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Community Foundation of Swan Valley

Leaving an everlasting legacy for the Swan River Valley, Manitoba, Canada

Foundation Feature

Seniors give us the gift of experience and wisdom

  – Foundation Feature August 20, 2013 courtesy of Swan Valley Star and Times

Picture of Northern Neighbours Seniors’ Centre

Seniors give us the gift of experience and wisdom, and they need a place to meet and interact with one another. The Northern Neighbours Seniors’ Centre plays an integral role in the community of Birch River, where friends meet the first Sunday of each month for a pot luck supper and a good old visit. The building is also used for health clinics, funeral receptions, family gatherings, and more.

It houses a games room with pool tables and shuffleboard, an exercise room sponsored by the Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative and the Remembering the Years Museum and Display, which has attracted a host of visitors, some of whom would have attended classes in the 50s and 60s.

It’s vital to residents that the centre remains open but it badly needs a new roof. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley is pleased to have provided a grant to go toward this major repair.