Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Mental Health Presentation in Caroline

Noah Boakye Yiadom spoke about cannabis use

Caroline Neighborhood Place is hosting a series of presentations on mental health for interested community members at this time.
On Tuesday, April 23, Noah Boakye Yiadom from Alberta Health Services made the first presentation with cannabis in focus at the HUB in Caroline to a small but keenly interested audience.

He emphasized the connection between mental health and substance abuse and suggested that the latter is just the "tip of the iceberg".
Legalization of cannabis for recreational use has been a positive step to facilitate intervention, especially where children are concerned.
From a public health perspective it is desirable to have a well regulated market, rather than an illegal one, or one solely based on corporate profits.

Future proposed presentations in Caroline will focus on Mental Health and Mental Illness, Mood Related Problems, Stress Management and others, based on demand.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Volunteer Appreciation 2019

The Caroline Community recognized its volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation event at the Caroline Legion on Monday, April 8. 261 people were nominated by their peers as volunteers in the community this year and some 100 attended the event.

A highlight of the celebration was the presentation of volunteering awards, based on nominations from the community. Joshua Luoma was given the Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award and Ida Stange was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year. Yvonne Evans, currently enjoying a holiday in warmer climes, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Numerous door prizes donated by local businesses and individuals were greatly appreciated by those in attendance and musical entertainment was provided by volunteers Louis Massicotte and Joshua Luoma.

Check out snapshots from the event here:

Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Joshua Luoma by MC John Rimmer

Ida Stange received her Volunteer of the Year Award

Elisse Flahr announced the upcoming Community Easter Pancake Breakfast at the Caroline Museum on Saturday, April 13