Facebook156Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SideWalkToday, SideWalk volunteers helped their 1,500th participant escape homelessness and move into a safe place to call home.“This is a big thing,” said Phil Owen, Executive Director of SideWalk. “People on the streets rely on SideWalk as the fastest path to leave homelessness behind, and we’re proud to have served so many people. We did this because of our committed team of volunteers and strong community support, and I want to thank them for keeping us going.”SideWalk’s Rapid Re-Housing program, started in 2012, helps on average about 300 people per year move into a new home. It offers advocacy, support, and small amounts of short-term rental assistance to help people experiencing homelessness overcome financial barriers to moving in to a safe place to call home. Roughly 80% of the people served via SideWalk’s Rapid Re-Housing program are still off the streets one year after placement. Currently, accounting for all costs such as direct cash assistance and overhead, it costs SideWalk on average $1,047 to help one person experiencing homelessness escape the streets – period.Indicating its continued improvement, SideWalk volunteers helped their 500th person escape homelessness in September 2015, after 3 years of operations. 4 years later, SideWalk volunteers helped another 1000 people.“We won’t rest on our laurels, though,” Phil Owen said. “While we’re proud of our accomplishments, we know the need for our work will continue. If you’re experiencing homelessness, SideWalk volunteers are here to help.” People experiencing homelessness can visit http://walkthurston.org/gethelp to learn more about SideWalk’s work and how their volunteers help.
Tag: 上海gm推荐群 The Washington Center Presents Dan + Claudia Zanes
Facebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Washington Center for the Performing ArtsGRAMMY Award-winning children’s performer Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook, “Dan Zanes’ House Party!” A Family Roots Music Treasury. This sensory-friendly performance is “relaxed,” creating a comfortable and highly entertaining environment for families and audience members with a wide range of needs.The following is an excerpt from Dan + Claudia Zanes website: Since our very first Dan + Claudia Zanes concert at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music in October 2016, we’ve been working with presenters to make our shows sensory friendly whenever possible (which has been most of the time).What Makes a show sensory friendly are conditions that make the concert experience comfortable for more people. It’s a way of opening the door wider and inviting a broader range of communities to the party.In theatrical performances, sensory friendly means a designated show that is specifically for people with autism. Some performing arts centers call these performances “relaxed” and invites anyone who wants a relaxed environment to experience the art.However, when we say sensory friendly we’re indicating that all are welcome. Our goal is to create an environment that’s as inclusive and accessible to everyone. The audience that has always felt comfortable and welcome at our shows is invited as well as people with diverse sensory needs.We’ve heard over and over from parents of children with disabilities that their child’s responses in public spaces can lead to uncomfortable situations in which they feel judged or unwelcomed. Sensory Friendly performances are a way of saying “come as you are, we’re all in this together.” We’ve seen firsthand how moving it can be when families who might not generally mix are able to enjoy music together. Once we experienced this there was no turning back!Tickets on sale now on the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website.DATE: Sunday, January 12TIME: 2:00 p.m.VENUE: Washington Center Main Stage512 Washington Street SECOST: Tickets: $21 $16 $14 $11For more information about upcoming events please visit Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.
“We are able to do this thanks to millions of Washingtonians pulling together, in the face of sacrifice and suffering, and doing their part by staying home,” Inslee said during a press conference Friday. “But this does not mean that we are returning to normal. It means that after three months, we are successfully moving forward.”Starting on June 1, any county can apply to John Wiesman, secretary of Washington State Department of Health to move to the next phase from the phase that they are currently in. The application process will include target metrics set by the secretary and must be submitted by the county executive for review. Facebook10Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee announced the expansion of Safe Start — Washington’s Phased Reopening plan. The expansion comes as the current Stay Home, Stay Healthy order ends midnight Sunday.The expansion moves Washington through the phased reopening on a county-by-county basis. With this new approach, counties will have more flexibility to demonstrate they can safely allow additional economic activity based on targeted metrics. Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.
Tag: 上海gm推荐群 Kaslo’s Kathryn Haegedorn, Trail’s Erin McLeod and Mckayla Yuris off to BC Hockey Female Under 18 evaluation camp
A quartet of Kootenay players have earned a trip to Salmon Arm this weekend to compete at the BC Hockey Female Under 18 evaluation camp.Trail’s Erin McLeod and Mckayla Yuris, Daley Oddy of Cranbrook and Kaslo’s Kathryn Haegedorn join 47 others hopeful looking to catch the eye of evaluators at the third of four stops on the U18 trail. Throughout the camp players are evaluated on their play, their fitness/strength, their attitude, and their perceived contribution to a winning team. Selected players will advance to the Team BC Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp. The Salmon Arm camp is an opportunity for the top players in the province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence. The four-day camp, beginning Thursday with registration, is run by the Team BC staff, provincial instructors and experts in the areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and other sport science principals. Krause was selected to play for Team Canada at the World Under 18 Championships in the Czech Republic. The High Performance Program prepares players for the National program where they will undergo the same fitness testing and attend similar types of camps. This year three (3) BC players were invited to the Hockey Canada Identification Camp; Jordan Krause, Kimberly Newell, who played with the boys on the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League, and Julia McKinnon. The U18 athletes will be evaluated on their play at the National Competition and successful players will be invited to the Hockey Canada U18 Identification Camp.
The Kootenay Wildcats lost the battle but won the war.Despite dropping a 3-2 decision to the Pacific Ravens from Richmond, the Cats still achieved the weekend goal of grabbing at least a point to capture third spot in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Kootenay, finishing the season with a 9-14-5 mark, skated to a scoreless tie Saturday against the Ravens to secure a spot in the semi final round against Okanagan Rockets of Kelowna.“We were kind of hoping get one point to secure third place in the regular season (standings),” said Kootenay captain Erin McLean following Sunday’s game.“I’m happy got the point but not very happy to lose in my last (B.C. Female Midget AAA) league game,” added Trail’s McLean.Leading the Ravens by three points entering the weekend Kootenay managed to clinch third thanks in part to the shutout netminding of Castlegar’s Morgan Flynn.Flynn stopped everything the Ravens fired at the Kootenay net to lift the Wildcats to the scoreless tie.During Sunday’s meaningless game as far as standings, Kaely McMurty scored in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie and power Pacific past the Wildcats.Twice the Ravens took one goal leads and twice the Wildcats rallied to tie the game. “Our heads just weren’t in this game,” McLean admitted. “The final result may have counted a little less (as far as standings) but for the third-year girls we all wanted to win.”Emily Jude and Emina Ida scored twice for the Ravens while Stephanie McAuley of Trail had a pair for Kootenay.Kylee Styles registered the win in goal for the Ravens while Lauren Biggs of Salmo took the loss for Kootenay.The Wildcats have a few weeks off before travelling to Kelowna to meet the Rockets in one of two semi finals.“We’ve played Kelowna pretty well this season, winning a little less than have the games against them so we feel pretty good going against them,” McLean said.Meanwhile the Ravens play host to Prince George Cougars in quarterfinal round action March 16-18 in Richmond.The Richmond/Prince George winner meets regular season champ Fraser Valley Phantom in the other semi final.The semi final winners meet in the league championship.KOOTENAY NOTES: Team captain Erin McLean of Trail led the Wildcats in scoring with 12 points. Denomie Vockeroth of Rossland had 11 points while Cori-Anne Huisman of Fernie and Stephanie McAuley each had 10 points.