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CLBC-Family Forum September Meeting

Hey all, CLBC has sent around the information (attached) for September’s Family Forum meeting.  Don’t forget to RSVP to Linda Farr by 4:30 PM this Thursday (Sep. 20) if you’re going to go!  Here is her contact info:

Linda Farr, CPD Supervisor Administrative Services
#140 – 1060 Manhattan Drive
Kelowna, B.C.  V1Y 9X9
Phone:  250-712-3624
Fax:     250-712-5426

Or click here to email Linda.

Planning to go?  Leave us a comment!

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SPOTLIGHT: MANDT Training – Sep. 27, 28

Community Connections is very proud to be offering the Mandt System training on September 27-28 in Cranbrook!  Click here for Mandt Training info!  This training is presented by our very own certified Mandt Instructor, James Croston (Senior Home Share Coordinator).

Contracted Home Share Providers have the opportunity to obtain their certification over the one-and-a-half day workshop in Relational skills.

If you are a CCSS Home Share Provider and interested in this training, contact James (250-420-1066) by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th, to reserve a spot.

James is looking forward to meeting all participants!

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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FREE BBQ – Aug. 22

There is a FREE BBQ on August 22nd in Kelowna, at Mission Creek Park – come out and meet other self-advocates!

Looking to meet some other self-advocates? want to learn about the self-advocate group?

Come join us for a Free BBQ!

when: Wednesday, August 22nd from 11-2

Where: Mission Creek Park

**Bring your own chair**

To RSVP and For more information, please contact kim burkholder at

250-712-3610 or Kim.Burkholder@gov.bc.ca

SPOTLIGHT: Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Come out on July 13th to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with all of us at CCSS!
With this being Canada’s 150th Birthday, we are hosting a fun afternoon of socializing, BBQ, and games on Thursday, July 13th, from 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM at the Mission Greenway Pavilion on Springfield Rd in Kelowna.
All are welcome!  This event is open to anyone who receives support through Community Living BC.
We are finalizing the details, and will send around an invitation soon – but for now, please pass the news along!  We would love to have you join us to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.

TRAIL: CCSS WE DAY Picnic July 17th

Hi all!

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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Be Sun Safe!

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.