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Upcoming Renovation: July 9th – 28th

From Sunday, July 9th to Friday, July 28th, the Bernard Betel Centre will be undergoing a mandatory renovation to repair our sewer system. The Auditorium will be closed during this time, but the Betel Centre will remain opened for business. There will be some changes to times and locations of programs that usually take place in the Auditorium, so please call ahead or check The Monitor (http://www.betelcentre.org/sites/default/files/SUMMER%202017.pdf) if you are unsure if the program is taking place.

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Recipients

Congratulations to Esperance Raby and Bernie Hain who were recognized Tuesday night at the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards ceremony in North York. Both were honoured for their continuous years of volunteer service and received a commemorative pin and certificate. Jeff Barstead, Raisa Khansis, Rakhil Okuneva and Viktoriya Shuman were also nominated for this award but were unable to attend the event. We thank all 6 volunteers for their dedication and for being “the heart of our community”!

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Support the Bernard Betel Centre at the Toronto Challenge!

On Sunday, June 11th, the Bernard Betel Centre will be participating for the third time in the Toronto Challenge.

For over 25 years, the Toronto Challenge has been bringing together participants from all ages and abilities to raise funds for non-profit organizations that are improving the quality of life for seniors in the community. The Toronto Challenge is a 1km walk, 5km walk or 5km run.

We will have a group of staff, board members, volunteers and seniors to walk together and raise funds. 100% of the funds raised go directly into the Bernard Betel Centre programs and services.

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Job Opportunity: Program Assistant

We're hiring! See attached Job Posting for additional details.

Job Description:
• Assist with planning, implementing and evaluating programs for seniors including special events, discussion groups, recreation programs and wellness programs, including our Canada Day 150th Birthday Celebration;
• Prepare publicity, including designing flyers, for programs and events;
• Perform other duties as required

2017 Canada Summer Jobs - Eligibility Criteria:
To apply, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

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Job Opportunity: Communications & Social Media Assistant

We're hiring! See attached Job Posting for additional details.

Job Description:
• Maintain the Bernard Betel Centre social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter);
• Create promotional material, publication, fact sheets, brochures and other marketing material;
• Perform other duties as required

2017 Canada Summer Jobs - Eligibility Criteria:
To apply, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
• Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

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Happy National Volunteer Week 2017!

National Volunteer Week is April 23-29.

During this special week, we are honored to recognize our 350 volunteers for contributing 23,000 hours to improve the lives of our members, clients and community.

A message from Lorne Zon, Bernard Betel Centre President, Board of Directors:

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Upcoming Centre Closings

Please be advised, the Bernard Betel Centre will be closed (or closing early) on the following days:

Monday, April 10 (closing at 3pm) – Erev Passover
Tuesday, April 11 – Passover
Wednesday, April 12 – Passover
Friday, April 14 – Good Friday
Monday, April 17 – Passover
Tuesday, April 18 – Passover

For more information about centre closing, please call 416-225-2112, ext. 0.

April is Oral Health Month!

April is Oral Health Month!

Poor oral health can affect a person's quality of life. Pain in the mouth, missing teeth or infections can influence the way a person speaks, eats and socializes. These oral health problems can reduce a person's quality of life by affecting their physical, mental and social well-being.

Here are five steps to good oral health from the Canadian Dental Association: http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/cfyt/good_for_life/default.asp

To learn more about Oral Health Month please visit:
http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/about/media_room/health_month/

Let us Cater your Passover Seders!

Let the Bernard Betel Centre cater your Passover Seders!
Our kitchen is Glatt Kosher under the Kashruth Supervision of the COR.

Please see attached Passover catering menu.

Orders can be placed until Monday, April 3, 2017.
Orders to be picked up on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For more information or to place and order, please contact Olga Yudenko at 416-225-2112, ext. 134 or olgay@betelcentre.org.

We wish you and your family a happy, healthy Passover!

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Job Opportunity: Healthy at Home Program Assistant

We're hiring! See attached Job Posting for additional details.

Please send cover letter and resume to juliam@betelcentre.org.

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