Educational Information Sessions for Volunteers

Hi SWITCHers,

We are hoping to reinstate one-hour long educational information sessions for our volunteers and we want your feedback!  Is this something you would be interested in?  In the past, we have had sessions on topics including HIV and Hep C supports, Methadone Assisted Recovery programs, trauma, suicide, the Recovery Model of Mental Health, cultural sensitivity, yoga and the 12 steps, bipolar, domestic violence, sexual assault, schizophrenia, speaking Cree, and more!  We are also more than happy to incorporate your suggestions into the session topics.

Would you prefer having the educational sessions scheduled from 4-5pm or 3-4pm on Mondays and Wednesdays?   Is there another time or day that you would prefer?  These information sessions would be separate on the scheduler from the regular SWITCH shifts.

Please send any suggestions or comments to Beth at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your feedback!!

- The SWITCH Team

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3rd Annual Art Auction

SWITCH’s 3rd Annual Art Auction will be on Friday, May 22nd from 4:30-7:00pm at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery. We are asking for help with donations in the form of artistic contributions of any medium (including wall art, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, scarves, etc). There are no size restrictions and we welcome pieces from amateur artists as well as professionals. Tax receipts can be issued for pieces that have undergone a third party appraisal. You can also support our cause by attending the event!

If you would like more information about the event or would like to donate some art, please contact our Program Coordinator, Beth Blakley, at switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com

Thank you for your time and consideration! SWITCH could not do it without the generosity of donors like you!

 

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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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