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Groundhog Day Bugle!
February 2, 2016
Hello Riverview Friends and Neighbours!

It's Groundhog Day! 

In this edition of the Bugle, the 2016 Winter Classic continues this weekend with the annual 4x4 adult ice hockey tournament, plus much more! See below for all the exciting things going on in the neighbourhood!

And, per the little furry weather expert's early Spring prediction, the RVCC is looking ahead to the Spring Carnival and needs your help to keep it an annual tradition. We are seeking a Spring Carnival Committee Lead to lead a motivated group of volunteers already on the committee. Please see below for more details.

As always, please continue to send us your announcements at bugle@riverviewcc.ca and we will continue to trumpet them to the community!

The Bugle will be sent biweekly on Tuesdays at 12PM. The deadline for materials to be included in them will be the preceding  Sunday.
Community News
South Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative To Sponsor Third Named Family

Following a unanimous vote January 24 by the congregation of Churchill Park United Church to amend the agreement with the South Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative to add a third named family to sponsor, the Initiative is now officially proceeding with that addition.

We've also raised our GoFundMe goal to $90,000 from $60,000 to cover the additional costs. Due to the phenomenal success of our initial GoFundMe campaign aided by our very successful benefit concert, our total raised as of this change is over $73,400. This means we're already almost half way to covering our added $30,000 goal.

Our new family of four is a sister to Zainab Ali and husband Joseph Chaeban, our Winnipeg family. Saada Ali has three grown children Tiba, 20, Tarek, 19, and Barakat, 17. Saada fled to Lebanon with her husband, Ziad Al Abdellah, and family during heavy bombing around their home. When they learned of a lull in the fighting, her husband returned home to check on their property and never returned. He's presumed dead, but may have been arrested.

"Saada's family lives in cramped quarters with her refugee brother Kaled and his family, one of our already-sponsored families," co-founder and spokesperson Matthew Lawrence said. "If we didn't sponsor her family, she will be abandoned without family support once her brother comes to Canada. As a single mother, she is potentially more vulnerable than the other two families. This is a must do!"

The South Osborne Syrian Refugee Initiative has about 200 supporters, mainly living in the Riverview and Lord Roberts area, so it's quite possible a friend or neighbour in the area is involved. If you would like to help us reach this new goal, either as a new or previous donor, please consider a donation either through GoFundMe or Churchill Park United Church. (Cheque to specify Syrian refugees). A cheque avoids GoFundMe and credit card service fees of about eight percent.) All donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt, so give generously.
Upcoming Community Events & Programs
Keenagers (55+ social group)

February's meeting will be Thursday February 4th from 1:30PM - 4PM.

Click HERE for this month's poster.

Walking Dao Classes

Ancient Design~Waking Dao invites ADULTS, TEENS, and CHILDREN to experience our unique programs that awaken your inner awareness through movement and Chinese healing arts.

Click HERE for more details.

Upcoming Riverview CC Events

Details will be available soon at riverviewcc.ca.

February 5-6 -
Annual Adult 4x4 Hockey Tournament
February 24 - Potlucks with a Purpose at the RVCC
March 30 - Potlucks with a Purpose at the RVCC
April 18 - Riverview AGM
April 22 - Spring Trivia Night
April 29 - Riverview Blues Social
May 7 - RVCC Fund Drive
June 4 - Annual Riverview Garage Sale
June 10 - Spring Carnival
June 11-12 - 2nd Annual Riverview Softball Tournament
Volunteer & Job Opportunities
Volunteer Sign Ups

We still need a lot of volunteer help for this weekend's 4x4 adult hockey tournament. Click on the link below to see the volunteer opportunities and to sign up!
Spring Carnival Committee Lead

One of Riverview's marquee events needs your help to continue!

The RVCC is seeking a motivated individual to be this year's Spring Carnival Committee Lead. There is a keen group of 6 volunteers already on the Committee that are waiting for a fearless leader.

Please email gm@riverviewcc.ca for more details if you are interested.



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