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o Poverty Reduction and the local Living Wage Campaign.

o Community Collaboration and Networking.

o Retention and Succession of residents within the Area.



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

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Community Updates (19) – Oct 24, 2014



Table of Contents:



1) Next Social Planning Council Monthly Meeting - Monday Oct 27th at 11:30 am
1) Next Social Planning Council Monthly Meeting - Monday Oct 27th at 11:30 am
2) Chamber of Commerce - all Candidates Forum - Oct 27th from 6 - 9:30 pm
3) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society's 2015 Grant Application & Deadlines
4) Annual Haunted House - Boys & Girls Club Oct 24 & 25th from 7 - 10pm

5) Zombie Walk & Haunted House - Friday, October 31

6) Halloween Fireworks - Fri Oct 31st
7) Free Public Skate - Sat Nov 8th from 1 - 2:30 pm
8) Seniors Activity Centre - good used winter clothing sale - Sat Oct 25th & Sun Oct 26th
9) Nothing says Halloween like Spiders!  Oct 25th from 12 - 2pm @ SINC
10) Halloween @ Miocene - 150 Mile House on Friday Oct 24th at 6pm
11) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week
12) Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy - 4th Annual Photo Literacy Contest
13) Winter Farmer's Markets - Cariboo Growers downtown & Boitanio Mall
14) Cariboo Regional Library - Upcoming Programs & Events:
15) The Fabulous Harlem Crowns Basketball Team is coming to Williams Lake Nov 1st
16) Williams Lake Indian Band’s Halloween Celebration - Oct 30th starting at 3:30 pm
17) This is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity" article by Laura Starecheski
18) Williams Lake Indian Band Elders Group – Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser
19) Fifth Junior Council Takes Oath of Office


1) Next Social Planning Council Monthly Meeting - Monday Oct 27th at 11:30 am
The next monthly Social Planning Council meeting is this Monday October 27th at the Child Development Centre from 11:30 am - 1pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, and bring a friend. No RSVP is required unless you would like lunch (deadline for lunch RSVP was Thursday Oct 23rd).

Agenda:

Accept Minutes & Agenda
UBC Field School Update
Upcoming Elections
Annual General Meeting
Roundtable Updates

The minutes from last month's meeting can be found online at: http://socialplanningcouncil.blogspot.ca/2014/10/spc-monthly-meeting-minutes-sept-22-2014.html

Notice - Advance notice of our upcoming Annual General Meeting - Monday Nov 24nd at the City of Williams Lake from 11:30 - 1:30 pm.

2) Chamber of Commerce - all Candidates Forum - Oct 27th from 6 - 9:30 pm
The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting two upcoming local government candidate forums.

The first one will take place on Monday, Oct. 27 in partnership with the Social Planning Council and the BC Northern Real Estate Board, the chamber will present a ‘Councillor’s Candidates Forum’ to be held in the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

All councillor candidates for city council will be invited to participate. The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There will be no charge to the public to attend this event.

At the second forum, being held Tuesday, Oct. 28,  presented by the same three parties, the candidates running for mayor will be on hand.

It will take place at the Pioneer Complex for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tickets at $20 each will be sold in advance because space is limited.

Please RSVP by Friday, October 24th by phone 250-392-5025 or by email visitors@telus.net.

3) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Society's 2015 Grant Application & Deadlines
The CCACS for Williams Lake and CRD Areas D, E and F

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 on the recommendation of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (Central Cariboo Arts & Culture function), and is subject to the availability of funds.

The 2015 Grants program is now accepting Project Grant applications with a deadline of January 30, 2015 at 4pm.

Project Grants of between $300 and $2,000 are available for projects which
  • Are new or build creatively on previous work
  • Are likely to increase participation in arts & culture
  • Take place within the Central Cariboo region (Williams Lake and/or CRD Areas D, E, and F)
  • Will be completed by December 31st 2015
  • Include some financial or in-kind contribution by the applicant

GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP
January 8th, 2014, 6pm – 8pm, at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre
Instructor: Graham Kelsey
This is a free workshop – Register by January 6th with Leah at 778-412-9044 or info@centralcaribooarts.com
(Pre-reading is required).

The workshop will introduce commonly made pitfalls in grant applications (e.g. budgeting, project description, etc). It will be focused on the CCACS Project Grant application.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Applicants, specifically new applicants, are encouraged to contact CCACS before filling out the application. For further information on this program, contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at:

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society
90 Fourth Avenue North, Williams Lake, BC  V2G 2C6
Telephone: 778-412-9044
Email:  info@centralcaribooarts.com
Web: www.centralcaribooarts.com

4) Annual Haunted House - Boys & Girls Club Oct 24 & 25th from 7 - 10pm
The famous 8th Annual Haunted House is coming soon! October 24th and 25th from 7-10pm! Are you scared of abandoned hospitals??? Please note, this is not for the faint of heart or very young without adult supervision.

Shortly after the Haunted House,  join us for Pumpkin Chucking! Launch your Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins using our trebuchets (thanks to RFN Enterprises!) - November 2nd at 11:00am - Location TBA. Call 250-392-5730 for more information.


5) Zombie Walk & Haunted House - Friday, October 31

The walk leaves from the Potato House at 49 Borland Street at 6:00pm sharp! Be there in your best Zombie attire and cruse the streets.




6) Halloween Fireworks - Friday, October 31

Bonfire: 7:15 pm Fireworks: 7:45 pm The Lions Club will be offering hotdogs & hot chocolate by donation at the event. Sponsored by: Community Policing, TOLKO, Lions Club, Recreation Services and WL Fire Department

Date: October 31, 2014
Time: 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Time Details: Bonfire@ 7:15 PM Fireworks @7:45 PM
Location: Stampede Park  (800 S. MacKenzie Ave.)
Contact: 250-398-7665
Cost: Free

7) Free Public Skate - Sat Nov 8th 1 - 2:30pm
Sponsored by Adoptive Families Association
At the Recreation Complex - 250-398-7665

8) Seniors Activity Centre - good used winter clothing sale - Sat Oct 25th & Sun Oct 26th
October is National Seniors Month and on Saturday Oct 25th from 9am - 3pm, and on Sunday Oct 26th from 10am - 2pm at the lower level of the Seniors Activity Centre is the Winter Clothing Sale. Everyone welcome. For pick-up of donated clothing please call Marlene at 250-398-8025.

9) Nothing says Halloween like Spiders!  Oct 25th from 12 - 2pm @ SINC
Families with kids aged 5-14 won’t want to miss this chance for close encounters with (harmless) spiders.  Learn to identify them and appreciate their important place in the web of life.  Saturday Oct 25, 12-2 at the Nature House. Call 250-398-8532 for more information.

10) Halloween @ Miocene - 150 Mile House on Friday Oct 24th at 6pm
The Hall is located at 3511 Horsefly Road. Fun, games and prizes for the younger ones in the hall. Ghosts, withes and frights for the older ones in the barn. For more info call 250-296-4747.

11) Communities that Care's - Positive Action Word of the Week
The Positive Action word of the week of Oct 27th is: Unique: One of a kind

If you would like more background information about Positive Action please contact Carla Bullinger at 250-267-8249 or email comthatcares@sd27.bc.ca

12) Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy - 4th Annual Photo Literacy Contest
4th Annual
Photo Literacy Contest
October 1st to October 31st

Take Your Best Shot and Win, Bragging Rights and Prizes! Your photos need to show someone using their literacy skills;

·         Reading,
·         Writing,
·         Following a recipe, baking and cooking
·         Using their phone or computer

·   WE USE OUR LITERACY SKILLS IN ALMOST EVERYTHING WE DO - YOU DECIDE – HAVE FUN!!!

Contest Rules
·         All photos must show a person / persons using their literacy skills
·         You must have permission of the person in the photo with their full names.

How to Enter
·    Email photos to Mel Newcombe at mel@caribooliteracy.com
·    Or mail copies of your photo to Box 48, 108 Mile Ranch, BC V0K 2E0
Photos will not be returned.
·    You must include your name, email, address and contact number, as well as photo information.   Identify people in the photos from left to right! 
·    All photos become property of Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy and will be on our website www.caribooliteracy.com. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 12th!  Check out our website, Facebook and CCPL’s weekly banner ads in the Free Press and Tribune newspapers.   Contact Mel Newcombe at 250-945-4199 or mel@caribooliteracy.com for more information.

13) Winter Farmer's Markets - Cariboo Growers downtown & Boitanio Mall
Cariboo Growers Farmer's Co-op - open all year downtown Williams Lake
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am - 6pm AND
Saturdays from 10am - 3pm

Winter Farmers Market - open until Dec 19 in Boitanio Mall (beside the Source)
Fridays from 11am - 6pm

14) Cariboo Regional Library - Upcoming Programs & Events:
Wed, Oct 29
6:30 pm
Williams Lake
Reading & Slideshow with Chris Czajkowski
Meet the bestselling author of Cabin at Singing River, and Lonesome: Memoirs of a Wilderness Dog is on tour with her latest book: And the River Still Sings which goes beyond the tales with which we are so familiar, exploring both the experiences that led Chris to a solitary lifestyle ad her transition to a life closer to the grid.

Tues, Nov 4
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
100 Mile House
After School Program
After school activities include stories, reading, crafts and games.For children five to eight years old.
250-395-2332 or ohmlib@cariboord.bc.ca

Tues, Nov 4
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Williams Lake
Youth
Drop in –Programme Room
250-392-3630 or wlake@cariboord.bc.ca

Wed, Nov 5
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Williams Lake
Storytime
All ages storytime: reading, rhymes, crafts and games
250-392-3630 or wlake@cariboord.bc.ca

Wed, Nov 5
3:30-4:30pm
Williams Lake
Red Cedar Readers
Red Cedar Readers meet every other Wednesday to discuss British Columbia's Young Reader's Choice book award, and read the newest nominations. For all kids aged grade 4 to 7.
250-392-3630 or wlake@cariboord.bc.ca

Wed, Nov 5
7:00pm
Williams Lake
NFB Film Screening
Out of Mind, Out of Sight: What happens to people who suffer from mental illnesses and commit violent crimes? Some are sent to forensic psychiatric hospitals - once called asylums for the criminally insane - where they disappear from public view for years. Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Kastner gained unprecedented access to one such facility, the Brockville Mental Health Centre. He follows the treatment of patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them.
250-392-3630 or wlake@cariboord.bc.ca

15) The Fabulous Harlem Crowns Basketball Team is coming to Williams Lake Nov 1st
Don’t Miss This!!

The Fabulous Harlem Crowns Basketball Team.
Saturday November 1st at 4pm
Columneetza Gymnasium
Admission by Cash donation
Presented by the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society

16) Williams Lake Indian Band’s Halloween Celebration - Oct 30th starting at 3:30 pm
Oct 30th @ the Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium

Schedule of events:
3:30 PM-4:30PM– Haunted House (under 7 Friendly)
4:45 PM-7:30 PM– Recreation Department brings youth to Punky Lake’s Fright Night
 8:00 PM-9:30 PM– Haunted House, Costume Contest, & Activities
9:45 PM–burning of the Witch
10:00 PM– Firework Celebration
                                   

Come join us for a night filled with fun! Haunted House (Entry by donation), Costume Contest with Prizes, Halloween Activities & Fireworks

17) "This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity" article by Laura Starecheski 

Find it on Daily Good - news that inspires: http://www.dailygood.org/more.php?n=6082

18) Williams Lake Indian Band Elders Group – Christmas Bazaar Fundraiser
When: November 29, 2014
Where:  Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium 2674 Indian Drive Williams Lake
Time: 10:00 am—3:00 pm

Come on out and show case your crafts or shop for that unique Christmas Gift. Concession, 50/50 Draw, Loonie Auction also available.

Willie Sellars will be on site from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for book signing – Dipnetting with Dad.

To rent a table contact  Roxanne Stobie at (250) 296-3507 ext 101 (Roxanne.Stobie@williamslakeband.ca) or Sally Wynja 250-296-4628
**Early registration $10/table  or day of event $15/table**

 19) Fifth Junior Council Takes Oath of Office
The City of Williams Lake’s fifth group of Junior Councillors was sworn into office at the Oct. 21 Council meeting, bringing the total number of young people who have served in that capacity so far to 25.

Chief Administrative officer Darrell Garceau administered the oath of office to Jasmine Tio, Donovan Shaw, Kennedi Pickard, Cassandra Abel, Lexi Pedersen, Monica Rawlek and Brianna Chaffee. Six are students at Lake City Secondary School’s Carson campus, while Monica Rawlek is a Maranatha student.

The purpose of the Junior Council program is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Williams Lake to acquire a greater knowledge of and appreciation of the local government system through active participation in decision-making and to assist Council of the City of Williams Lake to obtain input from youth in decisions before Council.

Each year Junior Council sets learning goals and then chooses a project to work on. In 2011/12 Junior Council received group facilitator and leadership training and then led a workshop for adults on youth engagement and hosted a full day youth forum. In 2012/13 Junior Council worked on planning to develop a public outdoor ice rink for the community to use. Junior Council members will be participating in a leadership training workshop later this week, in conjunction with youth from the School District’s new youth advisory council.

“I’m looking forward to working with another group of committed, enthusiastic young people,” says Manager of Social Development Anne Burrill. The Junior Councillors will hit the ground running with leadership training sessions later this week.

The City’s inaugural Junior Council began in April 2011. The Council is modeled after a similar program in the Town of Clearwater, where high school students organize and hold meetings, communicate to the City the issues, needs, and recommendations of the youth, and make presentations to City Council, among other initiatives.

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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