Kids Drawing Contest

Do you love Adventures in Odyssey? Draw a picture of Whit’s End Ice Cream Parlor and Mr. Whittaker and you could win an Adventures in Odyssey prize!

Contest runs from March 22nd, 2019 to April 18th, 2019. One (1) entry per child. Drawing should be an image of Whit’s End Ice Cream Parlor and can include characters such as Mr. Whittaker, Connie, or Eugene but does not necessarily need to.

Contestants must be between the ages of 7 and 13 years old. Contestants will be separated into two age categories: 7-9 year olds and 10-13 year olds. Three (3) winners will be chosen from each category.

Winners will be determined by a panel of judges on the combined criteria of creativeness, skill, and effort. All winners will be announced on Friday, April 26th, 2019.

Prizes are an Adventures in Odyssey NIrV Bible or an Adventures in Odyssey Trial by Fire Audiobook. Each winner will receive only one (1) prize. Prizes will be selected by the winners on a first come-first serve basis. All prizes must be picked up and will not be mailed out.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Aylmer Resource Centre or Radio CHPD de Brigj, both of which are located at 16 Talbot Street East in Aylmer. Submissions can also be mailed to the following address:
Radio CHPD
16 Talbot Street East
Aylmer, ON
N5H 1H4

Good luck and have fun!

FREE Introduction to Manufacturing Course starts Jan 28, 2019

Interested in learning about what is needed to work in manufacturing? This FREE 4 day session is available for you to learn all the basic skills needed to succeed in a manufacturing career!

Visit or call our Employment Services team (25 Centre St., Aylmer, ON, 519-765-2082) for more information or to sign up.  Class begins Jan 28!!

Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale 2018

Shop our exquisite collection of coffee, spices, chocolate, home decor, and accessories!

The perfect opportunity to find unique Christmas gifts for friends, family, co-workers, or that special someone.

3 Days Only in Aylmer, ON

Thursday, November 15 …. 9am-9pm
Friday, November 16 ……….. 9am-9pm
Saturday, November 17 …… 9am-4pm

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: 16 Talbot St. E, Aylmer, ON UPSTAIRS (no elevator) Above the Aylmer Thrift Store. Enter from Town Parking Lot.


Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. It’s a place where you can explore and connect with your global village. …

A Call for Submissions for the Aylmer Art Exhibit!

Are you an artist who lives in Elgin County? Do you have artwork you would like to put on display for the community to see?

Mennonite Community Services is excited to announce that they will be hosting an upcoming Aylmer Art Exhibit on Thursday, October 18, 2018, 1pm-8pm at the Old Town Hall Theatre in Aylmer, ON (38 John St S, Aylmer, ON, N5H 2C2).

To all artists residing in Elgin County – please send us submissions of YOUR artwork for show in the Aylmer Art Exhibit!!

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 5, 2018. Paintings, framed drawings, prints, or photographs, textiles, sculpture, and woodwork are all welcome. We would love to showcase a diverse sampling of the local artistic talents in Elgin County and welcome your submissions. Please include a clear photograph of the work you are submitting for entry with your submission form.

Not sure if your artwork will qualify? Have questions after you’ve read the submission form and information page? Give us a call at 519.765.3020, or e-mail [email protected]

Click the link for the submission form and attached information sheet: Aylmer Art Exhibit Submission Form

Getting the Most Out of your Healthcare Appointment

Health care appointments can be stressful for any patient. Research shows that patients forget 50% of the information shared during an appointment. Contributing factors include stress; too much information provided too quickly, unfamiliar medical jargon and the patient’s self-confidence level.


MCS, in partnership with the SW Self Management Program, is excited to present the “Getting the most out of your healthcare appointment” workshop. This 1 – 1.5  hour, interactive workshop, focuses on what to do before, during and after an appointment and uses action planning to optimize people’s health. This workshop prepares and empowers individuals to communicate more effectively with their health care provider.


If you are interested in attending the workshop, please call MCS at (519) 765-3020. Please pass the news about this workshop along to anyone whom you think would benefit from it!


A BIG thank you to everyone who helped out with our 18th Annual MCS Fundraising Auction and Food Fest!!

A special thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this event a great success, from planning, advertising, set-up, tech support, auctioneering, food booths, baby blanket contest judges,  administrative and more!!

And a great big thank you to all those who attended and supported the work of MCS and MCC by purchasing food, auction items, haircuts; participating in our baby blanket contest; bringing your change to My Coins Count, and more!

Stay tuned for final numbers on what was raised that day, and more pictures!

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