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Garson Golden Age Club provides parting gifts
Garson Golden Age Club was organized in 1984 and met every Wednesday for 36 years to socialize, have lunch and raise money by having teas, bake sales and making perogies. The club was made up of members from Selkirk, Libau, Winnipeg, Lockport and Beausejour; who travelled weekly to meet.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and other matters the club had to close its doors in February 2020. Although club members miss each other immensely they wanted to leave a legacy on their communities by donating funds to the Beausejour Hospital and Selkirk Regional Health Centre. Each facility graciously received $1,000 from the Golden Age Club.

Long-time club member Julie Kozan says, “We chose to donate this money to the hospitals as they are wonderful facilities for our areas and they have caring and compassionate staff.”

Garson Golden Agers donation

Photo L-R: Pamela McCallum, executive director of Interlake Eastern Health Foundation with Garson Golden Age Club members Helen Bretchka and Julie Kozan.

Executive director of the Interlake Eastern Health Foundation Pamela McCallum acknowledges the club’s work and is grateful to all the members for their generosity.

“What a wonderful way for the Golden Agers to leave a legacy that will impact health care in our region. We are very lucky to have such generous and kindhearted people living in our communities.”

Interlake Eastern Health Foundation’s mission is to raise funds that support health care in the Interlake-Eastern health region. For more information or to make a donation visit
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