October 2018

October in the Playroom

A staff member recently brought a pumpkin from her garden for the children to explore. What seems like a simple item, has provided much inspiration and play for the children.  Here’s what the children have been doing.

The children can been seen carrying the pumpkin around. Each day it seems to appear in a new area of the playroom.  Even the little ones are careful to hold it tightly and not drop it.

The pumpkin has been painted and then washed numerous times. This is an activity that the children thoroughly enjoy.

A few children have used the pumpkin for still-life drawings. They have captured the lines, stem, shape and coloring of the pumpkin.

Talk about carving the pumpkin and jack-o-lanterns have also followed. But for now it’s still in one piece.   Hopefully, soon we can enjoy the taste.  Pumpkin pie anyone?


Music Circle

On Mondays at 11:30 a music therapist joins us and she leads parents and children in a ½ hour of singing and stories. Children learn songs, do a little dancing and make a lot of wonderful noise. October dates are the 1st, 15th, 22nd and 29th.


Wiggle, Giggle and Munch

Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12 we have Wiggle, Giggle & Munch for children who are into movement. The morning includes physical activities, a craft, circle time and a nutritious snack. October dates are the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st. All our programs are run on a drop-in basis. You do not have to pre-register. Just come on the days that work for you and your family. For more information, Please call us at 204-788-8055.


Breast Cancer Q&A

Friday, October 26 from 11am-noon

Lori Santoro, Patient & Family Educator from the Breast & Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope will be in the Drop-in to answer questions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


Happy Healthy Beginnings For Caregivers and Families.

 Join us as we discover ways of being healthy together! Each session includes fun games, activities, and an opportunity to cook and enjoy wholesome food together.

Dates: October 15 and 29

Time: 1:30-3:30

Location: Wolseley Family Place

To Register: Sign-up sheet available at 1:00 in the drop-in


Coffee with City Council Candidates

We will be having city council candidates for the Fort Rouge East Fort Garry riding come visit the drop-in throughout the month! Feel free to ask them questions about what they want to do for you and your community.

October 9th @ 9:30 am Bryanna Spina

October 9th @ 1:00 pm Stephanie Meilleur

October 11th @ 9:30 am Lisa NaylorSchool Trustee for ward 4

October 12th @ 11 am Michael Thompson


Voting & Elections Q&A

Have questions about the upcoming election?

Where do I vote? How do I vote? Can I vote? What is a city councilor? What does the mayor do? What is a school trustee? Who are the candidates in my area?

Have your questions answered Wednesday October 17th @ 1:30 pm in the drop in”