COMMUNITY INCLUSION MONTH: Pics from the Pumpkin Patch!

Pumpkins galore!

Along with Community Inclusion Month, October can sometimes mean cooler weather and shorter days, along with Thanksgiving turkey comas and staying in curled up by a cozy fire…

Not this year!

A beautiful fall day!

Our Pumpkin Patch-ers headed out last weekend for a day enjoying the McMillan Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin smash, and a hay ride. While out and about, they were able to enjoy a balmy day of sunshine with an extra helping of fresh air.

We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the very best part of inclusion – connecting with each other!  Thanks to everyone who joined us, it was a great afternoon.

Sunscreen and sunglasses for everyone!
Nothing but smiles and blue skies!

 

Getting ready for the hay ride!

 

We’re so glad that Joanne, our fantastic Management Support Team Assistant, joined us out and about on the Farm for the sunshine and fun!

Super big thanks to our Home Share Coordinators (Brenda, Karen, and Thea) for their hard work organizing this event – and especially for the delicious snacks, warm beverages, and spook-tacular “go” bags!  And an extra big “thank you” to Thea for sending along her great photos to share.

Guest appearance – spook-tacular critters!

Missed heading out to McMillan Farms with us last weekend? Not to worry! There’s still plenty of time to check it out between now and Halloween…things will just get spookier towards the end of Community Inclusion Month! Check their upcoming events out on their website.

COMMUNITY INCLUSION MONTH: Calling all DREAMERS…

October is Community Inclusion month – a month to celebrate all the wonderful ways we include others in our lives, and how rich our lives are as a result.

What better way to appreciate our diversity than by sharing our dreams?

So, starting on Tuesday, October 16, and for the rest of October we are showcasing the dreams that make us who we are by creating a gigantic DREAM BOARD to post on our wall.

Check out the DREAM BOARD in progress!

EMPLOYMENT dreams!
EMPLOYMENT dreams!
SKILLS dreams!
TRAVEL dreams!
SOCIAL dreams!

Here are some of the first dreamers in action on Tuesday!

Getting it all out on the table
Graham and Amit dreaming up something SOCIAL
Brittany and Crystal ready to take off and TRAVEL

Our DREAM BOARD is set up for anyone to add their dreams in, anytime they want – stop by and add in your dreams between now and October 31!

Special thanks to Lindsay for the pictures – check out CCSS’ Facebook page for more.

Here are some other ways to celebrate Community Inclusion Month 2018 across BC:  https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/whats-new/celebrating-community-inclusion-month-2018/

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)

 

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.

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Planning to float?  Leave us a comment! 

WE Day 2018 – thanks for coming!

Thanks for joining us for our WE Day 2018 celebrations in Kelowna and the Kootenays!  We had a great time with all of you, and we are looking forward to posting photos from the events very soon.

Congratulations to our Focus Group feedback PRIZE draw winners!  Thanks for sharing your opinions with us.  We are going to be sharing back what we learned in our Focus Groups on our “WE HEARD YOU…” page (click here) very soon.  Stay tuned!

-The Team at Community Connections

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Knitting Know-how…

We had some fun at the office today when Joel joined in with Samantha’s Friday knitting crew!

Here he is learning to knit, getting tutored by the (very patient!) Doreen:

Think you can teach Joel a thing or two?  Suggest an activity – give Joel a call  (1-888-491-2907) or swing by the office.

SPOTLIGHT: 4th Annual CCSS Home Share BBQ!

It’s that time again – our annual Home Share BBQ is coming to Creston and Cranbrook this July!

We would love to have you join us on July 18 (Creston) and July 19 (Cranbrook) to celebrate our Home Share Providers and the individuals we support.

Check out our poster, and spread the word.  See you there!

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Float the Slocan River – TOMORROW!

Don’t miss out on our 3rd Annual Float down the Slocan River. (see attached poster for details)

Everyone is Welcome. Employees, Home Share Providers, the People we support and families and friends of all.  Please join us…and pass this invitation along to others who may be interested in a relaxing and fun afternoon.

Hope to see many of you there!

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FLOAT THE SLOCAN RIVER with CCSS – Aug 31st

Hi Everyone!

CCSS is hosting it’s 3rd Annual Float down the Slocan River. (see attached poster for details)

Everyone is Welcome. Employees, Home Share Providers, the People we support and families and friends of all.  Please join us…and pass this invitation along to others who may be interested in a relaxing and fun afternoon.

Hope to see many of you there!

-Vivienne

--   Vivienne Prather  Service Coordinator  Community Connections Support Services  (250) 304-4521  viv@commconn.ca

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A great WE DAY BBQ!

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate a great WE DAY BBQ with us this year!  It was a fun-filled afternoon – check it out:

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We look forward to seeing you all again next year!