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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, August 29, 2014

Community Updates (15) – Aug 29, 2014



1) Do you have questions for the Mayoral Candidates?
2) Is your organization experiencing a rise facility fee charges? Community feedback is being sought.
3) Calculating the Living Wage: webinar for local communities coming September 9th
4) Big Brothers Big Sister's Annual "Tour de Cariboo" - Sept 6th
5) Boitanio Mall - Club Days - Fall Sign-up are underway
6) Free Library Event - Evening with Author & Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars
7) Williams Lake Harvest Fair - Sept 6 & 7th
8) Literacy & Math Tutoring - available for students grades 1 - 7
9) Chickadee Early Childhood & Learning Centre - open house on Saturday Aug 30th
10) Suicide Awareness & Prevention Workshop - Sept 4th
11) Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy - free programs & services
12) RCMP Regiment Ball - Sept 20th - ticket are going fast
13) Annual General Meeting - Williams Lake Hospice Society - Sept 10th
14) Annual Pool Shut Down - closed from Aug 18th - Sept 7th
15) Reminder - The 2014 Art Walk and Sale - ends Sept 6th

1) Do you have questions for the Mayoral Candidates?
City Council Elections for the City of Williams Lake are coming up. Do you have questions you want to ask the candidates? As always, you can have your voice heard via the Social Planning Council. We are going to prepare a set of questions, forward them to the candidates for their response, and then publish their answers. You can submit your questions completely anonymously via https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KKZN6NC. At the next Social Planning Council monthly lunch meeting on Monday Sept 22nd, we will be discussing this further. Everyone is welcome.

2) Is your organization experiencing a rise facility fee charges? Community feedback is being sought.
We want to hear from you. Are you experiencing changes in facility usage fees for your service club? Either way we would like to hear from you. Send us an email with your observations, personal experience &/or anecdotal comments. Please include the name of the organization experiencing changes, and please know that your personal information will be kept anonymous. Send your comments to spc-coordinator@xplornet.com.

3) Calculating the Living Wage: webinar for local communities coming September 9th
Save the date!  Tuesday, September 9th from noon to 1 pm (PDT) by webinar – please share this announcement.

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has received more than three dozen requests from communities around BC (and across western Canada) asking how the local living wage can be calculated.  To help the living wage movement grow, you are invited  to  join us for a free one-hour webinar on how the Living Wage for Families calculates the annual living wage, and to learn how you can adopt this methodology to use in your own community. 

Iglika Ivanova of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office) will walk through the data required to develop a local table of family expenses and show how to use the living wage calculation spreadsheet to calculate the living wage in your community; Iglika does the annual calculation for the Metro Vancouver living wage.

Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition and Catherine Ludgate of the Living Wage for Families Campaign (employer recognition) will provide a history of the Campaign and some suggestions for how to find a local host to make the annual calculations;  First Call is the host for the Living Wage for Families Campaign.

To register for the webinar, please send an email to info@livingwageforfamilies.ca, with "webinar" in the subject line.  We'll send information on how to connect to the webinar, closer to the dates.

4) Big Brothers Big Sister's Annual "Tour de Cariboo" - Sept 6th
Are you ready? Set your next fitness challenge on the Tour de Cariboo, a 76 km bike ride from Williams Lake to Gavin Lake. 76km a bit much for you? Split it up with friends and family and form a relay team. There are absolutely no rules for the team. Make up your own with as few or many riders as you like. Ride a little ride alot - challenge yourself.

To learn more visit www.bbswlake.com or call 250-398-8391

5) Boitanio Mall - Club Days - Fall Sign-up are underway
On September 6th from 10 am - 2 pm is Clubs Day. To book your organizations free space, call Jeanette at 250-392-4169

Registration for service clubs are now underway. Some of them include:
Shogun Martial Arts - 250-392-2280
Williams Lake Swim Club - 250-303-1199
Williams Lake Skating Club - 250-392-4312
Cariboo Bowling clubs - www.cariboobowl.com
Boys & Girls Club "KidZone" after school child care - 250-392-5730
Gymnastics Club - 250-398-7331
Williams Lake Curling - 250-392-4636

6) Free Library Event - Evening with Author & Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars
Xat'sull Chief Bev Sellars will be at the Williams Lake Branch to present and speak about her book, They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School. It is the first full-length memoir to be published out of St. Joseph's Mission at Williams Lake, BC, and tells of three generations of women who attended the school, interweaving the personal histories of her grandmother and her mother with her own.  Sellars candidly documents the emotional and physical trauma she experienced, and gives insight on her own journey toward healing.

Date: Tuesday Sept 9th
Time: 7pm
Location: Williams Lake Branch, Cariboo Regional District Library
Contact person: Caroline Derksen
Contact email/phone number: 250-392-3630

7) Williams Lake Harvest Fair - Sept 6 & 7th
The 38th Annual Williams Lake Harvest Fair is next Saturday & Sunday, Sept 6  - 7th at the Stampede Park. The Harvest Fair is not in the business of profit. The sole purpose of the fair is to encourage the development of arts & crafts, home arts, gardening, livestock etc. The Harvest Fair Board consists of volunteers who work year round for no gain other than the personal satisfaction of staging a community fair. Your participation and attendance to make this fair a success is greatly appreciated.

Want to enter your submission?
Want to enter the Pet Parade, Cut Flower, Floral Art, Potted Plants, Vegetables, Farm, Field & Orchard Produce, Canning & Preserves, Home Baking Needlework & Sewing, Quilting, Knitting & Crochet, Little Britches Rodeo Finals, Senior Citizens, Arts & Crafts, Children, Homemade Beer & Wine, Photography, Rabbits & Guinea Pigs, Poultry, Harvest Ranch Rodeo, Livestock, Sheep, 4H Competition, Goats, Gymkhana, Spinning & Weaving,  and other Special Prize Classes. Submit your entry in person to the Reception desk at City Hall or at the Tribune Office.

Entry deadlines (vary by category) is Sept 3 & 4th. Visit wlharvestfair.ca or pick up brochures available around town for more entry and category details. Brochures are available at Save On Foods, Beaver Valley Feeds, Tourist Info Ctr, Seniors Centre, WL Vet Clinic, Animal Care Hospital, Fabricland, Total Pet, The Tribune, City Hall, Safeway and at Cariboo GM.

8) Literacy & Math Tutoring - available for students grades 1 - 7
The Williams Lake Learning Disabilities Association in partnership with the Child Deelopment Centr offers tutoring for students (grades 1 - 7) in literacy and math. If your child needs help please contact Sydney Wolstenholme at 250-392-4481 or the CDC at 690 Second Ave. N.

9) Chickadee Early Childhood & Learning Centre - open house on Saturday Aug 30th
The Chickadee Early Childhood & Learning Centre is hosting an open house an registration this Saturday Aug 30th from 1 - 4 pm at the Miocene Hall, Horsefly Road. For more info call Claire at 250-296-3265. Imaginative play based learning - Inspired by Waldorf Education.

10) Suicide Awareness & Prevention Workshop - Sept 4th
The Canadian Mental Health Association presents a suicide Awareness & Prevention Workshop on September 4th. Did you know approximately 11 people will die by suicide in Canada today and for each death by suicide it has been estimated that the lives of 7 - 10 bereaved survivors are profoundly affected.

What: Be part of the Conversation. Learn Myths, Warning Signs and ways you can help.
Location: Central CAriboo Arts & Culture Society (former Fire Hall)
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Cost: Free

For more information contact the CMHA - Cariboo Chilcotin Branch at 51 Fourth Ave S., 250-398-8220 ext 2020 or 2040 or visit www.cariboo.cmha.bc.ca

Crisis Line - 1-888-353-2273

11) Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy - free programs & services
There are many free programs & services available through the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy. Promoting lifelong learning for all ages, they offer help with reading, writing, math, free computer classes and more. Become a Life Long Learner - visit www.caribooliteracy.com or contact Melody Newcombe at 250-945-4199 or mel@caribooliteracy.com, or Janette Moller at 250-392-8161.

12) RCMP Regiment Ball - Sept 20th - ticket are going fast
The Williams Lake RCMP would like to invite the public to attend the 2014 Regiment Ball on Saturday Sept 20th. There will be a formal dinner, live auction, and dance floor with music from March Hare. Tickets are $80 each and there is limited seats available. Contact Crystal at 250-392-8695 or stop by the detachment to get your tickets. All proceeds from the ball will go to the Moncton Fallen Members Fund.

13) Annual General Meeting - Williams Lake Hospice Society - Sept 10th
All members and prospective members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting for the WL Hospice Society on Wednesday Sept 10th at 6pm in the Education room of the Deni House.

14) Annual Pool Shut Down - closed from Aug 18th - Sept 7th
The annual pool shutdown ends September 7th. On another note, the new Active Living Guide is now available. Hardcopies are being sent out, and are always available at the Recreation Complex at 525 Proctor Street, or online at www.activewilliamslake.com. Call 250-398-7665 for more information.

15) Reminder - The 2014 Art Walk and Sale - ends Sept 6th
Until Sept 6th view great art, prizes, entertainment and exercise. The art walk runs Aug. 7 to Sept. 6 and features the work of 52 artists paired with local businesses for display.  All types of art is represented on the walk including oils, water colours, pencil drawings, pottery, acrylics, weaving, photography, airbrush art, quilting, carving, jewellery, doll making and more. Visit locations downtown to learn more.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Community Updates (13) – Aug 8, 2014



Community Updates (13) – Aug 8, 2014
1) Speak up, now is the time to ask questions - to your Mayoral Candidates
2) Scout Island Nature Centre Activities
a) Potluck Dinner
b) "Voyage of the Voyageurs"
c)"Night Life"
d)"Discovering Nature close-up"
3) Station House Gallery: Call for Submissions for 2015 Exhibition Year
4) Art WALK - The 2014 Art Walk and Sale officially began
5) Performances in the Park - Schedule
6) From the Recreation Complex
a) The Fall/Winter 2014 Active Living Guide is now online
b) Water Safety Instructor Course - Aug 11 - 15th
c) Rookie Hockey lessons (ages 5-9)
7) Free weekly Baseball & Mountain Biking with the Boys & Girls Club
8) Big Brothers Big Sister's Annual "Tour de Cariboo" - Sept 6th
9)From the Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society
a) Art ROUTE
b) We've been bombed! Yarn-bombed, that is!
c) Culture Days 2014!
10) Williams Lake Wanderers Outdoor Activity Group - August Schedule*
11) Living Wage Tele-Learning - The Intersection Between Living Wage & Minimum Wage
12) The 2014 Williams Lake Kidney Walk is happening on Sunday August 24th in Boitanio Park
13) New Realities, New Relationships - 2014 Conference – September 25 – 27


1) Speak up, because now is the time to ask questions - talk to your Mayoral Candidates via Social Planning Council
City Council Elections for the City of Williams Lake are coming up. Do you have questions you want to ask the candidates? As always, you can have your voice heard via the Social Planning Council. We are going to prepare a set of questions, forward them to the candidates for their response, and then publish their answers. You can submit your questions completely anonymously via https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KKZN6NC. If you are concerned your questions is irrelevant, or not under the Social Planning Council "umbrella" that's ok, still send it for consideration.

2) Scout Island Nature Centre Activities
a) Aug 11 7:00 pm - Potluck Dinner. The Sustainable Living Leadership Program participants will be at the Nature House for a potluck dinner.  Williams Lake is a traditional stop on their annual journey from the headwaters of the Fraser to Vancouver, tracing the route of salmon migration.   Come learn about this exciting program and the sustainability projects the participants are designing.  Please RSVP 398-8532 and plan to bring extra food to share with the voyagers. http://rivershed.com/sustainable-living-leadership-program

b) Aug 13th 1:00 - 3:00 pm at SINC- Voyage of the Voyageurs (short)
Scout Island Nature Centre (SINC)& WL Field Naturalists present Voyage of the Voyageurs. A Free Public Program made possible by Field Naturalist fundraising and volunteer time.

Kids 5 and up who attend Nature Fun on this special day can help paddle the magnificent Voyageur canoes on Williams Lake (or ride along if they’re too little) for an hour. There is room for 20 children at a time.

Each child must bring an approved, appropriately-sized life jacket.
Adult ones are not safe for small bodies.
Singing of “Frere Jacques” optional.
There will be regular activities for 3 and 4 year olds.
The week’s theme is Reptiles and Amphibians.

Email scoutisland@shaw.ca for further details and to register. We will send you a waiver form that must be signed  before your children can ride.

c) Aug 19 7:30-9:30 - "Night Life" at Scout Island Nature Centre.  Listen for bats - Visit the beavers at work - Watch the underwater invertebrates with flashlights (they’re very active!).  Bring a flashlight that shines red (or we will have red cellophane to cover your white light).
Free for all ages

d) It's the last two weeks of "Discovering Nature close-up". For more information or to register call 250-398-8532 or email scoutisland@shaw.ca

August 11-15 is Reptiles and Amphibians
August 18-21 is Mammals Inside and Out
Monday-Friday 9:30-11:30 or 1-3pm for Ages 3-13 (10 dollars per session)

All Day Special Tuesdays (ages 8 - 13)
Art in Nature 9:30-3pm ($20)
The day will include learning to Sketch with a Local Artist

3) Station House Gallery: Call for Submissions for 2015 Exhibition Year
We invite all artists (individuals or groups) to submit proposals for the 2015 Exhibition year. Deadline: September 27th, 2014 by 5:00 pm

Your submission must include:
A proposal including artist statement and project description (500 words max).
A description of technical requirements for your proposed project (If applicable).
A Curriculum Vitae (an artist’s resume which features educational, professional and personal facts relevant to your artistic background).
Visual and/or Audio support material for your proposal (contact the Gallery for specifications)
A list describing all your support material and visual documentation including titles, media, dimensions of work and year of production. Please specify whether or not they are examples of work or works to be exhibited.

Please do not send original artworks. All material must be both PC & Mac OSX compatible.

The Gallery selection committee will choose from among all submissions received to create a diverse and interesting exhibition schedule for 2015.   Artists will be notified no later than 30 days after the deadline regarding acceptance.  If you require more information regarding the station house gallery space, layout or policies, please feel free to contact the Exhibition Coordinator.  The Station House Gallery welcomes all forms of art for submission.

Exhibition proposals may be dropped off at the gallery or mailed to:

GALLERY SELECTION COMMITTEE
C/O STATION HOUSE GALLERY
#1 MACKENZIE AVE. N.
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. V2G 1N4

For More Info Contact:

4) Art WALK - The 2014 Art Walk and Sale officially began
August 7 to September 6, 2014. Great art, prizes, entertainment and exercise. Call/text Arty at 250-398-8826 or williedye@shaw.ca to get involved.

The art walk runs Aug. 7 to Sept. 6 and features the work of 52 artists paired with local businesses for display. Artists from Bella Coola, Merritt, Sun Peaks, Horsefly, Kelowna, Hornby Island will join artists from Williams Lake in showing their work during the walk.

All types of art is represented on the walk including oils, water colours, pencil drawings, pottery, acrylics, weaving, photography, airbrush art, quilting, carving, jewellery, doll making and more. There will be great prizes, great murals to see and a great opportunity for exercise, say organizers. As in past years there will be a silent auction of art happening during the walk.

Every year Art Walk attempts to find an extra special reason for people to do the walk other than to view the great art. This year the reason is another impressive grand prize, a necklace, handcrafted by local jeweller Geoff Bourdon.

Their names and mediums are as follows but more information is available in the Art Walk booklet arriving in  mailboxes this week, and available at participating locations.

Leslie Rowse: photographer; Sears.
Allison Bos: photographer; Cariboo Chiropractic and Medical Centre.
Bruce Charbonneau: painter, printmaker, sculptor; RONA.
Jazmyn Douillard: illustrator/graphic designer; Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group.
Devon Chappell: artist; Bean Counter Bistro & Coffee Bar.
Kim Culbert: photographer; Williams Lake Library.
George Phillips: scroll and fret woodwork;  Williams Lake and District Credit Union.
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin: features art by Vivian Cowan, Sonia Cornwall, Harvey Overton, Hazel Henry, Dave Abbott, Bess Goutiere, Ed Deak, John Dyson, Enid Wright, L.H. Singlehurst, Joe Poole, Gertrude Dingwall, John Schnurrenberger, Len Monical Sculptures, First Nations crafts and beaded buckskins.
Randi Evans: painter; Williams Lake City Hall.
IBEA’s Quilting:  Yvonne Teskey, Carolyn Gribling, Alayne Steward, Denise Frank, Andrea Hughes, Brenda Hughes, Barb Bowles, Victoria Scott, Faith Andre, and Marion Corless.
Chris Hornby: photographer; Creative Accents.
Hazel Loring Henry: painter; Stay-Well Health Foods.
Lesley Lloyd: potter; Audio-Video Unlimited.
Kathy Lauriente: painter; End of the Roll.
Anne Kohut: painter;  Laketown Furnishings.
Laureen Carruthers: photographer; Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
Christy Richardson: potter; Tribune.
Craig and Esther Innes: wood carving; Cariboo Dental Clinic.
Tahirih Goffic: painter; Barking Spider.
Station House Gallery: Community Roots: Inspirations from the Potato House Project in the main gallery. Conspiracy Case features a unique research installation by Edwin Janzen in the upper gallery.
Elisabeth Hoelderl: painter/potter; Cariboo Book Bin.
Liz Twan: photographer; Frame Creations by Bruce.
Amber Cawston: custom leather; Reddog’s Horse and Rider Outfitters
Carvers Linda Bifford, Wanda Scott, Barb Lambe, Mary Robertson, Toni Hooker, Azel Gonzales, and Cathey Hamel: DarlaWear.
Darlene Doskoch: photographer; Lake City Glass.
Spence and Elizabeth Darlington: photographers; Eloquence Spa and Salon.
Joan Beck: potter; Dollar Dollar store.
Mark Kopp: painter;  Bank of Montreal.
Sharon Sipes: paper tole art; Elaine’s Natural Foods.
Donna Williams: glass artist; Mulberry Lane.
Geoff Bourdon: jewellery designer; Woodland Jewellers.
Bev Pemberton: potter; BFF Fashions.
Dorothy Ingalls: painter; Annie’s Attic.
Reva Schick: dollmaker; J&E Gifts and Treasure’s.
John Dell: videographer; Sight and Sound.
Jamin Crego: illustrator/painter; The Computer Access Center.
Jacob Gillespie: sculptor; Lush Elegance with an Edge.
Bruce Charbonneau: painter/printmaker/sculptor; 3Gen Cabinetry.
Colleen Kielman: potter; O-Netrix.
Larry Johannesen: illustrator; United Carpet.
Wayne Higgins: painter; Western Financial Group.
Lynn Bonner: blacksmith/stainless steel, silver jewellery; M&M Meat Shops.
Suzie Ambrose: photographer; Taylor Made Cakes and Sweets.
Dwayne Davis: muralist/multimedia artist; Lake City Auto Care Mall.
Harvey Overton: painter; Lake City Ford.

5) Performances in the Park - Schedule
Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake. This year’s line-up for Performances in the Park summer concert series rocks!  Get your lawn chairs ready and prepare for a musical celebration for the whole family every Thursday night in Boitanio Park from July 3rd to August 21st, 2014 with talented local, national and international performers.

From 6 – 6:45 pm and then from 7 – 8 pm, each night will be filled with family friendly entertainment.  Having two time slots provides opportunity for young performers to grow their stage legs and, on some nights, we will have two main acts.

Cody‘s Bannock, Smashin’ Smoothies and Taylor Made Cakes will be on hand with snacks available during the performances.  July 31 to August 21 will have exhibitions with Art as part of the 2014 Art Walk and Sale. The WaterWise Brigade will be on site on dates yet to be announced. 

Schedule of performances:
On August 7th, Point Blank, a new exciting duo that plays the best of blues and rock covers on acoustic versions and Genevieve Chatwick from Australia, who ‘looks like an angel, roars like a lion and plays guitar like a demon’ will take the stage.

The Cariboo Men’s Choir and Just for Fun Ladies’ group are teaming up on August 14th to open the show for Don Alder, our ‘home-town boy Guitar Hero’ who dazzles audiences with jaw dropping performances.  He is returning to Williams Lake to celebrate his Grandma’s 100th birthday.

The final performance night on August 21st will see Robyn Ferguson and Oren Barter team up once again on stage.  Following this act is Sam Tudor, who after a year in Vancouver that was both performance intensive and full of genre bending musical projects, is at home playing songs from his new album.

Please check out www.facebook.com/performancesinthepark or www.centralcaribooarts.com/events/performancespark.html for updates, details and pictures from the summer Performances in the Park concerts. 

For more information or for interviews please contact Angela Sommer performances@ centralcaribooarts.com or call 250-305-4784

6) From the Recreation Complex
a) The Fall/Winter 2014 Active Living Guide is now available - check out their course offerings for the arts! View the Guide online at http://williamslake.ca/153/Active-Living-Guide

b) Water Safety Instructor Course - Aug 11 - 15th (Monday to Friday from 9am - 2pm). Cost - $313.13. The course is twenty-five hours with twelve hours of practice teaching. For more information please call 250-398-7665.

c) Rookie Hockey lessons (ages 5-9) - Aug 18 - 22nd or Aug 25 - 28th. Participants must be able to get up by themselves on the ice and take a few steps prior to registration. For more information call 250-398-7665

7) Free weekly Baseball & Mountain Biking with the Boys & Girls Club
a) Baseball for ages 6 - 12 until August 27th on Tuesday's from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Kiwanis Park
b) Mountain Biking Program - two levels: 1) Intermediate/Advanced (suggested ages 12 - 18) on Mondays from 3:30 - 5:30 pm, and 2) Beginner/Intermediate (suggested ages 7  - 11) on Thursday's from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.

8) Big Brothers Big Sister's Annual "Tour de Cariboo" - Sept 6th
Set your next fitness challenge on the Tour de Cariboo, a 76 km bike ride from Williams Lake to Gavin Lake. 76km a bit much for you? Split it up with friends and family and form a relay team. There are absolutely no rules for the team. Make up your own with as few or many riders as you like. Ride a little ride alot - challenge yourself.

To learn more visit www.bbswlake.com or call 250-398-8391

9) From the Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society
a) Art ROUTE
Looking for something to do with your visitors? A family outing? Wanting to meet some of our local artists and see them in action? Look no further! The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and Fraser Basin Council, with the support of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association and the Cariboo Regional District, are pleased to present the Central Cariboo Art Route. This project is supported by the Community Tourism Opportunities (CTO) program under the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation.

The Central Cariboo Art Route is a year round, self-guided tour that showcases our region's artists and artisans. By using this interactive guide to help map out your travels through our region, you will have the chance to connect with artists at work and gain a deeper sense of their practice.

Please, don't be shy about contacting artists or visiting studios during posted hours - we look forward to welcoming you!

With the support of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association, the Cariboo Regional District, Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin, and by the Community Tourism Opportunities (CTO) program under the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.

Brochures may be found at participating studios and businesses, at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre (90 Fourth Avenue North), at various Tourist Information centres across the province, or online at http://www.centralcaribooarts.com/assets/files/ArtRouteBrochure_web.pdf


b) We've been bombed! Yarn-bombed, that is!
Can you tell the WL Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists' were here? Thanks to the Community Arts Council of Williams Lake and Area for organizing the 'bombings'! They can be seen on trees like those in Herb Gardner Park in front of the City of Williams Lake.

c) Culture Days 2014!
Culture Days is a collaborative movement to encourage awareness, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Now in its fifth year, this Canada-wide celebration represents the largest-ever public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in this country. Culture Days will feature free hands-on activities that invite the public to participate in the “behind-the-scenes” world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work. Through this exchange, artists and creators have a unique opportunity to engage people of all ages in their creative practice. Culture Days will take place September 26-28, 2014, in all provinces and territories.

For more information, please visit http://culturedays.ca/en

If you have any questions about participating in Culture Days, please contact:
Nazanin Shoja, Culture Days BC Coordinator
Tel: 604-681-3535 ext. 214

Note: The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society and Community Arts Council of Williams Lake both support Culture Days and are available to assist you and your organization with registering your event with culturedays.ca so that Central Cariboo residents can participate in our numerous arts and cultural activities. The Central Cariboo Arts Centre is available to groups needing a venue for their event - contact CCACS Coordinator Leah Selk at info@centralcaribooarts.comabout available opportunities.

10) Williams Lake Wanderers Outdoor Activity Group - August Schedule*
Throughout August the longer activity will take place on Wednesdays – usually kayaking alternating with biking. For these longer activities bring a lunch & be prepared to give a few dollars (probably 5 or under)  to your driver if they are transporting you or your bike/kayak for any distance.

We will leave the Sam Ketcham Complex at 8:30am, so come around 8:15 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.

*August Schedule
Tues Aug 5 – Mission Road bike
Wed Aug 6 – Kayak on Felker Lake
Thurs Aug 7 –  Valley Rim walk
Tues Aug 12 – Anderson Road to lookout bike
Wed Aug 13 – Chimney Lake bike
Thurs Aug 14 – Long Lake hike
Tues Aug 19 – West Fraser Road bike
Wed Aug 20 – Kayak on McLeese Lake ( hamburgers supplied by Gail; potluck supplements please)
Thurs Aug 21 – Lemon Lakewalk
Tues Aug 26 – Coldhart Road bike
Wed Aug 27–Gavin Lake walk( a cabin has been booked for the night of the 26th if enough are interested in an overnight Gavin adventure)
Thurs Aug 28 – Box Trailwalk

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

Members' Monthly Breakfast Social
Our no host breakfast get together for conversation & new ideas for outings will be Thursday August 21st, at 7:15 am at Denny’s.

11) Living Wage Tele-Learning - The Intersection Between Living Wage & Minimum Wage
"Hi All,
I took part in a tele-learning call in July about the Living Wage. I am forwarding the links to further information for those who are interested. This discussion is a part of our ongoing concern with Poverty Alleviation in the community.
Thanks!
Sharon"

----- Forwarded message from Tamarack Institute -----

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for participating in our July 10, 2014 tele-learning call, "The Intersection Between Living Wage and Minimum Wage" with Trish Hennessy, Adam Vasey and Leilani Farha.

The interview has been posted and can be listened to or downloaded from http://vibrantcanada.ca/content/intersection-between-living-wage-and-minimum-wage-0 We did experience some technical difficulties through the call and we appreciated your patience throughout this event.
Be sure to check our http://tamarackcommunity.ca/events.html for more upcoming tele-learning calls and exciting learning events! Join one of Tamarack's Online Learning Communities for access to the latest resources, a huge community of knowledge and support, group discussions, upcoming events, and more.

We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email:
tamarack@tamarackcommunity.ca, like us on Face book or follow us on twitter @Tamarack_Inst.

Thanks again for participating in the call. We look forward to connecting with you again soon!   

Sincerely,
The Tamarack Team

12) The 2014 Williams Lake Kidney Walk is happening on Sunday August 24th in Boitanio Park
One in 10 Canadians has kidney disease, and there is no cure.  But you can help! Be part of The 2014 Williams Lake Kidney Walk. This year also marks a very special occasion – it’s The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 50th anniversary. We have a lot to be proud of including raising over one million dollars since our first Kidney Walk in 2008. With your help, we can make the 2014 Walk campaign an even bigger success!"

What: 2nd Annual Kidney Walk
When: Sunday August 24th
Where: Boitanio Park
Registration: 9:00am
Walk Start: 10:00 am
Registration Fee : Free
Website:
www.williamslakekidneywalk.ca
Other: Silent Auction, Food Vendor, Kids Events
Contact:
williamslakewalk@kidney.bc.ca

For more info and to register, donate, volunteer, or become a donor visit williamslakekidneywalk.ca
or call Barb at 1-800-567-8112 ext. 228 or contact Tracy Short, 2014 Williams Lake Kidney Walk Coordinator, The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch at 250.392.1022. Like us on facebook to receive announcements and keep up with Kidney Walk news: www.facebook.com/kidneywalksbc

13) New Realities, New Relationships - 2014 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation National Conference – September 25 – 27
Early Bird Registration Extended to August 15, 2014. Register now and benefit from the early registration discount!

The Community Development Institute at UNBC will host the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation’s annual conference September 25-27, 2014 in Prince George, BC.
For more information about the conference visit http://billreimer.net/CRRF/?page_id=2672

Allison Clarke, Research Assistant
Community Development Institute 
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9

Tel: 250-960-5952

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