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Chateauguay Valley Community Nights

Chateauguay Valley Community Nights

Chateauguay Valley Community Nights opens its’ doors once again at C.V.R. with 79 participants participating in varied activities such as basketball, motors, art hives, badminton, Zumba, volleyball and a “Smart Women & Money” seminar.

Watch for our Winter brochure coming out in December for the January , 14 10-week session offering these activities and much more like Irish Dancing, women’s self-defence classes, beginners and intermediate computer courses, etc.

For the first time the Huntingdon and Valley CLC’s were invited to attend the annual Howick Health Fair. This day is set aside for seniors and communities at large to find out what health services are available to them and how they can get more information. We were proud to offer our courses and activities, especially with our AMI Quebec partnership offering support to caregivers dealing with loved ones with any forms of mental illness, ie: alzheimer’s, etc.

The Community/C.V.R. Terry Fox Run grows bigger every year with community donations totalling over $100.00. This event offers members of our communities a place to show their support and at the same time encourage the students.

With more and more community organizations in need of volunteer support C.V.R. students are being approached through the CLC to become more involved in their communities’ events. Some examples have been volunteers to help CEDEC with a community survey during the Ormstown Fair, being spokespeople for the Chateauguay Valley Historical Society’s War of 1812 Reenactment and helping load up and unload 62 boxes of books to suppor t the Barrie Memorial’s Annual Bazaar. Our young people are our future and the more they know and are connected to what is available to them, the better we all will be!

Thanks to C.V.R. secretary, Crystal Ouellette, for sharing information about the Metro Green Apple Grant to the CLC, who then was able spread it out to our valley schools. By doing so, many applications were sent in and several grants of $1000.00 were accepted. Look for more info about these projects and their progress in the future.

Credit: Kim Wilson

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