WorkBC Drop-in

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On October 20th at 10 AM,  we have WorkBC – Employment Service Centre coming to Friday Drop-in.
You can learn how to write your Resume, get to know more information about WorkBC and what services they offer, for example, job search resources, personal employment planning, workshops and training and specialized services.

Pickles Drop-in

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Winter season is just around the corner. Would you like to know how to boost your immune system? Do you know about the amazing health benefits of pickles?

If you would like to learn how to make your own homemade cabbage pickles, come and join our Drop-in program this Friday, Oct.13th at 10 am at Whistler library.

Japanese Multicultural Community Kitchen

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Would you like to learn how to prepare a traditional Japanese dish? Then why not come and join us on Thursday, October 12th….

 

Our Japanese chef Rumi, will teach us how to prepare Miso Soup, that is one of the main items in the Japanese kitchen, then Okonomiyaki, Japanese savory pancakes, containing a variety of ingredients, and as a dessert she will serve Shiratama Dango, sweet glutinous rice dumplings.

Space is limited to the first 10 participants, so be quick! Let me know who is interested in coming by email info@welcomewhistler.com or call me on 604.388.5511

$10 by Donation

Children welcome!

What do we talk about at the WMN advisory board?

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On Monday, September 25, the WMN advisory board met at the Welcome Centre for the first time since the summer. After an update on programs and services in July and August, we talked about the new programs and projects being planned for the fall and winter.

  • a program that helps develop communication and peer support skills, plus knowledge of resources and services in Whistler,
  • a pilot program supporting new immigrant mums learning to celebrate their own cultures while parenting in Canada, and
  • the development of our own Multicultural Kitchens cookbook.

While July and August were quiet, now that fall is here, programming is getting busy. ESL groups, settlement services and Friday Welcome Centre drop-in are all active – see our calendar for full details of what’s on.

In October, we’ll be starting our fourth Immigrant Peer Educator Program (IPEP) – this is a free 8-week program is a great way to practice your English, learn new communication skills and meet new people. At the same time, you will hear about services and support in Whistler including health, education and jobs, banking and money, your rights in Canada, and how to help other newcomers and immigrants.

Also in October, our first Parenting Across Cultures program for multicultural mums of babies 0-12 months will start. We’re hoping this first program will lead to expanded sessions in the future supporting parents of children across the age ranges. To build our understanding of multicultural parenting in Canada, we’re also inviting parents to a focus group to share with the joys and challenges of being a parent in a different culture.

If you’re interested in joining the IPEP or Parenting Across Cultures program or focus group, contact Andrea Dunne either by phone at 604.698.5960, by email at andrea.dunne@sscs.ca or at the WMN at info@welcomewhistler.com.

Another exciting project is the Whistler’s Multicultural Kitchens cookbook we’re developing from the community kitchens program and the food we cooked for the Whistler Multicultural Festival in 2016 and 2017. This 2017 edition will have 10 recipes and stories from the cooks who shared their food with us. It’ll be ready for the end of November, so an easy Christmas present and a great way to support the WMN!

To see full details of our meeting, check out the September 2017 Minutes. To get updated on what’s on and planned see our WMN Bulletin September 2017.

Our next Advisory Board meeting will be on Monday October 30, from 5.30 to 7pm at the Whistler Welcome Centre – everyone welcome, so if you’d like to get involved with cultural sharing, developing programs to support immigrants and newcomers, or just want to meet new people, why not come along… If you’d like to receive full meeting details, or learn more about the WMN, drop us an email at info@welcomewhistler.com or call 604.698.5960.

October Calendar

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Check out our October activities, join us and make a thankful tree on Friday, try a taste of Japan during our multicultural community kitchen on October 12th, come to carve your Halloween pumpkin or come to the English class…
We look forward to seeing you all there 

Nutrition Workshop “LIFE WITHOUT DAIRY”

i Sep 27th No Comments by

Join our Nutrition Workshop this Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00-12:00pm at the Whistler Public Library.

Come learn alternative sources of calcium and tips on how to maintain positive calcium balance in the body for strong bones.
We invited Sarah, experienced nutritionist, certified Plant Based Chef to tell us more about Dairy alternatives.

“Do it together, learn it together”

i Sep 21st No Comments by

Would you like to learn new skills and participate in creative activities with your children?

“Do It Together, Learn It Together” Family and Child Education Program is back.
Its a great opportunity for parents, caregivers and children to learn new life skills through hands-on activities and crafts. 

Come and join us every Thursday 10am to 12pm at Welcome Centre at the Whistler Public Library.


Come
 and join us every Thursday 10am to 12pm at Welcome Centre at the Whistler Public Library.

September Advisory Board Meeting

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The September WMN Advisory Board Meeting will take place on Monday, September 25 from 5.30-7.30pm at the Welcome Centre.

Come and join us to hear about our new programs and help us plan 2018

On Monday, we’ll be:

  • starting to plan the 2018 Whistler Multicultural Festival
  • reviewing the program plan for the new Parents Across Cultures sessions to get your thoughts/suggestions
  • asking you to look at the design and project plan for the Multicultural Cookbook we are starting to develop.

Please come along and join us. We’d love to see you there.

Crafts Corner Bookmarks

Would you like to make your own bookmarks and spend some time together?
Join us September 15th, 10-12pm at the Whistler Public Library – meeting at Fireplace Lounge this Friday!
Everybody is welcome!

Microsoft Word Drop-in

Microsoft Word Drop-in coming up this Friday!
Come and learn how to create, save and print word … Plus feel free to come with other questions about this program?