We had the opportunity to donate our van so that the group led by Mr. Lalonde and Mr. Dickeson from Rutland Senior Secondary to get to Seattle. The plan is that this group of leaders in our community are flying to El Salvador to build a house for Habitat For Humanity. Good luck guys!
This is really cool. A TV program developed by and for people… “where ability and vision meet”. Some pretty cool activities and interviews.
Check it out on YouTube: Ablevision
Or their website: Ablevision.org
how cool is this?
Several of the community support crew who went to see the Canucks game against Nashville got to meet my all-time favorite Canuck, Trevor Linden. Here’s a picture of our own Vern Rockwell with the man himself.
This got passed on to us the other day (edited), might be of interest for some of you who are wondering about participating in Special Olympics or just interested in some general knowledge about your health:
We are three medical students collaborating with Special Olympics of BC to organize the first annual Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Screening Day.
The health fair will be held in Kelowna and is open to all athletes and community members, regardless of whether they are competing in the Games. It is an event that promotes communication and education for athletes, caregivers, health professionals and even the community at large. The ultimate goal of this health fair is to support athletes who live with a disability by providing a fun and safe environment to learn about health issues.
The health screenings offered include:
Fit Feet (podiatry)
Health Promotion booths:
-Nutrition and hydration
When: April 12th, 2014 from 10AM to 2PM(please arrive between 10AM and 2PM)
Where: UBC Okanagan Ballroom (UNC 200). Map here:
*Who*: Anyone who is eligible for Special Olympics is welcome to visit! All ages welcome!
This event will be a great opportunity for all participants to meet health care professionals, Special Olympic athletes, and other members of the community, while learning about health issues relevant to all participants.
No need to RSVP! Please come if you’re interested in participating.
Looking forward to meeting you soon!
All the best,
Hope you’re having an awesome week. Ever been to SelfAdvocateNet.com? It’s the BC Self Advocate Network’s website. It’s been around for 14 (!) years but has recently gone through some design changes. It looks great and has tons of useful information, Check it out!
BC Self Advocate Network: SelfAdvocateNet.com
Darren and the crew organized a day helping out Pathways Ability Society. They bought a place out in our neighbourhood and so a group got together to paint a bunch of rooms in their new space.
Thanks everybody who participated in welcoming Pathways to Rutland and working together to achieve something great.
An ad and more pictures here.
From the CCSW Program at Selkirk College in Castlegar:
Join us for an ExtraOrdinary Tea Party on Friday, March 28 in the main pit area from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. The Selkirk College Classroom and Community Support Worker class from Castlegar is hosting “Your Story: An ExtraOrdinary Tea Party”.
Everyone has a story! And the stories of those who move through the world differently are amazing to hear, to learn from, and to share. This annual event, planned by CCSW students, promotes awareness about living with diverse abilities, and helps to create more inclusive communities. Join us for fun, refreshments, music, simulations, alternative art activities, and surprises for all to enjoy!
For more information feel free to message us on the Classroom & Community Support Workers at Selkirk College Facebook page. Or check out the event on the Selkirk College website at http://selkirk.ca/event/extraordinary-tea-party-ccsw-program .
Or give Jane Green a call at (1).250.365.1252.
Hope to see you there!
The Classroom and Community Support Worker Class of 2014
Cheers to Darren and the crew who organized a volunteer day at the Kelowna Gospel Mission. Looks like a great time was had by all. You can find the newspaper ad with some more photos here.
Here’s the poster for the CLBC/ Community Living Council annual Christmas party. Please see it for all the details.
From the notice we had passed along from PLAN Okanagan:
Just a reminder that next Thursday, November 28th is PLAN Okanagan’s AGM, followed by the regular Families to Families Group, with a little twist, we will be having an early Christmas social after the AGM.
We believe the greatest collective knowledge in the community is held within families It’s this knowledge, passion, and strength that drives PLAN Okanagan and our Families to Families Group.
Are you interested in joining our team? are you interested in connecting with other families?
If you or someone you know would like to know more about PLAN Okanagan, our Families to Families Group, our workshops, events, and what we have to offer, please join us next Thursday night, November 28th at 6:30 p.m (at the below address*). The AGM is a fairly short meeting before the social. Looking forward to seeing you Thursday.
* Parking is limited, please park at or near Elm St East and Braemar Street and use the walkway access to the office (the Provision Resources Day Program house. Further information, please feel free to contact us at the number below)
1650 Bernard Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6R9
250 860 2080 or cell 250 718 4165