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Martensville Information and Visitor Centre Keeping Community Connected

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

The Martensville Information & Visitor Centre (MIVC) has been creating community connections for the past 13 years. As a local non-profit community-based organization, the MIVC provides free and low-cost innovative programs, resources and services, which coincides with their mission to work together to create an informed and connected community.

According to Kristee-Lynn Adrian, MIVC Executive Director, the MIVC has been under construction throughout the past year. “We are very excited to announce the new direction of the Centre as we continue the Resource & Learning Centre. We are expanding into a Food Bank & Gleaning Goods and Products Program for our local community and area,” said Adrian.

For those unfamiliar with the word gleaning, it is anything from reaping what is left over after harvest or obtaining produce to products and necessities such as diapers, hygiene products, clothing or other necessities among much more.

Their organization is in need of community support while working alongside volunteers to bring this initiative to light through in-kind donations, sponsorship, volunteer contributions, and business partnerships.

Adrian stated that their Learning Centre will continue with resource availability such as 1-on-1 computer & technology support, community volunteer income tax program, job and rental postings, daycare and babysitter listings, community tutoring options, Martensville’s Canada Day event, and so much more.

The volunteer programming involves sharing community opportunities, skills training, volunteering through work experience placements with local schools and community service hours through youth justice committees; as well as a food bank program that allows for food distribution to those seeking this service.

In addition to all of the options provided by the MIVC listed above, they also provide storybags & mathbags, a Baby Babble & Toddler Talk Parent group and guest speakers for special seminar topics.

A grand opening will be taking place on Monday, November 29th and the community is invited to stop in to learn more about the MIVC. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer, or wanting to provide business support to help with any of the programs offered by the MIVC can contact (306) 242-0362, email martensvilleinfo@sasktel.net or visit #2 – 66 Main Street (Martensville Civic Centre).

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