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My Life My Plan Interactive Workshop

On October 27, 2014, REACH Out Self Advocates hosted an interactive workshop facilitated by self advocates from Voices Unlimited (Norfolk Association for Community Living and Community Living Access Support Services) entitled My Life My Plan.  18 self advocates from Community Living Brant participated in the workshop.  My Life My Plan is facilitated entirely by self advocates with staff playing no active role in the workshop.  This was an exciting opportunity for self advocates to discuss all aspects of the process of planning with their peers.  This workshop was very well received by participants and we hope to offer it again in the future.

Resource Room Opens

  

October 1, 2014 marked the grand opening of the new Resource Room at the Dunn Building.  The Resource Room, organized and maintained by R.E.A.C.H. Out Self Advocates,  is a quiet, private place for people to look at and take information about a wide variety of topics including:  health and well being, safety, abuse, rights and community services and events.  The Resource Room is located just inside the back door of the Dunn – take a moment the next time you are at the Dunn and check out this new resource!

 

Brantford Athletes Prevail at Special Olympics National Summer Games

Betty Farr,  Arlene House and Christine Wilson

Local athletes Betty Farr, Arlene House, Christine Wilson and Adam Princz attended the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Vancouver, British Columbia from July 8 – 12, 2014.  Betty and Arlene competed in Powerlifting, Christine competed in Swimming and Adam competed in Track and Field.

Betty received 4 Gold medals for her weight category:  Squat, Bench, Deadlift and Overall Total and was honoured with the prestigious Best Female Lifter Overall title.  Arlene received 4 Gold medals for her weight category:  Squat, Bench, Deadlift and Overall Total.  Christine received 1 Gold medal for Relay and received 4th in 100 M Backstroke, 5th in 25 M Freestyle and 6th place finishes in both 100 M Individual Medley and 200 M Individual Medley.  Adam received a Gold medal for the 400 M run, Bronze medal for the 100 M run and 2 – 6th place finishes in the 200M run and Shot Put.  We are so very proud of these talented athletes and have our fingers crossed that they will be chosen to attend the Special Olympics World Games to be held in Los Angeles, California in 2015.

R.E.A.C.H. Out Donates Proceeds from Wrestlemania Movie Night

In early April of 2014, R.E.A.C.H. Out self-advocates held a Wrestlemania Movie Night to raise funds for local charities.  We are pleased to announce that we made $140.00 from that night.  It was decided that we would donate half of the funds raised to the Canadian Cancer Society and the other half of the funds raised to the Brantford SPCA.  R.E.A.C.H. Out President, Diane Jones and Vice President, Bruce Jones recently visited the offices of the Canadian Cancer Society and the SPCA to present the donations.

Red Sox Game

On June 18th six of us attended a Brantford Red Sox Game. The best part about attending this event was that the tickets were complimentary. They also included a free ball park hotdog. 

Many people in the Supported Living Program (S.L.) live on a fixed income - ODSP being mostly the sole source of money.  In order to plan for a game and a meal out, many people who receive support from S.L. would have to budget for a few months. Having a "freebee" night and not worrying about the financial strain, is a great night for us. The added bonus is hanging with people who are really friends. We brought S.L. staff Steve Csordas along too as he coordinated and made sure we all got home at midnight.

We sent a card to Amber Scott, General Manager at Fastenal saying thank you! Kim Walsh from Community Relations delivered the card and told a little bit about S.L. Program.  We were ecstatic when Kim came back and presented us with 6 more tickets to take in another game.  Another night planned for the end of July to hopefully cheer on the Red Sox into the playoffs.

Many thanks to Amber and Kim for directing the tickets our way!

Jason Richardson, Terry Yamauchi, Bruce Jones, Joel McCreery, Mike Taverner and Steve Csordas

Community Day with the Blue Jays

Community Living Day with the Toronto Blue Jays was Saturday May 31, 2014 and 70 Blue Jays fans from Community Living Brant enthusiastically attended the game.  One such enthusiastic Jays fan, Mr. David Park, celebrated his 75birthday at the game.  To mark this special event, ambassadors from the Blue Jays visited David at his seat, sang “Happy Birthday” to him and presented him with a birthday button.  The seats were excellent, the weather was perfect and the Blue Jays won the game!!  Everyone is looking forward to attending Community Living Day with the Blue Jays again in 2015.

Provincial Election 2014

Health Matters Video Conference

On May 31, 2014, Diane Richardson and Donna Blackmore had the unique opportunity to act as co-presenters, along with Tom Archer from Southern Network of Specialized Care, at a Video Conference called Health Matters Brant.  The Health Matters program was offered to people supported at Community Living Brant from January – March 2013.  Participants in the program learned ways to make positive lifestyle changes to increase overall health and well being.  At the video conference, Tom and Donna discussed Health Matters curriculum and objectives while Diane, as a program participant, discussed positive changes she has made in her life as a result of taking the course. This video conference was viewed by people at 47 different video conferencing sights around Ontario.  At the end of the video conference Diana was able to “video” talk to self advocates in Thunder Bay and in Ottawa – a new experience which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Donna, Diana & Tom

Community Living Brant’s Flag Raising, Celebrates Community Living Month!

On Monday, May 12th, Mayor Chris Friel joined Brent McEachern to raise a Community Living Flag at City Hall in honour of Community Living Month. Mayor Friel read a proclamation declaring that the City of Brantford recognizes that the month of May to be Community Living Month.

Community Living Brant provides a variety of services for over 350 people with developmental disabilities in Brantford and Brant County.

Brandon and SonjaEmergency Preparedness Training

 

On May 5, 2014, to kick off NAOSH (North American Occupational Safety and Health) Week, members of the Community Living Brant Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and the Basic Assurances Group - Safety, hosted an educational seminar for people supported about preparing for emergencies.  Participants were offered a fun and interactive learning presentation and each person received an emergency preparedness starter kit.  This training will be offered on a yearly basis. 

Pancake Supper a Success!

R.E.A.C.H. Out, the Self Advocate Committee of Community Living Brant held its second annual Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  The event was held at the Moose Lodge, 145 West Street in Brantford.  Despite snowy and cold weather, approximately 100 people attended the event and enjoyed a delicious supper of pancakes, sausages, bacon, juice, coffee and tea and cupcakes for dessert.  We are very pleased to announce that we made over $300.00 from this event.  Sincere thanks to everyone who assisted us to make this event a success!! 

See you next year – Tuesday February 17, 2015.

Allison Gupta; Laurier student and David MuellerBest Buddies Program

 

“When I first joined the Best Buddies program at Laurier Brantford, I didn’t know what to expect.  I was so nervous the first time I met my Buddy, David.  I was so worried that he wouldn’t like me.  Turns out, I had nothing to be concerned about. 

David has been a wonderful friend to me over the past three years and getting to hang out with him has been an absolute blast! Continue. 

Betty Farr, Diane Richardson and Gary Kusch

Spread the Word to End the Word

Members of R.E.A.C.H. Out, the Self Advocate Committee of Community Living Brant were invited to Greenbrier School to talk to students about the “R” word and using respectful language.  Betty Farr, Diane Richardson and Gary Kusch all shared personal stories about their experiences with the “R” word.  The students had the opportunity to watch the “R” word video that R.E.A.C.H. Out and friends made in 2012 and to participate in several fun and interactive activities that promote education about the negative effects of the “R” word.  Thanks to Ellen Banbury, a teacher at Greenbrier, for the invitation to talk to students at the school.

The 2013 Community Living Brant Christmas Dinner and Dance was held on Thursday, December 5, 2013.  This was the last major event celebrating the 60 Anniversary of the agency. 275 people experienced an awesome evening with Celtic music, a delicious turkey dinner and dancing.  Not to mention fun, fun, fun!! Thanks to everyone who helped make this evening a great success!!

 

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