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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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Sir Dancelot 2016/2017 Schedule

Get your dancing shoes ready people!
Sir Dancelot will be back on September 7th.

Tired of carrying changes? Dance Pass card are available for purchase at Inclusion Regina office.

 
Sir Dancelot Schedule 2016 - 2017

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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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Member Call Out! – NCBC Regina

Get involved today!

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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Join The Latest Social Network

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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NCBC How to Join

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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…

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Congratulations Jay!

On Wednesday October 22, 2014 about 25 members of staff and Jay‘s parents, Greg and Penny, gathered to recognize Jay’s 5 years of service with Stantec.

Jay received letters of recognition form the President and Vice-president of Stantec, a plaque, and a share in the company. Bob Freisen, who gave Jay the opportunity to work at Stantec, commented that “Jay has been a great addition to our work place.”

Thank you Stantec for supporting inclusion in your workplace.

 

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Jay receiving his award for 5 years of dedicated service. Presented by Jeff Jurzniec. Jay’s Mom, Penny, watching.

 

 

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Jay with his coworkers

 

 

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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

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