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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!

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!

Calling All Artists

November 2, 2018

The 8th Annual BeCommunity Art Show will be taking place in January at the Spiral Cafe. Please submit your original pieces to BeConnected’s Head Office by December 28th. 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.

November Calendar

November 2, 2018

Check out this months calendar for free and low cost events in the community!

CLBC launches new welcome workshops across the province

October 2, 2018

CLBC has announced four new Welcome Workshops which aim to improve the way people enter CLBC supports. The four workshops (Getting Started, Community Connections, Planning Choices, and The “Real Deal”) are being held across the province this October/November and will run on a more regular basis moving forward.

Find more information about these workshops on CLBC’s website.

Jim Diers Workshop – Oct 24th

October 2, 2018

You are invited to attend the South Island Education Committee and the South Island Community Council’s upcoming workshop Practical Tools and Training to Effect Social Change through Community Development with Jim Diers, on Wednesday October 24th.  Join us for a day of big picture thinking about inclusion and community development with discussions about “What do we really mean by community living” and “How does working in a fundamentally different way strengthen community connection for everyone?”

$35 per person to attend.  Morning coffee/tea and snack and afternoon coffee/tea included.  90 minute break for lunch on your own.

Find more information about Jim Diers on his website.


October Calendar

September 28, 2018

Check out the activities and events happening this October!

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