On Saturday, August 27, Family Futures hosted a free pancake breakfast for the community.
The event was very well attended, even with some grey skies. There were crafts, contests, bubbles, fire trucks and firemen, the Edmonton Public Library giving away memberships and free books, Compass for Sexual Wellness providing info ... oh yeah, and pancakes! Everyone had a great time and tons of fun. Many thanks to everyone that attended, including Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (Station 16, Platoon 3), the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, and of course all of our amazing volunteers and board members that came out to help.
See you at all of our next events! Stay tuned.
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi MP, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, visited Family Futures Resource Network on July 21, 2016. His announcement was in regards to Canada Summer Jobs, a program that helps make a significant portion of our summer programming possible.
Prime Minister Trudeau's visit to
Family Futures Resource Network.
March 30, 2016.
Justin Trudeau's visit made a significant impression on the surrounding community, and certainly helped in making a few more take notice of the work Family Futures Resource Centre is doing in South Edmonton. This was a major step forward for the agency in advocating what we do.
In addition to Prime Minister Trudeau, also in attendance were Minister Amarjeet Sohi, Minister Randy Boissonnault, Councillor Scott McKeen, and Greg Dewling from Capital Region Housing.
This was our second year facilitating Winter Family Fun Days in a few of Edmonton's South East communities. The community-specific funding for this was intended to help encourage outdoor physical activity for the whole family, especially during our long, cold winter months. These events were a massive success.
Our first event, hosted by the Knottwood Community League was a fantastic celebration of everything winter, with snowshoeing, snow painting, snow-fort building, a roaring bonfire, hot chocolate and much more. Click HERE to see some photos of the event taken by local photographer Greg Campbell. Our second event needed to evolve somewhat due to the extremely warm weather we experienced this year. This event, hosted by the Leefield Community League, featured outdoor scavenger hunts, parachute play, and tons of other activities ... oh, and of course more campfires, marshmallows, and hot chocolate.
We are extremely happy with the results and community turnout for these events. Be sure to watch for ourWinter Family Fun Days next winter.
Pizza, Pretzels, Beer (root), Box-Fort Building and Superheroes!
This event was a FREE half day of fun and creativity for kids (3-8 years of age) and their dads, grand-dads, or other significant male role models in their lives.
Kids and their dads, stepdads, granddads, uncles, brothers, neighbours, etc, enjoyed a half-day of fun including box-fort building, constructible crafts, and open-ended play experiences facilitated by Motivention (motivention.ca) and the Alberta Father Involvement Initiative (abdads.ca), all structured to encourage parent engagement during children’s play.
Edmonton's own C3: Caring Character Cosplay (the group that helped bring us Spider-Mable) was also in attendance, doing what they do best - spreading joy and inspiration throughout our community.
Pizza, pretzels and root beer were served throughout the event to augment the fun!
Watch for our next Hangin' with Dad event coming soon.
Did you know Family Futures is a significant part of some Government-funded affordable housing projects in Edmonton?
Alberta's Minister of Seniors, Sarah Hoffman, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Amarjeet Sohi, and Edmonton City Coun. Ben Henderson toured our Millbourne site located in an affordable housing facility in South East Edmonton Friday, January 15, 2016.
(Photos by Chris Schwarz/ Government of Alberta)