Children's International Summer Villages
January 2016
Upcoming Events

Jan 10, JB Planning, 1-3 pm*
Jan 17, JB Activity, 1-3 pm**
Jan 20, Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm*
Feb 14, JB Planning, 1-3 pm*
Feb 17, Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm*
Feb 21, JB Activity, 1-3 pm, location to be confirmed
Mar 6, JB Planning, 1-3 pm*
Mar 13, JB Activity, 1-3 pm**
Mar 16, Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm*
Apr 3, JB Planning, 1-3 pm*
Apr 10, 1 JB Activity, 1-3 pm**
Apr 10, Casino
Apr 11, Casino
Apr 20, Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm*
May 1, JB Planning, 1-3 pm*
May 18, Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm*
May 13-15 Mini Camp
June 5, Bon Voyage, 5-8 pm**
June 15, Board Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm*
July 17 - August 7, Hosting Seminar Camp
*CISV Office 223 12th Ave S.W
**Grace Presbyterian Church, Basement

International Programs for Participants
What a year - We have successfully filled most of our programs. 

We are still looking:

One (11 year old at time of program) girl for Village Winter 2016 to Guatemala Dec 28, 2016 - January 24, 2017

Male/Female age 19+ for IPP (International People Project) Victoria July 3 - July 25, 2016

If you are still looking for a program please let us know.  We can pick up more invitations in February.

Looking for Leaders
Have an amazing adventure this summer.  See new things, mentor future leaders, expand your resume. Local and Regional training provided.

Step-Up 15 Brazil, July 2- July 24
Step-Up 14 Mexico, June 24-July 16
Mystery Village, dates and location TBA
Junior Leader age 18-21 for Interchange with Czech Republic, July 10

Home Program, Seminar Camp is looking for staff July 17 - August 7
-August 23

Volunteers Needed

Very Important Fundraiser for CISV !!!  This every 18 months or so fundraiser, eliminates the need for us to have bake sales, white elephant sales, dance fundraisers, bottle drives, and so on, as it will bring in over $60K to our charity.  It also keeps our membership fees the lowest in Canada.  I.E. this two day blitz prevents oodles of separate efforts.
We Need Volunteers!!! 
We have been allocated a casino on Sunday April 10 and Monday April 11 (go ahead, put it in your calendar now) at Elbow River Casino, 218 - 18 Avenue SE
Volunteers must be 18 or older, so some of our older or past CISV participants can help out.  Learn what is like, to touch and feel ΒΌ million in cash, run through your fingers.
It's a great Date Night opportunity.  While working for a great charity (ummm, that would be us - CISV) bring your significant other and go out for lunch or dinner for free


First Timers, Two Timers, and those who have worked casinos a lot, all are welc ome; no previous experience is required at all.  All positions have plenty of supervision and 
help from a professional.

We need 21 shifts on April 10, and 21 shifts on April 11.  Shift times are from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm, 7:00 pm to 3:30 am, and 11:00 pm to 3:30 am.  Some positions have large breaks in them (bring your knitting, or homework, or book to read).  Positions required are:
  • General Manager (anyone can sign up for this, it's an entry level position)
  • Banker (sounds big, but it's easier - than being one in a game of Monopoly)
  • Cashier (you receive casino chips and give out cash)
  • Chip Runner (no, you won't be bringing Lays or Old Dutch to the players, you'll be bringing casino chips to the tables that request them)
  • Count Room (where you'll see approx. $250,000 cash go through your fingers, and some of you will play with money counting machines)
Contact or 403.241.6161 for this exciting volunteer opportunity.  If you know what you'd like to volunteer for, simply request it.  If you don't know what you'd like to volunteer for, I'd be happy to help answer any questions you have.   Thank you