Glenda’s First Horse Ride!

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Great set of pics and story from Diane E about Glenda W’s trip to Arion Farms. Way to go Glenda! Diane writes:

Glenda W going for a ride

Last Friday we went to Arion farms, Glenda had expressed she wanted to go on a horse…This was her first time for her! She was so excited for weeks leading up to it! Was amazing to experience it with her!! Her caregivers came out to watch too.  
The reason this is so amazing is because when I first started supporting Glenda years ago, all she wanted to do was go for tea… the fact that she expressed herself that she wanted to go on a horse.. shocked me and her home share providers.. Glenda has grown so much over the years …
These moments remind me of why I love my job so much!! 

What a summer!

Eva C sent along a pile of pictures of the EPIC summer that she and Harold N have had… the Great Train Robbery… the Elvis Festival in Penticton, etc, etc, etc. Way to go you guys! Check out all the pics below and see ya out there!

We Day West Kootenays 2019!

Hey all!

We had SUCH a great time at We Day 2019 – food, fun, music and hanging with friends. Thanks to Viv for organizing and to Don and Lawrence for the music. Check out the pics and see you again next year!

The Field! Check this out!

Meghan recorded this song ‘The Field’ that she wrote and sang and has graciously allowed us to share it with everyone. How amazing is this? Check out the song below and a great pic of her singing. Way to go Meghan!

Meghan A-S performing

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

Great News! Inclusion Starts with Friendship

Hey everyone, one of our awesome home share matches submitted an article titled “Inclusion Starts with Friendship” to CLBC’s magazine for their Celebrate Diverse Abilities issue.

You can read it at this link, on page 9.

Thanks to Shelly, Janeen, and Travis for sharing!

Shopping Shenanigans

With the holiday season nearly upon us, many turn to shopping for presents and checking out what is new in stores.

While this can get stressful, Denise, Dave, Doreen and Samantha took a break from the frenzy to have a spot of fun – check out their video!

Thanks for sharing with us, guys!