Friday, 25 April 2014

Red Hat Society Day

The Red Hat Society (RHS) is a social organization founded in 1998 for women originally 50+ but now is open to all women with the primary purpose of social interaction and bonding among women. Currently the RHS has spread to countries all of the worlds with thousands of groups in the US as well as groups in Canada, England, Peru and many other countries.

The Red Hat Society day is on April 25th, we encourage all female members interested in looking for support and friendship to join the RHS, a group filled with amazing and empowering women of all ages.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month! So what is autism?

Children and Adults with autism have challenges in:
Social interactions
Verbal and non-verbal communication
The ability to learn
Repetitive behaviors
Unusual or severely limited activities and interests

People with autism often find it hard to communicate with others in a typical way and my not understand social conventions, as a result of that individuals with autism often respond in ways we are not use to in everyday situations and changing environments. The spectrum of autism varies greatly in severity, some individuals with more severe autistic conditions can have serious cognitive disabilities and symptoms of extremely repetitive and unusual behaviours which can include aggression, self-injury all caused by the inability to communicate properly. Living with a person with severe autism can be very challenging and may require great patience and understanding of the condition. However in its weakest form autism is but a personality difference in the non-understanding of social conventions.

What can we do?
As Canadians it is our duty to be accepting and understanding of all people, if you know someone who suffers from autism or someone who cares for the autistic, give and show your support during Autism Awareness Month.

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Sunday, 20 April 2014

BC Arts and Culture Week

April 20-26 is BC arts and Culture week, celebrating the diversity we have in our province of British Columbia. Hundreds of communities, schools and art groups with have the spotlight to showcase their vital contributions to the collective culture of British Columbia.

Every year in the last week of April, schools and communities across British Columbia host an array of events and activities that are sure to amaze as part of BC Arts and Culture week focusing on vital contributions in art and culture that further the mental development through music, films, media arts, dance, books, theatre and visual arts.

The Province of BC through the British Columbia Arts Council bring the gift of art, inviting all British Columbians to join the celebration by participating in local Arts and Culture Week events.

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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month


The Canadian Cancer society focuses on cancer prevention, information, support, advocacy and research in hopes that one day, cancer will no long be a problem in our society. Founded by the Saskatchewan medical association in 1929, this group has been here to educate Canadians about the early warning signs of cancer so that is may be easier prevented and treated. The Society funds cancer research today through the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.
What is Daffodil Month?
For the Canadian Cancer Society, the daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage, saying that there’s no giving up and that we will be victorious in the fight against cancer. Throughout the month of April, volunteers across Canada will work together to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

How can I show my support?
Show support by buying a daffodil pin often located at your local supermarkets
Volunteer your time for the Canadian Cancer Society
Spread the word through social media
Become involved in events such as Relay for Life and Golf Fore the Cure
Hold you own event!

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