Hotel Vancouver, at which time all nominees are feted and this prestigious award is be-stowed upon a single recipient. GOOD LUCK, PAUL!!! TUi.!:S:JAY 2 - 5 p.m. JAi1 SESSION 7 - 9:30 p.m. OPEN STAGE CABERET WEDNESDAY 1 - 4 p.m. JAM SESSION THURSDAY 7 - 9:30 p.m. POOL ROOM DANCE SATURDAY 7 - 9:30 p.m. VOLUNTEER DANCE S P E C I A L E V E N T S APRIL 2 (Saturday) Easter Parade & Party. 2-5; under 12 yrs. APRIL 17-24: Volunteer Recognition Week Special Hon., 18th - Seniors Dance Attractions: Tues. 19th - Volunteer Dinner, Awards & Cabaret Wed. 20th - Bingo Thurs.21st - Volunteer Workshops (daytime) Pool Room Dance Fri. 22nd - Workshops (daytime) Social Evening Sat. 23rd - Stage 401 Sun. 24th - Second Hand Rosel/Parade & Fashion Show 8 ~lttws ,f ~ lt,,4.M/, ,, W.a. ,,.._ ,uet.uM-t.&e.*-titd"" { {'' Well this is my first week as reporter and I'm like a chicken without a head. But here goes. I went to a very BOARD (sic) meeting and guess what? I was even more mixed up. So I talked to Muggs and she cleared up a few things She told me about the inner workings of the Board. So I will try in my humble way to tell you what she told me. The Board is made up of 3 parts. The Executive Committee,the Board, and the Committees. Here are the people who are your representatives. Sounds like parliament doesn't itf Ex - Committee President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Member at Large Board Members Belle Mayers Paul Taylor Sheila Belle Peter Sherstobitoff Muggs Sigurgeison Lillian Harrison Bill Decon Julien Levesque Danny Korica Norman Mark Jim Bahen Sam Snowbeln Irene Schmidt Anton Koffman Joe Boucher Committee Members Library Finance Program Community Relations Constitution Sam Snowbeln Bill Decon Julien Levesque Sam Snowbeln Jim Bahen In order to have a vote any member must attend three meetings 9 in a row. All reconnnendations must go through the various committees. Eg. Money, policy and action. At which time the Board will act or stall at the monthly Board meeting. The administration also started the Monthly Town Hall meeting. This is where some of the money goesf Prog:r,1,: and Equipmcnt i3udgct - ~l,000 \ "id"" :re: poetry 45 $ 845 Special even ts Budget Sl,000 Sl,000 to audit costs Operating costs Budget - $800 Ne"-""Sletter · S t,OO Learning Centre 380 Tclcp;i onc, icroxing etc. i O'f WJ'-Cll 1,9BB R ,n'E. HON1'll I C-c>. Jl\,'DGt.1 f() . j " : I . i I ! CL.C. As.soc. 5 So that's it! Well, not really. If you're interested in your commun-ity, come on out, bring your ideas, queries and - get involved too. Lots happening around here! Membershi~s to Carnegie are $1.00 a year . submitted by Claude Allard 10 The Carnegie Volunteer Program is one of the most active, enthusiastic and rewarding elements of Carnegie, without which, Carnegie would be unable to service the community of the Downtown Eastside in the fashion which it does. Numerous volunteers work daily providing all kinds of information, assist-ance, service, understanding and a sense of fellowship. Currei,tly over 170 volunteers work side by side with staff to provide the variety of programming and activities which take place. Some of these activities include: - Bingo - Friday night films - Cabar e ts and Dances - Food preparation - Library assistance - Learning Centre tutors - Poster making - Music lessons - Dance classes - Hair cutting - Knitting - a nd MUCH, MUCH MORE! Volunteers are alwa y s welcome! Orie ntation for new volunteers takes place every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (meet on Second Floor). Many special events are being planned for April to recognize all the work that our Volunteers put into the Centre. Volunteer Recognition Week is April 17 - 23 (check calendar of eve nts for details). I look forward to seeing all our volunteers (new and old) a nd we lcome you to the various activities planned. In closing, I would like to extend a spec i al tha nkyou to everyone that has assisted me in "lea r ning my job" a nd look fo r wa rd t o working with you in the future. Sincerely Yours , Donalda Viaud , Volunteer Co-ordinato r BATTER UP! LOOKING GOOD! MAKE HIM PITCH TO YOU! All euphimisms to that wonderful pasttime, baseball. And lookie here, folks, Carnegie has a team! The first meeting took place on March 23/88 and fourteen hopefuls turned out. The Slow-Pitch League starts April 30/88, but there's still time to join u~ for the team. Tryouts are acheduled for April 2 and Jim Post is the mao to see. The location and time will be posted. And hey, team spirit means coming out and enjoy-ing the game as spectators too. Coaching will be with Dennis Ralston. 7 ? 7 1 7 272 7 •? 7 " 7 • 7 7 ??? 7? ~ • • • Name the Team! • • A CONTEST is open to everybody & a prize will be given. Just submit a name for Carnegie's baseball team. These can be left with Donalda. TRENDSETTERS I~ ctl-E.T THEc.oll.111 lo Saturday, March 19th, saw the first Ladies Pool Tournament in over a year! Eight women entered this free event, which alone was a far cry from the lonely lady who came for the last one. It was a double elimination one; meaning that you played different people each game and had to lose two games before being put out. The winner of the trophy and the $10 First Prize. Barb Gudmund-son placed 2nd and Colleen won the prize for running the most balls without missing. These latter prizes were $5 each. Seniors' Beat 1988 BC SENIOR GAMES ZONE 4 Carnegie Seniors are participa-ting in these games! There have already been qualifying rounds for snooker and the two winners will go to the regional play-offs. The winners of this next level will go on to the 'Olymics" in Vernon on June 14, 15, and 16. I AM The steady beat of not so heavy music filters through the air and rests itself upon my brain, letting myself relax, within myself, as I close my eyes to halucinate on my eyelids, a rush builds at the base of my spine and climbs to my brain, exploding into a million tiny other rushes, which are sent crescending through the rest of my being and I realize that ... I am MICMAC HERBAL MEDICINE SUBMITTED BY MARY BASQUE, C.H.R. E.5KASONI. NOVA ScOTIA Sweet Grass It is used for prevention of sickness. Every Micmac has some sweet grass in the house. Strawberry Root - Atoamgeminagsi Good for diarrhea - steep and give to chlldren to drink. Also good for cramps . Dogwood Tree - Epsemosi Good for nerves - steep and drink liq1.ud .. Pumpkin Seeds - Etjotjgl Sginamin Good for bladder and kidney trouble . Bring water to boil, put in two handfuls of seeds and boil for about 20 minutes . Drink like tea, also known to be good for diabetes. Princess Pine - Pasipgatjitjit Good for bad flu or cold. It is much better when steeped together with tea berries (Gagatjoman). Drink as tea . ORAN 4th Annual International Pow Wow Celebration May 6th, 7th, 8th/ 88 at Trout Lake Community Centre John Hendry Park 3350 Victoria Drive Vancouver Free Admission For Information: contact Wally Awasis Gordon August at 874-4231 ' ' CAMP CAPILANO Submitted by Irene Schmidt This wonderful retreat out in the wilderness happened February 21-24. I did not go out with the group on Sunday, but took the three buses the following morning. Barney greeted me at the entrance to the campsite. He is the Camp Manager's dog and loves to eat our leftover food. Barney thor-oughly enjoyed going on hikes with many of the campers. A favourite passtime was walking to the Fish Hatchery. Donalda made arrangements for us to go on the Grouse Mountain Skyride for a dollar each. We had a beautiful sunny day for the grouse Mountain trip. I found it much warmer when we reached the top of the Skyride than it was at the bottom. The view on the way up was breathtaking, and we spent an hour hiking on the trail. Mount Baker and the Lions were magnifi-cent and I felt as if I could reach out and touch them . . . t h. Ii It was very interesting wa c ing the children ski and just relaxing in a peaceful setting, away from t he concrete jungle. We really worked up an appetite and played Bingo after the chores were comple. Donalda was great at making arrangements for special trips. She contacted the Capilano Sus-pension ridge receptionist and managed to get the Carnegie campers free admission. A group of us walked down to the bridge the next morning Atiba went with us and it gave her a chance to see how beau-tiful the surrounding was We walked across the bridge and hiked on the trails on the other side. There was a pond with two ducks and a great number of rainbow trout. We were thoroughly disap-pointed in the phoney native arti-facts being sold in the gift store at the site. Phyllis and I came back by bus on Sunday evening and that was a real adventure. While waiting at the Kootenay Loop, a boy about 14 came over and asked us if we were moving - because of our sleeping bags and luggage. When we told him where we'd been, he was astonished! "Camp? Camp? You're crazy!" I felt as if we were aliens from another planet. Then a bold one asked us for a smoke, and I said, "And you think we're crazy!" The Parks Board has turned Camp Capilano over to the Greater Van-couver Regional District and they in turn want to lease it to the Elks Club for their exclusive use for the fee of $1 a year. There will be a public meeting about this , and a lot of centres and schools who send kids to camp regularly are very upset . Donalda has more i nformat i on . '* -lst4\(j f J•J 'j EM-Hi Volunteers! As you may have noticed, there has been a few changes around Carnegie. New faces, not only amongst the volunteers but also with staff Firstly, a big welcome to those of you who made their way to "Hastings and Main'.There's always lots to do around what must be the large~t community of volunteers under one roof. Next, we have two new staff on the 2nd floor that we've come to know as Catriona, Kitchen Program Assistant, and Atiba, the Volunteer Program Assistant. And we have a very able and caring Donalda, who is our new Volunteer Co-ordinator. Donalda comes to us after spending one and a half years at Thunderbird Community Centre as a Seniors Worker. She was originally hired as a C.P.A. for Carnegie and made the transition to Co-ordinator in February of this year. Welcome aboard! AC"t\JAU..<f, Miss R'1'£~N, l>l€- Pf!~tF- A LITn.E Mof.f \JI ILLI tJGNESS ON lll I: PA!<T Of UloU LD-Jt U0LUt.ITTE~S ··· The Volunteer Support Group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month in classroom #2 on the third floor of Carnegie. All volunteers are encouraged to attend. There's bound to be something on the agenda that's of interest to everyone. Bring your ideas, concerns, beefs and bouquets; these must be written up and handed to the Secretary or Chair-person no later than three days before the meeting date, if you want it to be put on the agenda. Danny Korica held the position of Chairperson to the Volunteer Support Group for one year. For personal reasons, he has decided to relinquish those duties but is still involved as a volunteer in the Carnegie kitchen. Thanks Danny, for your time and efforts to a very demanding job. Dan Billings was voted in as the new Chairperson at the March meeting. Dan volunteers as an income tax consultant, in the kitchen and has been on the coffee concession. For a GUARENTEED lively, educational, enjoyable afternoon - come and j.oin in the Volunteer Support Group Meeting. Free coffee! $av ''Ht To a Volunteer BILL WONG-has been at Carnegie for 16 months in the kitchen, 2nd floor Reception, and Coffee· Concession. He will graduate this spring with a certificate as Institutional Aide. Good for you, Bill! Sheila Baxter - past Association Board member; anti-poverty activist; former street worker and presently a tutor in the Learning Centre. Whew! What a busy gal! TED WOLASCHUK- Ted formally worked as machine molder in a foundry and has been a volunteer for about two years. He is the Art Gallery atten-dant on Wednesdays and Sundays. Ted celebrated hi 66th birthday on March 14th, so the Very Best to you, Ted. Sc:1iors ', \'olt;;-.tcl.!r i> Dance S"JPi'ort t:rcu;, ~=3 ~ - 9:30 p~ ~cc ti~·;- ~ p.o Thcat re C~.,~:;r\•oo 6 Wc,r:cns' Support Group 3 p.:: . CN:,l 0.fflce \'olun teer Orientation 2:00 p . :::. Second Floo r 7 f ri·;-,··, ~ .......... ~ St:,ge 401 7 - 9:30 p . m. Theatre 9 11 -=---,:;12;-f--+--;-:;13~-+---,-14+----;-l:-S t------lf-,. 17 DEA.TJLI!'iI: VOLL-mEER VOICE St'B:tlSSIO!.'S Seniors !-leet ing Z p.m. Scni<>rs Louni;e 18 19 25 \"olunteer Dinner 5 p . m. Theatre 26 Seniors Hot Dog S:,le 1 - 6 p • ..1 . Lobb~· 20 21 27 28 Watch for APRIL VOLl~TEER \"OICE ,~ n t~ Te wE. t<.t...y e v ,.-rs ;..A~KSTo tME Fot...f..oWtrJ<!,- 'Fofl /./E&.-PI~"' wtTH nus MOtt"r1t-S ~t>ir,orl oF ,f{€1Vowt!TEER Voice; C.LAUDf /l. -PAu i..ff. Rwo7- SArJ D~Ft V. -PRM ~. C.kAt.fDt:. M• ,1 I co u e-.o ~~\/=~ Hf.Ht£ OOt/€ ,-, (fU>,J.€ n B.1<,. • ,~ 22 29 JO The UBC Library and UBC Learning Exchange would like to thank the following participant for his contributions to digitizing this community-generated document: Graham Cunningham 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  December 7, 2017 


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