Our Annual Summer Picnic!!

Last Thursday inclusion Powell River held their Annual Summer Picnic under the Rotary Pavilion at Willingdon Beach. Numerous people from all over the community attended and enjoyed hamburgers and a variety of salads.

The zero waste initiative was present and was huge success with two Employment Services clients assisting the picnickers with the disposal of various items. A good time was had by all. Many thanks to Aaron Service and Supplies and Safeway for their generosity. We couldn’t do our events without the support from our Community Partners. Thanks to all the volunteers that made this year’s picnic a huge success! Hope to see you at the next inclusion Powell River event!


The inclusion Blossoms- Celebrating the Beauty

The inclusion BLOSSOM represents people gathering in triumphant celebration of the world they are creating. It is intended to honour origins and the amazing community collaboration that takes place when something enduring is created. With the opening of the ARC Community Event Centre, a new opportunity opens for creating an even more inclusive community. The ARC Community Event Centre is a stage to give voice to the unheard, for friends and strangers to gather, meet, converse, listen, and learn who we are and where we are going.
Celebrating the beauty of our own creation is the beginning of the journey to imagining a more inclusive community.
$55 PENDANT ~ $85 EARRINGS ~ $125 SET plus applicable taxes

inclusion Powell River Celebrates It’s Staff & Volunteers!!

The dedication and passion for the hard, noble work of the staff and volunteers of inclusion Powell River was celebrated this past Friday at the ARC Community Event Centre. Several staff were celebrating different anniversaries for years of service, volunteers and the Board of Directors recognized for all their efforts and staff member Sherri Peterson was the recipient of the Employee Excellence Award. A thank you to John Walls and all his staff at the House of Culinary Magic for the wonderful food and a special thank you to Safeway for the beautiful potted flower centerpieces that adored the tables. A great time was had by all. Here’s to another year of a job well done! Cheers!

NEWS RELEASE- Historic Accessible Canada Act Tabled in Parliament

News Release from inclusion BC

New Westminster, B.C., June 20, 2018 -The Accessible Canada Act was tabled today in Ottawa, marking an historic day for people with disabilities across Canada.

Bill C-81 The Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada was introduced to Parliament by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.
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inclusion Powell River Self Advocate’s Spring Garden Raffle Winner is…

The winner of the inclusion Powell River Self Advocate’s Spring Garden Raffle is Drena McCormack! Congratulations Drena!! On behalf of all the Self Advocates, thank you to all those that participated.
A special thanks to our prize donors:
Save on Foods – $100 gift certificate
Armitage Menswear – Quicksilver sun hat
Canadian Tire – Weed puller and garden scoops
Mother Nature’s – $50 gift certificate
Westview Bowling and Billiards – Gift certificate
The Peak Newspaper – One year subscription
Springtime Nursery – Water bottle
The Gomez family – Garden hose and miscellaneous garden supplies
Quality Foods – $75 gift certificate
Economy Rentals – Garden gloves and safety glasses
Rona – yard cart
First Credit Union – Water bottle
Coles – Giftwear
Paperworks – Doormat
Pollen Sweaters – 2 toques
Topshelf Feeds – Garden Rake
Valley Lumber – Loppers and pruner
Adams Concrete – Gift certificate for 2 yards Garden Blend Topsoil
Dave Percey – Garden decorations

The ABC’s of Behaviour

The ABC’s of Behaviour
A workshop for parent’s on how to support individuals with challenging behaviour and how to build positive relationships

Now open for registration
May 30- June 13 Fun Learning New strategies & Activities
2 hours of interactive learning each session
Lunch provided
Daycare service available
For more information call 604.483.4042 ext.200

cranberry eco preschool OPEN HOUSE!!

cranberry eco preschool
June 7th, 2018 5:30-7:30pm
6831 Artaban Street
(Cranberry Children’s Center)
Spaces available for children 30 months to 5 years of age
Please join us and meet the staff and visit our spaces.

Cranberry Preschool is changing to Cranberry Eco Preschool! We will be enhancing our existing nature based learning environment. The program will focus with even more of an environmental lens using natural materials, teaching the children about gardening and composting, and we will have a zero waste policy. We will operate under the philosophy that there is no bad weather because
the best classrooms have no walls.

Fentynol Crisis-1 Year later Follow-up Meeting

This meeting Provide an update on progress around overdose prevention in Powell River – 1 year after that last meeting

– Seek input from individuals and families on the following:

· What are the issues that contribute to accidental overdoses in our community?

· What would work to help prevent accidental overdoses in our community?

Contact: Maggie Hathaway, 604-414-5087, Maggie.Hathaway@powellriver.ca