Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. Although we were so close, we were unable to reach quaram at our last meeting in April. We are wanting to vote to change the bylaws so less attendance is required to reach quaram but we need your help to do so! To help incentivise members to attend we are providing the following: Everyone who registers & joins will qualify to WIN a whole month FREE of a class of their choice. There are 3 prizes to be won.You only need to JOIN, you DON'T NEED TO ATTEND. Prizes will be given away at the very beginning of the meeting, the moment we reach quaram. Then you are free to leave!You can join via the Zoom link or by phoning…

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Casino Event May 9 & 10

We are looking for volunteers to assist ESC's casino event on May 9th and 10th at the Starlight Casino in West Edmonton Mall. A variety of positions and times remain to be filled, so your help is vital to making this fundraising event a success. If you have already applied to help out, there is no need to re-apply as we will have your details, and have already reached out to contact you. For those of you who haven't already indicated an ability to help us, please do so and we will contact you to discuss what positions remain to be filled. A free meal is provided and ESC will be providing snacks and water throughout the days. So come on down to the Starlight and help us make this a star ESC event!

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AGM Rescheduled (again)

UPDATE: Win a free month of a class of your choice! All you need to do is join the AGM and 3 winners will be announced at the very beginning. We need as many members as possible to register for the upcoming AGM on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:00 PM. Fill out the form below to register: Loading…

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Vancouver Police Warn Seniors of New Fraud

Financial abuse of seniors is a crime and at ESC we want to present information that can help prevent that from happening. Have a look at the article below: Vancouver police are issuing a warning and releasing surveillance video showing what they're calling an alarming new scam that tricks seniors into thinking their loved ones have been arrested and convinces them to hand over thousands of dollars. The scam was first reported to police Jan. 12, when a West Side couple in their 70s received a call from a man who claimed their nephew had been in a car accident and needed $8,000 to get out of jail, according to a statement from Vancouver police. The video shows a male suspect identifying himself as "Chris from the courthouse," arriving at the victims' door. When the couple…

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Romance Scams

Toronto woman loses life savings in romance scam, warns others to 'be careful' 'Unfortunately, this type of crime isn't uncommon,' Toronto police say Paula Duhatschek · CBC News · Posted: Feb 13, 2022 5:00 AM ET | Last Updated: February 13 Cindy Browne says she wants to warn others after she lost her life savings in a romance scam. (Submitted by Cindy Browne) When a handsome stranger started chatting with Cindy Browne on TikTok, she was intrigued.  They quickly took their courtship to WhatsApp and bonded over their shared difficulty in love: He told her his wife had died of cancer. She told him her first husband had also died and she'd recently found out her second husband was cheating on her.  "[He] WhatsApped me every day, so nicely talking," said Browne.  "I fell for him."  Less than a year later,…

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Calling All Non-Fiction Writers. $6000 prize

$6000 prize. The 2022 CBC Nonfiction Prize is now open for submissions. You have until Feb. 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET to submit your original, unpublished works of nonfiction, up to 2,000 words. There is no minimum word requirement. You may submit memoir, biography, humour writing, essay (including personal essay), travel writing or a feature article.  The entry fee is $25, which covers the costs of administering the prize.

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