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Come and join us on Sunday, December 3 from 5 pm to 7.3 pm for a CELEBRATION POTLUCK….
Bring a dish of food to share….
Help us say farewell to Andrea before she leaves us.
Come and get your copy of our new Cookbook (a great Christmas present!)…
Join us for some food, music, and fun…..

Everyone welcome – bring the family and your friends – and a small donation to the foodbank.

Hope to see you there 

Winter Driving Drop-in

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Ice, snow, slippery highways — driving in winter conditions can be both challenging and frustrating.

Join us on Friday, November 24th at 10:30 AM for an info session with instructor Todd McGivern from Licence to drive Ltd.,  who will be giving us useful tips to keep you and your loved ones safer on the road. To register, please contact me at info@welcomewhistler.com

December Calendar

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December is almost around the corner!
There are lots of activities and fun things to do in December.
Check out our Calendar, join us for a Christmas potluck on December 3rd, tree decorating on Friday, nutrition workshop, enjoy Indian food during community kitchen on December 12th or come to the English class…

Job opportunity with the WMN

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We’re looking for a Settlement Worker to work in a Settlement Team with the Whistler Multicultural Network, Sea to Sky Community Services and Capilano University in Whistler. The Settlement Worker supports newcomers and immigrants with questions about life in Canada, helps them access government and other services, and to work towards their individual goals in moving to Canada.

The position is half-time (minimum 20 hours/week) with possible additional hours depending on funding. We are looking to recruit as soon as possible with the new Settlement Worker in place by December 11.

Click here for the full job description Settlement & Integration Worker job posting Nov 2017

To apply, or for any queries, please contact Carole Stretch, Program Manager at:

cstretch@capilanou.ca      604.698.7226

At the October WMN Advisory Board…..

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…. we talked about our busiest month ever !! Settlement services and ESL groups busy, new volunteer tutors recruited, the Welcome Centre and drop-in activities popular, a Japanese Multicultural Community Kitchen, the Peer Educator Program, a multicultural cookbook, and our new Parenting Across Cultures program… In October…

  • the 2017 Immigrant Peer Educator Program started with 8 people. So far, we’ve talked about how the Peer Educator program works, covered listening skills, discussed boundaries and self-care, and looked at culture shock and how important language skills are.
  • a focus group for Parenting Across Cultures was held with 17 parents and about 10 children. We had parents of children from 3 months to 17 years old come along to share what it’s like to be a parent in another culture. Lots of discussion was had, and people generally agreed they’d like to have more get togethers for immigrant parents. The Parenting Across Cultures program starts November and we’ll be developing ideas to keep these sessions going. We’ll be looking for lots of input, ideas and suggestions for that too.
  • ESL groups are busy, and at the end of October, an information session to recruit new volunteer ESL tutors was held. ESL tutors volunteer their time for free, and commit to working with a learner for up to 2 hours a week, for six months. it’s a great way to work on your English if your schedule means getting to a group is difficult. By the end of November, those tutors should be trained and ready to support learners, so if you’re interested in working with a tutor, or know someone who is, let us know.
  • Our Multicultural Community Kitchen in October was Japanese. Rumi taught us how to cook miso soup, okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) and shiratama dango (sweet glutinous rice dumplings). Yum!
  • the 2017 Multicultural Cookbook is almost ready to be printed – 10 recipes from community kitchens and Festival food plus stories from the cooks. The cookbook will be ready to buy at our Christmas party and potluck on December 3rd (watch out for details and your invitation) – what a great Christmas present for friends and family…

You can see full details of what we did in October by clicking WMN Report October 2017  and click here for the October 2017 Minutes.

Our next Advisory Board meeting is on Monday November 27, 5.40 in the Welcome Centre at the library. Why not come along for a preview of the Cookbook, and help start planning for 2018!!


Conscious Connected Breath Drop-in

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Stressed? Need to learn how to relax?

Come and learn a special breathing technique to clear stress in 5-10 minutes daily…..  Lindy van der Burg, who has 26 years of experience in massage, yoga and holistic healing, will share this method at our relaxation session on November 17th, 2017, 10:30-11:30 AM at the Whistler Public Library.

Come dressed comfortably, prepared to lie down on your back for 20 mins. Everybody is welcome!

Remembrance Day craft Drop-in

Remembrance Day is approaching soon! It is important to understand what the day is about and why we commemorate it.

So let’s honour that day with some poppy crafts. Come and join our Drop-in this Friday, November 10th at 9:30-12pm at Whistler Public Library.  Everybody is welcome!

Bolivian Multicultural Community Kitchen

Would you like to learn how to prepare delicious BOLIVIAN food?

On Tuesday, November 7th 5:30-7:30 PM, our chef Carla will teach us how to prepare Picante de Pollo. This Bolivian food with chicken, green peas, onions and other healthy ingredients is perfect for the long winter evenings. This pot dish is also healthy and quick to prepare.

Come and be part of this community program at Spring Creek Drive WCSS building (SSCS kitchen space at the back). This is a great opportunity to meet people and gain new knowledge and skills. Space is limited to first 10 participants, so be quick! Please RVSP at your earliest convenience either at 604-388-5511 or info@welcomewhistler.com. Children welcome! 10$ Donation

November Calendar

Check out our November calendar, there are lots of things to do!
For example this Friday – join us for Reiki Drop-in with Reiki Practitioner. You can also learn more about winter driving November 24th or try out one of our English classes.  During November we are also planning 2 Multicultural Community Kitchens, November 7th we invited Carla Eguez Paz from Bolivia and November 28th you can try Filipino food with Marie Romero.

REIKI Drop-in

Would you like to learn about Reiki healing? Come and join us Friday, November 3rd, 10:30 AM.

Reiki is the Japanese art of healing using the energies of your own body.

Ajita, Reiki Practicioner, studied Reiki 3rd level and the 3 year “Transformation” program in Mumbai, India with the Reiki Grandmaster Prasad Karmarkar, will share her experience with you. She says: It brings in exactly what is needed in your life. Healing, courage, peace, cleansing.

So gift yourself one session of Reiki and experience what you truly need!