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Special Friends is a social club for adults with disabilities that has operated out of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh, Ont., for over 26 years, started by Chricket Yule and Barb Perkins. It is a safe, unique and caring circle of friends within a supportive community that promotes personal growth and far-reaching social interactions, while providing family respite. The club meets Saturdays and offers a weekday camp in July and August.
   Chricket Yule, a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hillsburgh, Ont., received the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on Feb. 28, presented by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell. The medal honours volunteers who have made a significant and continuous contribution to their community.
  On Sunday, May 1, Armour Heights Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Ont., celebrated two confirmations and received a new member by transfer. Confirmands (left to right): Rachel Chan, Erin Asaba and Irene Faiz (membership transfer).
Playoff fever hit St. James Presbyterian Church in Stouffville, Ont.
  Easter was made even more joyful for Westminster, Calgary, when 13 new members joined the congregation. Pictured here are (front, l to r) Peggy Schieman, Mike McAllister, David McAllister, Kaye Pearsall, Lloyd Pearsall, and (back, l to r) Elaine Kyle, Lorraine Pittman, Rebecca Stotts, George Allen, Shetin Adams and Linda Leewah. Not pictured are new members Emma Amponsah and Elisabeth Parkkari. This is even more remarkable as Westminster’s pulpit is currently vacant. The celebratory service was presided over by our General Presbyter, the Rev. Dr. Jean Morris.

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