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Personal Care Home and Parkland Home. Supported the RCMP Torch Run.

1993 - Funded the Grade 7 & 8 Class Trip to the Dinosaur Museum in Alberta.

1994 - Lions hosted the Provincial Lions Curling Bonspiel. Also, started yearly donation to help fund the Rolling River Festival of the Arts. Gave $500.00 donation to the EricksonlOnanole Services for Seniors. Started yearly scholarship for a graduating Grade 12 student. Helped upgrade playground facilities at Erickson Elementary School. 1994 saw the end of our Viking Valley Snow Festival yearly fund-raiser.

1995 - Lions Club purchased a Personal Response Transmitter for the local Services for Seniors. Purchased an ice-cleaning machine for the skating rink. Started Casino Nights as a yearly fund-raiser.

1996 - Donated money to Crossroads Community Centre to help renovate their building.

1997 - Helped fund startup costs for local Citizens On Patrol Program. Purchased supplies and equipment for the local Girl Guides. Donated to Lions Flood Relief for the Flood of the Century in Winnipeg. Donated to the MinnedosaiErickson Ambulance Service. Started a yearly scholarship for the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association.

1998 - In May 1998, the Erickson Lions Club cele­ brated its 40th Anniversary. Also, this year saw the Lions donate to the local curling rink for maintenance to the curling rocks and to purchase new banquet tables and chairs. Purchased Lions Quest Resource books for Erickson Elementary School. Committed $3,000.00 to upgrades for the Erickson Campground. Donated funds to help with the renovations to Parkland Home.

Erickson Lions Club also contributes to many worthy charities and helps an annual in-town canvass for the Red Cross. The Lions Club puts on a yearly Seniors Supper for our semors.

The Erickson Lions Club has a membership of 27 loyal and dedicated members. Five members are Charter Members and three are Life Members.


E.O.S.S. was organized in 1992 because it was felt there was such a need in the community. The program would assist seniors and disabled persons to remain III their homes and communities as long as possible.

After several meetings ofthe Steering Committee, a general community meeting was held. At this meeting, a written constitution was accepted. The Erickson District Health Centre was named as the sponsoring body.

The makeup of the Board of Directors by elect is: a) Executive of the Board

  1. Program & Personnel Committee
  2. Finance & Publicity Committee

President - Arlene Waddell, Hospital Auxiliary Vice President - Jack Stacey, LGD of Park Secretary - Dorrie Gusdal, RM of Harrison Treasurer - Freda Clow, RM of Clanwilliam

- Anne Johnson, Village of Erickson

- Kay Mayor, Erickson Seniors

- Keith Johnston, Erickson District Health Centre

- Isabella Proven, Onanole Seniors

- Margaret Carey, Onanole Rec. Centre

- Maurice Godin, Erickson Legion

- Pastor Henry Jones, Hilltop Baptist Church

Program and Personnel Committee:

Isabella Proven, Ann Johnson, Margaret Carey, Kay Mayor and Pastor Henry Jones.

Finance and Publicity Committee:

Jack Stacey, Dorrie Gusdal, Freda Clow, Keith Johnston and Maurice Godin.

Each committee would appoint a chairperson.

An application was made to the Manitoba Health Services to Seniors for funding to hire a Resource Coordinator. Lorna Minty was hired as Coordinator to work on a twenty hours per week basis. Office space was allocated behind the Medical Clinic at #50, 3rd Street SE.

An application was made to New Horizons to apply for a grant to be used to purchase office equipment and supplies. Same was received.

At 4:00 pm, Friday, April 29, 1994, the Honourable Harold Gillishammer, Minister of Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, presented a letter and cheque for almost $1,800.00 from the Honourable Jim McCrae, Minister of Health, to Arlene Waddell, Chairperson ofE.O.S.S., author­ izing and funding for the Community Resource Coordinator for the EricksoniOnanole area. The cheque was the first instalment of the EricksoniOnanole Services to Seniors grant.

Arlene Waddell, Kay Kotyk, Sally McManus and Kay Mayor