Run through the Vines for PLAN Okanagan!

PLAN Okanagan’s WFG Run Through The Vines is an annual fundraising event  to raise awareness in the community for the important work of PLAN Okanagan and provide an opportunity for families to meet other families while having some fun and fitness.  The race distance is 2 km or 4 km.
The funds generated by this run will help to support persons with diverse-abilities and their families by building and supporting social networks for individuals with diverse-abilities; including training those who facilitate these networks, and the supporting future planning education. See the poster below for the details!

Grand Forks: May 23 Fire Extinguisher Training

Community Connections Support Services has partnered with the Grand Forks Fire Department to offer an upcoming Fire Extinguisher Training

Event Date: Thursday May 23, 2019

Location: Grand Forks Fire Department – 7214 2nd St. Grand Forks BC

Time: 10:30 AM to noon

There will be a fire safety and fire prevention component, followed by a practical hands-on training in the use of fire extinguishers.

We encourage you and the individuals you support to participate and learn new skills or refresh old ones.

Please contact Sue Clark to register those that will attend by May 17, 2019, please check out the poster below.

Castlegar: May 16 Fire Extinguisher Training

Community Connections Support Services has partnered with the Castlegar Fire Department to offer an upcoming Fire Extinguisher Training

Event Date: Thursday May 16, 2019

Location: Castlegar Fire Department – 2161 6th Ave Castlegar BC

Time: 10:30 AM the training takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete

There will be a fire safety and fire prevention video component, followed by a practical hands-on training in the use of fire extinguishers.

We encourage you and the individuals you support to participate and learn new skills or refresh old ones.

Please contact Sue Clark to register those that will attend by May 10, 2019.

Home Share Announcement

From Margaret and the team at COPCS:

Dear COPCS Members,

On February 26th, COPCS received an invitation from John Horgan (Premier of B.C.), Shane Simpson (Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction) and Katrine Conroy (Minister of Children and Family Development).

The COPCS Executives were invited to represent our members on February 28th for the announcement regarding rate increases for caregivers in BC.The Premier and Minister ‘s expressed a sincere thank you to all caregivers across the province. The recognition given to caregivers was extremely emotional for all those who attended.

We look forward to discussing details further from this event in our upcoming General Meetings.Sincerely,Executive Members of the Central Okanagan Professional Caregivers Society 

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 Jack Sawatzky (COPCS), Margaret Milsom (COPCS), Premier John Horgan, Minister Shane Simpson

WEST KELOWNA: CLBC Community Council Home Ownership Presentation

Hey everyone, there is a presentation coming up in April and taking place in West Kelowna regarding home ownership for people living on PWD within the home share model of support.  Check out the information in the attached PDF.  Presenting this discussion will be Doreen Shaw of Nanoose Bay, BC, who is a mother and also a former member of the Board of Directors for InclusionBC and Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living.  Remember to RSVP to Linda at linda.farr@gov.bc.ca