NEWSLETTER – February 2020

Roast beef dinner at our fundraiserTHE CSPC PUB NIGHT FUNDRAISER IS FAST APPROACHING – BUY YOUR TICKETS SOON!

You are invited to the CSPC Pub Night Fundraiser:

**DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS: FEBRUARY 24th**

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time: Dinner is served at 6pm
Location: Duke’s Country Pub
Tickets: $15 per person includes a roast beef dinner buffet
Details: 50/50 tickets, Silent Auction! – This event is open to the public (volunteers, clients, friends, family, etc. …anyone over the age of 19+!)

Proceeds from this event go to helping seniors in the Chilliwack community through CSPC! Tickets can be purchased through the office during Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm.

CSPC VALENTINE’S DAY SOCIAL – EVERYONE WELCOME!

Join us at our next Round Table event: Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors Valentine’s Day Social! Counsellors are encouraged to bring their clients for a casual get-together with light refreshments and friendly mingling! The event will take place on Friday, February 14th between 10am-12pm in the Large Board Room at Chilliwack Community Services on Wellington Ave. We hope to see you there!

** UPDATE TO OUR WINTER TRAINING CLASS SCHEDULE **

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors are looking for VOLUNTEERS!

Do you or someone you know want to make a difference in the Chilliwack community? CSPC provides support to lonely and isolated seniors through one-on-one volunteer counsellors. Our counsellors are trained and certified through Senior Peer Counselling of BC to become volunteers that make a difference in the lives of senior peers. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our office at (604) 793-7204 to receive an orientation package and find out if this volunteering opportunity is right for YOU!

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 and peers. CSPC volunteers are offered the opportunity to meet new people, develop new friendships, and give back to the community! If this sounds like an opportunity you or someone you know may be interested in please call the office at (604) 793-7204 or email us to find out more information and sign up for our class starting in January 2020!

February-April 2020 Training Details:
Mondays, February 10th to March 30th: 6:00-8:30pm
Wednesdays, February 12th to April 1st: 6:00-8:30pm

Mondays 6:00-9:00pm February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & March 2nd, 9th Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm  February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 9th & March 4th, 11th
Note: All training sessions will be held at Remax Nyda Chilliwack BC on behalf of Mike DellaFortuna – 7300 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack
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NEXT ROUND TABLE

Feb 14, 2020 10:00am-12:00pm

PLACE: Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room  45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack

Volunteer Counsellors Are encouraged to bring their clients to our next round table event: CSPC valentine’s day SOCIAL!

CSPC Pub Night Fundraiser: 

EVERYONE is Welcome!  PLACE: Duke’s Country Pub – 41582 Yale Rd, Chilliwack

50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction, Roast Beef Dinner!  Tickets: $15/person  Call the office: (604) 793-7204

Connect Café

10:00am-12:00pm

Feb 6  – Homer restaurant
Feb 13 – Royal Cdn Legion
Feb 20 – Homer restaurant
Feb 27 – Royal Cdn Legion

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 conversation. 

“There is nothing on this earth more prized than true friendship.”
-Thomas Aquinas


February Birthdays

 

  • Linda Brawn
  • Sharon Nielsen
  • Jack Tearne

⇒Friendly reminder! PLEASE SEND IN YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR JANUARY IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET.  THANK -YOU!

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors 45938 Wellington Ave. Chilliwack, BC V2P 2C7 (604) 793-7204 MONDAY – FRIDAY 9AM-1PM

NEWSLETTER – October 2019

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CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB SAUCIER ON HIS RETIREMENT

Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors would like to extend a huge congratulations to Bob Saucier on his retirement! Bob has been a dedicated staff member and volunteer for several years, providing invaluable support and wisdom to counsellors and clients alike. Bob has committed countless hours to represent CSPC at various events throughout the community, and also contributes his time to help other organizations committed to the well being of seniors. On behalf of Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors, we thank Bob for his tremendous service and devotion to helping fellow seniors, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours! “The joy of retirement comes in those everyday pursuits that embrace the joy of life…” – Byron Pulsifer
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FIND CSPC ON FACEBOOK

Are you on Facebook? Come find Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors on Facebook and give us a “Like”! Our Facebook page is a great resource for upcoming events, training sessions, information related to seniors, and more! Find us by clicking the Facebook logo image or by typing in “Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors” into the Facebook search bar.

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!

SPCBC WELCOMES MEMBERS OF CSPC AS DIRECTORS

Members of Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors attended the Annual General Meeting of Senior Peer Counsellors of BC on September 10, 2019. The AGM provided an update on the great service that the many chapters of Senior Peer Counsellors provide throughout communities in BC. As well, CSPC’s very own Rachel Doucette and Kay Campbell have accepted the roles of President and Vice President of SPCBC, respectively. Congratulations to Rachel and Kay on their exciting new roles!


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CSPC MEMBERSHIP FEES 2019-2020

Have you paid your CSPC Membership Fee for 2019-2020? Membership Fees help CSPC in providing support to seniors in our community, as well as provide Members with voting rights and insurance coverage for volunteering activites through CSPC. If you have yet to pay your Membership Fee please contact the office at 604-793-7204 or drop by between 9a-1p Monday through Friday


Birthdays this monthOctober Birthdays

  • Doug Aldrich
  • Terri Dargatz
  • Alexis Friesen
  • Wanda Hook
  • Irene Lawrin
  • Monica Parker

Reminder finger with bow on itUPCOMING EVENTS

  • Oct 15, 2019 CSPC Round Table10:00am-12:00pm – All Volunteers Welcome! Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
  • Nov 13, 2019 CSPC Round Table10:00am-12:00pm – All Volunteers Welcome! Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
  • 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: October 3 at Homer Restaurant; October 10th at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280; Oct 17th at Homer Restaurant; Oct 24th at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 280
  • *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!
  • IMPORTANT DATES IN OCTOBER:
  • OCTOBER 14 THANKSGIVING DAY OCTOBER 31 HALLOWEEN

JOKE OF THE DAYJOKE OF THE MONTH I WAS WRONG ABOUT CHIROPRACTORS… I STAND CORRECTED.

“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do!” – Unknown
Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors 45938 Wellington AveChilliwack, BC V2P 2C7 (604) 793-7204

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