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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 8, 2013

Community Updates (11) – November 8, 2013

Community Updates (11) – November 8, 2013
The following updates are below:

1) Legion 139 Williams Lake - Event Lest We Forget 2013
2) Free Public Skate & Everyone Welcome Swim - Nov 9
3) Event Hosting Grant Deadline - Nov 30th
4) Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy celebrates Financial Literacy Month
5) CTC’s Positive Action Word of the Week
6) Fall Break Programs at the Recreation Complex - Nov 12 - 15th
7) Winter Warm up Festival - Free family event - Nov 14
8) Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin's Annual Cowboy Christmas - Nov 16th
9) RCMP Musical Ride - Proceeds for grants to Community Groups
10) TRU Strategic Priorities survey# 2
11) Community Development Institute of UNBC visits Williams Lake Nov 25

1) Legion 139 Williams Lake Event Lest We Forget 2013
9:00 AM- doors open at Gibralter Room
9:30 AM - Colour Party and Veterans assemble at Gibralter Room.
10:00 AM - Service at Gibralter Room
10:50 AM - Two minute wave of silence at Cenotaph followed by laying of wreaths

After the parade we invite the community to attend our local branch #139 for potluck, fellowship and memories following the service. There will be a variety of entertainers. Refreshments for all young parade participants will be available in Legion Lower Hall.

4:30 PM SaveOn foods will be serving Beef Dip at the branch.

If you require assistance , desire a ride to service or a wreath please contact the branch 250-392-2524 or 250-392-4255

2) Free Public Skate & Everyone Welcome Swim - Nov 9

From 1 - 2:30 pm on Saturday Nov 9th sponsored by Oliver & Co. Lawyers.

3) Event Hosting Grant Deadline - Nov 30th

The purpose of the Event Hosting Grant is to provide the stimulus and seed money to assist local non-profit organizations to bid, host, develop, grow, market and administer new events in the City of Williams Lake.

A little information about the grant, contact information as well as links to the application and the Event Hosting Policy are available on their website. Please read the policy carefully to ensure that your organization and your event are eligible. Contact the Complex at 250.398.7665 for more information

4) Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy celebrates Financial Literacy Month.

Two fantastic on-line financial literacy resources are available: www.smallchangeaddsup.ca and http://thefinancecoachco.com/#! - For a download 'The Art of Financial Organizing'.

In addition, each week in November has a theme.

Week 1 - Financial Skills

Week 2 - Track your spending

Week 3 - Budgeting & Saving

Week 4 - Savings options

Could you be a financial literacy community champion? I am looking for financially literate individuals interested in helping others develop these essential life skills. A full resource kit, training and support can be provided. Anyone interested should contact me: kirsten@caribooliteracy.com or visit caribooliteracy.com for more information.

5) CTC’s Positive Action Word of the Week

Last week, many schools completed Unit 1 of the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle which depicts the first principle of the Positive Action philosophy:  our thoughts lead to our actions; our actions lead to feelings about ourselves; and those feelings lead to more thoughts.

This week, they will launch into Unit 2 which explores Physical and Intellectual Positive Actions for Your Body and Mind.

This first word of the week in this unit is: Healthy: To be well or to have good health.

Many of us are striving to stay healthy at this time of the year.  Here are some tips the students will be learning: Take positive actions for my body, eat good food, exercise, get enough sleep, avoid harmful things, and don't spread germs.

For more information contact Carla Bullinger - Cell: (250) 267-8249 or email: comthatcares@sd27.bc.ca

6) Fall Break Programs at the Recreation Complex - Nov 12 - 15th

During Fall Break, November 12 - 15, the Cariboo Memorial
Recreation Complex has a number of activities organized to keep children active and engaged.

In the Pool - Fall Break Fun Days November 12 - 15

1:30-3:00pm - Everyone Welcome Swims with a daily theme:

November 12 - Sports Day

November 13 - Iceberg Day

November 14 - Inflatable Toy Day - bring your favourite

November 15 - Relay Day

On the Ice:

November 12, 13, 14, 11:00am-12:30pm Public Skate

November 15, 11:00am-12:30pm Toonie Skate 

Programs Video Game Designer, 11 - 14 years:

Design your very own game. Students will receive a copy of their game to take home to play and continue working on. November 12 - 15, 3:15-5:15pm - $120.00 for four classes.

Video Game Designer Jr, 7 - 10 years:

Design and create your own 2D or 3D world. As they progress through the course, students will build a game that they can take home to share with friends and family. November 12 - 15, 1:30-3:00pm - $90.00 for four classes.

LEGO Robotics - Motors and Movement, 7 - 10 years:

This class introduces Lego Technic Builds. Participants will build and modify moving remote control vehicles or build other fun and complex structures. November 12 - 15, 9:00-10:30am $90.00 for four classes.

Computer Animation, 14 + years:

Create your own videos with LEGO using stop animation and learn a little about what it takes to be a part of the expanding computer animation industry. November 12-15, 6:30-8:30pm - $120.00 for four classes.

7) Winter Warm up Festival - Free family event - Nov 14

Thursday Nov 14 at Elizabeth Grouse Gym (Sugar Cane Reserve) from 11am - 2 pm.

Puppet making, story telling, door prizes, service provider booths, and many more activities. Lunch is provided. Contact Carol Archie at 250-296-3507 ext 101 or Lynn Dunford at 250-398-9814 for more info.

8) Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin's Annual Cowboy Christmas - Nov 16th

Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin 9th Annual Cowboy Christmas, November 16th in the Gibraltar Room of the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

Trade/Craft Fair and Silent Auction – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Open Mic  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. free admission

Cowboy Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the Gibraltar Room – entertainers, Ed Peekeekoot, Frank Gleeson, Ed Wahl – tickets $15.00 ea. Can be purchased at the museum, during the Trade/Craft Fair or at the door.

9) RCMP Musical Ride - Proceeds for grants to Community Groups

Applications for funding from community groups will be accepted until Nov 15. Make a written submission to the Williams Lake Community Policing Board and send to the local RCMP detachment at 575 Borland Street, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1R9, attention: Community Policing Commitee.

10) TRU Strategic Priorities survey# 2

Let's shape the TRU of tomorrow. Let's do it together. Go to tru.ca/strategicpriorities

11) Community Development Institute of UNBC visits Williams Lake Nov 25

At the Social Planning Council's AGM on Monday Nov 25 from 11:30 am - 1 pm at the City of Williams Lake hear from Laura Reyser from the Community Development Institute and discuss Poverty Reduction, Succession & Retention as well as Economic Development Issues affecting our community. She will discuss data from our community and give concrete examples from other communities facing similar challenges such as Kitimat, McKenzie and Peace River. Everyone is invited - there will be lunch.

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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.

Our Mailing Address is Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1

To reach the Society Coordinator Jessica Dunn please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call 250-243-2126

To reach the Communities that Care Project Manager Carla Bullinger please email carla@caribooliteracy.com or call 250-267-8249

To reach the THRIVE Williams Lake Project Manager Anne Burrill please email anne@changemakerconsulting.ca or call 250-267-7211

To reach the current SPC Chair Larry Stranberg please email happytrails@cfdccariboo.com or call 250-392-3626