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2012 Old East Village Block Party
On Saturday July 21 the Health Centre was pleased and proud to participate in the Old East Village Block Party. We had an information booth, talked about our new HepC Care Team, screened community members for diabetes, taught dance lessons (thanks to the AMAZING Dynamic Dozen performers) and enjoyed a poetry reading by members of our Grit Uplifted Creative Writing Program. Here are a few pictures from that event:
2011 Seasonal Celebration at Lorne Avenue Public School
On Friday December 16, 2011 our staff partnered with community volunteers and local suppliers on the 16th Annual Seasonal Celebration at Lorne Avenue Public School. More than 550 adults and children participated in a traditional turkey dinner with all of the fixings. Special guests included the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief – as well as The Honourable Deb Matthews – Minister of Health for the Province of Ontario.
2011 Shine the Light on Woman Abuse
The London InterCommunity Health Centre proudly participates in the 2011 Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign organized by the London Abused Woman’s Centre (www.lawc.on.ca). Today we worked in a see of purple. Thank you to our organizing team and all of the staff who participated.
2011 North East Community Fair
On Thursday September 1, 2011 52 community services and more than 650 community members gathered at Stronach Community Centre for the North East Community Fair sponsored by the City of London, London InterCommunity Health Centre and other community partners.
2011 Festival Italiana Fashion Show
A group of youth approached our Youth Outreach Worker team with the aspiration of coordinating a fashion show celebrating youth and multiculturalism. The youth applied for funding from the United Way’s Youth In Action Grant and much to their delight their application was successful. A partnership with Festa Italiana 2011 was arranged and the Show will be held during the festival. The youth lead the various aspects of planning the event as well as the sewing of the clothing, auditioning the models, working within the budget, buying supplies, promotion etc.
2011 Dynamic Dozen Unleashed on London!
At Covent Garden Market shoppers and diners quickly learned that this summer they had better learn to expect the unexpected. The 2011 flash mob, Dynamic Dozen was unleashed on the city! These youth, hired through Summer Jobs for Youth, will be performing throughout the City of London this summer – bringing fun and a message of positive youth development!
2011 Volunteer Appreciation
On May 25, 2011 the Health Centre had the opportunity to recognize, in person, some of its 250 volunteers. Carole Anderson was our entertainment. Gifts were made by local youth through Youth Opportunities Unlimited. We enjoyed the opportunity to hear a bit more about the various roles they play and to socialize outside of our regular work environment.
Dr. Gordon Neufeld Visits London
On March 30, 2011, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a leading child developmental psychologist from Vancouver, conducted a three hour workshop for 60 education, social service and health care professionals working with youth. The workshop was entitled Working with Stuckness. That evening, Dr. Neufeld addressed 270 guests at the Wolf Performance Hall with advice to “Hold on to their Kids,” and work diligently to maintain strong ties with them.
Lorne Avenue Seasonal Celebration
On December 10, 2010 the London InterCommunity Health Centre, supported by community agencies, service clubs, individuals, donors and the staff, volunteers and students of Lorne Avenue Public School hosted the fifteenth Seasonal Celebration – a free, hot traditional turkey dinner for more than 600 people!
Stride and Glide Skating Program
Funded by the Minstry of Health Promotion and Sport, and supported by The City of London, Source for Sports, One Goal and multiple community partners, the Health Centre launched a 12 week learn to skate program for newcomer youth in November 2010. Six weeks in, we held a skating party and media event to show off what we had learned!
On Saturday November 27, 30 local youth participated in a 3 hour breakdancing workshop facilitated by the Youth Outreach Workers of the London InterCommunity Health Centre. The “Ill at Will Crew” (Check them out online at www.illatwill.com !) provided instruction in a positive, prosocial and very cool learning environment.
An Evening with Dave Bidini
On Thursday November 11, 2010, the Health Centre hosted Canadian musician, journalist and author Dave Bidini at The Aeolian Hall. Dave read from his newest book, “Home and Away: In Search of Dreams at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer.” Many parallels could be drawn between the lives of those who played at the World Homeless Cup in Melbourne in 2008, and the clients served through the Health Centre’s Health Outreach for People who are Homeless Program.