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What is The Social Planning Council?

Activities:

o Monthly Meetings: Attend meetings with guest speakers from within the community &/or presentations at each meeting. We currently meet the fourth Monday of every month (excluding summer) at City Hall with light lunch by donation.

o Facebook & Email Group: Utilize the network on Facebook. Start discussions, learn about & share upcoming community events, projects and meetings. If you don’t use Facebook, then join the email network instead.

o Inform City Council: The SPC provides reports to City Council regularly and the City keeps the SPC informed. Use the network and have your voices heard.



Strategic Direction of the Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area:

o Poverty Reduction and the local Living Wage Campaign.

o Community Collaboration and Networking.

o Retention and Succession of residents within the Area.



Community Social Planning:

o Supports communities in building an integrated approach to complex problems that take into account social, economic, and environmental concerns.

o Maximizes the effectiveness of often scarce resources by working to reduce duplication, overlap and competition.

o Provides an ongoing forum for communication, coordination and conflict resolution.



Friday, November 3, 2017

Community Updates (22) - Nov 3, 2017



Table of contents:
1) CRD Wildfire Community Consultations - taking place near you
2) Harlem Crowns Basketball - Nov 4th at 5 pm
3) Breaking the Silence Conference - Nov 3 & 4th
4) Entrepreneurial Mindset Mastery Workshop - Nov 8 from 1 - 3 pm
5) Strong Start - Fun & free for children 0-5 (and caregivers)
6) Station House Gallery AGM - Nov 15th
7) Local T-shirt & Decal Fundraiser
8) Rotary Book Sale - last day is Nov 4th
9) Williams Lake Baby Fest - Nov 16th from 3 - 6 pm
10) CTC's Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
11) Local Craft Fairs THIS weekend- see location and times below
12) Operation Christmas Child - deadline Nov 17th
13) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Williams Lake - AGM Nov 23
14) SPC Annual General Meeting - Nov 27th
15) Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale - Nov 18th
16) Youth Initiative Grant applications - until Nov 17th
17) Williams Lake Wanderers - November Activity Schedule
18) CCPL Annual General Meeting - Nov 8
19) CCACS NEW grant program
20) Boys and Girls Club in Williams Lake - AGM Dec 7th
21) Integrative Yoga for Kids - Nov 9 - Dec 7
22) Performances in the Park - Call for Performers
 
1) CRD Wildfire Community Consultations - taking place near you
The Cariboo Regional District wants to hear your feedback to help improve for the next emergency.  Attend a community consultation near you (see schedule below).

Next consultations are taking place on:

Fri Nov 3rd at 6:30 pm at Nazko School
Sat Nov 4th at 1:30 pm at West Fraser Fire Hall
Sat Nov 4th at 6:30 pm at Quesnel Arts and Recreation Centre
Sun Nov 5th at 1:30 pm at 150 Mile House Community Hall
Mon Nov 6th at 6:30 pm at the Miocene Community Hall
Tue Nov 7th at 6:30 pm at the Anahim Lake Community Hall
Wed Nov 8th at 6:30 pm at the Nimpo Lake Community Hall
Thu Nov 9th at 12:00 pm at the Alexis Creek Community Hall
Thu Nov 9th at 4:00 pm at the Riske Creek Old School
Mon Nov 13th at 6:30 pm at the 108 Mile Ranch Community Hall
Tue Nov 14th at 6:30 pm at the 100 Mile House Community Hall
Wed Nov 15th at 6:30 pm at the Big Lake Community Hall

Agenda:
-Trade Show Info Booths (30 mins)
-Overview Presentation (30 mins)
-Small Group Discussions (60 mins)

What to expect:
-All are welcome to this family-friendly opportunity to learn about this summer's emergency response.
-Respectfully share your thoughts on the wildfire emergency response and challenges in recovery and be part of solutions.
-Multiple agencies who participated in the emergency will be attending.
-A step in moving towards recovery.

It is not:
-An open microphone. All people will have an equal opportunity to speak during small group discussions.

Visit www.cariboord.ca, Twitter: @CaribooRD, go to the Facebook: CRD EmergencyOperations page or call 250-392-3351 for more information.

2) Harlem Crowns Basketball - Nov 4th at 5 pm
The famous Harlem Crowns basketball team will be visiting Lake City Secondary School at 5:00 pm on Saturday Nov 4th. This event promises to be fun filled. Free admission at the Carson Drive campus (in the gym).

3) Breaking the Silence Conference - Nov 3 & 4th
The Committee for Action Against Sexual Violence is hosting this two day conference at TRU (1250 Western Ave) in Williams Lake. There will be a panel and Q&A time on Friday night as well as two key speakers and workshops on Saturday:
-Tracey Porteous, Executive Director: Ending the Violence Association of BC
-Dr. Jacqueline Holler, Associate Professor, Dept of History, Women's Studies and Gender Studies at UNBC

Information tables on site for Saturday and Counsellor available.

Cost is $10 (lack of funds is not a barrier - no one will be turned away).
Register through the Women's Contact Society at 250-392-4118

4) Entrepreneurial Mindset Mastery Workshop - Nov 8 from 1 - 3 pm
Develop your Entrepreneurial Mindset...

How can you build on your strengths, grow your business and make more money? It's all about Mindset!  As a business owner, you need to have your head in the game to stay competitive. Having an "entrepreneurial mindset" can help you make good decisions, be confident in your abilities and plan for change.

Facilitated by the only Certified EMP™ Practitioners in Western Canada, this workshop will help you gain a deeper understanding of the assessment tool, insight into your own profile and tips to create an action plan to apply your results.

Women's Enterprise Centre (WEC) and Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) have partnered to help business owners in the north to assess and improve their entrepreneurial mindset to realize their business potential. This event is supported by the Chamber of Commerce.

November 8, 1pm to 3pm 
Ramada Hotel, 1118 Lakeview Cres. | Williams Lake, BC
Seating is limited – register today!
Special pricing: $59 | REGISTER at wec.ca/MindsetWilliamsLake

5) Strong Start - Fun & free for children 0-5 (and caregivers)
Brought to you by School District no 27, StrongStart centres are school-based early learning centres facilitated by an Early Childhood Educator. All children 0 - 5 years old are welcome to attend with a parent/caregiver. See the list of schools and schedule below:

Cataline Elementary - Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm
Marie Sharpe Elementary - Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm
Mountview Elementary - Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 am
Big Lake Elementary - Mondays from 9 am to 12 pm
150 Mile House Elementary - Tuesday & Thursdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am
Horsefly Elementary - Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm

For more information please call 250-398-3839

6) Station House Gallery AGM - Nov 15th
Wednesday Nov 15th at 12 noon, lunch will be served. All members and guests are welcome. Visit stationhousegallery.com or call 250-392-6113 for more information.

7) Local T-shirt & Decal Fundraiser
100% of the proceeds are going to local fire departments and fire relief funds. Available at Schickworks Signs and Stiches (in Williams Lake), at The Outlaw (in 100 Mile House) and at The Iron Horse Pub (in Lone Butte) or order online at www.bcwildfiretshirts.com

8) Rotary Book Sale - last day is Nov 4th
Almost over (until next time!)... the twice annual book sale is on now in Boitanio Mall until Nov 4th.

9) Williams Lake Baby Fest - Nov 16th from 3 - 6 pm
Celebrating every baby born in 2017! A free information fair for families with babies and very young children. Get connected to the services and products in your community.

When: Thursday Nov 16th
Time: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
Where: The Giibraltar Room (at the Rec Complex)

Join us to celebrate National Child Day! Featuring a Traditional Baby Welcoming Ceremony at 3:30 pm and Live music with LeRae and friends at 4:30 pm. A free gift for every baby and a grand prize draw!
Brought to you by the Early Childhood Development Network in Williams Lake and Success By 6.

10) CTC's Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
The Positive Action word of the week for November 6th is: Creative: To be able to make something new.

If you are interested in learning more about Positive Action and how you could use it in your setting, please contact Carla Bullinger at 250-267-8249 or comthatcares@sd27.bc.ca

11) Local Craft Fairs THIS weekend- see location and times below
Sat Nov 4th - Horsefly Community Hall from 10 am - 2:30 pm
Sat Nov 4th - Marantha Market Craft Fair (1278 Lakeview Cres) from 10 am - 4:00 pm
Sat Nov 4th - 150 Mile House Community Fire Hall from 10 am - 2 pm

12) Operation Christmas Child - deadline Nov 17th
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes through ordinary people like you and I. In Williams Lake, pick up your box and brochure at Cariboo Bethel Church at 833 Western Ave or call 250-398-6731 - deadline is Nov 17.

13) Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Williams Lake - AGM Nov 23
The Annual General Meeting of BBBS in Williams Lake is taking place on Nov 23rd at 7:00 pm at 200 - 369 Oliver Street. Please RSVP to Susan at 250-398-8391. Refreshments available, and everyone is welcome.

14) SPC Annual General Meeting - Nov 27th
The Social Planning Council's AGM is next month, on Nov 27th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm as part of our regular monthly meeting. Membership renewals are also due as of our AGM - please find attached our annual membership form and bring it on Nov 27th or mail to Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1. If you are unable to access the attached form, or have any questions, please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call our office at 250-243-2126. Thank-you for your participation!

15) Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale - Nov 18th
"Made in the Cariboo Craft Sale" is back for its 6th year, Saturday, November 18th, 2017. Crafters from the Cariboo sell their beautiful handcrafted items just in time for Christmas. As in 2016, the Williams Lake & District Chamber of Commerce has arranged for a bus route between all the Craft Fairs and activities happening on November 18th, reducing parking challenges and our carbon footprint. Start the Craft Fair tour with us at the Tourism Discovery Centre at 10 am and enjoy your shopping!

16) Youth Initiative Grant applications - until Nov 17th
United Way is pleased to announce that applications for the GenNext youth initiatives grant will be open to young leaders this coming Monday October 2nd through to November 17th.  Through both community feedback and consultation last year, we realized the importance of funding these youth led community projects earlier in the school year and so have bumped up the application timeline to better align with the students’ and out of school programs’ schedules. As in previous years, all applications must be submitted by youth for youth in partnership with an organization with a registered charitable number (school, service group, arts and culture group, sport association, municipal government are some additional examples to local charities).  The Partner Organization Agreement is attached here and is also accessible through the application portal.

New this year, the application is now on our community application website (eaccess.unitedwaytnc.ca).  All applicants will have to email Kristi Rintoul at Kristi@unitedwaytnc.ca  to request a user name and password in order to access the website.  Once they do have that access they will be required to submit a Progress Report on funding received last year (if necessary) in order to submit a new application. 
  
I’m happy to answer any and or all questions please feel free to give me a shout.

Thank you for all you do for our communities!
  
Ashlee Hyde
Manager of Resource and Community Development
ashlee@unitedwaytnc.ca
United Way Thompson Nicola Cariboo
Change starts here.

2034-1250 Western Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1H7
250.392.8145
250.372.5926 fax
unitedwaytnc.ca

17) Williams Lake Wanderers - November Activity Schedule
We are planning to be hiking/walking each day until we have enough snow to extend the activities to snowshoeing and cross country skiing as well.

We will still leave the Sam Ketcham Complex at 9:00am, so come around 8:45 to get organized. We always begin our outings from there on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, so you can fill out a membership form and pay your $10 annual fee if you wish to become a member. Once you're a member, you will receive emails with schedule and schedule changes. Schedules and updates are also on Facebook.

November Schedule:
Tue Nov  7 – Box Trail hike ( off Hwy. 20)
Wed Nov 8 – Beecher Prairie hike ( off Hwy. 20))
Thu Nov 9 – UBC Forest grasslands walk ( off Hwy. 97S.)
Tue Nov 14 – Kitchen Sink walk ( off Hwy. 20)
Wed Nov 15 – New trail off Hwy. 20 at Xat'sull
Thu Nov 16 –Walk up/down old Hwy. 20 – possible shuttle required
Tue Nov 21 – Dairy Fields walk ( behind United Church)
Wed Nov 22– Kekuli walk on Jeep road ( off Hwy. 20)
Thu Nov 23 - Anderson Road area off bike trail   (Dog Creek Road)
Tue Nov 28 – Scout Island walk ( from Sam Ketcham)
Wed Nov 29 – Snap/Berracouga Trails ( Fox Mtn.) possible shuttle required
Thu Nov 30 - Dog Gone Trail – off Hwy. 20

All of these activities are subject to change according to weather conditions, so keep an eye on your email/Facebook daily!!

No Host Breakfast Social: at 7:45 am on Thursday, the 9th,  at the Dog & Suds before the UBC grasslands walk

Visit the Williams Lake Wanderers facebook page or call 250-392-6423 or 250-392-4705 for more information.

18) CCPL Annual General Meeting - Nov 8
The Annual General Meeting of Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy is being held on Wednesday Nov 8th from 5-6 pm at their Immigrant Services Centre office in Williams Lake Square (118C  North 1st Ave).

For more information please contact Bruce Mack at 250-392-6867 or brucemack68@gmail.com

19) CCACS NEW grant program
Four new support grants of up to $1000 are available for non-profit/community groups or individual artists to support and develop arts and culture in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) via a CCACS Pilot Support Grants Project. The funding for these grants is made available from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS).

The CCACS will be offering two pilot application intakes for 2018:

Intake #1: December 1, 2017 application deadline for grants to be completed by June 30, 2018.

Intake #2: June 1, 2018 application deadline for grants to be completed by December 31, 2018.

Non-profit/Community Group Support Grants
-Capital Acquisition Grants are available to facilitate and support the artistic activities of the organization or group through capital purchases.
 
-General Program Support Grants are available for activities such as workshops, professional development, or any other activity designed to enhance an existing program.
 
-Community-Based Support Grants are available for community-based artistic activities.

Individual Artist Support Grant
-Professional Development Grants are available to individual artists to assist with course fees, related necessary materials and travel on the understanding that applicants will be required to show how the professional development activity will benefit not only their own practice, but also the general community and local artists.

For further information please contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at
778-412-9044 or email
info@centralcaribooarts.com

20) Boys and Girls Club in Williams Lake - AGM Dec 7th
The Annual General Meeting of the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake & District is being held on Thursday, Dec 7th at 5:30 pm. Join us for a Potluck dinner and AGM at the Club (17 South 4th Ave/ across from Safeway).

Mission Statement:
"To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life."

21) Integrative Yoga for Kids - Nov 9 - Dec 7
Satya Yoga Studio and the Canadian Mental Health Association offer "Kids Yoga" for mindfulness, body awareness and self regulation. With Bettina Egert and Tricia McLellan for kids ages 7 - 11 on Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:30 pm from Nov 9 - Dec 7th. Cost is $55, and financial assistance is available.

Movement practices, like Yoga, help to develop a child’s self-awareness, emotional intelligence and self-control. Our 5 week Yoga program will be focused on sharpening concentration or attention and building emotion- regulation skills to effectively manage stress, gaining self-knowledge and body awareness.

Individual support with Bettina will be available by appointment, to integrate body awareness and movement with developing coping strategies and skills to manage uncomfortable emotions, anxiety and insecurities.

Register by email to info@satyayogastudio.ca or call 778-412-9020 or to Bettina.egert@cmha.bc.ca or call 250-305-4420.

Bettina is practicing as Family Counsellor at the Canadian Mental Health Association, supporting parents and their children in managing stressful life situations and integrating mindful practices in her work.

Tricia is the co-owner of Satya Yoga Studio, Integrative Yoga Therapist and a Mom who uses mindful practices to help restore communication, maintain emotional balance and decrease stress.

22) Performances in the Park - Call for Performers
Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society with the support of the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District.
 
The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society is happy to announce that Performances in the Park, the outdoor free summer concert series, will begin on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 6:00pm and will continue each Thursday evening at the same time at the Gwen Ringwood Theatre in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park until August 23rd, 2018. Once again, with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake, the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society will be presenting this event under the management of Angela Sommer of Angelkeys Music Studio.
 
The concert series will feature two acts each week; one from 6 pm - 6:55pm and then from 7:05 – 8:00 pm. All acts will be family friendly.
 
We are currently looking for performers of every type to fill these performances. Applications can be downloaded or filled out online via our website http://www.centralcaribooarts.com/performances-in-the-park/

The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.
 
This well attended, free event, is fun for the whole family and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces in the crowd!

For more information, sponsorship opportunities , or for interviews please contact:
Angela Sommer
performances@centralcaribooarts.com
250-305-4784

Friday, October 27, 2017

Notice of Annual General Meeting - Nov 27, 2017



The Social Planning Council's AGM is next month, on Nov 27th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm as part of our regular monthly meeting. Membership renewals are also due as of our AGM - please find attached our annual membership form and bring it on Nov 27th or mail to Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1 (attachment available via the online notice at the following link: http://cm.pn/37e3)


If you are unable to access the attached form, or have any questions, please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call our office at 250-243-2126. Thank-you for your participation!

Contact Us

The Social Planning Council is made up of volunteers from the community. Many of us work in social services agencies or also volunteer for other organizations.

Reach our Coordinator Jessica Knodel at spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or by calling 250-243-2126. Our Mailing Address is Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1

To reach the Communites that Care Project Manager Carla Bullinger please email comthatcare@sd27.bc.ca