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Youth News
September 2019
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Photograph by Roman Kraft
Welcome to September's Youth News!
We hope you have had a great week getting back into routine, or discovering new people and places. Here are some of the things that are happening this September around our region, and some resources that may be helpful as we navigate a time of transitions and new beginnings.

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Thanks for a Great Summer!

The Youth for Youth team Karoline, Madison, and Val had a fun and busy summer this year and can't quite believe it's time to head back to school! While they settle back into student life, Youth for Youth will be taking a break, be sure to follow the team on social media and through Youth News to keep up to date with them over the school year!
What's Happening at TVCC?
Getting Connected....
an Open House
This open house is an opportunity for parents, caregivers and service providers to meet with many of the community-based recreation, leisure and sport programs that are available for children and youth with special needs in the London region. Meet with the coaches and participants of these programs, ask the questions you have always wanted to know, and meet with other parents that are also exploring different opportunities. Some of the programs that may be in attendance are London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Program, George Bray Sports Association, A League of Our Own Soccer Club, Vipers Cheerleading Squad, Heroes’ Circle Karate, Dance London, Making Waves Swim Program… and others.

When: Thursday September 26th 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Where: TVCC London
779 Base Line Rd East



Seeking Members for TVCC Youth Council!
Are you interested in providing a youth perspective on programs and issues at TVCC and in the community? The Trailblazers of Tomorrow meet monthly to provide feedback to shape TVCC services, support youth events, and gain volunteer hours and leadership experience. Oh, and have fun!

For more information please contact Amanda at at volunteer@tvcc.on.ca or call 685-8700 ext 53452
What's Happening in our Communities?
George Bray Sports Association - Fall Registration
The George Bray Sports Association Inc. offers children of any age, male and female, who require special education assistance in Elementary and or Secondary Schools, an opportunity to play hockey. 
We offer each child equal ice time regardless of his or her ability; even if they have never played hockey before.  
 
“We stress FUN not Competition.”
 
Where to Register Kinsmen Arena: 20 Granville St, London ON N6H 1J3.

Registration Dates:  Registration information is available on our Website www.georgebraysports.ca
 
            
 
 


Registration Dates and Times
 
Saturday September 14 th
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 18 th
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Saturday September 21 st 
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 25 th
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Canada Life Young Leaders Program
The Pillar Nonprofit Network in London is accepting applications for the Canada Life Young Leaders program for the 2019/2020 year.
This partnership with London Youth Advisory Council and sponsored by Canada Life provides young people in our community with a unique leadership opportunity. The program matches youth aged 18-24 with a nonprofit organization, providing them the opportunity to serve as an ex-officio Board member and learn more about effective nonprofit governance.


Did you know that London has a Youth Advisory Council? Check out their website and some of the awesome work they have done

It's Time for the Fair!
The season for Fall Fairs is upon us, check out the websites below to find one in your town, or try one somewhere you have never been before!






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Some of our Favourite Things...
Each edition we will highlight a website or resource that we find helpful, or an article or study we have found interesting. Please send us anything you have found that you would like to see here!
ThriveRU
Transition can be challenging, whether it is to a new grade, a new school, or a whole new town! There are some wonderful resources out there, and here is one that was developed by Ryerson University in Toronto.

The ThriveRU initiative at Ryerson University was developed to teach the skills associated with resilience, well-being and thriving in both an academic and personal context

Cultivate Your Happiness: A ThriveRU Weekly Workbook, was designed to anticipate the challenges of each week of each term, and provide an exercise that students can use to increase their capacity to be resilient in the face of the challenge of that week


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That's all for now...
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