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What’s a Community School? A chance to find out in PH

What’s a Community School? A chance to find out in PH

patti-soosThe Pender Harbour Community School invites you to an Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 21.  Drop in anytime between 11:30am and 1:30pm for some snacks and a chance to connect with the friendly people who provide ongoing programs and services in the Pender Harbour and Egmont area.

If you’ve ever wondered what the Community School is all about or if you are new to the Pender Harbour area, this is a great opportunity to learn what the Community School does and how you can connect to different local organizations and resources.

Many different groups partner with the Community School to bring needed services to the Pender Harbour area.  Representatives from these groups will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about their programs.  Connect with the experts from the Open Door Group (WorkBC), Welcoming Committees, Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition, Volunteer Tax Service, Youth and Child Services and Early Years Council as well as these local Pender Harbour groups: Outreach Healthy Meals Program, the Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Seniors Initiative and the Pender Harbour Community School Information and Referral Services.  Learn what these organizations do within our community and how you can access their services.

The Pender Harbour Community School is home to the Harbour Learning Centre, a space used for programs that cater to all ages.  Groups can rent the space for meetings or workshops.  Computers are available for community use and you can also find a local community-events board and a job board.  Many programs run out of the Community School; child and youth after school and Pro D Day programs as well as nutrition programs in both Madeira Park Elementary and Pender Harbour Secondary Schools, programs for adults and youth such as Computer Cafe and Cooking Classes.  Drop in Sports are offered through the Community School four nights a week at the Pender Harbour High School Gym. The Community School also maintains an online Community Resource Directory and Community Calendar on their website.

Be sure to drop in to the Open House on Feb. 21.  The Pender Harbour Community School is located at 5012 Gonzales Road in Madeira Park in the colourful building on the field of Madeira Park Elementary School.   For more information please call 604-883-2826.

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