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My Community 4 – Register Now!

February 5, 2019

My Community 4 is set for Tuesday March 5th!

Hosts and presenters are all British Columbians who bring a variety of experiences to their role, many who live with diverse abilities.

Online registration is now open and is on a first-come, first-serve basis for up to one hundred participants. Cost is $10, which includes a seasonal-themed lunch, snacks, learning sessions, and networking opportunities. Register by February 28th 2019!

February Calendar

January 29, 2019

Check out what’s happening at BeConnected and in the community in February!

My Community 4 – Save the Date!

January 25, 2019

The fourth ever My Community Conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th 2019! The My Community Conference is developed by self-advocates and held every three years. Self-advocates from across the South Island are invited to learn new skills, network, and have fun at this exciting one day conference in Victoria. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s presenters and registration information!

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!


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