Support Group starting Feb 8th..

 

Hi all,

There is a support group for adults involved in raising children with special needs starting in Kaslo.

Lawna Bourassa is facilitating the first parent run meeting on Thursday, February 8th. It will be at JVH in the Aboriginal Education room starting at 5PM.
Please contact Lawna at 250-353-9683 or lawnab@hotmail.com for more information.

This group is open for talking about all aspects related to raising neurodiverse children and youth, diagnosed or not.

Unfortunately, there is no childcare available at this meeting, but this is something the group could talk about for future meetings.

Please spread the word to families that might be interested.

~Sarah Evans

============================================================

Our mailing address is:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546
336 B Avenue
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
Canada

HOSPICE SOCIETY AGM

Saturday, March 10th, 10 – 12 noon at the Seniors’ Hall

The Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake are pleased to invite you to attend our AGM for 2018.

 

We are celebrating our 5th anniversary since beginning to offer hospice services to our community as the new Hospice Society of North Kootenay Lake.

The support from our community has continued to grow and we are grateful for what this has enabled us to offer.

We would like to share with you about our accomplishments in 2017 and our plans for 2018.

Many grant applications require us to state how many members the society has, as well as the attendance at our AGM.

You can demonstrate your support for our society by attending and by purchasing your 2018 membership for $10.00.

(Please see the statement below that clarifies membership in our society.)

We’ll appreciate the show of your support at our AGM.

HSNKL Board of Directors:

Jane Ballantyne, Mandy Bath, Jeannie Brown, David Cheatley, Julie Kucera,

Emily Mattes, Karen Pidcock, Phyllis White and Margaret-Ann Winn,

and

Executive Director: Chelsea Van Koughnett

 

Statement Regarding Membership in The Hospice Society Of North Kootenay Lake

  • Membership in the Society is a means by which individuals demonstrate their support for the activities of HSNKL.
  • Membership numbers are a measurable expression of community commitment to HSNKL and are often requested by potential grant-giving bodies to whom the society may apply for funding.
  • Membership carries no obligations or responsibilities.  We do encourage members to attend the AGM to hear about the past year’s activities, vote on adoption of the annual reports and to elect the Board of Directors.
  • There is no expectation that members engage in hospice-related activities.
  • HSNKL is grateful for those who do choose to volunteer their time, in addition to being members of the society. Information on volunteer opportunities is available from Chelsea Van Koughnett, Executive Director: 250-353-2299, hospice@kaslo.org.

Orthodontic care…

Hi all,

We were just sent this information regarding free orthodontic

treatments for the children of families who qualify.

I wasn’t able to find information on whether any Orthodontists are offering the service in our area, but here are the links if you would like to learn more:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/smiles-4-canada-free-orthodontist-care-need-for-patients-braces-1.3940828

http://smiles4canada.yoursmileourspecialty.ca/how-to-apply/application-criteria

Sarah Evans

============================================================
Copyright © 2018 North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546
336 B Avenue
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
Canada

Plastic containers?

Hi all,

The Family Centre is in need of donations of plastic containers with lids (yogurt, sour cream, ice cream buckets, etc). We are running very low and need these containers to be able to send leftovers home with families from the Mothercare program and Strong Start dinner program.

If you have any at home that you can pass along we’d appreciate it. Th

Thanks,
Sarah

============================================================
Copyright © 2018 North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society
Box 546
336 B Avenue
Kaslo, BC V0G 1M0
Canada

** A survey for families with young children – enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Gift card isolated on white. 3d generated image

————————————————————
Hi everyone,

The Kaslo Early Childhood Coalition (KECC)  is conducting a survey to learn more about the needs of families with young children living in Kaslo and Area D. The KECC is a group of service providers and parents who work together to  improve services for families with children six years old and younger.

Enter for a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to Kaslo Front Street Market for those who choose to include their email address.

Your responses will be kept confidential and email addresses will only be used for the draw.

Here is the link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3i_tfldp8Dm6P9IfNI3kRLTO3UnlEoAlk3AHbEmF4OS9UNw/viewform?c=0&w=1

The survey is open until February 13th.

We look forward to learning more about how life is for families in Kaslo and Area D, and collecting information we can use to help advocate for programs and services in our area.

Thanks for for your time,

Sarah Evans