The Inclusion News Sept. 2019

CLBC Welcome Workshops

Starting October 3rd to 24th School District 71 will be hosting CLBC Welcome Workshops which outlines 3 key areas.

1: Who does CLBC Support? (Individuals, Families, Service Providers along with Community & Government partners)

  1. What Support is available?

(Connection to community, receiving Employment Support along with Residential & Homeshare.)

  1. How to get Support

Once accepted for CLBC Support you will be given a Facilitator who will help in choosing the service you wish to receive. Also the Welcome Workshops can benefit in learning from a Family Member, CLBC Facilitator & Self Advocate perspective.

Comox Valley Homeless Initiative:

For those of us not on the street, we have a fortune most take for granted daily. This occurred to me this past summer when I stopped to talk with some less fortunate folks. Taking the time to just let my life pause, opened up space for them to each feel heard, listened to & respected. The one thing I learned and can share from this experience is to listen and make time. I promise you won’t regret doing the same. One Public Service Announcement I can give is to remember to donate or share any clothes, food toys etc to continue giving back to the men women and kids here in the Comox Valley. The reason I am making time to write this is because as it is September and the months will be getting darker and colder sooner, we have to be as helpful as possible. Everything little bit helps

Fall Fair & Exhibition:

This past August 24th to 26th the Valley celebrated the 144th year in Agriculture. We had the pleasure of hosting the RCMP Musical Riders acknowledging the professionalism and importance of the men and women that help protect all our communities. The Exhibition had many cool competitions for home grown vegetables and more with prizes, barn animals and live music entertainment. On the other end of the field closest to Vanier, the Fall Fair Rides took place. For the thrill seekers of each age and parents looking to have an adrenaline rush this was the place to be. In between the craziness of the rides, there was prize games to play for stuffies. It was quite a pleasure to have those who could come and make memories to go home with before Sunday closed up. Now that parents are back to work and the kids are returning to classes, I imagine this last hurrah for the Valley will be spoken of for a little while to come. As an Advocate for support in success in all areas of life, it’s important to take and make time for events like this. I’m sure I speak for many when I say, should these 2 events occur for next year, hopefully more can be apart of the experience of the Fall Fair & Exhibition.


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