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Special Olympics FUNdamentals program

Special Olympics is now offering their FUNdamentals program at a Winnipeg location! FUNdamentals is a physical literacy program for ages 7-12  that transitions from basic movement skills to basic sport skills while maintaining an atmosphere of fun and meaningful interaction. This program also promotes specific sport education, proper nutrition, and social inclusion through participation in positive sport experiences. Location: Marie-Anne Gaboury School – 95 Pulberry Ave When: Wednesdays starting February 6th Time: 7:00-8:00pm For who: ages 7-12 To register, contact Alexis Wolbaum at awolbaum@specialolympics.mb.ca or call 204-925-5631.

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Sibshops

The RCC/SSCY Family Network is hosting 3 more Sibshops events! These Sibshops are for siblings ages 8-12 of children with physical and/or developmental disabilities. At these events, they will meet other sibs, have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs, play some great games, learn something about the services their brothers and sister receive, and have some more fun. Dates: January 27th, February 24th, March 17th Time: 1:00-4:00pm Location: SSCY Centre – 1155 Notre Dame Registration is required. To register, please contact Maya at familynetwork@sscy.ca or call 204-258-6538.   

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Join us for Social Night!

17+ Social Night is a joint program between LIFE and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba. It is a transitional recreation program for teens, young adults, and adults to build new connections and relationships in their community. WHEN: Feb. 2nd, Mar. 2nd, Mar. 23rd, 5:00-8:30pm WHERE: SSCY Centre – 1155 Notre Dame Come join us for a fun evening of friends, food, and social events! Each evening will feature a different activity. We will have a 1:3 ratio of staff to participants; staff include a therapist and trained recreational assistants. If you require 1:1 support, please let us know! February 2nd: pizza and a movie March 2nd: dinner and art class March 23rd: bowling (6:30-8:30) To RSVP: email Maya at mkirstein@rccinc.ca or call 204-258- 6538. You can RSVP for any 1 date, or all 3. We will do our best to accommodate the dates you request!

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Awesome Me! Living with FASD

The Manitoba FASD Family Network presents Awesome Me! Living with FASD Myles Himmelreich will share personal experiences about living with FASD and encourage young people to recognize their capabilities and strengths. Attend this inspirational presentation with a caregiver or school support person. Who should attend this event? Youth in grades 7 – 12 with a diagnosis of FASD who are aware of their diagnosis, along with a caregiver or support person. Where and When? Northern Lights Room, SSCY Centre (1155 Notre Dame Ave.), Friday, February 8th, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration and a light breakfast are at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is not included. Please register for this free presentation before February 1st, 2019. Contact Rita at (204) 258-6601 or email rdrohomereski@rccinc.ca. **All youth must have a support person with them at the presentation**

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Every Child Every Time Pain Management

We, nurses, therapists, child life specialists, pharmacists, psychologists, physicians, patients and parents, have come together to form Every Child Every Time. Every Child Every Time aspires to bring our “comfort promise” to life and prevent and relieve pain as much as possible for all children and adolescents who receive healthcare in Winnipeg, and, in the longer term, throughout the province of Manitoba, Canada. Visit our new website to learn more about how you can help relieve pain!

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SSCY Parent to Parent Café

The RCC/SSCY Family Network has developed a brand new parent support group called SSCY Parent to Parent Café, and we’d love to invite you to join! The goal of this group is to build a community of support and facilitate an opportunity for parents to get to know other parents. This fun and informal parent group will meet one Sunday afternoon a month from 2:00-4:00pm. The group will be led by parent facilitators, and will cover a different discussion topic each month based on priorities identified by the group. Recreation will be provided for your children while you’re enjoying the group. Winter and spring dates are January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 7th, and May 5th. If you’d like to join us, please register at familynetwork@sscy.ca or call 204-258-6538. We hope to see you there!

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Saturday Cooking Club

Do you enjoy working in the kitchen? Would you like to work with your child to learn some practical kitchen skills while having fun and making friends at the same time? Join our Saturday cooking club at St John’s Presbyterian Church – 251 Bannerman, Feb 2nd to March 16th (No class Feb 16th) Ages 8 – 12; 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Ages 12 – 21; 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. We use the Guided Participation model to facilitate flexible thinking and decision-making while strengthening the parent-child relationship in a supportive environment. Parents who have attended the Flexible Thinking learning series at RCC will have a hands-on opportunity to put strategies into practise. If you have not attended the Flexible Thinking program, you are still welcome to register! Cooks of all ability levels are welcome. We provide adapted cooking equipment as needed, including switch-operated devices. To register a spot for you and […]

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Join us for our Winter Festival!

Winter Festival! When: Sunday December 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Where: SSCY Centre (1155 Notre Dame Avenue) Who: All families! Activities for the day include: Photo booth with Santa/Mrs. Claus and Frozen Characters! Upon registration we will assign a time for you to visit the photo booth as we are aiming to keep this station a low-key environment! Times are offered in 10 minute intervals starting at 2:00pm! Please visit the photo booth at your assigned time. Cookie decorating Crafts Games Face painting Please register by contacting Dominique Gagne at 204-258-6500 or at lifeprogram@rccinc.ca

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Let’s Talk Sibs!

Sunday November 25th, 1pm-4pm An event for the whole family focusing on siblings of children with differences.  Three programs will run simultaneously: Sibshops – for siblings aged 8-12. Siblings will meet other sibs, laugh, talk about having a sib with special needs, play great games, learn about services, and have fun. This is the first of 4 sessions.  Sibshops will continue in January, February and March. Parent workshop – an interactive workshop to discuss how to support siblings. Learn age appropriate ways to involve siblings, what to expect of typically developing siblings, and how to invite siblings into the process. Fun and games – RCC staff will have games and crafts for children with a disability and siblings younger than 8.   This is a free event. Snacks will be provided. To register, please email familynetwork@sscy.ca or call 204-258-6538!

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Learn how to write a social story

We would like to invite school and daycare staff, as well as parents to attend this workshop to learn how to write social stories.  Add a powerful strategy to your toolbox. What is a social story? It is a written story that is used to help a child with learning challenges to improve his/her understanding of particular social situations. Social stories can be used to: Teach a new routine Teach the individual how to behave in a particular situation Provide comfort and re-assurance around difficult situations Presented by Lianne Belton, OT in the Relate Program at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. When: December 11, 2018, 1-3:30 Cost: $20 Where: SSCY Computer Lab To register: Contact Dom at (204) 258-6500

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