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Head Start June 2014

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M.O.M.S. Group - Moms Offering Moms Support

Our moms group will meet in June on Mondays at 3:30 pm-4:30 pm in the Head Start room. We are looking forward to meeting our new community nurse! She will bring lots of experience and knowledge to our mothers for extra support. I will be introducing her to our families and setting up home visits for her to start contacts. Merrin Fennel, our volunteer nurse from Victoria Pregnancy will continue her connection to our moms. She has been very helpful with supplies for infants and established links to her centre. Every mom who attends our group, will receive a $7 fruit bag!

QWOM QWEM SE,LI,SET - “Strong Families” Workshops

There will be two more sessions on Tuesdays, June 2 & 10th. Anyone is welcome to still attend. You can sign up when you come and join the cooking class in the Tsawout kitchen at 10:00 am - 2:30 pm. Child-minding offered.

Gals Are Like Stars - G.A.L.S. Group

We had a wonderful time learning how to make beaded flowers with Tuesday LaFortune! She inspired us with her beautiful creations and bead work. We hope to invite her back again.

head-start-cedar-strippingTrip to Shawnigan Lake

Three of our girls joined the Bridges for Women Group at Shawnigan to learn how to strip cedar with our elders Helen Jack and Roberta Pelkey.

It was a beautiful day to work outdoors. We will bring back cedar to girls group to make cedar roses!

To see more photos, please check the Facebook album here.



 Meal Bag Classes

Our Meal Bag Cooking Class went to the Trinity Hall kitchen to learn how to cut a whole chicken into separate pieces. Tuesday LaFortune volunteered her expert skills that she learned while working at K.F.C. and showed us how to do it! We enjoyed a meal together of roasted chicken & roasted vegetables! Each family took home a whole chicken and a $10 vegetable/fruit bag.

Our next Meal Bag class will be Thursday, June 12th at 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Trinity Hall kitchen to learn how to make hamburger patties for barbecue, potato salad & macaroni salad! There will be outdoor games for the children! We meet at 3:30 pm for transportation at the band office. A $10 vegetable/fruit bag will be given to each family who attends along with makings for a hamburger barbecue! Meal Bag Class at Elders Tsawout Kitchen – Thursday, June 26th at 4 pm – 6 pm. We’ll be making two varieties of homemade pizza, one with crust & one without the crust! Each family will take home makings for a pizza!