Diamond Dinner Williams Lake

Diamond Dinner

Net proceeds will support the Good Food Box and the CDC Partnership with Autism Programs.
For more information call 250-392-4118

The Forge First Responder Program, September 8- 17, 2018

2018 Multidisciplinary Clinic for First Responders

-Participants in our programs will stay in our on-site accommodation at our rural farm setting
-Maximum 10 participants per program
-Participants will have 24/7 access to a registered psychologist who will be on-site for the duration of the program, as well as scheduled group and individual counselling sessions
-A medical doctor will be on call for the duration of the program
-Session(s) with a Registered Massage Therapist
-Yoga sessions with a certified instructor with training in trauma-sensitive yoga
-Healthy meals prepared on-site
-Equine Assisted Mindfulness training and horsemanship training by a certified instructor
-Peer support with veteran volunteers
-Participant learning opportunities for mindful activities (photography, painting, carving, etc.) will be offered by local community members wanting to give back to the veteran community
-Full farm immersion will be experienced while participating in the program. All participants are needed to run the farm community and will experience a sense of purpose while at the farm
-Participants will leave with a plan for post-program care that they will develop with the psychologist

Quesnel’s 1st Annual Food Fest!

This festival will be an exciting addition to Downtown Quesnel! There will be food trucks from all over the province as well as local restaurants. There will also be live entertainment, demonstrations, and food product vendors! Watch this page for contests and more information!

The Forge Veteran Program, July 17- 26, 2018

2018 Multidisciplinary Clinic for Veterans

-Participants in our programs will stay in our on-site accommodation at our rural farm setting
-Maximum 10 participants per program
-Participants will have 24/7 access to a registered psychologist who will be on-site for the duration of the program, as well as scheduled group and individual counselling sessions
-A medical doctor will be on call for the duration of the program
-Session(s) with a Registered Massage Therapist
-Yoga sessions with a certified instructor with training in trauma-sensitive yoga
-Healthy meals prepared on-site
-Equine Assisted Mindfulness training and horsemanship training by a certified instructor
-Peer support with veteran volunteers
-Participant learning opportunities for mindful activities (photography, painting, carving, etc.) will be offered by local community members wanting to give back to the veteran community
-Full farm immersion will be experienced while participating in the program. All participants are needed to run the farm community and will experience a sense of purpose while at the farm
-Participants will leave with a plan for post-program care that they will develop with the psychologist

2018 BC Firefighter Games

The CRD’s Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 2018 BC Firefighter Games, which raises funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Lebourdais Park in Quesnel.

The Firefighter Games is a two-day competition where volunteer and career firefighters from B.C. compete in a series of events to raise money for muscular dystrophy. These events focus on endurance, strength and teamwork. Teams earn points as they work through the challenges and the two highest scoring teams will compete in a final event to be crowned B.C. Firefighter Games Champions.

In addition to watching the firefighter games, there will be evening entertainment from Legs and Wheels and Frenzy. Stay tuned for more details!

Learn More
CRD News Release: http://bit.ly/2nxhwgI
Firefighter Games: http://www.firefightergames.ca
Muscular Dystrophy Canada: http://www.muscle.ca

2018 BC Firefighter Games

The CRD’s Barlow Creek Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the 2018 BC Firefighter Games, which raises funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Lebourdais Park in Quesnel.

The Firefighter Games is a two-day competition where volunteer and career firefighters from B.C. compete in a series of events to raise money for muscular dystrophy. These events focus on endurance, strength and teamwork. Teams earn points as they work through the challenges and the two highest scoring teams will compete in a final event to be crowned B.C. Firefighter Games Champions.

In addition to watching the firefighter games, there will be evening entertainment from Legs and Wheels and Frenzy. Stay tuned for more details!

Learn More
CRD News Release: http://bit.ly/2nxhwgI
Firefighter Games: http://www.firefightergames.ca
Muscular Dystrophy Canada: http://www.muscle.ca

The Forge Veteran Program, June 25- July 4, 2018

2018 Multidisciplinary Clinic for Veterans

-Participants in our programs will stay in our on-site accommodation at our rural farm setting
-Maximum 10 participants per program
-Participants will have 24/7 access to a registered psychologist who will be on-site for the duration of the program, as well as scheduled group and individual counselling sessions
-A medical doctor will be on call for the duration of the program
-Session(s) with a Registered Massage Therapist
-Yoga sessions with a certified instructor with training in trauma-sensitive yoga
-Healthy meals prepared on-site
-Equine Assisted Mindfulness training and horsemanship training by a certified instructor
-Peer support with veteran volunteers
-Participant learning opportunities for mindful activities (photography, painting, carving, etc.) will be offered by local community members wanting to give back to the veteran community
-Full farm immersion will be experienced while participating in the program. All participants are needed to run the farm community and will experience a sense of purpose while at the farm
-Participants will leave with a plan for post-program care that they will develop with the psychologist

Canada Day In The Cariboo Region Of BC 2018

Canada Day In The Cariboo

What better way to kick off the start of summer in the Cariboo then by celebrating our great country’s 151st birthday?

 

Canada Day coincides with the 92nd annual Williams Lake Stampede, so the entire weekend will be jam packed with events and celebrations for all ages. Read our feature article about this iconic event. http://www.whatsoncariboo.com/williams-lake-stampede/

https://williamslakestampede.com/

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You can get your day started July 1st on a tasty note with a community breakfast; the Knights of Columbus are hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. To 11:30 a.m. at the Save-On-Foods parking lot. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 139 will also be serving up breakfast from 7- 11 a.m. at 385 Barnard St.

The Gwen Ringwood Theatre at Boitano Park will be host a variety of bands and musicians for the Canada Day Concert in the Park, which runs from 11:30-3 p.m.

And don’t forget to visit Downtown Williams Lake for the 4 Directions Street Festival, (https://www.facebook.com/events/219759998519520/)  a car-free event that will run from 12-9 p.m., and include a market, chalk art festival, three performance stages, a beer garden, kids zone, farmers market and much more.


Clinton BC Logo

Reg Conn Park will be the site of festivities again in Clinton this July 1st, with food, drinks, games, prizes and activities for the whole family getting underway at 10:45 a.m.

 



 

100 Mile House108 Heritage Site

An always popular locale for summer celebrations, the Heritage Site will again host a Canada Day party, starting at 10 a.m. There will be plenty of food, vendors, live music, dignitaries, games as well as museum tours for those wanting to add a little regional history to the mix.

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Barkerville Logo

Celebrations of “Dominion Day” get started bright and early in Barkerville at 8 a.m, and the day-long festivities offer something a little more unique than the average July 1st fest. Try your hand at the tug-of-war or funny face contests, see how well you fare at the greasy pole climb or the egg toss, or just stick around to enjoy fireworks, dancing, entertainment and refreshments.

Barkerville Canada Day 2018

Trauma Informed Yoga Training for Yoga & Healthcare Professional

Pen-Y-Bryn Farm is pleased to host Nicole Maricia of Fine Balance Yoga for this very powerful workshop. Nicole will facilitate Trauma Informed Teacher Training for Yoga & Healthcare Professionals.

This workshop is 23 hours is total. 20 Contact hours on the farm with 3 hours of reading and reflection work questions to be completed before the course.

Upon completion of this training, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the foundation and application of trauma informed Yoga theories and techniques to support healing. Trauma informed Yoga techniques are simple, yet highly effective and versatile and can be easily integrated into a variety of settings.

Through Trauma Informed Yoga Training participants will:

•Gain theoretical and experimental foundation in trauma informed Yoga theory and techniques.

•Understand the therapeutic application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga when working with addictions, PTSD and complex trauma.

•Learn how to create safe classes and practices for trauma survivor that emphasize on choice and agency and focus on the importance of internal, felt experience.

•Explore and practice teaching therapy breathing and grounding techniques and the physical forms of Yoga.

•Examine and discuss the Koshas (levels of human being), Kleshas (the cycle of suffering), Yamas & Niyamas (ethics and practices), the Gunas (basic psychological archetypes), Langana & Brahmama (categories of Yoga practices) as they pertain to trauma experiences.

•Investigate the differences and intersections between Western Medical and Yogic perspectives of trauma, the body and disease.

•Consider the dynamics within the therapeutic relationship including the importance of boundaries, self-care, strength-based client centered practices and Yoga as form of embodied activism.

Workshop price $375 with a manual
Early bird price before May 14th 2018: $350
June 8-10, 2018
Friday 5-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9-5 pm

Please bring your own yoga mat. We do have a limited number of mats available if you do not have your own.
Onsite accommodation package is available for the price of $200
This includes:
Friday night accommodation and snacks
Saturday night accommodation with breakfast, lunch and supper
Sunday breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to book your spot contact penybrynfarm@gmail.com

Race for Kids

Race for kids’ is the Boys & Girls Club of Williams Lake & District annual fundraiser. 2018 is our 4th annual fundraiser for this event. Teams of 4 adults (ages 18 years and older) do an urban adventure race in downtown Williams Lake. They compete in an ‘Amazing Race’ style event. Teams have a fantastic time solving clues of where their next location is, and completing challenges, while raising funds for the Boys and Girls Club programs for children and youth! Lots of prizes and lots of FUN!