Keeping warm during winter months

There is no denying the fact that winter is inching its way towards us as temperatures steadily continue to decline. Luckily, there is a way for anyone in need to stay warm.
Ponoka Neighbourhood Place located in the Provincial Building in conjunction with Family Community Support Services is putting on the “Coats for the Cold” campaign.

  • Oct. 15, 2008 8:00 a.m.

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

There is no denying the fact that winter is inching its way towards us as temperatures steadily continue to decline. Luckily, there is a way for anyone in need to stay warm.

Ponoka Neighbourhood Place located in the Provincial Building in conjunction with Family Community Support Services is putting on the “Coats for the Cold” campaign.

“It’s a service for the community giving anyone who may not be able to purchase a new coat, the opportunity to drop by and get one in good condition that has been cleaned in order to help make it through the winter,” said Neighbourhood Place coordinator Julian Hudson.

Hudson has been putting this event on for four years and, with winters like the last few that have hit the province and the harsh one that has been predicted to come all too soon, he has witnessed the program’s importance and success made possible by the generous support of the community as well as the Farmers Fan Store for their donation of coat racks to hang the coats from.

Neighbourhood Place is currently not accepting any donations due to the influx of coats last year, but if you or anyone you know wants and needs to keep bundled up for free, the program begins on Oct. 14 and closes on Dec 4.

For more information contact (403) 704-1146.