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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, January 24, 2014

Community Updates (13) – Jan 24, 2014



Please see below for the following updates from around the community:
 
1) The next Social Planning Council Meeting - Monday Jan 27th  at 12pm
2) Deadline Reminder - Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society's - Project Grants
3) CTC’s Positive Action Word of the Week
4) Elder College Registration - Jan 29th final date
5) CCPL celebrates Family Literacy Week - Jan 26th - Feb 1st
6) Cariboo Regional Library Film showing - Amour on Jan 29th at 7 pm
7) Family Skating Day - Jan 29th from 4 - 7 pm at Sugar Cane
8) Star Party - ­Free Family Event at SINC this Saturday Jan 25th from 6-8 pm
9) Accessibility Committee Meetings - open to all
10) “Healthy Bite” Monthly Vegetarian Club - starts Jan 26th at 6pm 
11) Reminder - Film Showing: The Muskwa-Kechika: B.C.'s Working Wilderness
12) Enjoy Family Fest - Sunday Feb 2 from 10:00-2:00 at Marie Sharpe School
13) Looking for resources, contact information, programs or other services in Williams Lake?


1) The next Social Planning Council Meeting - Monday Jan 27th  at 12pm
The next Social Planning Council meeting is on Monday January 27th from 12 - 1:30 pm at the Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society (IMSS) with a presentation about the new TRU on-campus Medical Clinic (agenda is attached).



Membership Renewals for Social Planning Council are also now being accepted. Thank-you for your participation.



2) Deadline Reminder - Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society's - Project Grants

2014 CCACS Project Grants:

Project grants are available for non-profit organizations or community groups in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) to support and develop arts and culture within this region. The funding for these grants is courtesy of the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District (Central Cariboo Arts & Culture function), subject to the availability of funds.

Project Grants of between $300 and $2,000 are available for projects which:
a) Are new or build creatively on previous work, b) Are likely to increase participation in arts & culture, c) Take place within the Central Cariboo region (Williams Lake and/or CRD Areas D, E, and F) and d) Will be completed by December 31, 2014

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4pm, and full details, adjudication criteria and application requirements can be obtained by visiting
www.centralcaribooarts.com or by request from info@centralcaribooarts.com



3) CTC’s Positive Action Word of the Week

The Positive Action word of the week for January 20th is: Thoughts: Ideas that result from thinking.



This brings us back to the Positive Action Thoughts-Actions-Feelings circle. I’m attaching a visual – many of you will have already seen this – that depicts how positive thoughts lead to positive actions, which lead to positive feelings, and these feelings lead back to positive thoughts.



When we feel good about ourselves, we have a positive self-concept.  Positive Action lessons give students skills for managing and improving their self-concept.  It provides opportunities and practice for developing personal potential, responsibility, understanding, social skills, and techniques for creative problem solving.



Here’s some background information for those of you new to Positive Action:



a) It’s an evidence based program sponsored by Communities that Care,

b) Its universal philosophy is that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions, ie. When you think positive thoughts, you do positive actions, and you feel good about yourself.  Positive Action lessons help children build these skills so that it becomes a way of thinking and doing, and

c) It’s fun, interactive, and easily incorporated into the classroom and other settings.



Next week, you will find the Positive Action Word of the Week in your inbox.  All the lessons during that week focus on this word and give children and youth a deeper understanding of what it means.



You can help promote Positive Action and the Word of Week by posting it in your schools, organizations, in public spaces, or using it to engage in dialogue.  When our children see us using it, it reinforces the positive lessons and actions they are learning.



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



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



4) Elder College Registration - Jan 29th final date

The last registration for the spring semester will be 1:30 - 2:30 pm on Wednesday Jan 29th at the Seniors Activity Centre. Spaces are still available in many classes ad most courses cost $30 or less.



5) CCPL celebrates Family Literacy Week - Jan 26th - Feb 1st

Celebrate literacy activities with your friends and family. Look for library activities and other community programs. Try to learn a new word, recipe, activity and have fun. Pick up a copy of the Williams Lake Tribune Newspaper to learn more about  Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy (CCPL). Sponsored byKiwanis Club books for Babies project and the Tribune. Visit www.caribooliteracy.com for more information.



6) Cariboo Regional Library Film showing - Amour on Jan 29th at 7 pm

Wed Jan 29th at 7pm - Directed by Michael Haneke & won Best Foreign Language Film of the Year (Austria).


Three other nominations including Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Writing, and Original Screenplay.


Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.



7) Family Skating Day - Jan 29th from 4 - 7 pm at Sugar Cane

Family skate taking place on Jan. 29 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sugar Cane ice rink (near the gymnasium). Free for everyone and if you come as a whole family there are prizes to be won! Contact Carol Archie for more info at 296-3507 ext 101 or Kyle ext 111.



8) Star Party - ­Free Family Event at SINC this Saturday Jan 25th from 6-8 pm
Local Astronomers will guide this evening of star gazing for all levels.  Bring your telescope if you have one, if not a pair of binoculars can show an amazing amount of detail.  Dress warmly for laying in the snow (or on the ground) with gloves, mittens, hat and no headlamps or flashlights please to protect our night vision.  This event is weather dependant, if very cold or overcast the event will be moved indoors. Call 398 8532 or email yncwilliamslake@gmail.com with any questions.



9) Accessibility Committee Meetings - open to all

The City's Accessibility Committee meets monthly on the first Tuesday at noon at City Hall and is always open to the public.



10) “Healthy Bite” Monthly Vegetarian Club - starts Jan 26th at 6pm 

This monthly vegetarian Supper Club that begins this Sunday, January 26th, at 6pm. The food-and-fun event will promote interest in health and nutrition.  At each session there will be a brief presentation or activity - no reservations needed and friends are welcome!   It’s Potluck Plus - entrance fee is a large vegetarian dish to share with others, and the recipe.  Recipes will be copied and shared each evening.  Supper will be served in the Fellowship Room at 782 N 9th Ave.  For more info phone 778-412-5279.



11) Reminder - Film Showing: The Muskwa-Kechika: B.C.'s Working Wilderness
Monday, January 27, 7:30 pm, Scout Island Nature House

The magnificent Muskwa-Kechika Management Area in northern British Columbia  includes  Parks  and  Protected  Areas  where  resource  extraction  is prohibited,  and  management  zones  where  resource extraction  may  occur.  We will present a half-hour DVD describing this unique approach to natural resource management in B.C.    Afterwards, Cathy  Koot  will  share  a  few  slides  from  a  trip  she  took  with  fellow naturalists to some of the very sites shown in the film



For more information please contact Sue Hemphill at 250-398-8532



12) Enjoy Family Fest - Sunday Feb 2 from 10:00-2:00 at Marie Sharpe School

CCPL is celebrating Reach a Reader and Family Literacy Week which is culminating in our Family Fest event on February 2 at Marie Sharpe School.  This free and very popular family event will have even more interactive stations than in previous years including: music station; composting demos; puppet shows; story time; art station; free books; face painting; entertainment; refreshments and more!



13) Looking for resources, contact information, programs or other services in Williams Lake?

Visit - www.accesswilliamslake.org

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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.

To reach our Coordinator Jessica Dunn please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call 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 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