NEWSLETTER – September 2019

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CSPC ANNUAL BBQ POTLUCK

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors hosted our Annual BBQ Potluck on August 9th at Gwynne Vaughan Park. There was a great turnout and many guests that brought together counsellors and clients for a sunny, fun-filled afternoon! Thank you to all that joined us and for the delicious food contributed to the potluck! We look forward to another wonderful BBQ next year!
[Pictured above are three Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors]

 

Post Note - What's NewNEW LOCATION FOR CONNECT CAFE

Do you enjoy meeting up with fellow seniors at Connect Café? Connect Café will be moving one of it’s locations starting September 5th:

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month: Homer Restaurant 46090 Yale Road, Chilliwack

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280 5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwack



CSPC IN NEED OF CHRISTMAS PARTY VOLUNTEERS

Summer has flown by, and with fall right around the corner…that means the CSPC Christmas Party is fast-approaching! CSPC is looking for volunteers who would be interested in organizing the Christmas Party on November 30th! We need help with decorating, setting/cleaning up, and overall planning for the event.
If this is something you may be interested in helping with please contact the office at 604-793-7204!


SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING OF BC AGM

Senior Peer Counselling of BC will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. This event will host an afternoon of guest speakers
and information on supporting and maintaining the wellbeing of seniors. Please contact SPC of BC to register.
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 – 12:30-4:00pm
Location: Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives – #190 – 7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond

 


Hands Up Volunteers

Volunteer as a Senior Peer Counsellor

Have you turned in your Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors Monthly Time Sheet lately? CSPC collects our Monthly Time Sheets to keep track of the invaluable hours of time and support that our volunteers provide to seniors in the community. It is important that our volunteer records are submitted and up to date as our Society depends on the data to record an accurate representation of the volunteer work that CSPC facilitates. CSPC submits this information to the Government and other agencies to maintain our Society standing and receive funding. Monthly Time Sheets can be dropped off at the office or emailed directly to the CSPC Statastician, Charlie Lenz, at cspc.statastician@gmail.com. If you need help or have any questions about completing your Monthly Time Sheet, please do not hesitate to call the office at (604) 793-7204.


Birthdays this monthSeptember Birthdays

  • Ken Cruise
  • Ada Mckenzie
  • Rick Darke
  • Jo-Ann McNeil
  • Helene Long
  • Jan Oullet
  • Helen Mckenzie
  • Margaret Wykpis

CSPC COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER 

CSPC is collecting recipes for a fundraising cookbook! We are currently accepting collections of recipes from our volunteers and their clients. Do you have a delicious
recipe or a family favourite that you would be willing to share with our community? Please contact the office at (604) 793-7204 or email us at info@chilliwackseniorpeercounsellors.org.
Our office will be accepting recipes until Sep 30, 2019 and creating a book for purchase at Christmas time! All funds wil go directly to CSPC!

Reminder finger with bow on itUPCOMING EVENTS

  • Sept 10, 2019 12:30 pm-4:00pm Senior Peer Counselling of BC AGM (Please RSVP!) Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives #190-7000 Minoru Blvd, Richmond BC
  • Sept 24, 2019 CSPC Round Table – Gatekeeper Presentation 10:00am-12:00pm Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack (Please RSVP!)
  • What is a round table? Counsellors are invited to join their peers for a meeting once a month for supportive discussions and light refreshments
  • Nov 30, 2019 CSPC Annual Christmas Potluck 3:00pm-6:00pm Evergreen at Ensley Club House 45900 South Sumas, Chilliwack
  • Connect Café* from 10:00am – 12:00pm: September 5th and Sept 19th at Homer’s Restaurant, Sept 13 at IHOP, Sept 27 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280
    5661 Vedder Road, Chilliwackt *What is Connect Café?
    Connect Café is an event coordinated by the CNHP Society four Thursdays a month. Join fellow seniors to enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea…and some great conversation!

JOKE OF THE DAYJOKE OF THE MONTH

HOW DO YOU STOP BACON FROM CURLING IN THE FRYING PAN?

TAKE AWAY THEIR BROOMS!


 

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“Kindness is a language one can understand and teach to others” – Unknown

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors
45938 Wellington AveChilliwack, BC V2P 2C7    (604) 793-7204

NEWSLETTER – August 2019

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SEPTEMBER 2019 PEER COUNSELLORS TRAINING

Are you or some body you know looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity to make a difference in the community? Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors are looking for individuals who would be interested in providing peer support and making connections with fellow seniors in the Chilliwack area! Volunteers are trained and certified to provide one-on-one listening, empathy, and support to fellow seniors to enable them to help themselves.
CSPC volunteers are offered the opportunity to meet new people, develop new friendships, share life experiences, and give back to the community!
If this sounds like an opportunity you may be interested in please call the office at (604) 793-7204 to find out more information and sign up for our class starting in September 2019!

 

September/October 2019 Training Details:

Mondays
September 16th, 23rd & 30th, October 7th & 21st : 9:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesdays
September 18th & 25th, October 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd : 9:00a-12:00p

All training sessions will be held in the large board room of Chilliwack Community Services: 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack INFO: 604-793-7204


CSPC ANNUAL BBQ POTLUCK

Potluck Cartoon

The CSPC Annual BBQ Potluck is fast approaching! We look forward to seeing CSPC volunteers and their clients on Friday,
August 9th between 4:00-7:00p at Gwynne Vaughan Park in Fairfield Island. CSPC will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, and water for the event
– Please kindly bring a small dish to share and a beverage of your choice if you prefer juice or pop. Please note this is a non-alcoholic, family friendly event!

Kay Campbell - CSPC Garage Sale July 20. 2019

CSPC GARAGE SALE & BBQ A GREAT SUCCESS!

The CSPC Garage Sale & BBQ Fundraiser took place on Saturday, July 20th. The fundraiser was a great success and provided an opportunity for CSPC to create awareness of our Society in the community! We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the volunteers who helped set up and take down the event, those who donated items, and for those who stopped by for a hot dog or baked goods! THANK YOU for your support!
[Pictured to the left is Vice President Kay Campbell at the CSPC Garage Sale & BBQ Fundraiser with her four-legged friend, Lucy!]

 


Finger Ribbon ReminderVOLUNTEER MONTHLY TIME SHEETS 

Have you turned in your Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors Monthly Time Sheet lately? CSPC collects our Monthly Time Sheets to keep track of the invaluable hours of time and support that our volunteers provide to seniors in the community. It is important that our volunteer records are submitted and up to date as our Society depends on the data to record an accurate representation of the volunteer work that CSPC facilitates. CSPC submits this information to the Government and other agencies to maintain our Society standing and receive funding. Monthly Time Sheets can be dropped off at the office or emailed directly to the CSPC Statastician, Charlie Lenz, at cspc.statastician@gmail.com. If you need help or have any questions about completing your Monthly Time Sheet, please do not hesitate to call the office at (604) 793-7204.


Birthdays this monthJuly Birthdays

  • Dieter Bohnert
  • Donna Etcheverry
  • Carolyn Meeres
  • Rose Purdy
  • Gerdie Vanderveen

UPCOMING EVENTS SIGN

  • Aug 9, 20194:00pm-7:00pm CSPC Annual BBQ Potluck (Please RSVP!) Gwynne Vaughan Park – 46181 Hope River Rd, Chilliwack
  • Sept 24, 2019 CSPC Round Table – Gatekeeper Presentation 10:00am-12:00pm Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack (Please RSVP!)
  • What is a round table? Counsellors are invited to join their peers for a meeting once a month for supportive discussions and light refreshments
  • Nov 30, 2019 CSPC Annual Christmas Potluck 3:00pm-6:00pm Evergreen at Ensley Club House 45900 South Sumas, Chilliwack
  • Connect Café* from 10:00am – 12:00pm: Aug 1 at IHOP, Aug 8 at Homer’s Restaurant, Aug 15 at IHOP, AUG 22 at Homer’s Restaurant *What is Connect Café? Connect Café is an event coordinated by the CNHP Society four thursdays a month. Join fellow seniors to enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea…and some great conversation!

JOKE OF THE DAYJOKE OF THE MONTH

I DON’T THINK INSIDE THE BOX.
I DON’T THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX.
… I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE
THE BOX IS!

 

 

Nothing is impossible…The word itself says “I’m Possible” -Audrey Hepburn