Muncie is Elvis!

“Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.” – Elvis Presley It’s no secret that Muncie Knuhtsen is an Elvis fan; anyone who attended “Coffee and Jam”

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Matt’s Story

On Connection and Gratitude – Matt Yeomans loves his life. “I haven’t been this happy in a long time!” Matt, who lives at Alexander, says the first year of the pandemic was hard on him at first. “It was hard to adapt. I was going through withdrawal.

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Lori’s Neighbours

Check out this short video from the Chilliwack Society for Community Living explaining what building Social Capital can look like for people in their neighbourhood. Click the image below to view NOW…

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Matt’s Parade

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On March 19, 2020, Matt Mackay celebrated his 10 year anniversary working for the Chilliwack RCMP. To show their appreciation for his hard work and dedication, RCMP members, friends, family, and support staff held a drive-by parade past his house. The celebration attracted a lot of attention

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Our Pandemic Story

Our Pandemic Story – Stories from around CSCL: the pandemic has affected us all in different ways – big and small. “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware

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Bowls of Hope

It is the season for giving, and not just of gifts, but also in giving back to the community.  CSCL supports and encourages volunteering within the community, and many of the people we serve are active volunteers in various organizations.  One such organization is Chilliwack Bowls of

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I Am Voting

Canada’s last federal election was on October 21, 2019 and with that election came important changes to make voting in Canada more accessible. Paul Kerr is very familiar with voting, as well as the work that goes into making an informed decision. His support staff will provide

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Celebrating over 32 years of Employment

Like many people, Neil Fromhart graduated from school and promptly entered the workforce, and has been working ever since, for over 32 years. This may not seem exceptional, but when you consider the employment rates for people with developmental disabilities (15%-26% versus 79% for people without disabilities),

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Girl Guide Leader

Congratulations to Terra for winning the Grand Prize in CSCL’s 2018 Photo Contest – What Does Social Capital Look Like To You?. Terra submitted the photo with help from CSCL’s Outreach Services. Terra has just started as a leader with the Girl Guides in Chilliwack. The photo

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Chiefs Fan For Life

Hockey season is in full swing, and while nobody can predict whether or not the Chilliwack Chiefs will repeat as National Champions this year, there is one thing they can count on: a group of committed and dedicated fans cheering them on! One of those fans is

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CSCL Photo Contest Winner 2017

Congratulations to Adrian Collins for winning the year’s Photo Contest – “What Does Social Capital Look Like To You?” Adrian submitted a photo with support from his Vocational Counselor at CSCL’s Supported Employment Services titled “DSLR Sefie”. Adrian is a freelance photographer (his business is called Adrian

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Jonathon’s Social Capital Story

Jonathon loves games.  CSCL staff found a group that has meets for the common purpose of playing games, close to Jonathon’s home.  The group, called the Youth Games Guild is a weekly Community Drop-In for Youth. Quickly, it became apparent to staff that Jonathon loved attending this

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Paul’s Social Capital Story

Paul has started jamming with one of the musicians at Triple Play Pub. A CSCL employee, who had previously worked with Paul, called to let him know that her friend hosts a jam session and invited Paul to it. Paul is using his IPad that has songs

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Susan’s Social Capital Story

Susan started going to Chair Yoga at the Senior Resource Center a year ago. When she first started going she didn’t know anyone there except for one lady who used to work for CSCL. As Susan continued going, the instructor and the ladies became more friendly with

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Anjili’s Social Capital Story

Anjili was very excited when CSCL helped provide the opportunity for her to join “Stampin’ Up” – a Card Making group. She also attended a Community Art project called “Expresso Yourself” and met some wonderful people. Anjili now maintains contact with some of these new friends outside

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Corey’s Social Capital Story

Corey wondered if he could spend some more time with an old colleague he knew from work. With the help of CSCL, Corey connected with his former Assistant Manager and caught a movie together. Since then, the two friends have attended an “All Star Wrestling” event in

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Vedder’s Social Capital Story

Several individuals who attend Vedder services participate in the “Sit and Be Fit” class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cheam Leisure Centre. Some great relationships have been made especially with the instructor, Debbie, as well as with some other community members who attend. As a result,

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Melissa’s Social Capital Story

Melissa shared her social capital story about how participation in a community youth group gave her the courage to find her voice to speak up about things important to her. Melissa was part of hosting a conference that informed adults and service providers about what was important

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Eddy and Garth’s Social Capital Story

Eddy tells us about how getting a job at Home Depot opened up a whole new world for him, including making some great friends.  Eddy and Garth not only work together but also enjoy golfing together.  “Having a job is a great way to meet people with

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