Seniors Colouring Contest Winners!

There were 14 contestants, with a total of 35 pages entered.

The oldest contestant was 91 and the youngest was 61.

The two top winners were Inis Gibbons – 91, and Margaret Hamm – 78. They will both be featured in the local newspaper, the Aylmer Express, in the Wednesday, June 17 issue!

Inis Gibbons won for age category as well as most pages entered. She entered 7 pages! Margaret Hamm won for her age category but also for most creative. Other categories prizes were awarded for include: best pencil crayon/marker pages, best shading, most detailed page, most stunning colours, most unique technique, inspiring message, completely coloured in without showing white, youngest.

Pictured are, left, Maria Krahn, winner Best Pencil Crayon, and, right, Maria Hiebert, winner Most Unique. Mrs. Krahn’s prize was a $25 gift certificate for Aylmer Burger Stand. Mrs. Hiebert’s prize was a $25 gift certificate for The Gordita Shop.
Douglas Abram, winner Most Brilliant Colours. Prize was a $25 Gift Certificate for the Aylmer Thrift Store.
Helena Siemens, winner Colour Choice Page. Prize was a grocery bag full of food from Aylmer Valu-Mart.

Each contestant received a prize due to the generous donation of prizes from local businesses.

Participating businesses were:

Aylmer Burger Stand
The Gordita Shop
Talbot Street Tim Horton’s
Butter Me Up
Moore’s Garden Centre
Aylmer Garden Centre
Small Town Catering
The Family Central
Aylmer Thrift Store

Thank you to our local businesses who generously donated prizes!

Thank you to United Way for funding for this contest through the Local Love in a Global Pandemic grant.

Congratulations to everyone who entered! Your colouring pages were beautiful! It was wonderful to see and celebrate the creativity and skill of seniors in our community.

Seniors 55+ Colouring Contest

MCS invites Aylmer seniors 55+ to a colouring contest! This contest is possible because of funding from United Way’s Local Love in a Global Crisis grant.

Submit by June 11, 2020.

Prizes for the best pages in each category! Age 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, etc. Prizes have been donated by local businesses.

Winning pages will be featured in the Aylmer Express on June 17.

Here’s what you need to do:
1. Choose one or more colouring pages of your liking.
2. Colour your page with crayons, pencil crayon, or markers.
3. Write your age in bold numbers on the right, upper corner of your completed page.
4. Write your name, address and phone number on the back of your page for us to contact you if you are a winner.
5. Bring coloured page(s) to Trillium Park (24 Sydenham St. West, Aylmer) entrance drop box on Wednesday, June 10 or Thursday, June 11 by 5pm.
6. You can also mail your entry to our MCS location at 16 Talbot St. East, Aylmer, ON, N5H 1H4.
7. Colouring pages from seniors’ residences will be picked up Thursday, June 11 by 5pm.

Good luck! We look forward to seeing your creativity! Who says colouring contests are just for kids?!

Thrift Fashion Show Feb 27, 2020

Head to the Aylmer Public Library for a free fashion show featuring outfits exclusively from the Aylmer Thrift Store next Thursday, February 27th at 6:30pm!

This is a free event with light refreshments being served. Brighten up the February blahs with this fun event! 38 John St. S, Aylmer, ON.

William Janzen “Advocating For Peace” Book Launch

Several MCS staff attended the launch for William (Bill) Janzen’s new book,
Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008 in the evening on February 13 at Conrad Grebel in Waterloo. Bill served as director of the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee from 1975 to 2008, and he continues to be a helpful resource for our Settlement Services staff.

Job of the Week – Feb 21, 2020

Local employer RD Kisuule professional is looking to hire an accounting clerk/bookkeeper. Check the posting for details and how to apply. See details in job posting below.

Contact MCS Employment Services at 519-765-2082, 25 Centre St., Aylmer, ON, or e-mail [email protected] for assistance with your resume and job search, or to submit a job posting.

MCS Bookstore a great place to find Christmas gifts!

Come visit us at the Aylmer Resource Centre, 16 Talbot St. E, Aylmer, ON!

Find resources in English, Plautdietsch (Low German), Spanish, and German. Come check out our bibles, storybooks, recipe books, dictionaries, children’s books, colouring books, fiction, non fiction, music CDs, DVDs, and more!

Looking for a special gift? Order a year’s subscription to Die Mennonitische Post, an international Mennonite newspaper printed in the German language. Perfect Christmas gift for Grandma and Grandpa, Aunts and Uncles, Mom and Dad, or yourself!

MCS Aylmer Thrift Store has moved!

Please note, the opening of our Thrift Store in its new location has been postponed to Thursday, November 28.

Our apologies for any inconvenience. We need a bit more time to get things ready and open our doors to a better shopping experience for the whole community!

Our 20 Talbot St. E location is now closed. Donations will continue to be received at 300 Talbot St. W.

Looking forward to seeing you in the new store location on the 28th!

Learn more about our thrift store.

Job of the Week – Sept 3, 2019

Willsie Construction is looking for some reliable workers. See details in job posting below.

Contact MCS Employment Services at 519-765-2082, 25 Centre St., Aylmer, ON, or e-mail [email protected] for assistance with your resume and job search, or to submit a job posting.

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