Hey everyone, here is your sign-up reminder – don’t miss the cutoff to sign up for First Aid/CPR training in Cranbrook! Sign up by October 24th.
Along with Community Inclusion Month, October can sometimes mean cooler weather and shorter days, along with Thanksgiving turkey comas and staying in curled up by a cozy fire…
Not this year!
Our Pumpkin Patch-ers headed out last weekend for a day enjoying the McMillan Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin smash, and a hay ride. While out and about, they were able to enjoy a balmy day of sunshine with an extra helping of fresh air.
We can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the very best part of inclusion – connecting with each other! Thanks to everyone who joined us, it was a great afternoon.
We’re so glad that Joanne, our fantastic Management Support Team Assistant, joined us out and about on the Farm for the sunshine and fun!
Super big thanks to our Home Share Coordinators (Brenda, Karen, and Thea) for their hard work organizing this event – and especially for the delicious snacks, warm beverages, and spook-tacular “go” bags! And an extra big “thank you” to Thea for sending along her great photos to share.
Missed heading out to McMillan Farms with us last weekend? Not to worry! There’s still plenty of time to check it out between now and Halloween…things will just get spookier towards the end of Community Inclusion Month! Check their upcoming events out on their website.
October is Community Inclusion month – a month to celebrate all the wonderful ways we include others in our lives, and how rich our lives are as a result.
What better way to appreciate our diversity than by sharing our dreams?
So, starting on Tuesday, October 16, and for the rest of October we are showcasing the dreams that make us who we are by creating a gigantic DREAM BOARD to post on our wall.
Check out the DREAM BOARD in progress!
Here are some of the first dreamers in action on Tuesday!
Our DREAM BOARD is set up for anyone to add their dreams in, anytime they want – stop by and add in your dreams between now and October 31!
Special thanks to Lindsay for the pictures – check out CCSS’ Facebook page for more.
Here are some other ways to celebrate Community Inclusion Month 2018 across BC: https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/whats-new/celebrating-community-inclusion-month-2018/
Most of us have dreams about what we want to be when we grow up. This is a piece of Great News! about someone we know who is making their dream a reality!
You can check out two feature articles (see below) that were recently published by Castanet and Okanagan Edge about George Michail, who is a local Community Living BC employee who works with adults who have developmental disabilities.
In addition to his work supporting people with disabilities, George is also the author of Fire Engine Red. Fire Engine Red is a comic book series about a female firefighter – and wow! does this story ever sound neat! George says the story is “inspired by 80s and 90s action movies” (think Die Hard) but that it’s also “more than just mindless action.”
And the best part? George is only $800 away from his goal of raising $5,000 through Kickstarter to publish the first issue!
Way to go, George. We can’t wait to read about Red’s adventures.
Hi everyone – the Community Living Month Inclusion Chain has been re-scheduled for this Wednesday (October 17th) at 10:00am at City Hall. Feel free to distribute the flyer attached to all who may be interested! Thank you. See you on Wednesday at City Hall!
We are all saddened by the loss of our colleague, CLBC Integrated Services Manager John Bergman, who passed away suddenly last week. Our community has lost not only a strong advocate, but also a genuine and caring individual. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and coworkers. He will be missed.
Hey everyone, here is your sign-up reminder – don’t miss the cutoff to sign up for First Aid/CPR training in Creston! Sign up by October 10th.
Hey everyone, there is First Aid/CPR training available in Cranbrook on Saturday, October 27th. Please contact Erica (see poster) for details.