Programs We OFfer (2022-2023)

Afterschool Program

Registered participants have the opportunity to have help with their homework, be physically active, explore their crafty side, socialize with their peers and take part in special events throughout the year. Daily snack provided.
When: Tuesday to Friday from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (for the school year)
Ages: Grades Kindergarten to Grades 6
Cost: Free of Charge
Must be registered to attend this program as there is registration limits.

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Knit and Stitch Social Club

Knit & Stitch Social Group is a program where adults come together once a week to socialize and complete their own little sewing/ knitting projects and offer peer support through various projects.
When: Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm for adults.
Ages: Adult(18+)
Cost: $10.00 for September 2022 – December 2022
15 spaces available for this program. Registration is required

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Adult Book Club

Opportunity for area adult to come together and share their interest in various genres of books. Book Club is offered once a month free of charge.
Spaces are limited due to access of reading materials
When: Wednesday (Once a month for the school year) 11:00 am
Age: Adult (18+)

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Healthy Baby Club (Brighter Futures)

Healthy Baby Club is flexible, continuous-entry program that provides support, nurturing and guidance to pregnant mothers. The weekly group meetings provide an opportunity for participants to get together with other pregnant women in a relaxed and friendly environment. If you or someone you know is in need of extra support during pregnancy, call our office and speak with one of our 3 health baby Club Coordinators 739-8096

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Community Employment Facilitator

Employment and Career services are available at the centre from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday. Resume writing, job search assistance, and program referrals are offered through the Community Employment Facilitator. If you are looking for work, interested in Adult Basic Education or going to college call Janice at (709) 699-0848 or drop by the centre and see her in person!

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Family Support Worker

Provides support and liaison services to families impacted by multiple and complex challenges. These challenges may include poverty, poor school attendance, addictions, anti-social behavior, criminal activities, mental health, and unstable housing. We assist youth / families in meeting their social and school support needs and support youth to increase school attendance and academic outcomes. The Family Support Worker also assists others within the community that may be facing various everyday challenges(i.e. food security, rental application, government form completion, etc.)
Please contact Kelly Guitard : (709)730-1257

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Conversation Corner

Through Conversation, this program is designed to increase social interaction amongst seniors and non-English speaking female community members. It also helps with understanding cultural differences, develop a sense of community, enhance language skills, and offer educational opportunities to participants.
Are seniors volunteer with the program through conversations and interacting with participants.
Limited spaces are available for this program
When: Thursday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for the school year
Ages: Adult
Registration required

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Learn to Sew

Volunteers share their skills with New-Canadian residents to help with developing their skills and confidence with the basics of sewing. Group meets once a week to work on their sewing skills/projects. 
This is a senior volunteer based program.
Program runs from September 2022 to March 2023.
When: Monday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (September 2022 – March 2023)
Age: Adult (18+)
Cost: Free of Charge

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Play & Grow Playgroup

A play-based program where children and their caregivers are encouraged to learn and play together! A healthy snack will be provided.
When: Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages: 0-4 years old (with parent / guardian)
Cost: Free of Charge
Must register to attend due to space limitations

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Homework Haven

Homework assist offered to school age children / youth free of charge at the Community Centre.
When: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (for the school year)
Age: Grades 7 -12
Cost: Free of charge

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Teen Drop-in (Grades 7 – 12)

Open to area youth every Friday evening at the Community Centre. Safe, welcoming space where youth can socialize and interact with each other, also provide some recreational opportunities. Registration required to attend.
When : Friday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages: Grades 7 – Grade 12
Cost: Free of charge
Registration required

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Pantry

The Pantry will have non-perishable food items available for the community of Virginia park. Every 2nd Monday of the month residents will have to fill out a request form available at the community centre. Only one person per household unless otherwise stated.
For more information call Julie at 579-4534 ext.(206)

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Special Events

Throughout the year we host special events such as Halloween / Christmas events, BINGOs, dinners, Lunch & Learn, tax clinics, Community Days, etc. These events are posted on our Facebook page and within the Community and Community Centre.