Thank You- Christmas Card Fund


Sid & Lorraine Allman, Glenda Behan & Robert Smith Mary-Lou Bombardir & Family

Eileen Brown & Family, Don & Joyce Carlson, Peter, Bernie & Elio Cossarin

Ken Milne, Burnaby, Brent, Ikuyo, Leon & Quinn Carlson, Tokyo

Len & Muriel Carriere, The Catcher Family, Bill & Christine Demkiw

Read & Hanna English, Bev Falconer ,J.A. Gaudet, Magdalena & Andrew Graff

Annie-Marie Harris, Dave & Marg Hodgins, Dan & Joan Hollingsworth

Mo Johnson, Ian & Ave Johnston ,Janet & Mike Keddy

Alan, Linda & Spud Knibbs ,Don & Carol Krompocker & family

Tony Lloyd & Shirley Lambkin, Lisa & Roy Lewis,

Donna, Brian and Clayton MacNeil & Shea, Alan Mayne,

Barbara McCrossan, Diane & David McKendrick, Dave & Frances McLay

Ann-Marie & Gord Milne, Bob & Gail Moore, Netta Monk & Family

Ron & Linda Nassichuk, Wayne Obermeyer & Sharon Gaudet

Vivian Pulsifer Calder, Valerie Quakenbush, Royal LePage Powell River

Frank & Dina Sirach, Texada Transfer, Lilla Tipton & Harvey Chometsky

Pia, Lina Vallee

inclusion Powell River Board of Directors and staff, together with supporters of the

2017 Christmas Card Fundraiser, wish to extend their heartfelt wishes for a safe and

happy Holiday Season to all their families, friends, neighbours and customers.


The Seasonal Social: Celebrate Community

On Dec. the 15th inclusion Powell River opened the doors of the newly renovated ARC Community Event Centre to the community at large and invited them in for a Seasonal Social. Festive cheer was abound as many enjoyed the light refreshments and conversation. Thanks to Neil Ross for the photos.



A Family Christmas Concert

inclusion Powell River’s Child and Family
Services & The Powell River Community Band
Get your picture taken with Santa. Prizes to be won
SUNDAY DECEMBER 17th – 2:30-4:30
TICKETS – $5/person or $15/family

The ARC Community Event Centre Grand Opening was a Huge Success!!

After months of anticipation the ARC (Arts, Recreation and Cultural) Community Event Centre had its Grand Opening. The festivities were enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd. Refreshments were served and the crowd was regaled with song and comedy. Singer Frances Mae accompanied by her father Max Pagani, solo flautist and Rotary exchange student Philippine Ravel tickled the eardrums while inspirational humourist David Roche and Marlena Blavin drew smiles from the crowd with a skit.

We want to thank Anji Smith for her wonderful photos.

Of course this evening was used to launch a wonderful fundraising program to complete our facilities transformation, we are asking for help from our community to purchase these required items:

Sound system, electronic sign, chairs, tables, portable bar, overhead projector with ceiling mounted screen, laptop with docking station, parking lot lights and recycling receptacles.

Donation Levels

•Foundation $100-$499

Name included on donor wall and a limited edition laser-cut stainless steel inclusion blossom pendant

•Core $500-$999

12″ inclusion blossom in Brushed Aluminum with donor’s logo decal in the centre.

•Strata $1000-$4999

12″ inclusion blossom laser cut in stainless steel with donor’s logo engraved in centre.

•Apex $5000+

18″ inclusion blossom laser cut in stainless steel with donor’s logo engraved in centre.
The inclusion blossom was designed by Powell River artist, Harvey Chometsky.
For more information
Please call 604-485-6411 ext. 0
or e-mail at

A Seasonal Social at the ARC

On December 15th at 2pm, inclusion Powell River throws open the doors of the ARC for a fun filled afternoon of festive cheer. We welcome everyone to come in, see the newly renovate ARC and enjoy some light refreshments with us. A Seasonal Social where you can make some new friends and share a few laughs as we Celebrate Community.

ARC Community Event Centre 7055 Alberni St.

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival @ The ARC

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival @ The ARC
Join us to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities! This year we partnered with the National Film Board for our third annual #IDPWD Film Festival. The two-hour program includes seven Canadian short films ranging from an early 1960s public broadcast documentary to the world premiere of inclusion BC’s film, Disability Pride 2017
December 3rd, 2pm
$5 -Tickets at the door
ARC Community Event Centre 7055 Alberni St.




Survey for Parents: Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Survey for Parents: Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
Inclusive Education
Inclusion BC is conducting a survey for parents and guardians of students with special needs.

In 2013, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute launched an initiative to address growing reports of children being subjected to restraint and seclusion in BC schools. A provincial survey indicated these practices were frequent, often leading to physical and emotional trauma, and causing many families to pull their children from the public school system. We urged the Ministry of Education to take firm action to eliminate or severely limit such practices and to require formal documentation and reporting of all incidents.

The Education Ministry responded with new provincial guidelines that called on school boards and independent school authorities to review and/or develop policies and practices based on the provincial guidelines, and to ensure that employees are informed about them. Our research shows that only 1/3 of School Boards have done so.

Since there is still no reporting requirement, we are asking parents/guardians to complete this 10 – 15-minute survey reviewing current practices. Responses will remain completely anonymous and will drive Inclusion BC’s ongoing advocacy to eliminate such practices while improving training and supports within our schools. Take the survey

A FREE Storytelling Workshop w/David Roche & Marlena Blavin at the ARC

Join us on November 16th at 9:30am in the newly renovated ARC Community Event Centre for a morning of storytelling. Everyone has a story and the ever engaging duo of David and Marlena will be conducting a workshop where the community is invited to hone their story telling skills or just listen. These workshops are always immersive, illuminating and entertaining. Limited seating! Please RSVP at Eventbrite using the link provided.

These workshops are always immersive, illuminating and entertaining. Storytelling begins at 9:30am! Limited seating! Please RSVP at Eventbrite

ARC Community Event Centre 7055 Alberni St. Powell River, BC


The Great BC Shake Out!

Yesterday, inclusion Powell River joined thousands of other British Columbians in the Great British Columbia Shake Out! This province-wide initiative for earthquake preparedness serves as a reminder that we live in an earthquake zone and we must remain ever vigilant. For more information on the Great BC Shake Out go to