Seniors Outreach - February 12, 2020

Wouldn’t It be wonderful if it worked this way:

Dear Revenue Canada:

Enclosed and/or attached, you will find my 2017 tax return showing that I owe $3,407.00 in taxes.

Please note the attached article from the Toronto Globe and Mail; dated 12 November, wherein you will see the Canadian Department of National Defence is paying $171.50 per hammer and Fisheries and Oceans Canada has paid $600.00 per toilet seat for it’s icebreakers.

As payment, I am enclosing four (4) toilet seats (valued @ $2,400) and six (6) hammers valued @ $1,029), which I secured at Canadian Tire, bringing my total remittance to $3,429.00.

Please apply the overpayment of $22.00 to the ‘Help Stephen Harper Election Fund,’ as noted on my return.

You can do this inexpensively by sending them one (1) 1.5’ Phillips Head screw (see aforementioned article from The Globe and Mail detailing how the Department of Public Works pays $22.00 each for 1.5’ Phillips Head Screws). One Philips screw is enclosed for your convenience.

It has been a pleasure to pay my tax bill this year, and I look forward to paying it again next year.

God Bless Canada!


Tax Payer

As you can see, we are creeping closer and closer to that magic time of the year – Income Tax Season! As seniors, our taxes may become somewhat more simplified – pensions, RRIF’s, etc. and that’s just about it.

FCSS Tax Form Completion: If our taxes are quite straight forward, in March, one will able to contact Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (KRFCSS) to make/attend a personal appointment (403-443-3800) and have your tax form done up and sent in free of charge.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Feb. 20 monthly information meeting is cancelled.

Seniors Outreach is pleased to assist you with your questions and advocate for you as possible. Our Staff is available to help – please call for an appointment: 403-443-2555 or in the Carbon/area call 1-888-443-2555 Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Community Bus on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Three Hills

Blankets For Canada is still going strong. We will do our next donation drop off of materials at the end of March. If you are able to donate any wool or any 8” x 8” squares (crocheted or knitted), please drop them off at the Seniors Outreach Main Office. We usually deliver these donations to a group of ladies who make blankets for the homeless and/or for other needs. Your donations are much appreciated!

Red Deer Bus Trip – Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (Cost $20 from Three Hills). Call early to book your ticket on the Bus!

Upcoming Specialty

Bus Trips:

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Open Rehearsals: Friday, February 14, 2020 & Friday, February 28, 2020. Call to book your tickets and place on the bus.

Red Deer Bus Trips are usually the third Wednesday of the month (depending upon numbers booked). ($20/bus trip )

In conjunction with the Delburne FCSS, a bus trip on Saturday, February 29, 2020. “The Price is Right” at the Grey Eagle Casino, Calgary. You will need to call in to Ticket Master to obtain your actual ticket for The Price Is Right. Then call Seniors Outreach to book your spot/pay for your bus ticket before the trip. The earlier the booking, the better the seating. Limited seats are available. Call Soon!