Monthly Archives: July 2009

Welcome to the August e-newsletter!

Did you see the blogathon on the news the weekend of July 25th? At the last minute we decided to join in and between 6 a.m. July 25th and 6 a.m. July 26th we wrote and posted 49 stories… photos of the picnic, articles about hockey, pictures of babies, the Wetherows with their usual good ideas, music and memory… young people! click here to see more. Continue reading

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David Pitonyak, “The Importance of Belonging.”

As of today there are about 40 tickets left for this event. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested so that we don’t end up with people being disappointed…

Fostering relationships and developing unpaid networks of supports are personal goals for many folks with disabilities, as well as agency goals in strategic plans. This workshop will inspire, assist with planning and allow for celebration of all that we’re doing right in the province! Click on the title to read more. Continue reading

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Carf – a 3 year accreditation to celebrate!

Spectrum received a Commendation (for exemplary practises) on our Data Collection and usage of Sharevision and a lot of positive feedback on what the surveyors liked about our agency… Continue reading

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The Comox Valley Youth Project by Judy Wong

While attending the BCACL Conference in Victoria in June I was so moved by the presentation made by The Comox Valley Youth Project. This group is made up of eight young adults who work and contribute greatly to their community. Their presentation was titled; “Moving Together In All Different Directions.”

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Spectrum Hockey Classic by Chad Clippendale

Right from the drop of the puck the night was a blast. There were some great passes, some great goals, a little rust, and more than a few out-of-shape individuals… Continue reading

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Music and Memory, by Judy Wong

For folks we support who are having memory challenges the key to improving the quality of their lives may well be in songs from their past….

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congratulations to Erin and James – welcome Miles!

if you ever needed a reason to join Facebook it could be that you then get to see Erin and James’ photos of Miles – a few great albums with more coming all the time!

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