Currently 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Autism is now the fastest growing and most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in Canada. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has no scientifically identified cause and occurs in all ethnic and socio-economic groups.
The East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program (EKBIP) is a regional program that supports children and their families throughout the East Kootenays who have received a diagnosis of Autism or require other behaviour intervention supports. The EKBIP provides evidence-based therapies and falls under the umbrella of the Community Connections Society of Southeast BC (CCS).
ASD spans a lifetime. Early intervention, such as the services and support provided by the East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program, has positive impacts on the quality of life for those within the program! There are 97 families within the East Kootenays currently receiving services from the EKBIP. While there is already an amazing team of staff members doing all that they can for these families, EKBIP is still in
need of your help to make this support the most efficient it can be!
The East Kootenay Behaviour Intervention Program needs tablets in order to develop and implement behaviour programming for individuals being supported. We are introducing an electronic data collection system in the New Year to best serve families of the East Kootenay region and your support is key! Would you consider donating to help us achieve our goal?
Your support allows for reduced operation costs and in turn allows individual funding to be used towards increased direct contact to children and individuals accessing services. You can help provide families within your community and individuals on the autism spectrum with the best possible support!
When not for profit agencies such as ours receive donations such as yours, it allows much of the funding received to go to direct service! Any monetary donations received are tax-deductible as we are a Non-Profit Society Program under Community Connections Society of Southeast BC!
Thank you for your support!
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There’s a bake sale happening at Isabella Dicken Elementary School tomorrow from 12 – 4 pm in the gym. There will be lots to choose from and it’s a wonderful fundraiser for P.A.C. (Parent Advisory Committee) who do a lot for the students.
I’m making lemon squares right now. They’re going to be amazing…if they even make it there. Yum.
A book sale is also happening at the same time in the library.
Saturday, June 24th at 12 PM – 4 PM
Fernie Therapeutic Horse and Pony Club is excited to announce our first “Open Barn” Fundraiser! 100% of all money raised will be used to send some of our volunteers to workshops in order to further their knowledge and certification in Equine Therapy, and also toward operation costs for this non-profit group.
This event will have activities for all ages!
Enter by donation to meet our horses Sher, Cowboy, Daphne and Skerpa!
Dress up in your best cowboy or cowgirl outfit and get your picture taken. Get a chance to win best costume! (To be announced on Facebook after the event)
Young Adult Author Lorna Shultz Nicholson will do a reading of her book “Bent not Broken” – The horses in the book are named after our Miniature Horses!
Other Activities Planned:
– BBQ and Bake Sale
– Crafting Tent
– Free Kids Games
– Door Prize Table
– Fernie Museum display – History of the barn and horses in the mine industry
– Chicken Poop Lottery!
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Wildsight is taking on the community yard sale day this year. If you’re interested in it, the updates are happening here (Facebook page) but here are the basics: “The Community Yard Sale is back and set to take place Saturday June 3rd from 9AM to 1PM! All individuals, families, organizations and businesses in Fernie are encouraged to take part. The registration fee is $20.00, and all funds raised will go towards Wildsight Elk Valley Projects.”
Speaking of Wildsight, their AGM is happening:
I’m on the board of Bright Beginnings Preschool, a great community preschool that relies on fundraising to keep their fees down, and we’re hosting a wonderful night on May 6th at The Loaf. Naena Robinson is performing, canapés will be offered, drinks will be sipped and a silent auction will accept your bids. I’m looking for to it!
Tickets are available at Loaf or at Bright Beginnings Preschool or by emailing Kyndle at email@example.com.
From Beyond4Walls gofundme page:
“We need your help to purchase a Yurt to use as an indoor warming hut ~ a place where the children can escape the harsh elements in times of emergency or need. This Yurt will be a situated in the woods and has been chosen as the most suitable structure for the children, instructors and volunteers. A Yurt can give a rustic, cabin like feel and emanate a calm sense of peace. A yurt has a very low impact on the earth and can be easily taken down in a matter of hours.
Your donation, whether it big or small, will help more and more children access outdoor programs. The funds raised wil greatly help out the whole organization (Outdoor Connections) as other programs can hopefully have access to the Yurt. It is our hope that school groups, youth groups and community members can all benefit from a yurt in the woods.”