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Fun Jars Fundraiser

Thank you for helping the RISE Program raise funds for the Hamper Campaign! Only $10 per mason jar!  Order below before December 12, then go to pickup your jars.  See below for important details about where and when to go pick up your jars. SOLD OUT ! Chocolate Chip Cookie mix …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Christmas Family Fun Boxes

SOLD OUT!  Once again, the COVID-19 Grinch has kept us from planning our annual EPIQ Ho Ho Ho Children’s Holiday Gathering.  Never fear, the community Wellness Centre and Voice of English-speaking Quebec (VEQ) are working together on something fun for families! A team of jolly volunteers from our EPIQ (English-speaking …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Feeling tired? You are not alone!

Do you find that you are feeling drained and exhausted these days?  You are not alone.  As we transition into colder and darker days, a lack of sunshine can greatly affect energy and mood.  Fall is also a very busy time of year for families that can drain everyone’s energy …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Finding our balance this fall

Fall is a very busy time of year for families, don’t you find?  With the busier schedule that autumn brings, I know my family always seems to scramble a bit to find our rhythm and balance, and I’ve noticed we’re not alone.  Not to mention how we have all had …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Getting back into the swing of things

As we enter into these last few weeks of summer, that back-to-school feeling is in the air.  Maybe your children are heading back to daycare or school, maybe you are going back to work, or perhaps you are simply settling back into a routine after summer vacation. Whatever your situation, …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Summer is here and it sure feels good to be green!

The past several months have been tough on everyone, including families. The physical distancing due to COVID-19 has changed our relationships, our roles, and our routines in terms of child care, school and play time. We are officially green though now, so hooray!  What does this mean for you and …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Protect yourself and your family from ticks and mosquitoes

Safety tips from Health Canada Heading outdoors?  Remember to protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes!   The best way to protect yourself from Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites, same as the best way to avoid becoming infected with West Nile virus is to prevent mosquito bites. Getting rid of …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Pool and water safety prevents drowning

Life saving safety tips from Health Canada Did you know that children can drown very quickly and quietly, and in just a few centimetres of water? Also, children ages 1 to 4 are most at risk of drowning in pools at home. The summer is has only just begun and …

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Community Wellness

Advice for Carbon Monoxide Alarms from Health Canada

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have turned to making everyday purchases online to reduce our exposure and follow local public health guidelines. You should know, however, that there are also potential risks with purchasing certain products, especially online. For example, did you know that smoke or carbon …

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Community WellnessFamily Matters

Best wishes for a happy retirement, Jan!  

I would like to take this June blog to highlight Jan Anderson, a very special person in our Wellness Family.  Many of you know her very well because she has been taking care of our Family Matters programs for over 20 years.  At the end of June, Jan is retiring …

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