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

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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

NEWSLETTER – July 2019

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CHILLIWACK CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

This year Canada celebrates its 152nd birthday and Chilliwack will be hosting a large variety of community events for individuals of all ages to attend! Do you have plans to celebrate Canada Day? Here is a list of the local festivities being held in Chilliwack on July 1st:

  • Chilliwack Fire Department – Annual Canada Day Pancake Breakfast Starting at 8:00AM – 45950 Cheam Avenue – Breakfast by Donation All Proceeds Go to the Chilliwack Firefighters Charitable Society
  • Sardis Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Evergreen Hall Starting at 8:00AM – 9291 Corbould St – Breakfast is a $5 Donation – All Proceeds Go to Special Olympics BC
  • Chilliwack Canada Day 2019 Celebration at Townsend Park All Day 8:00AM-10:30PM – 45130 Wolfe Rd – Fireworks at 10:00PM. Live Entertainment, Antique Showcase, Military Displays, Rotary Train

thumb up with Canadaia flag

 

Q: Which city did Tim Hortons open their first location in?  A: Hamilton, On
Q: True or False: O Canada became an official anthem in 1980  A: True
Q: What percentage of the world’s polar bears live in Canda?  A: 62%
Q: What is the official symbol of Canada: a beaver or a moose?  A: Beaver
Q: True or False: Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world  A: True
Q: True or False: 50% of Canadian homes have internet  A: False – 80.5%


CSPC ANNUAL BBQ POTLUCK

Potluck Cartoon

You are invited to the CSPC Annual BBQ Potluck! Join us for another year of good company and  great laughs on August 9th ! This event welcomes both counsellors and their clients for an afternoon together! Hamburgers, hot dogs, and water will be provided by CSPC, and we kindly ask that guests bring a small dish to share! This is an accessible event with lots of parking!

Please call the office to RSVP by July 25th so we can plan on what supplies we’ll need!


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CSPC FALL SENIOR PEER COUNSELLOR TRAINING

Are you or someone you know interested in making a meaningful connection with a senior peer? CSPC is looking for volunteers who would like to take a counselling course in September 2019. Please contact the office for more details.


JOKE OF THE DAYJOKE OF THE MONTH

CANADA:
The only place where you can get a sunburn and frost bite all in the same day!


Birthdays this monthJuly Birthdays

  • Roseanne Bonkhe
  • Kay Campbell
  • Liz Norman
  • Gerry Sheanh
  • Herta Stoffels

UPCOMING EVENTS SIGN

  • July 20, 2019 CSPC Garage Sale & BBQ Fundraiser 7485 Leary Cres, Chilliwack 8:00am-2:00pm (Donations, BBQ & Bake Sale Items Needed!)
  • Sept 24, 2019 CSPC Round Table – Gateway Presentation 10:00am-12:00pm Chilliwack Community Services – Large Board Room 45938 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack (Please RSVP!)
  • Nov 30, 2019 CSPC Annual Christmas Potluck 3:00pm-6:00pm Evergreen at Ensley Club House 45900 South Sumas, Chilliwack
  • Next Round Table – September 24, 2019  What is a round table? Counsellors are invited to join their peers for a meeting once a month for supportive discussions and light refreshments
  • Connect Café* from 10:00am – 12:00pm: JUL 4 at IHOP, JULY 11 at Homer’s Restaurant, JULY 18 at IHOP, JULY 25 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! 

 

IMPORTANT DATES in July!

  1. July 1st  – Canada Day
  2. July 4th – Independence Day
You can’t buy happiness but you can live in Canada and that’s pretty much the same thing! – Unknown