Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Community News Boards ~ January, 2016

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Variety Village is pleased to host exciting special events throughout the year. Our goal is to connect with our community and raise funds to support Variety Village by creating mutually beneficial events that support healthy, active lifestyles in an inclusive environment.

Some events are fundraising initiatives, others are dedicated to the recognition of outstanding community service and still others focus on development of future leaders. Over the years, many individuals and corporations have generously contributed to the overwhelming success and growth of these events, ensuring the delivery of vital community services and the promotion of a healthier tomorrow.

We invite you to get involved and make our special events even more special.

To see past events, check out our latest news page and check out our photo gallery.

Upcoming Events:

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Kid Development Camp Day!

No school? No Problem! Variety Village offers day camps on the days the schools hold PA Days. For more info visit our KDD Camp page.

 

Family Day

Variety Village is open on Monday, February 15 for Family Day from 9am – 5pm.

Come and spend the day with us!

 

 31st Annual Lieutenant Governor Games

Friday, February 26, 2016

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Hosted by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

These 31st Annual Games will be Her Honour’s second year attending this long standing event. Her Honour interacts with all of children with disabilities from GTA schools by visiting each activity station and then presents each child with a medal recognizing his/her participation. The Games are a great way to show that children of all abilities can and should participate in sports and recreational activities together. Many of the participants continue their involvement in sports through community sport and recreation leagues and some even go on to represent Canada in the Paralympics and Special Olympics.

Contact  Maria Markle Executive & Events Administrator

416-699-7167 ext. 270

mmarkle@varietyvillage.on.ca

Experience Variety Village for yourself!

Host an Event for Variety Village!

Get A Free Pass

For more information, on the programs and events  ~ Please contact ~ www.varietyvillage.ca

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March of Dimes

UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

Spiking for Dimes London​

Rock for Dimes

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Rock for Dimes Winnipeg The West End Cultural Centre February 12

All Things Hot & Spicy

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February 11, 2016 at the Fifth Social Club 2

25 Richmond St W, Toronto 

Mingling with the Celebs, Live Auction, Appetizers,

Q&A, DJ and Dancing!

 

  Hosted by: Steve Anthony, CP24 Breakfast

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Join our Hot & Spicy celebs to date:

Yan Joseph, Sean Carrigan, Tye Evans, Rainbow Sun Francks and Daniel Kelly.

Plus more to come …  Watch February’s New Board for more information.

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For More information  ~ Please visit ~  www.marchofdimes.ca

Event Coordinator Linda Yielding Manager, Special Events & Fundraising

Tel: (416) 425-3463 Ext. 7290
Email: lyielding@marchofdimes.ca

Technical Web Support Shauna Arrington Internet Marketing and Web Specialist.

MODC Mailing Address:

March of Dimes Canada National Office 10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1A4 Canada

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Mission Statement:

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Autism Village’s mission is to apply Internet and Mobile technologies to provide a globally accessible platform which helps the autism community to manage practical day to day problems. Our goal is to improve the futures of all people with autism by making daily life more navigable.

There are a myriad of educational apps on the internet for parents of autistic children, but Autism Village is different. Autism Village is producing apps which are especially designed to be useful for managing life with autism and which are based on their community of autism “Villagers”.

For more information on Autism Village Go to their home page to share and view the video:

www.autismvillage.com

Call us: (610) 296.2726
Contact Us

Autism Village

Contact

P.O. Box 14 Chester Springs PA 19425 USA

info@autismvillage.com

610-296-2726

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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ October 21st., 2013

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Learning to become a responsible, independent member of society can be difficult for any young adult. But for young adults with developmental disabilities, it can be very challenging. To help these young adults, Variety Village offers a program called LINKS, which stands for Lifestyle, Independence, Nutrition, Knowledge, and Sports. This program enables its members to develop confidence and learn life skills essential to their independence in the community.

Through educational and fun programs such as Physical Fitness, Nutritional Planning, Creativity and Healthy Living, each member becomes more self-aware and self-reliant. The LINKS program is like a “home away from home” for its members.

While some programs include time in the gym or pool being physically active, others include:

ARTS & CRAFTS

The creative process of arts and crafts helps to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in creative self-expression.

YOGA

This program has both preventive and therapeutic benefits. It has been shown to offer both physical and mental benefits to the body and the mind.

SCIENCE

This program gives the participants a chance to explore and learn through hands on experiments. The program is focused on learning about different aspects of the world around us. The goals of this program are to form an understanding of simple and somewhat complicated action and reaction experiments.

LINKS BREAKFAST

This is an activity that happens on a weekly basis every Thursday morning. The LINKS group organizes a breakfast service that serves hot and fresh breakfast meals that are available to all of the staff and participants of the building. Each week we have a different special that will be served and that is prepared right on the spot. This program gives the participants a chance to experience a job oriented environment and it also helps the LINKS program earn money which can be used for other activities.

GARDENING

This program focuses on the understanding of plant life and how to manage your own plants. The program starts from the ground up focusing on how plants start to develop, what they need for proper development and also regular maintenance for a long healthy life. Along with the hands on aspect of planting, fertilizing and watering their plants, participants will be involved in a classroom setting where discussions will be facilitated around what the best practices are for growing certain types of plants. Participants will also have a first hand look at what affects their plants growth through a statistical bookkeeping procedure which involves measuring their plants on a weekly basis.

For additional information on the LINKS program, download the registration package and read our brochure. Feel free to contact uswith any other questions or concerns about the LINKS program – call Cathy Price,, LINKS Coordinator 416.699.7167 x

For more information on Variety Village Programs:

www.varietyvillage.ca