“Crêpes judicieuses créées par Peter”


Peter created his signature
“Crêpes judicieuses créées par Peter”

Join us every Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm for games of strategy, cunning and skill, delicious treats, coffee and tea and conversation and friendship at SAM.

Everyone puts $1.00 in the pot & takes turns coming up with their own "GREAT GASTRONOMICAL EXPERIENCE". Our staff and volunteers prepare the refreshments and assist participants. 


Speaking Easy – In some of the famous words of Winston Churchill

 In some of the famous words of Winston Churchill 

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”  

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” 

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

 Join us for Speakeasy
Today at 11 am
Stay for coffee and conversation

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

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 why.

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.”


Sunnybrook Tales & Poems Book Signing

Sunnybrook Tales & Poems Book Signing
today May 10th, 2017 at

Coles Book Store from 1 to 3 pm
City Place, 234 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1M8

Richard Edwards has been dabbling in poetry for years and has learned to capture the emotions felt when faced with beauty and desire. He enjoys people of all persuasions. He currently lives in Winnipeg with Joyce Lancaster.

Joyce Lancaster was born in Winnipeg and is new to the library scene. The difficulties portrayed by her heroes will tug at the heart strings of all who take the time to read her.

Both Joyce and Richard are long-time members and supporters of the Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, Inc. They are part of the Art Expressions group at SAM and their individual works of art are popular items of choice at community venues.

They also dedicate many hours of volunteer time working with the Association administrative office and assist with the programs.

Your Life After Stroke Caregiver Program in Process – Updates Shortly

Your Life After Stroke Caregiver Program

Expanding programs and services for stroke recovery SAM is developing the “Your Life After Stroke Caregiver Program” to be offered this summer.

As a Caregiver and/or Family member impacted by stroke within the family we welcome your input.

Kindly contact the Executive Director Diane O’Neil with your suggestions and recommendations in person at the office (we can relax over coffee), by phone or email at director@strokerecovery.ca

Thank you,
Diane O’Neil
Executive Director and Administrator
Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba, Inc. “SAM”