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Finding Goodness: How a Simple Idea Can Bring Together a Community

Scott Burton had a goal to connect humanist values with real-world action. Scott will share how his personal challenge to run for 24 hours brought out the support of his neighbourhood and attracted the attention of Winnipeg's major media outlets—all in support of a local charity.

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Featured Charity of the Month: Project C.A.R.E.: if you wish to contribute, Friskies wet cat food and/or monetary donations toward spay/neuter services would be greatly appreciated! We'll have a food box and envelope at the meeting to collect donations.

C.A.R.E. (Cat Advocacy Rescue & Education) is a group of concerned animal lovers and veterinary professionals working together on a feral and stray cat Trap, Neuter, Return program and a Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Adoption program to alleviate the serious cat overpopulation affecting Winnipeg and therefore ease the suffering of those affected by it, the stray and feral cats of Winnipeg. Save the Day & Love a Stray!

C.A.R.E. also works closely with The Winnipeg Humane Society (http://www.winnipeghumanesociety.ca/home) and its SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance Program) to ensure more cats get fixed, particularly the cats who tend to get missed by these programs. C.A.R.E. works to ensure the cats of low income families who cannot afford even the most minimal fees are fixed, as well as North End "Neighbourhood" cats, tame homeless cats that are fed by people but not considered anyone's pet. C.A.R.E. works to ensure these cats receive medical care so they can be placed into local homes.

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Our monthly meetings are open to the public and FREE to attend. You can stay and purchase dinner from Aalto's or just enjoy a schmooze with fellow humanists after the talk. We usually wrap up by around 8:30. Of course we'd love it if you'd become a member! Membership forms will be available at the meeting, and you'll also be able to browse from a great selection of books from our lending library.

(Note: we normally meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month but a few of our meetings this year will have to move to avoid holidays or conflicting events.)

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  • Anthony

    Apologies. I ran late, and didn't make it in time.

    September 21, 2013

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