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THE SWEET AND LOvV SINGERS
This group started in 1949 with NIr. Doug Shackel1 as director, Their first concert was held in the Playhouse Theatre in Portage, with the proceeds going to 'Winnipeg Flood Relief', From that time until they disbanded in 1967 their concerts not only provided enjoy-
BacK row (left to right); Gordon Watson, Rose Parrott, Maxine Owens, Verna Solmundson, Audrey Muirhead, Aulda McMillan, Lois Fry and Doug Shackell.
Front row (left to right); Jackie Atkins, Clarice Brown, Peggy Car ter-, Kath leen Wales, Wanda Ryder, Ruth Burk, Bev . Higgins, Irene Ross, Jean Vopni, Lois Stewart, Laura Farr, Kay Thompson and Mary Kohut.
able entertainment for mHny people but also served as benevolent fund-raising projects.
During the time that they were active they filled many ou t-of town engagemen ts in the surrounding districts, and in Winnipeg in various places such as Pool Elevators conventions, Eastern Star con vention, Princess Elizabeth and King Edward Hospitals, Holy Family Home and the Uptown Theatre (in aid of the Fresh Air Fund), In addition they had several engagements with C.B.C. radio program "Parade of Choirs" and one T.V. program.
The Dorcas Society, who are practically synonymous with the word 'Christmas', have reason to appreciate the efforts of the Sweet