April 2018 Highlights
Spring in April
The snow melted by warmer weather, there are some ice on the lake/river. Lots of birds coming back for the spring season. The roads are now clear of snow and ice and the street sweeper is already out sweeping up the side of the streets. It is time to put away our winter stuff and the shovels. Thye grass is starting to turn green and the trees are getting buds. People are out raking up the leaves from the Fall season. We just had our very first thunder storm at night with rain. Lots of people are walking down by the river with their dogs and some are riding their bikes & rollerblading at the LaVerendrye Parkway by the marina.
Watch out for THIN ice!!!!!!!!!
Submitted by Chris Del Rosario-Coish
Chalk Art with Jenny Coats
April 9th, 2018
A group got together to enjoy an awesome evening creating their own art canvas quotes at the Resource Center with local Artist Jenny Coats. The finished products from the evening are beautiful and unique, great job to everyone that participated!
Pals Prom 2018
April 27th, 2018
The Annual Pals Prom was once again a fun filled evening with friends both old and new. Everyone looked fantastic all dressed up for a night of dancing! Looking forward to next year already!
Inclusion, possibilities to shine brightly on May 4th
From Community Living Ontario Update Friday
Towns and cities across Ontario will be a little brighter on the evening of May 4th, 2018. That’s because buildings and structures in communities across the province will be illuminated in blue and green as part of the third annual Shine a Light on Community Living campaign.
The nighttime spectacle, which includes the lighting of the CN Tower, is one of many events taking place in support of Community Living Month that will foster awareness around the importance of inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability and their families.
“Through our work and that of our member organizations and their communities, opportunities are being created every day for people who have an intellectual disability to participate actively, whether that’s at work, with their friends, or wherever else they choose to be,” said Community Living Ontario Chief Executive Officer, Chris Beesley, in a news release.
“When the buildings of our member agencies, community organizations and public buildings shine blue and green, it reinforces what we strive to achieve and demonstrates what’s possible to our friends, neighbours and the public.”
Community Living agencies’ administrative buildings will cast blue and green shadows on May 4th, and the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square and Fort Erie’s Peace Bridge will also be illuminated, as will many municipal offices, banks, and restaurants across Ontario in support of Community Living.
The CN Tower illumination will begin at sunset, however the lighting won’t become fully visible until the sky darkens sufficiently approximately 30 minutes later. As it does every night, a standard light show will run for eight minutes at the top of every hour. The lighting will conclude at sunrise.
Below is a list of member organizations that have already committed to the campaign.
Community Living Central York
Community Living Fort Erie
Community Living Espanola
Community Living Kingston and District
Community Living Dundas County
Community Living Toronto
Community Living Essex County
South-East Grey Support Services
Community Living London
Community Living Chatham-Kent
Community Living Parry Sound
Middlesex Community Living
Community Living Belleville and Area
Community Living Windsor
North Hastings Community Integration Association
Community Living North Frontenac
Be sure to check out the CLFFD Scott Street windows to see us #shinethelight
To kick off Community Living Month a flag raising was held at the Town of Fort Frances, many staff and service users were in attendance.