Everyone is Invited!

Rock the Block 2017 at Bethany Hope Centre

Don't miss this late summer evening of family, friends and fundraising for Bethany's Nourish School Lunch Box Program

Join us for a great meal, family entertainment and a silent auction. 



Studious is very friendly

Have you met our Learning Coach Mascot?

His name is Studious and he's very friendly.

Some may remember that Studious was involved in a near death accident a few years ago. However, happily, thanks to the amazing work of Bethany's crack medical team, Studious was painstakingly put back together again. After resting for several months - a persistent rumour claimed he recuperated at an exclusive spa on an upscale farm just west of Toronto - he returned to duty as our faithful mascot. Clearly, the long hours he put in doing all the required exercises paid off.

His persistence makes him a very good role model because he exemplifies the importance of sticking to a goal and never giving up. His motto? "Hard work leads to success."

You can come and see Studious in the Owl's Perch on the second floor.



Studious also does his best to be helpful.

Our mascot, Studious, is very friendly and he tries to be helpful as well. He's particularly keen to help students eliminate mistakes that frequently appear in their written work. To do that, last month he started working on a series of short two minute videos that point out these common errors and then show how to avoid them. 

To view these videos, just click on each of the graphics below and then, after watching them, let us know if you found them helpful. We'll pass on your comments to Studious. He's very eager to hear from you.
 



The cold, wet Spring delayed everything
For a while it looked as if Bethany's garden might not produce very much this year.

The very wet Spring, along with the unusually cool weather we've endured, held all the plants back. However, now, with the arrival of more normal summer temperatures, everything's looking much, much better in the garden.

There should be a healthy crop of vegetables to pick after all. Bethany's Nourish Family Food Centre will have more fresh produce for its program.


You're invited to join our Katch-Up Group
KATCH UP - (Keeping Alumni Talking, Connected and Healthy)

Bethany's Alumni program takes place on the last Monday of each month. During this time alumni families can access:

Community Food Centre & Baby Cupboard from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Bethany Community Nurse from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

In addition, occasional parenting workshops and resources are also offered.



August heat can be very difficult to endure
The summer heat and the hot humid conditions that accompany it can feel unbearable.  The City of Ottawa offers the following suggestions for how to beat the heat.
 
    Remember to protect yourself and help others:
  • drink plenty of water
  • avoid heavy outdoor activity
  • wear a hat, light and loose clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses when going outside
  • spend at least two hours in an air-conditioned room
  • talk with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking medications, some medicines make it harder for your body to control its temperature
  • stay connected with people in your community who have a difficult time coping with hot weather and those who live alone, check on them regularly 
 
In addition, try these cool suggestions as well to beat the heat this summer!
 
1. Go swimming
Enjoy one of the City of Ottawa  poolssplash padwading pools or  beaches.
When a Heat Alert or Warning is in effect, your local City of Ottawa pool will convert all lane swims to leisure swims.
 
2. Ottawa Public Libraries
Why not read a good book or magazine in the air-conditioned comfort of our 33 Ottawa Public Library branches? Call InfoService for  branch locations and hours of operation at 613-580-2940.
 
3. Imagine Cinemas
When a heat warning is in effect,  Imagine Cinemas (formerly Rainbow Cinemas) at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre will reduce the cost of their movie tickets.
 
For facility hours please contact facility directly or call 3-1-1 for more information.


Hope Ventures is recruiting for September
We're here to help. 
Individual Counselling Sessions are available for you here at Bethany. 

These sessions are based on whatever you're interested in exploring.

Support is unconditional and focused on your needs. For those looking for more structured sessions there are also a number of programs available on an individual basis.

For more information on this service and to make a confidential counselling appointment, please just ask at the front desk.



Employment Training at Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre

Future Builders  is a 15 week program that provides pre-apprenticeship training and work experience to youth with barriers to employment (aged 16-29 years) in residential construction trades (i.e. general carpentry). 

The program will provide targeted youth with the skills, experience and knowledge needed to enter an apprenticeship in a skilled trade. 

It's an exciting and popular program. For more information
613-288-3880 / employment.info@pqchc.com
Youth LEAD assists permanent resident and refugee youth between the ages of 15-29 to develop skills and experience working in Canada.

Throughout the 16 week skill building program, participants receive certifications in First Aid and CPR, customer service, WHMIS, workplace safety, Smart Serve, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, conflict resolution, High Five and more. 

For more information: 613-820-4922 ext. 3692.


 
Commemorating Canada's 150th Anniversary

Looking for something interesting to see and do this summer that's also free? 

 Why not visit the grounds of the Museum of Nature where "Populace", a ceramic art installation has been set up by the Ottawa Guild of Potters as part of Canada's 150th celebration. This display is made up of 9,000 ceramic feathers, fleurs de lys and roses recognizing the Indigenous people, the English and the French who lived in the area at the time of Confederation.

Each flower and feather is hand-built out of ceramic clay, fused with a lustrous light glaze and installed on individual rods on the Museum's grounds.

If you plan your visit for a late Thursday afternoon this month (5:00 to 8:00 pm), admission to the Museum of Nature's permanent collection is free.


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