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4 ways I.C.A.N! changes lives of people with disabilities

Inclusive Community Activities, No barriers (I.C.A.N!) program through Between Friends has been improving the lives of people with special needs since beginning a few years ago. In 2017, Between Friends I.C.A.N! program is expanding, and we are thrilled to be able to offer more opportunities than ever before! Between Friends I.C.A.N! provides equal opportunity for community recreation. Rather than a participant with special needs being excluded or doing an alternate activity, community programs and camps are adapted to integrate I.C.A.N! participants as seamlessly as possible. But, I.C.A.N! is not just attending an activity or camp with your ...

Scoop of Care raises over $600 for Between Friends

A hand-spun, giant scoop of care JOEY Crowfoot location raises over $600 for Between Friends through their Scoop of Care campaign in the month of August. Through the Scoop of Care, $1 from every one of JOEY's delicious ice-cream desserts sold in that month goes to a local charitable organization. Between Friends was chosen by staff vote at the JOEY Crowfoot location to be the Scoop of Care recipient for August. The campaign was a success and Between Friends was presented with a donation of $680! Thank you JOEY Crowfoot staff & to everyone who sampled the tasty ice cream in the month of August! “Scoop of Care was created from ...

Vacationers know the best times are spent with friends

by Nikki Buffie Trekking along the trails of Kananaskis Country to the breathtaking views of waterfalls and lakes in the Rocky Mountains… Afternoons spent exploring shops and museums of Southern Alberta towns, while trying to judge which town has the best ice cream shop. Late nights spent making s’mores and singing songs around a campfire… …these are only a few of the great activities we do as a Between Friends Vacationers group! It's like you're on a vacation with your friends, because... oh wait, you are! Vacationers is an incredible program offered by Between Friends in the summer months for adults 18+ to learn new skills, ...

Between Friends welcome honoured guest to Summer’s End Celebration

Between Friends closed out its summer programming schedule by hosting their annual Summer's End Celebration at Between Friends Camp Bonaventure on August 18th. The rain clouds held off just long enough, making for a beautiful evening shared by families and friends. The 2016 Summer's End event was sponsored by the Big Hearted Mavericks. Tom Jackson – Canadian singer/songwriter, actor and philanthropist was our special guest for the evening, treating those in attendance to a private concert on the newly renovated deck at Between Friends Camp Bonaventure. Before grabbing his guitar to play a few songs for the crowd, Jackson even stood under ...

Spread the word to end the word… forever

The Message Spread The Word To End The Word is a fantastic movement. The goal is to make the 'R' word (R****d) usage less prevalent, and further, to make any derogatory association extinct. Over the past 7 years, the 'Spread the Word' movement has gained considerable momentum, but this action does not have to be limited to one day, or one week, or one month. There is no reason this conversation can't be a consistent message year-round. More than 640, 000 have now taken the pledge. "More than 640, 000 people have now taken the pledge to end the use of the R-word, both online and on petitions and posters. When pundit Ann Coulter lashed out with ...

Group Hug

by: Michelle Murray Office Administrator inclusion [in-kloo-zhuh n] noun 1. the act of including. 2. the state of being included. 3. something that is included. When I was a child, I was bullied.  For some reason the other kids decided there was something wrong with me.  They’d turn their backs, walk away, and yell at me.  Worst of all, they isolated me from my surroundings. When I was a child, inclusion was never taught; most of the children I went to school with taunted and teased anyone who seemed slightly different; which always led me to think – what is difference, and who decides who’s different? My mother always taught ...

Afternoon Tea Between Friends

by: Kelsey Claeys, Event Coordinator I love planning events, all events, but there is something to be said about a brand new event. There is no precedent, I am able to help create the vision and as a collective, we get to experience something brand new for our organization.   On May 24, we will have our first ever High Tea fundraising event, appropriately named, An Afternoon Tea Between Friends. The vision that has been created for this event is one of whimsy and elegance, with a dash of reminiscing about a childhood favourite, Alice in Wonderland.  Joining us for Tea For this year's inaugural event, we are so pleased to have ...

Power Up with Girl Power!

by: Penny Coleman W.E.S.O.A.R.! Girl Power Program Leader I have always wanted to see women and girls succeed.  I had envisioned that after I coached my sons in soccer and t-ball that I would love to coach an all-girls team.  Then my youngest son, Landon started volunteering with Between Friends and that got me started.  It didn't take long to fall in love with everything about Between Friends and all who entered into it…staff, leaders, volunteers and the participants.  After a short stint as a volunteer, I quickly jumped into a role of W.E.S.O.A.R.! program leader… and was hooked. Why girl power? While I enjoyed running various ...

Camp Bonaventure

Between Friends Camp Bonaventure Registration is Open PLEASE NOTE: Between Friends Camp Fun'zAmust is now SOLD OUT! To be placed on the waiting list, please call our office at 403 508 0110.     Between Friends Camp Bonaventure creates a summer full of excitement, friendship and fun. Children and youth thrive at Camp Bonaventure. They are encouraged to challenge and develop their abilities through horseback riding, canoeing, sailing, wall climbing, golf, swimming and many other exciting activities and adventures. Camp Bonaventure is available to children and youth with and without a disability from the age of 4 - 17 years old. ...

Between Friends I.C.A.N!

Between Friends I.C.A.N!  Inclusive Community Activities no Barriers Between Friends I.C.A.N! services and camps are suitable for Between Friends members who would like to explore community recreation. Members participate independently in community programs. A Between Friends, Recreation Inclusion Facilitator (RIF), will be in attendance providing guidance to the Between Friends member, program instructor and program participants if necessary. Discovery, participation and social interaction with typically-developing peers are key experiences of the I.C.A.N! service. Between Friends has partnered with various recreational ...