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October Calendar

September 30, 2022

Fall is in the air! Check out everything happening around town and at BeConnected this October!

Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2022

We are wearing orange today at BeConnected in observance of September 30th as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and to commemorate the history and ongoing trauma caused by residential schools. It is now the second year this day is being commemorated as a national day of remembrance in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action #80.

The grassroots initiative began as Orange Shirt Day in Williams Lake as an effort to raise awareness of the residential school system in Canada that forced 150,000 First Nation, Metis, and Inuit children to attend Indian Residential schools. Orange Shirt Day creates opportunities to discuss the history and legacy of residential schools, while also honouring the experiences of survivors, intergenerational survivors, and remembering the children who did not make it home. The educational and awareness principles of this campaign are to affirm that every child matters

#nationaldayfortruthandreconciliation #orangeshirtday #everychildmatters

Step into Fitness the Fall!

August 31, 2022

Back by popular demand, we’re stepping into fitness this fall.

BeConnected’s May 2022 Step Challenge was so popular that we are offering another Step Challenge this fall!

To participate, download our Step Tracking Sheet and use your smartphone, pedometer, or activity conversion chart to document how many steps you take each day. Submit your tracking sheet to your Coordinator or Head Office by October 21st for your chance to win a prize!

(Note: Save a tree! Save the tracking sheet to your computer and complete it electronically. It will automatically calculate your total steps. You can then email your completed sheet to cmyra@beconnectedsupport.ca at the end of the challenge!)

We are also bringing back our team challenge! Create a team of up to 5 people from the BeConnected family for the chance to win even more prizes! Download and complete our Team Submission Form and submit to your Coordinator or Head Office by October 21st. Note: Team names are required and the more creative the better!

BeConnected’s [Bi-]Annual Fit in Fitness program is an initiate of our employee wellness sub-committee.

Summer Newsletter

August 31, 2022

Check out our Summer Newsletter and see what we’ve been up to this summer!

September Calendar

August 26, 2022

Please see the calendar below to find interesting and fun events near you this September!

August Calendar

August 2, 2022

This month there are many outdoor events to attend. Grab your sunblock, water bottles, and hats so you can get out there and enjoy the festivities.

The BeConnected Summer BBQ is on August 5th from 11:00am-1:00pm and features music with the Encores, hotdogs, pop, and corn-hole!

Please join in on August 26th for Art Therapy with Vahini Govender at Beacon Hill Park. Art Therapy will be from 10:30-11:30am so feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic in the park afterwards!

July Calendar

July 8, 2022

What a great month to spend outside enjoying the weather! Be sure to check out some of the FREE concerts and movie screenings happening around Victoria this month.

Spring Newsletter

June 7, 2022

Hot off the press! Check out our Spring Newsletter!

June Calendar

June 2, 2022

There’s a lot going on this June – check out this months calendar!

Upcoming Webinar: Doing Our Best Work

May 16, 2022

The South Island Education Committee is excited to announce that we are bringing back Peter Leidy for a half day workshop that promises to be fun and an excellent learning opportunity!  You are invited to attend SIEC’s Doing Our Best Work: 10 Ingredients of Quality Support workshop, with Peter Leidy by video, on Thursday June 2nd, 2022, from 9:30am—12:30pm.  Please join us for a half day conversation to examine what ingredients make for excellent direct support in community living services. Register here by May 27th.

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