Winnipeg CARP Spring 2012 – Update

CARP St. James Assiniboia Chapter 47

Winner of Gift Basket Donated by Rexal (Ness & Sturgeon)

1st Annual General Meeting

Winnipeg Ch 47 Co-Chairs

The 1st Annual General Meeting of the CARP St. James Assiniboia Chapter 47 was held on May 16, 2012 at the Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 Hall (3584 Portage Avenue).  The afternoon included Election of the 2012 – 2013 Board Members, guest speaker, Sinda Cathcart. Special Assistant to Jim Rodeau, Minister of Healthy Living, Seniors & Consumer Affairs, Slide Show Presentation of the 2011 MSOS 55+ Games and refreshments.

55-Plus Games

Representatives from the CARP St. James Assiniboia Chapter 47 will be participating in the MB Lotteries 55+ Games in Arborg, MB from June 12 – 14/12.  This will be the first year for the Active Living Coalition for Older Adults in Manitoba (ALCOA-MB) to organize the games which promote the benefits of healthy active living for older Manitobans.

To learn more about the 2012 55+ Games go to

To view pictures of the 2011 Games go to

Advocacy Committee

Chapter 47 has formed a new Advocacy Committee.  Current issues of concern that were discussed at the AGM include:

  1. Cellphone Contracts
  2. Vehicle Repairs
  3. Fraud Alert
  4. Life Leases Act

Please contact our Advocacy Chairperson at [email protected] if you are interested in joining this committee or wish to express your issue(s) of concern.

CARP Across Manitoba

Orphaned MSOS Councils and Clubs, and new and long-time CARP members are invited to stay active with CARP Chapters.  St. James/Assiniboia is up and running, Transcona is ready to go and we’re looking for others to get involved, across Winnipeg and the province..  Please contact [email protected] to find out more.