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Family Wilderness Day

Family Wilderness Day at Bird’s Hill Park on June 15th! Come join our Family Wilderness Day at Bird’s Hill Park on Saturday June 15th! There will be: A plant identification workshop ran by Prairie Shore Botanicals BBQ Fun outdoor activities! Please bring a lawn chair, and dress for the weather. Time: Plant identification workshop starts at 11:30, and BBQ will begin after NEW: Register for this event online! Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-wilderness-day-tickets-62806829919?aff=familywildernessday

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Sibshop

The RCC/SSCY Family Network is hosting one more Sibshops event! 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 sisters receive, and have some more fun. Dates: April 28th 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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Test Drive a Bike Day

Test-drive some of our adapted and specialized bikes and trikes. A physiotherapist is available to assist in choosing the right bike for you.  Please register in advance to help us with planning. If there are specific bikes you would like to try out, please let us know. West Kildonan Arena, 346 Perth Avenue Friday April 26 4:00 – 8:00, Saturday April 27 10:00 – 2:00, Friday May 10 4:00 – 8:00, and Saturday May 11 10:00 – 2:00 Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd Friday May 3 4:00 – 8:00 and Saturday May 4 10:00 – 2:00 To register, complete the registration form. You can mail, fax, or drop it off: 1155 Notre Dame Ave, R3E 3G1, fax (204) 477-5547. For more information, contact Carol Kehler at 204-258-6537 or ckehler@rccinc.ca. You can sign up to borrow a trike / bike / trailer from us for a 3-week period. You will not […]

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Spa Day is coming up!

We invite you to join us for a relaxing day at the spa – SSCY Centre-style! Spa Day is on Sunday March 3rd from 1:00-3:00pm. We will be giving manicures and pedicures, making our own facials, creating some DIY spa products to take home, and more.   Where: SSCY – 1155 Notre Dame Ave. When: Sunday March 3rd, 2019 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm For Who: Participants between the ages of 10 and 21 Spa treatments will include: Homemade face masks Manicures & pedicures DIY spa treatments to take home Snack station (cookies, smoothies, and fruit) Please bring: Comfy clothes or your “spa robe” Flip flops (for once your toes are painted!) **Please be advised that we will be using scented products. Please note: all participants must attend with a friend, family member, or respite worker. To inquire about alternate arrangements, please contact us! Please RSVP by Friday March 1st to lifeprogram@rccinc.ca or […]

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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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