Events

WHAT STROKE RECOVERY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
DO PEOPLE WANT?

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, Inc. is asking Manitobans to LET US KNOW
and we have placed an easy to complete form on our main page.


FRIDAY BAKE OFF FOR SAM’S SIDEWALK SALE
AUGUST 4 AT 1 PM – 3 PM

Join us this Friday afternoon to bake your favourite microwave dessert. 

We are bringing in our favourite recipe, the ingredients, bowls and our best of the best baking approaches to create delectable desserts for sale at the Sidewalk Sale the following Thursday.

If you want to participate and don’t want to bake, we also need help with cutting and packaging.

See you there.


DISCOVER HIDDEN TREASURES AT THE ANNUAL SAM SIDEWALK SALE & BBQ WITH BAKED TREATS, KNITS & ART 

Thursday, August 10, 2017
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Right in front of SAM at 247 Provencher Blvd.

* Enjoy searching for unique one of a kind items while munching on hot dogs and chips
* Sip coffee and cold drinks under the umbrella
* Take home some fresh baking, unique art work, beautiful knit items


ANOTHER EPICURE TASTE EXPERIENCE AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT
THE STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA INC.

Epicure is a 100% Canadian, family-owned, woman led company offering the highest quality spice blends and dip mixes for the health-conscious consumer.

This year we are selling the Epicure Extraordinary Trio Fundraiser which includes three delicious dip mixes and a recipe booklet attractively packaged in a reusable cloth bag. Selling for $20.00 each SAM receives $5.00 from each Fundraiser sold.

Phone SAM at 204-942-2880 or drop by the office at 247 Provencher Boulevard.

 


JOIN SAM FOR AN EVENING OF COOKING WITH EPICURE!

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, Inc. welcomes you as our guests to this very social evening – what better way to meet people – over delicious food with good ingredients and enjoying pleasant conversation.

Date: Monday, July 10, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Place: Unit B–247 Provencher Blvd.

To add your Name to our Epicure Event Guest List Phone to Diane at 204-942-2880
As our SAM Guests There is No Cost to Attend

Be transformed as our guests by the Epicure Experience
as you taste and test from some of the many possibilities EPICURE Catalogue

 *******************EPICURE’S GOOD FOOD. REAL RESULTS.*******************


Did you know some of the most famous people experience difficulty speaking in public.

Speaking is Easy, join us every Friday from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon and discover how.

Winston Churchill, “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”
June 4, 1940; House of Commons, London

Winston Churchill, “We Shall Fight on the Beaches”
June 4, 1940; House of Commons, London

Winston Churchill, one of the greatest orators of the 20th century, was interestingly enough, like Demosthenes and other great orators before him, born with a speech impediment which he worked on until it no longer hindered him. One would never guess this from hearing Churchill’s strong and reassuring voice, a voice that would buoy up Britain during some of her darkest hours.

During the Battle of France, Allied Forces became cut off from troops south of the German penetration and perilously trapped at the Dunkirk bridgehead.

On May 26, a wholesale evacuation of these troops, dubbed “Operation Dynamo,” began. The evacuation was an amazing effort-the RAF kept the Luftwaffe at bay while thousands of ships, from military destroyers to small fishing boats, were used to ferry 338,000 French and British troops to safety, far more than anyone had thought possible. On June 4, Churchill spoke before the House of Commons, giving a report which celebrated the “miraculous deliverance” at Dunkirk, while also seeking to temper a too rosy of view of what was on the whole a “colossal military disaster.”

In Winston Churchill’s own words 

“I have, myself, full confidence that if all do their duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall prove ourselves once again able to defend our Island home, to ride out the storm of war, and to outlive the menace of tyranny, if necessary for years, if necessary alone. At any rate, that is what we are going to try to do. That is the resolve of His Majesty’s Government-every man of them. That is the will of Parliament and the nation. The British Empire and the French Republic, linked together in their cause and in their need, will defend to the death their native soil, aiding each other like good comrades to the utmost of their strength. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2008/08/01/the-35-greatest-speeches-in-history/


Art Expression – Open Studio

The artistic nature of artists and their individual freedom of expression means that today’s session will not be bound by Botanical – it will be open to the individuality of the artists in their chosen medium and subject.

 If you crave to bring forth the Rembrandt or Klimt in you  we will see you today at 10 AM
May 10, 2017
Unit B – 247 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 0G6


SAM is the Momondays Charity for May 8, 2017 Support SAM and Have a Great Evening of Entertainment, Laughter and a Really Great Time

How do you make a great momondays? Put story-telling into a blender, adding a dash of personal growth, and drop in a load of laughs… Then mix in live music & great conversation with some of the nicest people in the city (maybe on the planet!) then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays! https://www.momondays.com/winnipeg/

Momondays is a like a variety show bouncing off the walls of personal story-telling! Get ready for laughs and to be inspired and entertained!

Music by the Ecco Singers!

Music by the Ecco Singers!

Ecco Singers, no longer Winnipeg’s best kept secret, has been bringing music to the Manitoba scene since 1996. With members from a wide variety of backgrounds, this group has found a unique niche in the Winnipeg music community. We provide a regular concert season, in addition to special events ranging from a Big Band Dance to Rock Shows.

Running to Stand Still (U2)

INSPIRATION FROM OUR SPEAKERS

  • Ruth Bonneville – Being Single is Not a Sin; Ruth’s passion for life and creativity landed her a long-standing career as a photojournalist with the Winnipeg Free Press. Her love for photography was ignited by her father’s love for history and visual storytelling.
  • Teri Hofford – On The Back Burner; Teri is an inspirational speaker, empowerment photographer and body image activist based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She helps women to own their authenticity & stop the negative self talk, shifting their focus from changing their bodies, to changing the world.
  • Roy Seidler – “Death Bed Mentality”; Roy is presently a co-owner of ROAR Leadership Consultants founded in 2008 with his partner in life, business and golf, Odette Labossiere. Previously he served for fourteen years as the Superintendent and CEO of the Seine River School Division. Roy continues to be very active in the field of public education conducting workshops on the topic of leadership.
  • Rafiq Punjani – Hope and Hard Work; Rafiq is a successful entrepreneur, community worker, volunteer and family man.
  • Terry Wilson – Never Accept Never; Terry is an entrepreneur and an advocate for the marginalized. Her roles in church and community have reflected her dedication to helping others. She loves to travel and has many stories from her escapades around the world. Oh yes, and Terry is a stroke survivor.
  • Roy Seidler – Death Bed Mentality; Roy is presently a co-owner of ROAR Leadership Consultants founded in 2008 with his partner in life, business and golf, Odette Labossiere. Previously he served for fourteen years as the Superintendent and CEO of the Seine River School Division. Roy continues to be very active in the field of public education

The Canad Inns Aaltos offers a special buffet package for Momondays patrons 

Buy your buffet ticket at the registration table, go to Altos to pick up your food (soups, salads, hot entrees and desserts) and bring the food back to your seat in the theater. You receive a free beverage ticket for a non-alcoholic drink (coffee, tea, or soft drink) to be used at the theater bar only. This is an extra cost purchased from the CanadInns as you enter the theater. Dinner cannot be purchased in advance but they do accept credit cards the night of the show. All of this for just an extra $15.50 plus tax & tip for a total of $20 all inclusive).

It’s a great event for team building, staff appreciation, a fun night out with friends or ….

If tickets are available at the door, they will be $22. Parking is a’plenty and a’free!

Again, doors open at 5:00, the first speaker hits the stage at 6:30, & we will wrap up around 8:45 ish.

Contact the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba for advance price tickets
and to join the SAM group at Momondays May 8, 2017. http://strokerecovery.ca

Unit B - 247 Provencher Blvd.

Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G6

Email: director [at] strokerecovery [dot] ca 

(204) 942-2880

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA, INC.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

AGENDA
1. Opening & Welcome of Guests & Members
2. Call to Order
3. Correction & Adoption of 2016 AGM Minutes
4. Discussion of Deferred Business & Business Arising out of 2016 AGM Minutes
5. Consideration of 2016 Annual Reports
6. Election of Board of Directors 2017-2018
7. Amendments to By-Laws
8. New Business
9. Presentation of 2017 Volunteer Awards
10. Announcements of Upcoming SAM Events
11. Door Prizes
12. Adjournment

Lunch & dessert to follow provided by Sobeys

Unit B – 247 Provencher Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba

Call (204) 942-2880

SAM programs and activities are open to all - stroke and non-stroke.

Learn the Art of Speaking Easy – Post Stroke

The SAM Speakeasy Program prepares people recovering from stroke to speak to the community about the stroke experience. Addressing listening, understanding and speaking in a relaxed atmosphere participants re-discover their communication skills and abilities.

Stay after for coffee and lively discussion.

Place: SAM Centre, 247 Provencher Blvd.     Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

SAM programs and activities are open to all - stroke and non-stroke.
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Join us tomorrow for the April Birthday celebration and……Games Day

Place: SAM Centre, 247 Provencher Blvd.

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm


Express Yourself in the Art Expressions OPEN STUDIO this Wednesday  April 19, 2017

choose the medium you want to work in

get “hands on” and let your creativity flow

Place: SAM Centre, 247 Provencher Blvd.

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: not at all, all are welcome!

Coffee/Tea Served?: absolutely

Whether you have been impacted by stroke or not, we are open to all.

Sharpen your pencils, draw your cards, eye up your opponent, keep a steady hand on your game piece and get ready for a most interesting and engaging Games Day.

There is always coffee and refreshments served and David has cooked up a batch of his famous  Swedish meatballs!

We understand there will also be cheesecake!


Join SAM for the Annual Wheel and Walk supporting stroke recovery programs and services in Manitoba.

Mark 9 am, Sunday, June 25, 2017 in your calendar, more details coming available over the next few days.

The Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba is a registered charity, providing stroke recovery programs and services since 1971.


There is always something creative happening in Linda’s Art Expressions Group on Wednesday.

Imagine taking everyday plant pot saucers and turning them into ceramic dishes for candy, gift giving and candle holders for those lovely summer evenings on the patio.

Place: SAM Centre, 247 Provencher Blvd.

Cost: not at all, all are welcome!

Coffee/Tea Served?: absolutely

Whether you have been impacted by stroke or not, we are open to all.

 


Card Making

Reaching inside to find the creative artist in you – join us this Wednesday when Susan will be here showing us how to hand craft beautiful, one of a kind cards just like these.

Whether you have been impacted by stroke or not, we are open to all.

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Place: SAM Centre, 247 Provencher Blvd.

Cost: not at all, all are welcome!

Coffee/Tea Served?: absolutely


SAM is the Charity of Choice for Momondays May 8, 2017

Stephanie Staples has a passion for people development. She is a high energy, inspirational speaker, author and do-gooder who helps people find the time, energy and motivation to live their lives with full gusto! Stephanie shares her unique principles for success regularly on both radio and TV. For oodles of complimentary resources or to find out how she can help you or your team visit www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca
Stephanie Staples, author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success

Support SAM and Have a Great Evening of Entertainment, Laughter and a Really Great Time

How do you make a great momondays? Put story-telling into a blender, adding a dash of personal growth, and drop in a load of laughs… Then mix in live music & great conversation with some of the nicest people in the city (maybe on the planet!) then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!

May 8, 2017 Put story-telling into a blender, adding a dash of personal growth, and drop in a load of laughs... Then mix in live music & great conversation with some of the nicest people in the city (maybe on the planet!) then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays!
Momondays is a like a variety show bouncing off the walls of personal story-telling! Get ready for laughs and to be inspired and entertained!

You meet the nicest people at Momonday and May 8 SAM is the Charity of Choice

Momondays is a like a variety show bouncing off the walls of personal story-telling! Get ready for laughs and to be inspired and entertained!


Music by the Ecco Singers!

Ecco Singers, no longer Winnipeg’s best kept secret, has been bringing music to the Manitoba scene since 1996. With members from a wide variety of backgrounds, this group has found a unique niche in the Winnipeg music community. We provide a regular concert season, in addition to special events ranging from a Big Band Dance to Rock Shows.

………….. Inspiration from our speakers …………..

  • Ruth Bonneville – Winnipeg Free Press photo-journalist
  • Rafiq Punjani – A successful entrepreneur, community worker, volunteer and a family man. Rafiq believes in hope and hard work.
  • Terry Wilson – “Never Accept Never”. Terry is a lifelong Manitoban. Born and raised in Flin Flon, she has lived in Winnipeg since 1974. Terry is an entrepreneur and an advocate for the marginalized. Her roles in church and community have reflected her dedication to helping others. She loves to travel and has many stories from her escapades around the world. Oh yes, and Terry is a stroke survivor. Terry is also a Board Member and volunteer for SAM.
  • Roy Seidler – “Death Bed Mentality”. Roy is presently a co-owner of ROAR Leadership Consultants founded in 2008 with his partner in life, business and golf, Odette Labossiere. Previously he served for fourteen years as the Superintendent and CEO of the Seine River School Division. Roy continues to be very active in the field of public education conducting workshops on the topic of leadership.
  • Teri Hofford
  • MSG – The Message is a Winnipeg based cover band with a unique sound. MSG is a made up of a seasoned keyboardist with the perfect voice for the band and a versatile saxophonist, they will be gifting us with pre-show entertainment while you dine!

The Canad Inns Aaltos offers a special buffet package for Momondays patrons 

Buy your buffet ticket at the registration table, go to Altos to pick up your food (soups, salads, hot entrees and desserts) and bring the food back to your seat in the theater. You receive a free beverage ticket for a non-alcoholic drink (coffee, tea, or soft drink) to be used at the theater bar only. This is an extra cost purchased from the CanadInns as you enter the theater. Dinner cannot be purchased in advance but they do accept credit cards the night of the show. All of this for just an extra $15.50 plus tax & tip for a total of $20 all inclusive).

To ensure you have a great reserved table for your friends, colleagues or clients book now as tables do sell quickly. We expect all advance tables to be sold for this show. You can purchase tables of 4, 6, 8, 10.

…. It’s a great event for team building, staff appreciation, a fun night out with friends or ….

If tickets are available at the door, they will be $22. Parking is a’plenty and a’free! Again, doors open at 5:00, the first speaker hits the stage at 6:30, and we will wrap up around 8:45 ish.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

AGENDA
1. Opening & Welcome of Guests & Members
2. Call to Order
3. Correction & Adoption of 2016 AGM Minutes
4. Discussion of Deferred Business & Business Arising out of 2016 AGM Minutes
5. Consideration of 2016 Annual Reports
6. Election of Board of Directors 2017-2018
7. Amendments to By-Laws
8. New Business
9. Presentation of 2017 Volunteer Awards
10. Announcements of Upcoming SAM Events
11. Door Prizes
12. Adjournment

Lunch & dessert to follow provided by T.H.E. Food Source & SAM Auxiliary

Proxy Voting Forms for members unable to attend are available at the office and will be sent out to you. Kindly phone 204.942.2880 and/or email director [at] strokerecovery [dot] ca.

Unit B – 247 Provencher Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Call (204) 942-2880

Mission

Founded on December 1, 1970 the mission of the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Inc. is to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors and their families.

Established in 1971 SAM is a the oldest stroke recovery association in Canada and is a not for profit registered charity.

Every penny of every dollar, 100%, stays here in Manitoba providing program supports and services to stroke survivors, family, and friends.

Located in beautiful St. Boniface across from Provencher Park there is easy access by car and bus and plenty of parking.

Strong along the wide boulevard and drop in the coffee shops, unique specialty stores, restaurants and the library.

The backbone of SAM and reason for SAM’s success is the heart of volunteers – people from all walks of life to be teachers, peer support, community outreach, program facilitators, office assistance, board and committee participation, writers, researchers, brochure mailing, reception – all the activities that bring an organization and community to life.

Contact SAM for a tour of our facilities, information and to request a speaker for your group or simply drop in for coffee.


Book Signing & Reading – “Sunnybrook: Tales and Poems”

by Joyce Lancaster and Richard Edwards

This is a FREE event! Everyone is welcome!

When:  March 23, 2016

Time:  12 pm – 2 pm

Place:  SAM Centre, B-247 Provencher Blvd

Joyce Lancaster, a SAM member since 1982, and Richard Edwards, a SAM member since 2006, have teamed up to write and illustrate a book. They will be selling and signing their book “Sunnybrook: Tales and Poems”  Both Joyce and Richard are dedicated members of SAM. They attend Art Therapy on a weekly basis and occasionally pop into Game’s Day. They are both very active in their communities and they refuse to sit back and let their disabilities defeat them. SAM is very proud to have members that push themselves to achieve their goals and encourages everyone to come out on March 23rd to support this wonderful team.


 

Furry Friends Meet and Greet

by Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue

When: Tuesday April 12, 2016

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Place: SAM Centre, B-247 Provencher Blvd

Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue will be coming to the SAM Centre with a few of their furry friends. Come to SAM and visit with some friendly dogs and their owners, this event is sure to brighten your day!


 

Annual General Meeting

Date: Saturday April 9, 2016

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Place: SAM Centre, B-247 Provencher Blvd

The meeting will being at 11:00am, followed by a light lunch.

We hope to see all members there!

**Remember, your membership must be paid in full in order to vote at the Annual General Meeting.