Wonderful Bethany Volunteers

Here's Something to Celebrate

The end of May/early June was a very busy time where we hosted 3 separate, fabulous volunteer groups. 

These wonderful groups filled our garden beds, our freezers and no doubt our hearts. Together these groups made over 50 family-sized freezer meals that have been distributed in our Food Share!
  
Thanks to these 3 special groups as well as our regular volunteers who contribute so much to the lives of the families that access BHC.


(Health Canada Privacy Management Division Team)

(Nathalie's BIG birthday celebration)
 

(The Toasted Tarts)

Friends with Food


Every Saturday the Nourish "Friends with Food" program happens for kids 7-12 at Bethany Hope Centre. We cover many different topics such as healthy eating habits, seeds to stalks, and nutrition. There are always lots of activities including field trips, games, cooking classes and more. This program is generously funded by the Telus Community Foundation, and we are very grateful for their support!

Our young chefs had a great month in the kitchen making delicious recipes. This month we went on a field trip to The Wild Garden. We learned about herbs and their benefits. We have one more month left of this session. 

If your child is between 7-12 and is interested in our September program, please talk to Tori at the front desk 613-725-1733.



When you have a moment,  take a look at our new blog that shows what we've been up to!



Family Fun Day at Saunders Farm

We had an amazing month in the playroom! We enjoyed a field trip to Saunders Farm for Family Fun Day. The kids enjoyed the bouncy pillows, mazes, splash pad and a wagon ride. Keep an eye out for the August calendar for more upcoming events. We will be having a spirit week - August 14th (Dino Day), 15th (Disney Day) and 16th (Summer fun day).

Free Meals in Ottawa in 2018


Breakfast
* Capital City Mission
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-10:30am
521 Rideau St. Ottawa, On
613-241-2407
* Operation Come Home (youth 16-26)
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-11:30am
150 Gloucester St. Ottawa, On
613-231-6722
* Salvation Army
Hours: Everyday 8:00-8:20am
171 George St. Ottawa, On
613-241-1573
* St. Joe's Women's Centre (women/children only)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-11:00am
151 Laurier Ave. Ottawa, On
613-231-6722
* St Luke's Table
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-9:00am
760 Somerset St. W. Ottawa, On
613-238-4193
* The Ottawa Mission
Hours: Everyday 8:00-8:30am
35 Waller St. Ottawa, On
613-234-1144
* The Well/La Source (women/children only)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-10:30am
154 Somerset St. W. Ottawa, On
613-594-8861

Lunch
* Café Francis (St. Francis Church)
Hours: Sat 11:00-2:00pm
18 Fairmont Ave. Ottawa, On
613-728-1983
* Capital City Mission
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30-12:30pm (Snacks 1:00-1:30pm)
521 Rideau St. Ottawa, On
613-241-2407
* Centre 507
Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-2:00pm (Sun 1:00-4:00pm)
507 Bank St. Ottawa, On
613-233-5626
* Ottawa Innercity Ministries (Chalmers Dominion Church)
Hours: Tues hot meal 12:00-2:00pm (Drop in 10:00-3:00pm)
355 Cooper St. @ O'Conner Ave.
613-237-6031
* Shepherds of Good Hope
Hours: Everyday 11:30-12:30pm
233 Murray St. Ottawa, On
613-594-8861
* St. Joe's Women's Centre (Women/children only)
Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00pm
151 Laurier Ave. Ottawa, On
613-231-6722
* St Luke's Table
Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00pm
760 Somerset St. W. Ottawa, On
613-238-4193
* The Ottawa Mission
Hours: Sun-Fri 11:30-12:00pm (pick meal ticket at Chapel)
35 Waller St. Ottawa, On
613-234-1144
* The Well/La Source (women/children only)
Hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00pm
154 Somerset St. W. Ottawa, On
613-594-8861

Dinner
* Bridges
Hours: Tuesday's 6:00pm
211 Bronson Ave. Ottawa, On
613-231-8182
* Centre 120 (Knox Presbyterian)
Hours: Sat 5:30-6:30pm (During winter (Nov-Mar) doors open @ 4pm)
120 Lisgar St. W. Ottawa, On
613-238-4193
* Centre 507
Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Friday 12 -1:30pm. Tuesday 5:30-7 pm and Sunday 12:30-2 pm (soup, toast & snacks)
507 Bank St. Ottawa, On
613-233-5626
* Salvation Army
Hours: Everyday 3:00-3:20pm
171 George St. Ottawa, On
613-241-1573
* Shepherds of Good Hope
Hours: Everyday 5:30-9:30pm (soup, sandwiches and dessert)
233 Murray St. Ottawa, On
613-594-8861
* St. Joe's Supper Table
Hours: Mon-Fri 5:00-6:00pm
151 Laurier Ave. E. Ottawa, On
613-231-6722
* The Ottawa Mission
Hours: Everyday¬ 3:00-3:30pm
35 Waller St. Ottawa, On
613-234-1144

WINTER ONLY
* Parkdale United Church (In from the Cold)
Hours: Sat 2:00-5:00pm (Nov-Mar)
429 Parkdale Ave. Ottawa, On
613-728-8656
* Southminster United Church (Centre 7)
Hours: Sat 5:30-615pm (Nov-Mar)
7 Galt St. Ottawa, On (off Aylmer St)
613-730-6874
* St. Margaret's Mary Church
Hours: Sun 3:00-7:00pm (Oct-Apr)
7 Fairbairn St. (Corner of Sunnyside) Ottawa, On
613-730-5265

(This list was compiled by St. Luke's Table.)

Queen to Rook 5 or is that  Q-R5?


If you'd like to learn how to play, or are interested in practicing,
drop by and challenge Phil to a match.


Marcella and Mulasi take a break from their studies with a 
friendly game of chess in the Owl's Perch.

Did you know?


As part of the Ministry of Community and Social Services modernization strategy, there will be changes to simplify processes for social assistance recipients: the monthly pay statement for Ontario Works is changing.

New way to confirm family members are eligible for Ontario Works
Starting in August 2018, we will list your family members who are eligible for Ontario Works on your monthly Statement of Assistance.

This can help your family members receive community supports, such as housing subsidies, subsidized transit passes and recreation.

Accessing health benefits
Do you currently receive a paper drug card with your Ontario Works statement? We will no longer be issuing paper drug cards with monthly statements starting in August 2018.

We are making it easier to access health benefits, such as prescription drugs and eye exams. Starting in August 2018, everyone can use their Ontario health card or another form of government identification to access health benefits.

Action is needed

The Problem of Water Shortage is Wide-Spread. We're not Immune.



These maps show how bad things are now. Do some research. Use this link to see for yourself just how serious this problem is projected to be in the future.



Careful behaviour now will keep your hearing at its best

Save your ears!

We've all heard that our hearing can get worse - not better - over time. For those of us who love music, listen up. 

It's been found that a variety of everyday activities can cause exposure to damaging sound levels. A few examples are:
  • listening to music through headphones or earbuds
  • attending a rock music concert
  • mowing the lawn
  • using a table saw
  • driving a car on the highway with the windows open
  • playing a musical instrument
  • participating as a member of a band or orchestra

To find out more, visit this government website.
Do it now while you're thinking about it.
The Learning Coach - (613) 799-2668 (voice or text)

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