Breslau & District Recreation Association
100 Andover Dr., Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
Community Centre Office (519) 648-9524
Breslau Recreation Association (519) 213-1397
Breslau Recreation Events, Programming and Announcements
The Breslau and District Recreation Association’s role with respect to events within the community is primarily to coordinate and facilitate its own offerings and those of others rather than the actual running of events. To that end we have adopted a practice of posting possible dates for events and calling for volunteers to come forward and organize and run the event. Where there are no volunteers willing to be part of an event organizing committee four months prior to a tentatively announced event date, that event may be postponed or cancelled.
Breslau and District Recreation Association Events, Programming and Announcements
EASTER EGG HUNT THANK YOU
A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out to our first annual Easter Egg Hunt! Without you it wouldn't have been such a success. And to our volunteers, without your help we can't have such amazing events!! See you all again next year!
SPRING DROP-IN PROGRAMS (NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED) AT THE BRESLAU COMMUNITY CENTRE
For the Spring of 2014 Drop In Programs please review our flyer. Please take careful note of start up dates and times, as they are not all the same.
SPRING PROGRAMS (REGISTRATION REQUIRED) AT THE BRESLAU COMMUNITY CENTRE
GARAGE SALE DAY
Saturday, June 14 from 8:00am – 12:00pm
Breslau residents – this is your day to clean out your old unwanted furniture, clothing, knick-knacks, tools and whatever else is collecting dust in your basement! Host your very own garage sale in the morning and then join your neighbours in the afternoon at the Family Fun Day. Have items left over from your sale? No problem! The Diabetes Clothes Line program will bring a truck to the Community Centre at noon for those who wish to donate any unsold clothing and household items (no large items or electronics and all items must be in a box or bag).
FAMILY FUN DAY
Saturday, June 14 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
It’s the start of summer in Breslau! All residents are invited to attend the Family Fun Day at the Breslau Community Centre. Kiddie Fun Trak will be onsite with bouncy castles and a trackless train. You won’t want to miss out on all the activities - facepainting, a reptile show, Mad Science shows, Erik Traplin, games, food trucks and more! Admission is $2/child.
Volunteers are critical to ensure the sucess of the event. Do you have an hour or two to spare? Additional volunteers to help at the event are needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to assist with this event.
MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
Saturday June 14 – dusk (approximately 9pm)
Join us back at the Community Centre
for a movie under the stars. At dusk we will be showing a family
friendly movie on a large outdoor inflatable screen. Bring your
chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DATE
The election of the Directors and Officers of the Association for the upcoming year as well as presentation of the year end financial statements will occur at the annual meeting of the Association to be be held on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM in the Riverland Room of the Breslau Community Centre, 100 Andover Dr, Breslau. All residents are invited to attend.
Please note that this is a change in the date from that published in the newsletter earlier this year.
WHO ARE WE?
The Breslau & District Recreation Association has a long and storied history. As the population of the Breslau area has grown and program needs and offerings expanded, the role of the association has also grown. The association has recognized that the full time management of the Breslau Community Centre and all it’s programs is beyond what can be expected of volunteers. Woolwich Township staff have now taken on many of those tasks on and our role has evolved to where we are currently providing an advisory and activist role in the community to ensure that community interests are served and that the Township of Woolwich has a liaison partner with the community. We continue to organize and run many community events throughout the year as well as offer start up support for new community groups.
ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP & THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Membership in the Breslau & District Recreation Association is open to the residents of Breslau and the surrounding district. An elected Board of Directors governs the affairs of the Organization. The present Board of Directors has several vacancies and members of the community interested in serving are being sought.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Do you have an idea for an event, ongoing activity or program you would like to see offered in the Breslau community? Are you willing to organize something new but are wondering how to go about doing so? Do you have a program that needs some start up support? The Breslau and District Recreation Association would like to be of assistance. Please email your ideas or questions to email@example.com.
The Breslau and District Recreation Association’s continued success depends upon its many volunteers. Our meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Breslau Community Centre. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest in attending a meeting or perhaps joining the Board.
Partner Events & Announcements
BOARD GAMES DAY IN BRESLAU
We play a wide variety of games and have multiple games going at the same time, so its easy to join in and play. New players are welcome ... no experience needed! Children under 16 are welcome if accompanied by a parent who is also participating.
KIDS DANCE PROGRAM – BRESLAU LIONS CLUB
These monthly events for kids in Grades 5 through 8 continue May 16th and June 20th in 2014 at the Breslau Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30 PM and dances run from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Admission is $5. Please review our flyer and visit our web site at www.breslaulions.org/kids-dance for further information. We offer a safe, secure, fun night for the kids.
BRESLAU GRAND SPLASH PARK PROJECT – BRESLAU LIONS CLUB
We are in the early stages of our fundraising effort, and moving full steam ahead! If you would like to donate, or learn more, please visit our dedicated Breslau Grand Splash Park web site. Please be sure to check our website regularly for updates, as this is the only true source of accurate information, and is managed directly by the Splash Park Committee.
GUELPH MALE CHOIR SPRING CONCERT – BRESLAU LIONS CLUB
It’s springtime and Love Is In The Air. Come out and enjoy a performance by the Guelph Male Choir of “Mars meets Venus” love songs. Vocal soloist Beverly Leslie and her accompanist round out the program. Sponsored by the Breslau Lions Club at the Breslau Mennonite Church on Saturday May 10th, 2014 at 7:15 PM, tickets are $12 for adults / 2 for $20 with children 12 and under $5. Please see our flyer for further detail.
LIONS FOUNDATION OF CANADA PURINA WALK FOR DOG GUIDES – BRESLAU LIONS CLUB
Lions Foundation of Canada breeds at its Breslau facility and trains at its Oakville facility, Dog Guides for a wide range of disabilities. With six programs in place, Canadians with disabilities are offered at no cost to themselves the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.
Canine Vision for people who are blind or visually impaired
Hearing Ear for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Autism Assistance for children who have autism spectrum disorder
Service for people who have a physical disability
Seizure Response for people who have epilepsy
Diabetic Alert for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
To learn more about the Dog Guide Program visit any of the links above.
A major source of funding each year is the annual Purina Walk For Dog Guides in Waterloo on Saturday May 24th. To learn how you, your family and your dog can assist the Breslau Lions Club in supporting this great cause please visit Purina Walk For Dog Guides.
Woolwich News and Events
RELAY FOR LIFE IN WOOLWICH 2014
Date: Friday June 20th - Saturday June 21st
Time: 7pm to 7am (arrivals begin anytime after 3pm--Survivor Dinner at 5:30)
Location: Campus of St. John's-Kilmarnock School, 2201 Shantz Station Road, Breslau
Cost: $10 registration for participants
Picture hundreds of people – friends, families, co-workers and cancer survivors – united together for one night for one common cause. Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. That is why hundreds of people in Woolwich will be spending 12 hours together on Friday June 20th at the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life in Woolwich.
Relay For Life is a 12-hour, overnight, non-competitive, team relay designed to bring a community together. The event runs from 7pm to 7am to symbolize what a cancer patient endures in their fight…the dark of night as they learn of their diagnosis, the tough mid-night hours as they receive their treatment and the break of dawn where the new day represents their continuation of life following treatment. Cancer never sleeps and neither does Relay.
Come be a part of our 2nd Annual Relay For Life in Woolwich. Gather a group of your neighbours, family, and friends and enter a team. If you are a cancer survivor, join us for a complimentary dinner and then walk the Survivors’ Victory Lap. Finally, we need many volunteers to make this event a success. Consider lending your support by giving of your time.
Learn more at www.relayforlife.ca/woolwich
COMMUNITY CARE CONCEPTS – SUPPORT FOR DAILY LIVING
Could you or someone you know use support with your daily living?
Over the past 30 years, Community Care Concepts has continued to provide services for seniors and adults with disabilities in Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot Townships. Meals on Wheels, rides, visiting programs, adult day programs, homemaking, community lunches, hospital discharge support, exercises and more are available in your community.
We have recently launched a new service available in Breslau. Our Senior Support Worker, Janessa Bauman, is now available to support you with meal preparation, medical appointments, household tasks, linking to services and other needs.
To contact Janessa and enquire about service, call 519-664-1900. Learn more about our programs at www.communitycareconcepts.ca
COMMUNITY WELLBEING ASSESSMENT
As a resident of Woolwich, Wellesley and Wilmot Townships, we need your input into our Community Wellbeing Assessment! The Woolwich Community Health Centre has partnered with Community Care Concepts, Woolwich Community Services and Wilmot Family Resource Centre to develop a survey, based upon the Canadian Index of Wellbeing that will help us to learn more about our community’s wellbeing. Information gathered through the survey along with other sources will help to guide our ongoing work in the community. We encourage you to click HERE to complete the survey.
WOOLWICH SPRING & SUMMER GUIDES
The new Woolwich Spring & Summer Guides are available for pick-up at the Community Centre. Please drop by during office hours to pick up a copy and see what's happening in Woolwich Township. Program registration at the Centre or online at http://www.woolwich.ca/register
PARKING AT THE BRESLAU COMMUNITY CENTRE
Pursuant to Township By-law #71-2012, parking in Municipal parking lots is prohibited between the hours of 2:30 am and 6:00 am throughout the year. Beginning on or about December 1, 2013, this By-law will be enforced at the Breslau Community Centre Parking Lot. Vehicles parked in the Breslau Community Centre Parking Lot between these hours will be subject to a fine or towing.
COMMUNITY CENTRE DUMPSTER AND DIABETES DONATION BOX ADVISORY
All Breslau residents are advised that the Region of Waterloo provides "large item" curbside pickup on a regular basis and residents should refrain from using the Community Centre dumpster to dispose of any household garbage. Please also bear in mind that the Diabetes Association Donation Bin is for clothing only. Please help keep Breslau beautiful.
OFFICE HOURS AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Drop in to meet the terrific, friendly, awesome staff, Jen and Lauren, during their office hours in their new location in the Community Centre (formerly Riverland Sales Centre) Fireside Room:
Monday thru Friday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Swing by the office to register for programs and see what’s happening in Breslau and Woolwich.Phone: 519-648-9524; Email: email@example.com
(All events at Breslau Community Centre unless otherwise noted)
Breslau Recreation Events, Programming & AnnouncementEaster Egg Hunt
Spring Drop In Programs (No Registration Required)Spring Programs (Registration Required)
Partner Events & Announcements
KIDS DANCE Program – Breslau Lions Club
Board Game Day in Breslau
Breslau Play & Learn Program
Woolwich News and Events
Health Education Sessions
Relay For Life In Woolwich 2014
Parking At The Breslau Community Centre
Community Centre Dumpster and Diabetes Donation Box Advisory
Office Hours at the Community Centre
Breslau Recreation Association Facebook & Website
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