Featured authors Jim McWilliams, Patricia Donahue, Karen Kristjanson, J A Williams, and Gayle Roberts shared from their works at January's Lit Café. The theme, "For Everything a Season: Readings of Transition and Transformation," resonated with the attendees, in the active panel discussion that followed.
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.
One again we're offering summer employment for various positions during our residential summer camps for adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental health needs, and our newcomer camp for refugees and new immigrants to Canada. Camps run through June and July and positions include: Residential Camp Coordinator, Assistant Camp Coordinator, Camp Administrator, Camp Health Officer and Camp Counsellors. These positions are specifically for students who will be returning to school in the fall.
Come to the Dining Hall for an Italion feast at noon, Wednesday May14th for our second to last community lunch before we break for summer. Peter Pollace will entertain on the banjo, accordion and guitar. Contact Neil at
If you like reading, don't miss Lit Cafe 2 - Histories: Our Community, Ourselves, an evening of readings showcasing the work of five talented, award-winning local authors. Please join us Wednesday, March 19 from 7-9 pm -suggested donation for admission is $5, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We're still finalizing the list of readers, but so far have confirmed Julie Ferguson, Andrea Lister, and Robert Mackay.
The Walking Group has been going for a year now. I must say it has had me walking regularly, rain or shine and occasionally snow or fog. I've met some interesting neighbours and dragged a few friends along. We have had people a few months old to 8 decades old. Some come once a week, some more often, others come sporadically.
Join local musicians the last Sunday of every month in the Dining Hall for Acoustic Jam, 6-10pm. Bring your instrument and a snack to share. $2 drop-in. Everyone is welcome and you don't have to play an instrument - you can just come and enjoy the music.
Call Neil at 604-535-0015 ext 236 for more information.