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January Calendar

January 3, 2019

Happy New Year from all of us at BeConnected. Check out what’s happening in January 2019! Make sure to check out our Art Show Grand Opening – January 11th from 5:30 to 7:30  at the Spiral Cafe! Art hanging for the entire month of January!

BeCommunity Art Show

December 19, 2018

Join us for our 8th Annual BeCommunity Art Show at the Spiral Cafe! Pieces will be on display for the month of January and 100% of the purchase price goes back to our amazing artists! We are excited to announce our Grand Opening will take place on Thursday January 3rd NEW DATE! Friday January 11th from 5:30-7:30. Support our artists and the Spiral Cafe! Want to display your art? There’s still time! Bring in your piece to BeConnected’s office by December 24th – please label with your name, the name of the piece, and the price!

Ice Festival Skate

December 19, 2018

This year BeConnected has rented the Snow Globe inspired ice at Pearkes Arena! Kick off the holidays by joining us on Monday Dec 24th from 12:00-1:00pm! Come skate, visit, have a snack, and be merry with friends and family at BeConnected! Dressing Room #5 will be open for us at 11:00am. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 to pick up your skate rental and get ready to hit the ice for 12:00!

Art Show Update – Calling All Artists

December 4, 2018

The 8th Annual BeCommunity Art Show will be taking place in January at the Spiral Cafe. Please submit your original pieces to Carey House OR BeConnected’s Head Office by December 24th. Make sure to include your name as well as the name of your piece! 100% of the purchase price goes right back to the artist.

December Calendar

November 30, 2018

December is here already! Lots of free or low cost community events in town to celebrate the holidays!

SOCKs 2018

November 28, 2018

Several years ago BeConnected formed a committee to assist those in need in the holiday season: SOCKs – The Spirit of Community and Kindness Committee. This year we are once again collecting wool socks and other comfort items  (gift cards, snacks, lighters, hand warmers, lip balm, etc) to donate to the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Rock Bay Landing Homeless Shelter. This year our goal is to collect 50 SOCKs!

SOCKs donations will be collected at each BSS group home and office location until Friday, December 7th.

Thank you to all who are able to participate!

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3rd

November 28, 2018

Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities this year with two great events held on the UVic Campus! Start off at Inspiration 2018 to learn about the history and future of Community Living an participate in a small group visioning activity. Tickets only $5 and available online! Then head over to Cinecenta to watch this year’s Sprout Film Festival. The Film Festival showcases seven short films by or about people with disabilities followed by a Self Advocates Panel to discuss the themes in each video. Admission is by donation and an Inspiration 2018 ticket will get you a free pop and popcorn!

 

Fall Newsletter

November 15, 2018

Hot off the press! Keep up to date with what’s happening at BeConnected with our quarterly newsletter! https://conta.cc/2DFJn9c

Friends and Family Holiday Lunch!

November 14, 2018

Join us for our Annual Friends and Family Holiday Lunch! Enjoy visiting with friends and family, a fantastic holiday lunch, festive music, and a visit with Santa! RSVP to Chelsea by Nov 30! Phone 250-727-3891 ext 209 or email. Please include ages of children under 10 attending in order to receive a gift from Santa!

See map below for additional parking information.

Dec 3rd Film Festival

November 7, 2018

We are very excited to be co-hosting this event again this year! On December 3rd, United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, please join us at the University of Victoria’s Cinecenta from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for the Sprout Film Festival. It’s going to be great!

Sprout is a unique non-profit organization that distributes films made by and/or starring people with intellectual disabilities.

Films for the 2018 festival were selected by the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, a group of leaders with intellectual disabilities who live in communities across BC.

The 2018 festival is taking place in 5 communities in BC, including Victoria. Join us, BeConnected Support Services, along with Self Advocates for a Brighter Future – SABFLifetime Networks, and Community Living Victoria, in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities as well as the artists and film makers whose short films we will be showcasing on December 3rd.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

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