Upcoming Events

Jersey Day

Communities supporting communities! We’re proud to join other Canadians for #JerseyDay – standing with #HumboldtBroncos

Parents’ Night Out

With generous support from the Guelph Community Foundation, Facilitation Wellington Dufferin is pleased to host a dinner and presentation for family members of adult children who have a developmental disability:
YOU—Strong, Centred and Connected

We all want a good life. For our loved ones. For ourselves. But it takes energy, stamina and community to make it happen. Especially over the long run. The better you’re doing, the more you have to give. Time for a night to focus on YOU.

Learn easy, practical, and proven ways to improve your health, mental health and supports. Meet other fabulous parents who “get it.” Join us for a fun night of delicious food, great company and fresh ideas on self-care.

P.S. There WILL be chocolate!

Monday, 7th May 2018, 5pm – Italian Canadian Club, 135 Ferguson St, Guelph.

For more information, see https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/you-strong-centred-and-connected-parents-night-out-tickets-44113791538

Be a donor – Ontario organ donor month

Today, in Ontario, there are over 1,500 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. This is their only treatment option, and every 3 days someone will die because they did not get their transplant in time.

But you can help. When you register your consent for organ and tissue donation, you let those waiting know that you would help them if you could.

One donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance the lives of up to 75 more through the gift of tissue.
Age alone does not disqualify someone from becoming a donor. The oldest organ donor was over 90 and the oldest tissue donor was over 100. There’s always potential to be a donor; it shouldn’t stop you from registering.
Your current or past medical history does not prevent you from registering to be a donor. Individuals with serious illnesses can, sometimes, be organ and/or tissue donors. Each potential donor is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about how you can save a life. Visit https://beadonor.ca today.

Benefit Dance in support of Gerard Kirk and family

Please consider supporting CLGW’s staff, Laura Kirk and her husband Gerard in his kidney transplant journey. Get a group of friends together for a night out to support a great cause with great food, dancing, prizes, a photo booth and games! Some spectacular prizes include 3 getaway weekends, Blue Jay tickets and local artwork. Both Laura and Gerard have served the local developmental sector for more than 20 years! Regular tickets are $15 each or for those not able to attend but wishing to support the cause, there are $10 donation tickets and you will still be entered into door prize draws! Please contact Jackie Tangie at the Ajax Program for tickets. They are going fast!

snapd article: Best Buddies Hooping It Up

Best Buddies is an organization that fosters friendships between University of Guelph students and individuals within the Guelph community with intellectual and physical disabilities. Best Buddies University of Guelph has over 100 participants and approximately 50 pairs! Their Hooping It Up fundraiser is just one of the four large events held throughout the year. Participants at the fundraiser donated $2.00 and had 1 minute to get as many free throws as possible for a chance to win 3 national grand prizes of $500!

link to snapd

For the full article with colour photos, please visit https://guelph.snapd.com/events/view/1123080