Friday, October 06, 2006

Plan Institute's "Cross Canada Reaching Out Tour"

I received an email from Seniors Outreach forwarding to me information about Plan Institute's filmscreening of The Ties That Bind, and a workshop in Kelowna as part of its "Cross Canada Reaching Out Tour." The filmscreening is at 7:30 p.m. on October 26, and the workshop is at 9:30 a.m. on October 27, 2006. Both events are at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. You can register online here. According to the Plan Institute website,
From Newfoundland to British Columbia, there will be public screenings of the National Film Board documentary The Ties That Bind, coupled with the film are workshops that offer inspiration and the practical tools needed to plan for the future. From will and estate planning to creating enduring social networks, this is a chance to hear personal stories, engage in lively dialogue, and learn steps you can take today. Workshop facilitators include Vickie Cammack, Executive Director of PLAN Institute and recipient of a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General.

What is Plan Institute? I looked up their mission on their website. It says,

It is our mission to reduce the isolation and loneliness of people with disabilities and ensure that the gifts and contributions of all members of a community are encouraged and welcomed.

Through policy reform, leadership development, social entrepreneurship, social network facilitation and dialogue, our work is focused on connecting people, ideas and action.

It sounds interesting. Here is the complete tour:
Date Host City Registration
Oct 7 Fredericton, NB email
Oct 14 Ottawa, ON email
Oct 14 Medicine Hat, AB email
Oct 19 Edmonton, AB email
Oct 21 Lethbridge, AB email
Oct 20/21 Regina, SK email
Oct 26 Vernon, BC email
Oct 27/28 Kelowna, BC *** Register Online ***
Oct 27/28 Thunder Bay, ON *** Register Online ***
Nov 3/4 Chatham, ON email
Nov 4 Medicine Hat, AB email
Nov 4 Montreal, PQ *** Register Online ***
Nov 4 Seattle, Washington email
Nov 17/18 St. John's, NF email
Nov 24/25 Peterborough, ON email
Nov 25 Prince George, BC *** Register Online ***
Nov 30 Burnaby, BC email
Dec 2 Calgary, AB *** Register Online ***

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