In this issue ...... Hallowe'en Wrap-Up, Alexandra Camp Theatre, Lit Cafe 5, Youth Collective, Alexandra Retreat and Events Centre, Parenting Programs, Children's Programs and lots more winter program and event information.
Last Friday, to mark Homelessness Action Week, Peninsula Homeless to Housing hosted a forum on developing church- and nonprofit-owned land for social housing. The session was moderated by PH2H Chair and Alex House Community Programmer Neil Fernyhough (3rd from left).
Pictured with Neil are (l-r) Jim Smith (Central Presbyterian Church), Margaret Eberle (Metro Vancouver), Emily Beam (Vancity), Jean McDonald (PH2H), Terry Harrison (United Church of Canada), and Robert Brown (Catalyst Community Development).
Death Café is an opportunity for up to a dozen participants to confidentially discuss thoughts and feelings about end-of-life and afterlife in a safe, relaxed, nonjudgmental, and non-sectarian environment.
The staff of Kensington Prairie Children’s Centre invite you to join them for a barbeque dinner, including salads and dessert. Afterwards, there will be a scavenger hunt, bouncy castle, and face painting.
Our most recent LIT CAFE with the theme "Spring Fever: Tales of Renewal, Hope, and Love, was held April 30 featuring authors Don Cameron, Ben Nuttall-Smith, Andrea Paquette, Jill Tunbridge, and Ken Westdorp. Watch this space for the next installment of this very popular quarterly literary event fthat features local authors reading from their works and includes an open mic and panel discussion with our featured authors.
The Counsellor-In-Training (CIT) certification program provides training and volunteer experience to assist with employment as a camp counselor or recreation leader. The program offers students ages 14 to 18 valuable opportunities to develop essential skills, new friendships and self-confidence. Pre-camp training sessions include communication and leadership techniques necessary for working with adults with developmental disabilities and children, as well as program planning, communication skills, problem solving and much more.