Category Archives: Events

A Spooky Infusion for Community Inclusion

It’s getting spooky around Kelowna today as things kick into high gear for the Halloween Social – check out Amit’s Update for this week’s info!

We welcomed a few new faces today – this is Casper, and he is friendly.

And this is Casper’s cousin, Fred.

Is being friendly a family trait?  TBD.  Swing by for the social to meet Fred and find out!

Don’t forget to visit the batcave to add your dream onto our dream board before Halloween – it’s filling up fast!

Have you picked your costume?  Let us know in the comments!

COMMUNITY LIVING MONTH Inclusion Chain – CCSS & Pathways

Hi All,

We are pleased to be in collaboration with Pathways to host this year’s Inclusion Chain event together on October 2nd at City Hall in celebration of Community Living Month!  We welcome all Community Connections Support Services employees, management, contractors, families and all people we support, and community members and partners to come and show your support.  All are welcome!  We will have our banner and brochures available for anyone needing information about support services.  Please spread the word – event info attached.

See you there!

Celebrate Community Living Month with Us!

Hi Everyone!

With community living month right around the corner the CCSS home share team would like to invite you to an afternoon at the pumpkin patch! There is a hay ride through the pumpkins, a pumpkin smash, and a corn maze. Light refreshments will be provided.

Join us in the Pumpkin Patch!
When : October 13 from 3:00 til 5:00 pm
Where: McMillan Farms at 3690 Berard Rd #1 in Kelowna (easy to find!)
Cost: For the participation in the activities the cost is approximately $6.00 per person
RSVP: Please let us know if you will be attending by no later than October 4, 2018 so we can plan for refreshments! Email or call Karen Milner or Brenda Brown.

FREE Fall Webinars about Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning!

Hey everyone, did you know that Plan Institute is currently developing a new Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning webinar?

With the support of Law Foundation of BC, Plan Institute will be offering 4 FREE sessions (see dates below) during the pilot phase of this project.  These free sessions are available to residents of BC living outside of the Lower Mainland.

Fall 2018 Webinar Dates:
September 20th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm
October 18th, 2018 | 10am-11am
November 5th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm
November 19th, 2018 | 10am-11am

To register or to learn more, click here: http://planinstitute.ca/learning-centre/wte-webinar/

Confused about financial and estate planning?  Leave a comment with your biggest questions!

SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training Week – Aug. 20-23

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.

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