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ALEX HOUSE: Creating a better community

More than 40 Alex House staff and volunteers received Safe Harbour: Respect for All Training in November.

Alex House is now one of 1,000 Safe Harbour-certified locations in B.C. and part of a growing network of Canadian organizations who care about making our community a more welcoming place to live.

For more information, call 604-535-0015 ext. 236 or visit www.amssa.org

Starting in December, Alex House will be running another Youth KRU program (knowledge, resources, understanding) for young adults aged 15-30 who are in need of assistance to overcome employment barriers.

Get the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get the job you want, with practical work experience, work-specific certification and employability skills development.

You must be legally entitled to work in Canada, out of school and not in receipt of EI benefits.

This is a 14-week project that runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m,. Monday to Friday, from Dec. 3 to the end of March.

Limited spaces available. For more information or to apply, call 604-538-5060 ext. 28 or email mlarmour@alexhouse.net.

Join us for a fun day trip on Wednesday, Nov. 28 – – 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – to historic Fort Langley.

We’ll take a tour of the historic site and see what life was like for the pioneers, then head to Tracycakes Bakery & Café for lunch.

Finally, we’ll visit some of the fun shops in Fort Langley.

Cost is $15/person, not including lunch.

Each month we’ll be embarking on a new adventure. Day trips are a great way to meet people in your community, try different things and see new places.

Call 604-535-0015 ext. 237 for information and registration.

Are you a youth with great ideas and a passion for building your leadership skill?

The ‘World of Youth’ team is looking for volunteers to help make exciting projects happen in the community.

If you’d like to get involved, call 604-535-0015 ext. 236.

The next. time you’re out walking in Crescent Beach, take a detour and come in to the office to see our completed Community Art Project.

Our caretaker, Lisa Lucow, took on the project as part of a school assignment, and she – with the volunteers who turned out to lend their talents, ideas and skills – produced a colourful, interesting, detailed work of art.

It encapsulates the heart of a neighbourhood house in a visual, fun statement. Drop in and have a look.

Donni Klassen is program and communications director at Alexandra Neighbourhood House. For information on programs/services at Camp Alexandra, call 604-535-0015 or go to www.alexhouse.net

 

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