The COC was so excited to offer free character education mask workshops to all Grade 6 students in North Perth thanks to the support of two Community of Character organizations. Don Hamilton, Royal Lepage sponsored these mask workshops and the North Perth Arts and Cultural Council (NPACC) assisted us in finishing an amazing artist to lead these workshops! Kristen Nuhn was a student at Listowel Central Public School and then LDSS. As a student, she became engaged in prop making through a mask making workshop in her grade 5 year. Kristen is in the process of pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Properties at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. We are thrilled that she was willing to return to our community to assist in this project. This workshop focuses on art and character education for Grade 6 students. The “Behind the Mask” workshop explores the true self underneath all the masks and teach students the importance of accepting each individual for who they truly are. Students finished the workshop with a complete mask that they designed and built themselves. Check out the finished projects from Listowel Central Public School School. We will post pics of all of our schools soon!
SAVE THE DATE! On November 10, 2016 we will be hosting our Annual Together We're Better Celebration. We hope to see you there!
We are thrilled to announce our Guest Speaker, Tracey Coghlin. Tracey is a Sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police. She has been an officer for 24 years and presently works in the Ontario ViCLAS (Violent Crime Linkage Analysis Services) at the Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters.
In 2011-2012, Tracey worked as a peacekeeper on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. During her time, she was mentoring the South Sudanese Police. Tracey became involved in an organization called Confident Children out of Conflict (CCC). CCC is a street girl project that mentors abandoned and orphaned children. Many of the children are high risk and vulnerable from living on the streets of Juba, South Sudan.
When Tracey returned home to Canada, her heart was very heavy leaving the children. As a result, Tracey made a personal vow to travel back yearly to help the children. Tracey has returned every year since her return to Canada to work at the orphanage. Tracey’s end goal is to retire in 6 years and move permanently to South Sudan.
We are truly inspired by Tracey’s dedication to improving the lives of so many and are full of gratitude that she has agreed to share her journey with us. Her journey shows us that, together, we really are better!
The Stop Gap initiative is happening in our community thanks to the hard work of Danny Steeves Eby. Danny wants to increase awareness of the barriers that he and other people with disabilities face in Listowel on a daily basis, and is determined to provide lightweight, non-permanent ramps to the business community at no cost. These ramps will directly benefit business owners, residents and visitors to Listowel, Ontario. LDSS has already agreed to build the ramps and Watson’s Home Hardware has generously supplied the materials. See the pictures below. As you can see, you can pick your colour (four colours to choose from) and size. They are also very lightweight and easy to store (as seen by the one at Diana’s Sweets Restaurant). If you are interested in ordering a ramp, please email us and we will send you the form.
Early Swag Bag pick up for our run is on Wednesday from 4-8 at Dynafit (for those who registered before May 1)! The run starts on Thursday at 5:50 pm with swag pick up before. Can't wait to see you there!
Please note that the first 100 free registrations for kids is full! Thanks to our generous sponsors!
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A great big thank you to our 5th Annual Character Run Sponsors!
Our Platinum Sponsors!
Check out the rest of our sponsors on our Sponsor Run page!
There are some great events coming up in our community. Check out our Events page to see what is happening soon in North Perth!