Spring Fling 2017

Spring Fling 2017

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Dear friends,

At Inclusion Regina, formerly Regina & District Association for Community Living, we believe that everyone deserves a good life in our community.

Every year the Association hosts a major fundraising event, Spring Fling. We invite you to take a special role in Spring Fling by purchasing a table for the event, donating to the silent or live auction, making a cash donation or becoming an event sponsor.

With your support, we are making it possible for individuals with intellectual disabilities to have a significantly better life in our community. We are also helping to build a community in which everyone is valued and belongs. This makes our community richer, more welcoming and better for all of us.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support.

You are the champions of our community!

For more information about the event or on how to support us, please contact our office at info@inclusionregina.ca or by calling us at 306 790-5680

 

Spring Fling 2017 Brochure

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Celebration of Inclusion

Thank you to all who attended our Celebration of Inclusion this year, and a special thank you to all of our award winners for continuing to promote inclusion in our communities.

Get to know the 2016 Celebration of Inclusion Award Winners!!

Leader of Tomorrow: Maryn Kennedy

 

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Maryn  has been a leader at friendship club for two years. She is a gentle, quiet leader that many look up to.  Maryn is the youngest of 11 children and completed her grade 12 at the age of 15.  She has been actively involved as a key leader with Inclusion Ministry at Hillsdale Baptist Church.  Maryn has made an outstanding contribution to support and promote inclusion in our community in every step of her day!

Citizenship Award: Leanne Barnes

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Since starting her position as a Functional Integrated Alternative Education Program (FIAEP) teacher at Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, Leanne has had a positive impact on FIAEP students and, indeed, all students through her actions as a volunteer and a professional.  As the staff advisor for a large, vibrant, and popular Best Buddies Chapter and also an advisor to the SRC, she encourages friendships among all students.  Leanne is open to new ideas, fresh approaches, and encourages her students and their families to connect with community organizations like Inclusion Regina and support groups specific to their needs.  Leanne follows a person-centered approach – supporting, connecting, and educating her students when and where it is needed and understanding that each student is unique in their path.

Community Award: John Coflin

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John has been a long time member of the inclusive communities in Regina.  John is the former Executive Director of both Saskatchewan Association for Community Living and for Regina and District Association for Community Living.  Over the years John has been a strong, positive advocate for building an inclusive community.  John has carved the path for a lot of programs and services provided to individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Now retired, John continues to participate with many committees continuing to promote inclusion and create new possibilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Real Work Award: Morsky Group

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The Morsky Group was one of the first businesses to work with 4to40, an initiative that connects people experiencing disability with forward-thinking employers who embrace a flexible 4 to 40 hour work week.  They have customized a role that is both beneficial to the company and works towards the strength of the individual they have hired.  Morsky group has created a unique and individualized role for the employee to thrive and be successful, helping them feel like a true member of the team.  The Morsky group succeeds by maintaining its commitment to its founding values of “Ingenuity and Integrity”.  They embrace the vision of providing meaningful work with real pay and are champions in the community!

Distinguished Member Award: Dave and Lill Lareau

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Dave and Lill participate in annual events, such as general meetings, Celebration of Inclusion, and Spring Fling, but also give their support to special programs and fundraising initiatives.  Dave and Lill lead by example, enabling individuals who have an intellectual disability to perform volunteer services by working beside them, offering quiet direction, and lending moral support.  When asked, they are willing to provide individual guidance to families who are attempting to navigate the world of special needs.  Lill and Dave have shown they are here for the long haul, giving of their time, talent and financial contributions.

Congratulations to the 2016 Celebration of Inclusion Award Winners!!

 

 

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2016 AGM

Greetings,

We would like to invite you to Inclusion Regina 2016 Annual General Meeting.

Our AGM this year will be held on Wednesday night, 8 June 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Westminster United Church (3025 13th Ave. Regina, SK).

2016 AGM Invite

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Great Food for A Good Cause

The sixth annual Lobster Fest is just around the corner!
All lobsters are flown in fresh from Nova Scotia.

Limited number of tickets!

All proceeds will support the ongoing programs of the Inclusion Regina (Formerly known as Regina & District Association for Community Living).

To purchase tickets contact mainrdacl@sasktel.net, or call the office at 306-790-5680

$25 of the adult ticket is tax deductible.

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Literacy

Literacy Program for Adults

DID YOU KNOW? That the Regina Public Library offers a literacy program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It’s on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 at the George Bothwell branch. It’s called Literacy is Fun! If you’d like to join in, call Alice Samkoe at the library’s main branch. 306 777-6010. Or e-mail her at asamkoe@reginalibrary.ca

Next session will starts on January 14th 2015!

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Youth Has No Age

National Youth Week is May 1 – 7 every year, that is dedicated to the celebration of youth and their active participation in their community.

Whether it is recreation, drama, sport, dance, civic engagement, art, volunteerism or leadership, every day young people are involved in meaningful activities during their discretionary time.

National Youth Week is a time to honour their involvement!

Through activities, such as recreation and art, youth learn five basic life skills, which include social, moral, ethical, physical and cognition competence.

Additionally, through their involvement, young people are meeting the seven developmental needs which they need in order to feel fully engaged in the world around then.

These needs are: self-definition, physical activity, meaningful participation, mastery and achievement, positive interaction with adults and peers, structure and clear limits, and creative expression.

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Lets take this moment as an opportunity for our community to celebrate youth.

Shake our groove at Sir Dancelot,

expand our imagination through Next Chapter Book Club, or

create new friendships with Best Buddies.

The options are yours.

Happy National Youth Week!

Congratulations Jesse!

A huge thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the technology survey.  As promised, a winner of an iPad mini was picked.  Congratulations to Jesse McGowan!

Jesse had the chance to pick up his brand new iPad from the RDACL office today and was over joyed at being chosen as the winner!  Jesse, an avid music lover, is going to fill his iPad with all of his favourite songs and cannot wait to be able to listen to them!  Jesse is also apart of our Next Chapter Book Club programs and is excited to bring it with him so that he can look up meanings of words, pictures, and even have the e-book on his iPad if he can!  The first thing Jesse was going to do is get his team leader Matt to help him set up his email, teach him how to send text messages and take pictures!

Have fun!

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