Category Archives: Stuff to do

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.

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

Photo credit – Brian Burnham (2017)

Join us for our SLOCAN RIVER FLOAT as we cool off from the summer heat!

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 August 24th!  See attached poster.

18 08 24 Slocan Float poster

Planning to float?  Leave us a comment! 

SPOTLIGHT: WE Day Focus Groups!

You’re invited to our WE Day Focus Group!

Community Connections is committed to using feedback from our stakeholders – that means YOU! – to make our programs and services better.  We want to give you more opportunities to tell us what works, what doesn’t, and what you’d like to see happen next.

Our WE Day Focus Groups are open to all – anyone attending WE Day can stop by our Focus Group.  See Jane at Birchbank Station Picnic Grounds, or see the Community Support team at Mission Creek Pavilion.

We would love to hear from you:

  • 3 things we do well
  • 3 things we could do better
  • 3 things you’d like to do (or learn!)

There will be a prize draw for all Focus Group participants to enter!  If you’re heading to the Kelowna WE Day, check out more information here.  If you’re heading to the West Kootenays WE Day, check out more information here.

Can’t make it to WE Day?  Send us your feedback any time: jane@commconn.ca 

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JOIN US – CCSS WE Day 2018!

It is nearly time for our annual WE Day celebrations and we want to invite YOU to join us for a day of fun, food, and fantastic company!

On Friday, July 6th, come down to Birchbank Station Picnic grounds (between Castlegar and Trail) or saunter over to Mission Creek Pavilion in Kelowna.

RSVP for our Kelowna WE Day here: https://goo.gl/gDCVzh

We have great games, activities, and prizes planned!  We are also asking anyone with a tasty favourite recipe to bring us a copy at WE Day – we will put all submitted recipes together for a CCSS community cookbook!

See you on July 6th!

WE Day 2018 Poster

 

photo by: illustir

SPOTLIGHT: CLBC Standards for Home Sharing course – available online!

Hi all, CLBC’s Standards for Home Sharing course is available online!  This course is free to take, is available online, is broken down into flexible modules around key themes, and offers a certificate once completed.  There are great resources (videos, help sheets, tips) built into the content, too.  Check it out!  Let us know what you think in the comments.

http://www.communitylivingbc.ca/about/StandardsHS/index.html

Also, we are making a permanent home for this link on our website, here.