This year’s celebrations mark the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day on June 21st!
Join in the events celebrating First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples in your area, listed here.
You can also visit Aboriginal Tourism BC at their website, here.
Join in the fun July 17th at the Birchbank Station Picnic Ground near Trail as CCSS celebrates WE DAY – Burger, Hotdogs, coffee, tea, punch provided. Feel free to bring a dish to share – salad? chips? dessert? etc?
Live music provided – feel free to bring an instrument, your voice, your dancing shoes, etc.
Do you have a hobby you would like to share? Feel free to bring your – artwork? photography? homemade crafts? etc?
Most important of all, bring yourselves, your support worker, Home Share Provider, your friends and family…everyone welcome.
Looking forward to seeing many of you!
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Check out the attached poster and information (below) for the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) workshop taking place in Penticton next week, courtesy of PLAN Okanagan.
Information for upcoming RDSP workshop in Penticton on June 15th at 7 p.m. at CLBC office 444 Ellis Street, Penticton.
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There is an exciting opportunity to meet the new Advocate for Service Quality in Kelowna tomorrow, June 9th. See details below, and attached introduction from the ASQ.
The Advocate for Service Quality Review and Recommendations report can be accessed here: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/family-and-social-supports/services-for-people-with-disabilities/supports-services/advocate_service_quality_report.pdf
new Advocate for Service Quality, Leanne Dospital, will be in Kelowna and invites adults and transitioning youth with developmental disabilities, families, stakeholders, and service providers to a meet-and-greet. Leanne Dospital “want[s] to hear firsthand about how to better support adults with developmental disabilities and their families” in our area. …… Introduction letter attached.
June 9th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
1345 St. Paul Street (Public Guardian and Trustee office)
The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship (CIC) at UBC invites the community, individuals, and service providers to join them on June 15th to talk about Inclusion, Citizenship and Democratic Participation. Please check out the online invitation here: us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8b1099804524ef7f7bb76aafa&id=09a64bcc61&e=ca4e4e0e4
As the sun comes out and the temperatures climb, remember to be Sun Safe!
- Cover up. Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat made from breathable fabric. When you buy sunglasses, make sure they provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Limit your time in the sun. Keep out of the sun and heat between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. When your shadow is shorter than you, the sun is very strong. Look for places with lots of shade, like a park with big trees, partial roofs, awnings, umbrellas or gazebo tents. Always take an umbrella to the beach.
- Use the UV Index forecast. Tune into local radio and TV stations or check online for the UV index forecast in your area. When the UV index is 3 or higher, wear protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.
- Use sunscreen. Put sunscreen on when the UV index is 3 or more.
- Drink plenty of cool liquids (especially water) before you feel thirsty. If sunny days are also hot and humid, stay cool and hydrated to avoid heat illness. Dehydration (not having enough fluids in your body) is dangerous, and thirst is not a good indicator of dehydration.
- Avoid using tanning beds. If you do use them, understand the risks and learn how to protect yourself.
For more information on staying safe in the summer months, check out sun safety basics here, view a video on sun safety here, and read about first aid for sunburn and sun illness here.