November 7, 2013 meeting – Laity View Elementary School - 21023 - 123rd Avenue, Maple Ridge at 7pm. Everyone welcome, looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!!
October 10 th, 2013
T.H.S.S. 6pm to 8.30pm
DPAC SD 42 invites all SD 42 PACs to an interactive evening learning about:
How to run your meetings
The purpose of your PAC
School Planning Councils
Gaming grants, Finances
Executive roles and responsibilities
Did I mention awesome SWAG bags? For the first 100 people through the door…..the hitch (always is one!)
Please bring donations for the food bank, especially appreciated are granola bars and easy snacks for children.
Lots of Refreshments and snacks provided…
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DPAC would like to invite you to Alfie Khon’s presentation on September 23, 2013 at Thomas Haney Secondary School, from 5 – 7 pm.
To purchase tickets please visit http://sd42.eventbrite.ca/Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of twelve books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed, debated and have helped to shape the thinking of educators — as well as parents and managers. He has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.” Kohn, the father of two children, lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at http://www.alfiekohn.org.
On Saturday, May 25, 2013, the Neighbourhood Champions and Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services are organizing a free, neighbourhood-building workshop for all residents of Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie First Nations.
“Last year, many people in our community were inspired by the workshop given by Jim Diers at the South Bonson Community Centre,” says Leanne Koehn, one of the organizers, “His message of neighbours stepping up and creating the change they wished to see in their area was a powerful and timely one. We want to build on this inspiration and use it to develop and grow local neighbourhoods.”
Koehn is a member of the Neighbourhood Champions, a group of representatives from both old and new neighbourhoods who want to connect with one another to share best practices ands resources, and learn from each others’ experience. They just started a website at www.mrpmchamps.ca and have a new, open group on Facebook.
The group got together and brainstormed ideas for a follow-up event to Jim Diers and came up with a concept for a series of workshops designed to grow neighbourhoods and increase the connections between neighbours. They were also able to book Joe Roberts, also known as the “Skid Row CEO,” as keynote speaker at the event.
“Joe is an inspirational example of overcoming adversity and managing change,” his website notes, “In 1989 he was living under a bridge as a homeless skid row addict. Today he is an author, CEO and internationally sought after professional speaker who motivates and inspires audiences worldwide.”
“It Starts With You,” is the overall theme and workshop topics include:
- How to start a neighbourhood
- How to connect and communicate with others
- How to create successful events
- How to create and maintain a safe neighbourhood
The Neighbourhood Forum will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013, from 9am – 3pm at the Pitt Meadows Seniors Centre, located at 19065 – 119B Avenue, Pitt Meadows. Lunch is included with the workshop.
To register, please contact Dave Speers, Neighbourhood Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-467-7433.
For More Information:
Leanne Koehn,Neighbourhood Champions 604-868-2601 email@example.com
Dave Speers,Neighbourhood Development Coordinator & Neighbourhood Champions Liaison, Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks & Leisure Services 604-467-7433 Ext #1
June 6, 2013 meeting – District Education Offices-downstairs resource room – 22225 Brown Avenue Maple Ridge, BC at 7pm. Everyone welcome, looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!!
May 2, 2013 meeting – Garibaldi Secondary School - 24789 Dewdney Trunk Road at 7pm. Everyone welcome, looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!!