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 info@inclusionpr.ca

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. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/storytelling-workshop-wdavid-roche-marlena-blevin-tickets-37464499326

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 https://www.shakeoutbc.ca

inclusion Powell River and Purdys Christmas WISH FUNDraiser

This Holiday Season inclusion Powell River and Purdys Chocolatier want to help you spread some cheer and at the same time, help our clients. The inclusion Powell River’s WISH FUND supports the individuals we serve to ensure their needs are met as well as unfunded services that we provide. The profit share we earn from the chocolates you purchase helps us provide more than what our government funding allows. Thank you in advance for your help with improving the quality of life of those we serve, which is especially nice during the holiday season. All orders must be submitted to the office or competed online by Nov.10th. All orders can be pick up from the inclusion Powell River office starting Nov.23rd.
There are two ways to order, online or from the catalogue and mail in forms. To get the mail in forms and catalogue just come to the inclusion Powell River office at 201-4657 Marine Ave., The Jean Pike Centre at 7055 Alberni St or at the Employment Services office at 4493 Marine Ave. all offices hours are 8:30am-4:30pm
To order online:
Pay by credit card and still contribute to the Wish Fund!
Visit www.purdysgpp.com
Click REGISTER (top right)
Fill form & REGISTER
Enter Customer #16468
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Go to Group Home Page
Click Shop Online and invite others to shop too!