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

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!

NCCS Annual Foam Fun Run 2018

Please join us for our 4th Annual North Cariboo Christian School Foam Fun Run!!

We are back at the West Fraser Timber Park this year and offering TWO run times!

The run will include 5 foam stations and a variety of obstacles.

Whether you run, jog, or even walk, it will be a great way to spend time with family & friends!

BE PREPARED TO GET WET AND DIRTY!

Join us on SATURDAY, JUNE 2 @ 10AM & 2PM

All ages welcome this year (2yrs & older)

Each participant will receive a swag bag with some great new items!

Package pickup will be on location Friday, June 1 from 5-7pm

CHECK IN & LATE REGISTRATION WILL BE AT 9 am & 12 pm on June 2

UPON CHECK IN ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WAIVER TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.
**Please note no strollers or child carriers of any kind allowed. All children must either walk or be carried in your arms only.

There will be a full concession on site from 9am-5pm

Foam Run T-shirts are on sale up to May 1st for $20

Early Registration (Up to April 1)

$40/adult(18+), $25/child(5-17), $15/child(2-4); Group of 6 – $200

Regular Registration (April 2-June 2)

$45/adult(18+), $30/child(5-17), $20/child(2-4); Group of 6 – $225

You can register and get tickets at:

NCCS (North Cariboo Christian School)

Quesnel & District Arts & Recreation Centre

Reason to Run

Stride & Glide (Prince George)

Eventbrite