Posts tagged with "activities"

Why Dodgeball?: How A Tournament Helps Build Connectedness and Belonging thumbnail
Why Dodgeball?: How A Tournament Helps Build Connectedness and Belonging thumbnail

Why Dodgeball?: How A Tournament Helps Build Connectedness and Belonging

Neighbourhood-based work is a quirky thing. It can be hard to determine effectiveness. In a world where there are terms like Return on Investment and Key Performance Indicators, a free community event for people within a specific neighbourhood can seem inconsequential. Except, time and again, it is in the simplicity of sharing common interests, experiences […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Direct Support People, Youth

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Dodgeball Tournament thumbnail

Dodgeball Tournament

Lace up your sneakers, warm up your arm and dawn your best retro gear! Dodgeball is coming to Stanley Park. On May 29th, Stanley Park Community Centre will be home to some epic ducks, dips, dodges and dives. If you’re between 12-25 years old, join us in this FREE tournament for the ages. Bring a […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog

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From 5km to running thongs thumbnail

From 5km to running thongs

See Sally Run “You’re paying someone to teach you how to run? Why? It’s walking, just faster.” If only running was that easy. Prior to signing up for a learn-to-run program, I had a made a few attempts to jog on my own. I would end up exhausted, sore, defeated and with few footsteps taken […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Waterloo Classic Blog

Language of Us and Them – Seminar thumbnail
Language of Us and Them – Seminar thumbnail

Language of Us and Them – Seminar

Inspired by Mayer Shevin’s similarly titled poem, this session, presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, explores how to contribute to making everyone feel they belong as a valued citizen, with an emphasis on people with disabilities. Become more aware of how we regard each other, the power of stereotyping, and learn how to recognize and address […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Community

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Waterloo Classic Run – Promises thumbnail

Waterloo Classic Run – Promises

[soliloquy id=”2856″]   See Sally Run Let me begin this blog with some promises. I promise that I am not one of those runners – people who just naturally take to running with their first stride, glisten with just a hint of perspiration and bounce across the finish line. I promise I am that runner […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Waterloo Classic Blog

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Run Waterloo- Waterloo Classic June 19, 2016 thumbnail

Run Waterloo- Waterloo Classic June 19, 2016

Get ready runners! Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region is thrilled to be the recipient of all pledges raised as part of this year’s Waterloo Classic on Sunday, June 19th. Organized by Run Waterloo, the Waterloo Classic is the oldest continuing race of its kind in Waterloo Region. Runners of all ability and experience are invited to run […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Waterloo Classic Blog

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What’s Happening – September thumbnail

What’s Happening – September

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” –  Henry James Light heart Yoga classes with Karen Lord, Certified Yoga Instructor @ The Downtown Community Centre: YOGA for Adults 18+: Designed to improve core strength, this program focuses on breathing, posture, flexibility and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

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Join In For a Neighbourhood Cleanup, Saturday April 25th thumbnail

Join In For a Neighbourhood Cleanup, Saturday April 25th

Neighbourhood Clean Up April 25 Celebrate Earth Day by joining in for a litter pick-up. 7th Annual Neighbourhood Cleanup with Festival of Neighbourhoods We will focus on streets and alleys between King & Weber St.; Wellington & Guelph St. RSVP is appreciated – Date: Saturday April 25, 2015 Time: 10:30 a.m. gloves & bags provided 12 […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth