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BCCPAC AGM - Virtual meeting May 2nd

by SD73 DPAC -

"See" you there on May 2nd!

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Effects of COVID-19 Restrictions - AGM Format and Timing Updated

This year will be remembered as a year of massive changes during which we will work together and evolve and adjust as each day brings new challenges.

On March 14 we emailed members that your Board of Directors had made the very difficult but necessary decision to cancel our in-person May Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) that was scheduled for May 1-3. And at that time we had asked you to hold Saturday May 2, 2020 in case we needed your participation online.

We will be holding a streamlined AGM as an online meeting from 9:30am to 11:30am on Saturday May 2, 2020.

To ensure our stability and sustainability, we will be holding the AGM to cover necessary business elements of an AGM including board elections, presentation of audited financial statements and annual budget, and board and committee reports.

You will receive more details and information regarding the AGM by Friday April 3, 2020.

Online registration will be required but there will not be a fee to participate. We will also be updating our AGM Booklet and providing this to members as a PDF document in advance of the online AGM on May 2.

Board of Directors

The following Board members are in the second year of their respective terms and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors for the 2020-21 membership year:

Gillian Burnett, Treasurer
Kerri Schill, Director
Ashley Sonosky, Director

In light of our current circumstances due to COVID-19, the Board recently updated Policy 4050 to allow these uncontested board nominees to be affirmed by the membership during the AGM on May 2.

(2 yrs)
1st VP
(1 yr)
2nd VP
(2 yrs)
(2 yrs)
Andrea Sinclair 
Sarah Shakespeare
Rina Diaz
Teresa Blades

These are difficult and challenging times. Please know that the Board is working hard on your behalf.

We will continue to update you via email regarding the AGM and our planning regarding a revised date for the parent education conference and plans for the Summit.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me directly.

Andrea Sinclair

Resources re: Children and Play

by SD73 DPAC -

Hello everyone,

April's education session (pre-DPAC meeting) was to be a presentation from the Hospice group about children and  play.

Dallas has kindly forwarded the information she was going to present, as it may be helpful to you and your children as we navigate these new and challenging times.  

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Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 3:09 PM
Subject: Video Support
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Hi Erin,

I hope you are doing well in this strange time we are now in.

I know it may be awhile before we can do that presentation that we spoke about, but I wanted to offer another type of support I am making right now in an attempt to help others through this time. 

I am finding myself with more time on my hands as my position at the hospice is temporarily on hold until we can get back to starting the children's grief group. Also, a couple weeks ago, I switched to video children's counselling / play and art therapy support, which works for some families, but not for others. With my newfound time, I wanted to try to be as helpful as I could to families at home right now, so I have been creating videos of different activities that caregivers can do at home with their children. These activities are ones that I use in Children's Counselling and have been quite helpful for the children I have had the honor to work with. So I thought I would let you know about that, in case it could be helpful for you or even if there is a way to connect with parents in the Kamloops School District to let them know these videos are available on both Instagram under "dallasshirley"  or Facebook under "Woodland Wisdom Books"  

So although we cannot do an in person presentation for now, I can at least provide these short video presentations that will hopefully be helpful for supporting the families of our community. 

I hope you are having a good day,
Take good care,

Dallas Shirley, M.Ed., RCC
Children’s Counsellor at Lighthouse Expressive Therapy.

Author of Woodland Wisdom Books

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