It’s picture time – WE Day 2018!

Hey everyone, check out some of our photos from WE Day 2018!  We had such a great time – and we will make sure we share more pictures!

Do you have a photo that you’d like to share on the website?  Email us!  jane@commconn.ca

David busting out the tambourine to join the band (photo: May Zubot, 2018)
Soaking it all in at Birchbank Picnic Grounds – we love this picture, Val! (photo: May Zubot, 2018)

 

Tyler’s all set up! (photo: Samantha Pritchard, 2018)
Talia and Courtney enjoying snacks in the sunshine (photo: Samantha Pritchard, 2018)
Darryl and Amit chatting (photo: Samantha Pritchard, 2018)
Graham enjoying the shade at Mission Creek Pavilion (photo: Samantha Pritchard, 2018)
Beanbag toss! (photo: Samantha Pritchard, 2018)

 

SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training – Sep. 20, 27

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Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training on September 20 and 27 in Trail!  Click here for Mandt Training info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, Sue Clark (Senior Home Share Coordinator).

Our residential support workers will be able to attend the additional workshop on September 27 (technical skills) while contracted Home Share Providers have the opportunity to obtain their certification on September 20 (relational skills).

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact Sue (250-608-0357) by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th, to reserve a spot. If you are a CCSS employee and require the MANDT training, speak with your Service Coordinator as soon as possible.

Sue is looking forward to meeting all participants!

Not sure what this is all about?  No problem!  Leave us a comment, or check out The Mandt System’s great website here.

FREE BBQ – Aug. 22

There is a FREE BBQ on August 22nd in Kelowna, at Mission Creek Park – come out and meet other self-advocates!

Looking to meet some other self-advocates? want to learn about the self-advocate group?

Come join us for a Free BBQ!

when: Wednesday, August 22nd from 11-2

Where: Mission Creek Park

**Bring your own chair**

To RSVP and For more information, please contact kim burkholder at

250-712-3610 or Kim.Burkholder@gov.bc.ca

SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training Week in Kelowna with Joel – Aug. 20-23

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Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training during the week of August 20-23, 2018, to our residential support workers and our contracted Home Share Providers in Kelowna.  Click here for Mandt Week info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, Joel Gunther (Service Coordinator).

We know that this is a time of year where there is lots to do outside, vacations happening, and travelling to visit family and friends.  So, to be as flexible as possible and accommodate as many Home Share Providers’ busy schedules as we can, Joel is offering two days for the “relational” skills training section (August 22nd and 23rd).  Home Share Providers would only need to attend one of those days, in order to complete the “relational” skills training.

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact Joel (250-491-2907) by FRIDAY, AUGUST 10th, to reserve a spot.

Joel is looking forward to meeting everyone during this exciting week of training!

Not sure what this is all about?  No problem!  Leave us a comment, or check out The Mandt System’s great website here.

We Heard You…

We asked for your feedback at our WE DAY BBQs – and WE HEARD YOU!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Focus Groups!  You gave us valuable feedback on 3 Things We Do Well, 3 Things We Could Do Better, and 3 Things You’d Like to Do (or Learn).

We have this info compiled, and we have shared it with you on our We Heard You… webpage – click below to check it out!

We will keep you updated with ‘what we do’ next…stay tuned!

 

We heard you…

 

SPOTLIGHT: CLBC magazine “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES”

Hey everyone!

CLBC has launched the Summer 2018 Edition of its magazine, “Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES” – and the theme is Pride in my Identity!  Check out the authors’ personal stories on what makes them proud to be who they are.  Thanks to Jackie for sharing!

Info on this edition of the magazine is here and you can check out the PDF version of the magazine here:

https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/WEB-Celebrate-Diverse-Abilities-Summer-2018.pdf

photo by: Davmi Pics

SLOCAN RIVER FLOAT – Join us! (Aug. 24)

Photo credit – Brian Burnham (2017)

Join us as we cool off from the summer heat with our summer river float!

On August 24th, CCSS is floating down the Slocan River again! This is another great opportunity to connect, relax, and have some fun in the summer sun.  You can float down this part of the Slocan River however you please – inner tube, dinghy, air mattress, life jacket and flippers, canoe or kayak!

Please join us – and we look forward to seeing you on the 24th of August!  See attached poster.

18 08 24 Slocan Float poster

Planning to float?  Leave us a comment!