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On account of the very dry season, our garden did not give very large returns this year. Attached hereto is a list of products, etc.
Our thanks are due the ministers, Salvation Army and ladies of the town for services during the year. Some of the Sunday School choirs have held song service which was very pleasing to the patients."
While every effort was made to make pa tien ts as comfortable as possible in the old "Home of Incurables", nothing seems to have been done to improve their twisted limbs or train them to make the most use of any faculties they might possess. It seems they were regarded as incurable and that was that!
We have come n long way since those days, and the name "Home of Incurables" is heard no more. The "Manitoba Home", as it is now called, is accomplishing things that would have been thought impossible then.
Mr. Don Rennie, who visited the Home to gain first hand information, had a series of articles published in the Daily Graphic, Aug. 1968, which were both interesting and enlightening. It is re grettable that space and time docs not allow us to print the entire text. The following informa tion, condensed, was obtained from his articles.
Three psychologists, Miss Dale Lowther, Miss Judy Hutton and Miss Joyce Beckta are employed at the Home. These girls perform a very valuable service in determining a retardate's LQ., which enables each individual to receive the most effective treatment. Retardation varies. Some are severely retarded, some less retarded and many can reach a grade four level, which means they can be trained to he self supporting ou tside the Home.
To prepare them for such an eventuality five cottages have been built on the grounds. These resemble attractive homes where they live and learn to do many things that could be required of them later in life.
In the Institution there is an occupational training ward where retardates that are capable of learning are taught such things as mosaics, needlework and ironing, to name a Few.
Male retardates are benefiting from the farm training they receive.
Mr. Dwight Peden has had the responsible position of running the dairy farm there for 22 years. Mr. Rennie says, "In total, the Holstein farm under Mr. Peden's wing is some 700 acres, including