Women’s Pamper Night

Hi SWITCHers,

Our Annual Women’s Pamper Night is tomorrow, February 5th! If you are still interested in volunteering for the event, email Beth, our Program Coordinator, at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com

The shift is from 4-9pm and male volunteers are more than welcome to help!

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Attn: Nursing and Business Students

Hi SWITCHers,

As there are volunteers from both nursing programs, we have altered the categories so that we are better able track which program our nursing students are from. If you are a nursing student in the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program, could you please email me at victoria.krishan@hotmail.ca so that I can change this on your account. Also, we have added Edwards School of Business so if you are from this college could you email me as well. Thanks!

-Victoria Krishan

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Community Dinner – Monday, January 26th

Hi SWITCHers,

We will be having a Community Dinner on Monday, January 26th from 6:00-8:00pm at SWITCH!  Sign up on the scheduler to help out with the event.

If you would like to bring a salad or dessert, please contact Danielle at djs552@mail.usask.ca

Also, if anyone is interested in donating gently used clothing, shoes, or boots, please email our Program Coordinator at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com.

- The SWITCH Team

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Annual Women’s Pamper Night – Thursday, February 5th

Hey SWITCHers!

Once a year SWITCH puts on a spa night for the women of Saskatoon. We arrange to have hair styling, massages, nail treatments, makeup as well as provide a meal and childcare. We also put together take-home care packages of self-care and beauty products.

Sign up on the scheduler to help out with the event!

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SWITCH Benefit Concert

Amigos Cantina will be hosting a benefit concert on Friday, January 23rd at 10:00pm featuring The Spencer Vaughn Band w/ The Law and the Prophets.  Part of the proceeds will be donated to SWITCH so join us for a fantastic evening of music!

https://www.facebook.com/events/537366813066032/

 

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Continuation of Reduced Services

Hi SWITCHers,

In January, unfortunately SWITCH will continue with reduced services – by operating on Monday and Wednesday evenings only. Our Board of Directors and our staff are working diligently to gain more sustainable funding for SWITCH. Our goal is to bring back the Saturday shift by September 2015. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our Board of Director Chair, Reed Gillanders at reg758@mail.usask.ca.

-the SWITCH team

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Band Swap poll

Band Swap has created a poll to determine which organization they will support in 2014 and SWITCH is one of the options! Follow the link to cast your vote!

http://www.poll-maker.com/poll175929x68d0425C-7

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SWITCH Charity Breakfast!

Hey SWITCHers!

Tickets are now available to the SWITCH charity breakfast on November 28th, 2014!  Buy a ticket to support your favorite non-profit charity! Tell your friends and family to check out www.picatic.com/SWITCHcharitybreakfast for more information or to purchase tickets!

- The SWITCH team

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Cancellation of Saturday Shifts

Hey SWITCHers,

On November 1st, 2014, the program hours for SWITCH will be reduced due to financial constraints. Instead of three days per week, services will now be offered two days a week – on Mondays and Wednesdays only. The change will be effective until the end of December, and may be extended past that time. As a board, we remain committed to the community and inter-professional education during this time.

 

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Flu shots for SWITCH volunteers

Hi SWITCHers!

We have been informed that this year SWITCH volunteers will be required to either be vaccinated against the flu or wear a mask while volunteering at SWITCH.  Our hosts at Westside clinic have graciously offered to improve access to flu shots for SWITCH students on shift nights.  If you are an active volunteer and would like to receive a flu shot, please show up to shift around 4:30PM on a Monday or Wednesday and speak with the Westside clinic reception and let them know that you are a SWITCH volunteer and would like a flu shot.  If you are arriving early please do not park in the Affinity Credit Union parking lot, as they are open until 5:00PM on these days.

- the SWITCH team

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