Hey everyone, as part of our “Have Your Say” series letting you know about opportunities to get involved (and self-advocate!) in your community — check out this opportunity to weigh in on Kelowna’s 2040 Official Community Plan!
Hey everyone, as part of our “Have Your Say” series letting you know about opportunities to get involved (and self-advocate!) in your community — check out these opportunities to get involved and self-advocate in Kelowna! Topics include: City Park Promenade accessibility, the 2040 Official Community Plan, and the Pandosy Waterfront Park design.
Hey everyone, the City of Kelowna has released an on-demand video that helps viewers learn how to take transit within the Kelowna Regional Transit System (Lake Country to Peachland). It covers how to access and use fares, board and ride the bus, read schedules and use trip planning tools. You can access the free video by filling out an online registration form at smartTRIPS.ca. Registration ensures their staff can provide essential additional resources and a complimentary transit fare product.
Here is some more information from the City:
The video is part of a suite of public education materials created for the City’s pilot Transit Travel Training Program. Offered by the City of Kelowna in partnership with BC Transit and Central Okanagan Public Schools, the program is made possible with grant funding provided by the BC Ministry of Health. The pilot aims to test a program delivery model to reduce barriers that youth and older adults may face in taking transit.
…comes with a link to the City of Kelowna news bulletin that lists ideas to stay active this winter while also safely social distancing! Try a hike, book a time to skate, or check out the City’s list of (COVID-19 modified) programs indoors.
Hey everyone, posAbilities is offering free, online (Zoom) LINK Healthy Relationships training in the South Okanagan area this Winter. The LINK! curriculum provides relevant sexual health information and focuses on a variety of topics including:
- Knowing Your Rights, Consent, and the Law
- The Basics (Anatomy, Public vs. Private)
- Different Types of Touch and Trusted People
- Gender and Identity
- Relationships and Decision Making
- Online Safety and Pornography
- Dating and Break-Ups
- Thinking about Sex (Determining “Readiness”, Types of Sexual Activity)
- Safer Sex (STIs and Contraception)
Check out the attached info and contact them to register online!
Hey everyone, as we observe Remembrance Day, let’s keep each other safe by staying apart. Consider watching ceremonies online, booking a time to visit the Okanagan Military Museum, or checking out more local information here:
You can visit the Legion website here to see other ways to support and observe Remembrance Day while keeping a safe social distance apart (at least 2m or 6 feet).
Hey everyone, don’t forget this coming Friday night is the Nelson Cares LIVE-STREAM SPOOKTACULAR!
Hey everyone, don’t forget to Have Your Say In…Parking!
Hey everyone, this week’s social distancing reminder is an invitation to the Nelson Cares LIVE-STREAM SPOOKTACULAR happening next Friday night!
In honour of Community Inclusion Month, we are going to try something different this Spook-tober…
We are going to have our most excellent DJ, Lucas, return for a live streaming Halloween music event on Friday October the 30th! The event will take place on zoom, and the log in is the same for any self-advocacy meeting (see poster below) Lucas will be sharing tunes while the rest of us can use the chat bar to converse and the video to show off our costumes and react together. Maybe folks will feel like dancing in their house or just listening is fine too.
Either way, please feel free to dress up, dance in your room, or have a little house party with your pod and enjoy the tunes together!
Hope to see you there, it begins at 6:00.Matthew Wilson-Birks, Advisor, The Nelson Self-Advocacy Group (Click here to find us on Facebook), Nelson CARES Society