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THE 19th ANNUAL SELF ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE:

Workshops and Networking

 

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Dear Self Advocates,

I would like to invite you to the 19th Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat takes on October 19 – October 21, 2018

We are going to host this event at a new location called Camp Luther Retreat Centre located in Mission, BC.

We used to go to Edenvale but now we can host more people to attend at this new place.

It is a bigger facility that can accommodate all our growing needs as our amazing network of friends come together from all over British Columbia to plan our own lives and future of the self advocacy movement and discuss our Rights and other important issues relevant to our lives.

I look forward to meeting new people and seeing old friends again.

I hope you can join us.

Please contact me by email at:
GreggSchiller@shaw.ca

Sincerely,

Gregg Schiller and co-host Arlene Schouten

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Place:           Camp Luther Retreat Centre

                     9311 Shook Road, Mission, BC, Fraser Valley

Date:          October 19 – October 21, 2018

                   4:30 p.m. Friday to 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Sunday

Cost:           $260 (price includes tax)

                    per person includes: 2 nights and 3 days accommodations, healthy meals,

                    registration, all workshops, recreation, and FUN.

Why:           To learn more about self advocacy; safety; rights; healthy relationships; become leaders in your own Community; etc.

If you have any questions, please call & register with the Coordinator Gregg Schiller at 604-688-7001

or by e-mail at: GreggSchiller@shaw.ca

 

               Registration Deadline:  October 12, 2018

Please make cheques payable to Gregg Schiller and write on the cheque that it is for the Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat.

Please mail Registration forms and cheques in advance to:

Gregg Schiller at: #505-1380 Jervis Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 2E5

 

 

 

 

 

 

19th ANNUAL SELF ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE                                                                                                                                      Click Here to download the Schedule

 

October 19 – October 21, 2018 at Camp Luther Retreat Centre

Facilitation throughout this event provided by Gregg Schiller, Arlene Schouten, plus guest speakers

                                      AGENDA

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

 

5:00 p.m.    Everyone arrives at Camp Luther

                    WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS

 

Gregg Schiller and Arlene Schouten will go over the Ground Rules

and how we can all live and work together this weekend to make this a strong supportive community for the weekend

 

6:00 p.m.    COMMUNITY DINNER

 

8:00 p.m.    BONFIRE/MARSHMALLOW ROAST

                    Join us for a Sing-a Long Bonfire.  This is a Memorial to our friend Courage Eigbike. 

                    We will be joined by members of Courage’s musical band with John Welsh and Chris Welsh by the campfire. 

                    We will also roast marshmallows with our friends.    

 

11:00 p.m.  QUIET TIME

 

                   Relax inside the Retreat Centre and hang out with new friends.  We  can also watch DVD movies on TV.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

9:00 a.m-10:00 a.m.     Breakfast will be served in the Dining Hall and staff will be available to serve you

 

 

10:00 a.m- 10:45 am.   Workshop #1:  Diversity in our Communities

Guest Ken Herar who is running for Mission City Council will talk

about his Program “Cycle for Diversity”.

He will give an  inspirational talk about the importance of diversity in our communities.

 

 

10:45 am – 12:45 pm    Workshop #2:  SelfAdvocateNet.com

Self Advocate leader Bryce Schaufelberger and Jessica Humphries, the Self Advocacy Coordinator for CLBC,

will show you the new changes to the #1 self advocacy website in the world developed from the very 1st  Self Advocacy Retreat 19 years ago. 

You will have opportunities to give your recommendations and feedback to improve the website more.

 

                  

1:00 p.m.    COMMUNITY LUNCH

 

2:00 p.m. –  Workshop #3: Express Yourself Through Creative Free Movement and Dance

 

                   Guest artist Heather Myers, former ballerina with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, will lead a fun interactive class on free movement

on how to create our own dance to express our feelings about life. We will use the Gym building on the property for this workshop.

 

3:15 pm      BREAK

 

3:15 p.m.    Workshop #4:  Express Yourself & Learn to Compose Music

Guest Nikola Tosic will teach us how to work together as a group and  write music to express how we feel about life and our Retreat

 

 

4:45 p.m.     Workshop #5: STOP BULLYING and  SEXUAL  HARRASSMENT

                            

                   Guest Speakers Counsellor Dorothy Hyslop and members of the Burnaby Self Advocacy Group will talk with us about

how to deal with Bullies in  various forms and ways in our lives and provide you with a copy of  their  new plain language booklet  stop Bullying.

We will learn hot to deal  with these uncomfortable situations and how we can recognize and  celebrate healthy relationships in our lives.

 

 

6:00 p.m.    Community Dinner

 

7:30 p.m.    Workshop #6: The SELF ADVOCACY GAME SHOW          

 

Join your favourite game show hosts Corky Montana and Vanna White for your favourite TV show THE SELF ADVOCACY GAME SHOW.

This requires full audience participation.

 

9:00 p.m.    BONFIRE/MARSHALLOW ROAST

Join us for a Bonfire.  Sing by the campfire and roast marshmallows with all your friends

 

11:00 p.m.  QUIET TIME

                        Relax inside with our new friends

Sunday, October 21, 2018   

 

9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.         Breakfast is available with staff to serve you

 

10:00 a.m – 10:30 a.m.      Workshop #7:  How to Start Your Own Business Enterprise

                 

                     Guest speaker Krystian Shaw will tell us about how he started his own newsletter and created a publishing enterprise on his own.

Get inspired  to start your own business enterprise from this excellent example of commitment and determination.

 

10:30 am-11:15 am      Workshop #8:  Express Yourself Through Music and Art

 

                      Gregg Schiller will play the piano and everyone can relax and listen

and draw pictures to the music and express how they feel about the music in a safe environment to share their feelings with everyone.

 

11:15 am-12:00 pm       GOOD  BYES and Rides Home

         

Everyone will have a chance to go around our final Circle together and share their stories from this weekend

and the lessons they learned and  provide recommendations for next year’s 20th Anniversary of our Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat.

 

 

 

Click Here to download the Registration Form

 

REGISTRATION FORM    

October 19, 2018 – October 21, 2018

19th ANNUAL SELF ADVOCATE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

                                   

Name: _____________________________________________________________

 

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

 

Phone: ____________   Fax: _____________  E-mail: ________________

 

Emergency Contact Name & Number: ____________________________

 

Food Allergies/Intolerances:  ____________________________________

(PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED SUPPORT IN TAKING MEDICATIONS AND IT WILL BE PROVIDED) ______________________________________

 

Which days will you be attending the workshops?

 Friday, October 19/18                           ____________

Saturday, October 20/18                       ____________

Sunday, October 21/18                         ____________

Will you be staying overnight on:

Friday, October 19/18                           _____________

Saturday, October 20/18                      _____________

 

The cost is $260 (price includes tax) for the full overnight package including: 2 nights of accommodations, food for 3 days, workshops, recreation, etc. 

The cost is only $130 (price includes tax) to participate for the entire weekend including all meals ONLY if you are NOT staying overnight at the Camp Luther Retreat Centre

located at  9311 Shook Road, Mission , BC, Fraser Valley. 

 

NO REFUNDS FOR BOOKINGS THAT ARE CANCELLED LESS THAN A WEEK BEFORE THE EVENT. 

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS IS OCTOBER 12 , 2018.

 

For more information please contact: Gregg Schiller by phone at: 604-688-7001 or by e-mail at:  GreggSchiller@shaw.ca

 

PLEASE MAIL CHEQUES AND REGISTRATION FORMS TO:

Gregg Schiller

 #505 – 1380 Jervis Street

Vancouver, BC, V6E 2E5. 

 

Please make cheques payable to: Gregg Schiler

 

 

 

Click Here to download the Checklist

 

CHECKLIST

for the 19th Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Retreat at Camp Luther Retreat Centre

 

THANK YOU for registering for this important and fun Leadership event for self advocates.  

The Camp Luther Retreat and Conference Centre offers the following for your convenience:

 

Healthy meals plus evening snacks

 

Beds in dorm room set up

 

Hospitality

 

Nightly Bonfires for Sing-a-Longs and Marshmallow Roasts

 

TV for watching DVD movies only

 

 

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

 

I.D.  (Identification cards in case of emergency)

 

Comfortable Clothes for November weather

 

Medications (if you take them)

 

All your own Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, & deodorant, etc.)

 

Bedsheets & Blankets or Sleeping Bags AND Pillows

 

(If you have incontinent issues, please bring your own Depends and plastic sheets to protect the mattresses) 

 

Towels and Face Cloths

 

Your Smiles and Great Ideas

 

 

 

 

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