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What is The Social Planning Council?

Activities:

o Monthly Meetings: Attend meetings with guest speakers from within the community &/or presentations at each meeting. We currently meet the fourth Monday of every month (excluding summer) at City Hall with light lunch by donation.

o Facebook & Email Group: Utilize the network on Facebook. Start discussions, learn about & share upcoming community events, projects and meetings. If you don’t use Facebook, then join the email network instead.

o Inform City Council: The SPC provides reports to City Council regularly and the City keeps the SPC informed. Use the network and have your voices heard.



Strategic Direction of the Social Planning Council of Williams Lake & Area:

o Poverty Reduction and the local Living Wage Campaign.

o Community Collaboration and Networking.

o Retention and Succession of residents within the Area.



Community Social Planning:

o Supports communities in building an integrated approach to complex problems that take into account social, economic, and environmental concerns.

o Maximizes the effectiveness of often scarce resources by working to reduce duplication, overlap and competition.

o Provides an ongoing forum for communication, coordination and conflict resolution.



Thursday, November 23, 2017

Community Updates (9) - Nov 24, 2017



Table  of contents:
1) SPC Annual General Meeting - Nov 27th
2) Downtown Winter Lights Festival and Santa Parade - Dec 2nd
3) 22nd Annual Memory Tree Celebration - Sunday Dec 3rd from  3 - 4:30 pm
4) Boys and Girls Club in Williams Lake - AGM Dec 7th
5) Open House at Community Futures - Fri Dec 8th
6) CTC's Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
7) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Grants available
8) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Support Grants available
9) Performances in the Park - Call for Performers

1) SPC Annual General Meeting - Nov 27th
The Social Planning Council's AGM is this Monday, Nov 27th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm as part of our regular monthly meeting.

Agenda Draft:
·         AGM Business
·         Review new draft Constitution and Bylaws
·         Roundtable Updates

Last year's Annual General Meeting Minutes are available for your review at the link below (or get a hardcopy at Mondays meeting).

Link to AGM 2016 Minutes (draft): http://socialplanningcouncil.blogspot.ca/2017/11/spc-annual-general-meeting-minutes.html

Membership renewals are also due - please find attached our annual membership form and mail to Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1. If you are unable to access the attached form, or have any questions, please email spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or call our office at 250-243-2126.

2) Downtown Winter Lights Festival and Santa Parade - Dec 2nd
December 2, 2017 downtown Williams Lake the Santa Parade starts at 11am followed by Caroling and Photos with Santa at the Potato House from 11:15am - 3pm (bring your own mug for apple cider).

Also, view the Window display decorating contest and vote at participating businesses for your favourite window display between November 27 and January 4 for your chance to win prizes!

For more information visit the Williams Lake Downtown Business Improvement Association online or call 250-398-5717

3) 22nd Annual Memory Tree Celebration - Sunday Dec 3rd from  3 - 4:30 pm
This annual event made possible by the Williams Lake Hospice Society is a "Service of Remembrance and Healing" in celebration of those who have passed away but still live on in the hearts of the people they left behind.

At City Hall Chambers... Music, Refreshments and a Service starts at 3 pm, and ends with the Tree Lighting at 4:30 pm.

Visit  our Memory Tree Volunteers:
Currently at Safeway from Nov 22 - 26th
Donate in memory of your loved one and support WLHS

4) Boys and Girls Club in Williams Lake - AGM Dec 7th
The Annual General Meeting of the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake & District is being held on Thursday, Dec 7th at 5:30 pm. Join us for a Potluck dinner and AGM at the Club (17 South 4th Ave/ across from Safeway).

Mission Statement:
"To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life."

5) Open House at Community Futures - Fri Dec 8th
Celebrate the Holidays with Community Futures. Please join us at our open house, Friday December 8th from 1 - 3 pm (266 Oliver Street). Enter to win our door prize by donating a non-perishable food item (one entry per food item donated). Donations will go to the Williams Lake Salvation Army Food Bank. For more information please call 250-392-3626.

6) CTC's Positive Action Word of the Week(s)
The Positive Action word of the week for November 27th is: Curious: Eager to learn how and why things happen.

The Positive Action word of the week for December 4th is: Decision: To think about the choices and pick the best one.

If you are interested in learning more about Positive Action and how you could use it in your setting, please contact Carla Bullinger at 250-267-8249 or comthatcares@sd27.bc.ca

7) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Grants available
Project grants are available for non-profit organizations or community groups in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) to support and develop arts and culture within this region. The funding for these grants is courtesy of the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District (Central Cariboo Arts & Culture function), subject to the availability of funds.

Project Grants of between $300 and $3,000 are available for projects which
  • Are new or build creatively on previous work
  • Are likely to increase participation in arts & culture
     
  • Take place within the Central Cariboo region (Williams Lake and/or CRD Areas D, E, and F)
  • Will be completed by December 31st 2018
     
  • Include some financial or in-kind contribution by the applicant
The deadline for applications is Monday, January 31st 2018 at 4pm, and full details, adjudication criteria and application requirements can be obtained by visiting www.centralcaribooarts.com or by request from info@centralcaribooarts.com.

For further information please contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at 778-412-9044 or email info@centralcaribooarts.com 

8) Central Cariboo Arts & Culture Support Grants available
Four new support grants of up to $1000 are available for non-profit/community groups or individual artists to support and develop arts and culture in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) via a CCACS Pilot Support Grants Project. The funding for these grants is made available from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS).
 
The CCACS will be offering two pilot application intakes for 2018.
Intake #1: December 1, 2017 application deadline for grants to be completed by June 30, 2018.
Intake #2: June 1, 2018 application deadline for grants to be completed by December 31, 2018.
 
Non-profit/Community Group Support Grants 
  • Capital Acquisition Grants are available to facilitate and support the artistic activities of the organization or group through capital purchases.
  • General Program Support Grants are available for activities such as workshops, professional development, or any other activity designed to enhance an existing program.
  • Community-Based Support Grants are available for community-based artistic activities.
Individual Artist Support Grant 
  • Professional Development Grants are available to individual artists to assist with course fees, related necessary materials and travel on the understanding that applicants will be required to show how the professional development activity will benefit not only their own practice, but also the general community and local artists.
Applications for CCACS Support Grants are adjudicated by the CCACS Directors, and awards will be made by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, subject to the availability of funds.

Full details, adjudication criteria and application requirements can be obtained by visiting www.centralcaribooarts.com or by request from info@centralcaribooarts.com.

For further information please contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at 778-412-9044 or email info@centralcaribooarts.com 

9) Performances in the Park - Call for Performers
Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society with the support of the City of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District.
 
The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society is happy to announce that Performances in the Park, the outdoor free summer concert series, will begin on Thursday, July 5th 2018 at 6:00pm and will continue each Thursday evening at the same time at the Gwen Ringwood Theatre in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park until August 23rd, 2018. Once again, with the support of the Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake, the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society will be presenting this event under the management of Angela Sommer of Angelkeys Music Studio.
 
The concert series will feature two acts each week; one from 6 pm - 6:55pm and then from 7:05 – 8:00 pm. All acts will be family friendly.
 
We are currently looking for performers of every type to fill these performances. Applications can be downloaded or filled out online via our website http://www.centralcaribooarts.com/performances-in-the-park/
The deadline to apply is March 2, 2018.
 
This well attended, free event, is fun for the whole family and we look forward to seeing familiar and new faces in the crowd!

For more information, sponsorship opportunities , or for interviews please contact:
Angela Sommer
performances@centralcaribooarts.com
250-305-4784

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The Social Planning Council is made up of volunteers from the community. Many of us work in social services agencies or also volunteer for other organizations.

Reach our Coordinator Jessica Knodel at spc-coordinator@xplornet.com or by calling 250-243-2126. Our Mailing Address is Box 20045, Williams Lake BC V2G 4R1

To reach the Communites that Care Project Manager Carla Bullinger please email comthatcare@sd27.bc.ca