Value. It’s something that doesn’t need to be earned. We all have value. Within our own circle of support that value is magnified and can be easily recognized. But every once in a while a person we may not even know does something special and it takes us back. Maybe they spark up a conversation with us at the coffee shop when we least expect it, or maybe they hold open a door or plug our parking meter without us even knowing. How do we recognize and give thanks to the people that brighten our days?
100 Acts of Kindness is back and we are roaring into 2019 with all of the momentum from last year’s campaign! 2018 highlighted some of the unsung heroes of our city who make the ordinary extraordinary, and make those impossible tasks, possible! 100 Acts of Kindness 2019 is going to take last year’s nominations to new heights and continue to spread the love in different ways. Our Street Team is adding new members each week as we invite last year’s recipients to pay the love forward to new unsuspecting superheroes. Join us this winter in turning our snowball into an avalanche!
Tony Grief has teamed up with Ben Sefton to bring Jam Night to the Studio every Saturday from 3-5 pm. No prior instrumental experience needed. Just 'come as you are!'
Tony was born into a musical family so it didn’t take long for him to get into it himself. He had a piano and a drum kit at home when he was young, but he has developed an interest for singing and playing the guitar as well!
This is Ben Sefton!
The main things that brings Ben Sefton joy is writing songs. He has an endless itch to write new ones and it’s a very addicting thing!
Stay tuned for more details on this rad team-up as Tony and Ben bring you Jam Night in the new year!
Lauren is introducing Book in a Bag this January! If you love to read, write and craft stories. You won't want to miss this opportunity every Wednesday from 4-6 pm! "My mom and my aunt used story sacks as a way to helping me read, stay interested, and understand. It incorporates reading, drawing, crafting, painting and smiling into an educational way of engaging literacy."
Amanda has special project in the works: Memory Boxes! Be sure to join her in the Studio to be part of this creative process Mondays starting at 4 pm.
The Goal-to make a unique picture frame of someone special and share the great stories about that person with friends and the community!
'I started to explore the tech world and learned a lot from a very young age. The fast-paced innovation never stopped amazing me right from the day I got my first computer. I am so happy to join such an awesome team!'
Want to learn how to connect with people in new and exciting ways?
Join Yassir Friday's from 6-8 pm starting January 18th for Tech Club.
The Creative Circus will continue on throughout the winter months. Be sure to join Cody on Sundays from 1-3pm in the COR Studio.
When asked why hoops, juggle, poi, contact juggling and toro flux, Cody said:
"The number one reason is personal non-competitive skill development. It feels good in the brain to learn new patterns, drastically increases dexterity and fine motor skills. Hooping gives great cardio. It's fun!"
Upcoming Educational Opportunities:
Gentle Teaching Mentor Training (Michael Vincent): January 9-10
First Aid Recertification: January 16
Gentle Teaching Level 1: January 18 (9-12pm)
Orientation: January 18 (1-5pm)
Mental Health First Aid - Seniors: January 24-25
First Aid & CPR: January 28-29
ColourSpectrums: January 30
MANDT: January 31
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Homewood Health (EFAP)
Gentle Teaching Theme for January 2019: Caregiving