SOS Learning Series – Play + Recreation = Healthy Development

Join us for a free interactive seminar on Saturday, April 20 from 10 am to noon, at the SOS Community Services Centre in Parksville, where you will learn how you can help support local kids to grow and thrive through recreation! Studies show that when children and youth participate in recreational activities, they benefit from more than just physical development. Play teaches important life-skills such as cooperation, leadership and how to handle adversity. It builds self-confidence and a sense of belonging. Learn from and ask questions of an esteemed group of panelists for this interactive discussion. Panelists include representatives from KidSport BC, Jumpstart, RDN, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and the SOS Child, Youth & Family Program Manager. Free child-minding services available on-site for this event! Our SOS Child, Youth & Family team will keep your kids happy and busy so that you can enjoy the seminar. Please email cyfcmanager@sosd69.com for child-minding. Please come 10-15 minutes early so that you and your children have time to settle in. Pre-register here by April 18 – capacity limited to the first 50 registrants. Complimentary refreshments will be available. For health and safety reasons, please be scent-aware.

SOS Impact Makers Gala

Tickets to the SOS Impact Makers Gala are on sale now! Get your tickets On June 7 at 6 pm, join us at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for a memorable evening to support programs for local seniors to overcome financial emergencies, access advocacy, and maintain social connections. Tickets are $150, available for purchase on Eventbrite website, (click the link above). Featuring special guest: Tom Jackson, renowned Canadian actor, musician, activist, and Companion of the Order of Canada. There will be music, entertainment, dinner, silent auction and raffle draws. Thank you to our sponsors: Title Sponsor: Quality Foods Hospitality Sponsor: Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre.