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What is the Next Chapter Book Club?
Adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities reading and learning, making friends, and enjoying a fun community gathering place.

How does it work?
Members meet weekly for one hour at local bookstores, coffee shops and cafés to read and discuss a book of their choosing.

Who can participate?
Anyone can participate, no matter their reading or ability level.

Who leads the book clubs?
Trained volunteers facilitate each group. They include students, parents, retirees, people with disabilities, and various community members.

 

NCBC Inclusion Regina How to Join

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why join the Next Chapter Book Club?
NCBC members improve literacy skills, make friends, take part in the community, and have a lot of fun doing it!

If you would like to get involved, contact Inclusion Regina today!
306 790-5680
mainrdacl@sasktel.net

I Heart My Dance Pass

I Love My Dance Pass!

Tired of bringing coins to Sir Dancelot? 

Don’t like the jingle of the change in your pocket when you’re trying to show off your best dance moves?

We’ve got the answer!

A Sir Dancelot Dance Pass.

Sir Dancelot Dance Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can get your Sir Dancelot Dance Pass for $40.00.

The Dance Pass is valid for 10 (ten) dances.

The use of this card is determined by the rules and guidelines set out by The Regina and District Association for Community Living (RDACL).

The Dance Pass will not be replaced if lost or stolen.

To get your Sir Dancelot Dance Pass card, please visit RDACL office at 2216 Smith Street, Regina.

For more detailed information, please contact RDACL office by phone at 306 790-5680 or by email at  mainrdacl@sasktel.net

Sir Dancelot Schedule 2015.

 

 

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Like what NBC4 covered on their “Unique Book Club Connects People With Disabilities“, the Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) really is an amazing program.

Participation in the NCBC provides opportunities for all involved to learn, make friends, and become involved in their communities. Learning is an ongoing process and one to which individuals with disabilities should be afforded equal access. NCBC promote literacy learning in both accessible and socially inclusive manner.

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Click here for more detailed information about the program, or if you are interested to participate in our Next Chapter Book Club program.

We hope your experience with NCBC is both enjoyable and rewarding.

Thank you again for participating in this group breaking program.

 

 

Ruby

Ruby’s Dance Moves

One of our Let’s Connect graduates, Ruby, sent us this video filmed with her iPad.

We are asking all of our graduates to share their iPad stories, photos or videos with us to help build a learning community on the RDACL website! More to come…

#awesome

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Accessing Residential Support in Regina, SK.

The Regina Residential Services Co-Management (RRSCC) is a partnership between community organizations and government. It functions to review and respond to requests for residential services, develop and monitor programs and services and allocate resources. The RRSCC is the single point of entry for individuals requiring residential services, providing coordinated planning, referral and service development and review.

The RRSCC partnership reflects a vision that recognizes the shared responsibility of our members in meeting the residential needs of individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities in Regina. While each member had distinct skills, resources and capacities, all understand the importance of supporting one another as we operate and develop services and programs. We believe that services and programs must respond to the needs of the individuals whom they presently or will serve.

For more information, contact Shannon Weibe at:

2216 Smith St.
Regina, SK.
S4P 2P4
Tel: 306. 790.5682

For more information on how to access support in Regina can be found here: accessing residential services and support in Regina. Also, if you want to see more videos by COR click the image below:

COR on Vimeo

youth week

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.

Youth has no age

 

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!

journey-so-far

Our Journey So Far

It has been a productive and exciting year for the Next Chapter Book Club.

Our goal for the year was to expand the program and to create more community awareness.

We began by starting a Facebook page to share our ongoing activity and create interest using a new method.  We also reached out by distributing posters to libraries, schools, and bookstores.  In May, we increased our membership by establishing a new book club at new local café. In October, our program coordinator, 2 volunteer facilitators, and 4 book club members traveled to Chicago to attend the first conference on adult literacy in Chicago called The Next Chapter Book Club and Beyond. The conference allowed us to share what we have been achieving in our community and also helped affirm what it means to create a supportive and inclusive environment.

This year, NCBC launched our first fundraising project where we commissioned a local artist to create illustrations for a story written by one of our book club members. Along with the story titled, The Next Chapter, we also sold t-shirts to promote NCBC in the community. This fundraising project gave us the opportunity to appear on CTV Morning Live and CTV News at Noon to gain awareness for the program. The Next Chapter Book Club was also featured on the CBC’s morning radio show where members shared their thoughts and feelings about being in a book club.

CBC The Morning Edition Sask – The Next Chapter Book Club

With the added exposure, we were able to fill 3 volunteer facilitator positions and we are already looking into the possibility of starting another book club in January.  The Next Chapter Book Club is growing; we have seen reading improvements from many of our members, as well as increased social connection and community inclusion.  The Next Chapter Book Club has made an impact on the lives of the individuals involved and has also impacted the community. We are excited to continue to grow and develop the program in the New Year.

Eve Reed – NCBC Coordinator

Eve Reed & Nicole Behr

Eve Reed & Nicole Behr

Congratulation to Campus for All Students

Campus For All is a four-year Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) experience for adults with an intellectual disability. This initiative provides opportunities for individuals to audit classes, improve literacy and establish social connections with fellow students. Campus For All students attend classes, participate in campus activities, make friends, prepare for the work world, and enjoy the same opportunities as their post-secondary peers.

On April 29, 2013 Campus for All students celebrated another successful academic year at the Year End Showcase!

Please click the image below to see the clip of the event.

campus for all

 

 

 

Best Buddies Reviews East Side Marios

We know it’s April and Best Buddies month was in March but here the RDACL we just can’t get enough of Best Buddies!  We are going to feature each restaurant that helped us out with our March fundraiser: A Toast to Friendship. Our first restaurant to be featured is:

East Side Marios
2060 Prince of Wales Drive
(306) 775-2525
http://www.eastsidemarios.com/

The buddy pair was given an East Side Marios gift card and a set of questions to answer during their meal… here’s what they came up with!  A huge thank you goes out to East Side Marios for supporting Best Buddies!East Side Marios Food Review

“Read All About It” with Chapters and Best Buddies

What a perfect way to start the month of March …

Yesterday I spent my afternoon at the annual “Read All About It” event that is put on by Chapters/Indigo and Best Buddies.  Best Buddies Canada have partnered with Chapters/Indigo locations across the country to create an event that celebrates friendship and inclusion. This was the 5th year that the event has been held.  Throughout the afternoon there were readings by buddy pairs, special guests, and live performances.

Regina’s “Read All About It” event featured a special award of recognition presented by the honourable Ralph Goodale to the University of Regina and the LeBoldus High School Best Buddies chapters for their continued work in the community:

Read All About It Regina Provincial Recognition

 

Mayor Michael Fougere also joined the event and shared a few words about friendship on behalf of the city of Regina:

Michael Fougere Read All About It Michael Fougere Best Buddies

Danielle de Graauw from CTV Morning Show was also present as one of our special guests and shared a very personal and heartfelt insight into why friendship is so important:

Danielle de Graauw Read All About It

A Buddy pair from Regina take to the podium to read one of their favourite poems about friendship:

Buddy pair reading

One of our Buddies and a co-facilitator of the Wednesday night Next Chapter Book Club shares a reading on the importance of friendship as our special guests listen intently:

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Once the formal part of the event concluded, everyone was invited to have snacks, visit, and roam the bookstore to shop.  Even better, buddy pairs who registered for the event were given gift cards to Chapters and searched for a book to share together.

Buddy Pair Shopping Buddy Pairs Shopping Buddy Pairs Shopping

Thanks to everyone who came out to the event and we look forward to seeing you next year!  Remember: March is Best Buddies month so if you have a great story about friendship or a fond memory from your time with the Best Buddies program please feel free to contact us or leave comments below!