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Elk Point Further Education helps those at home and far away

The volunteers of Further Ed’s charity quilting group, who meet every Tuesday, created an impressive total of 436 quilts in 2023, distributing them locally and through overseas missions in the Congo, Rwanda and Libya. 
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Avid quilters (left to right) Margie Urquhart, Shirley Osinchuk, Agnes Moroziuk, Theresa McNamara, Rosemarie Rohner, Verona Lea Flanders, Bev Charters, Sharon Kuhn, Marge Saranchuk and Carol Hellquist are among the dedicated crew that gathers each Tuesday at Elk Point Further Education to create quilts for those less fortunate, both at home and abroad.

ELK POINT – Elk Point Further Education is a small facility with far-reaching effects, offering classes in fitness routines, computer literacy, hobbies and crafts to those in the surrounding area, and with the assistance of federal government grants and a strong volunteer group, providing comfort to adults and youngsters at home and abroad.

Coordinator Verona Lea Flanders told board members last week that “We have done a lot of things in the past year,” and the list of accomplishments is a substantial one.

The volunteers of Further Ed’s charity quilting group, who meet every Tuesday, created an impressive total of 436 quilts in 2023, distributing them locally through the Elk Point Community Lions Santas Anonymous, to other points in northern Alberta at Ronald McDonald House and the Edmonton–based Kids Kottage and Shiloh Youth Ranch, and through overseas missions in the Congo, Rwanda and Libya. 

Here at home, courses in yoga and the always popular stretch and tone were on this winter’s calendar, along with computer courses on Windows 10 and iPad use and craft sessions in card making, teamed with paper play days to keep the momentum going. A new and exciting course in rock painting is coming up next week, and already had 18 students registered shortly before the cutoff date.

Further Ed also has information for gardeners, and hosted the local garden group this past week, along with planning to hold another plant and seed exchange, which was very popular last spring.

 

 


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