Here is the latest information on groups offered by the Golden Family Center. Not all groups run all the time. Please check the group description for the newest dates.
Parent ‘n Tot: Parent ‘n Tot is a weekly play group for young children and their parents or caregivers. Meet with other moms and dads, and let the kids play! Activities include story time, crafts and snacks. From 10:30 am till noon every Wednesday morning. This is an open group. A drop-in fee applies: a 6-visit punch card costs $20. Subsidies are available (ask one of the facilitators).
Parent and Tot will continue into June 2014 at the request of parents – please let Rhonda Smith know (250-344-2000)
Parent and Tot will start up again in the fall on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 10:30 to 12:00 noon at the Rec Plex.
Positive Discipline: The last session has finished. Please check back for new dates once school starts up again in the fall.
Manology: The spring session has finished. Please check back for new dates in the fall.
Manology is a discussion group for adult men. This is an open and free group and all men are welcome. You can join any Thursday. Each evening is broken down into roughly three sections: 30 min check-in / 30 min presentation / 30 min discussion. All conversations are led by the intrepid Justin Telfer. Some evenings he is joined by a guest speaker.
A new Band of Guys project will be starting in the next few weeks. Please check back for dates.
FREE at the Golden Youth Centre. This is a free weekly drop-in group for male youth ages 12-18. The Band of Guys is a place and a time for guys to hang-out and do something they enjoy – music, comic books, art, pool, foosball, writing, computer lab – in a safe and non-judgmental place.
Anxiety and meditation: The winter/spring session had finished. Please check back for new dates.
2-3:30 pm on Thursdays. The second half of the winter session runs from February 27 – March 20. This is a closed group and you need a referral. This group introduces meditation to help ease anxiety and promote sleep.
Smart Recovery: The winter/spring session had finished. Please check back for new dates.
FREE 6-8 pm every Monday evening. Winter session ends March 24th. S.M.A.R.T. stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training and the group is free and open to all who are recovering from addictive behaviors. This group focuses on education and motivation. You can listen and do not need to talk if you do not want to.