The Explorer Program has been operated by J. Garnons Williams Ltd. since August, 2006. This exciting, often fast paced program runs from 9-3 Monday to Friday, with the capacity to support up to 15 participants daily. Participants at Explorer are looking for a place where they can be met at their level, and through supported programming from staff and other participants, have opportunities to shine and grow to further their individual development. The individuals who attend the program are very independent and are excellent self-advocates. Gainful employment, volunteering and education are important to individuals as well as being fully integrated in their community.

Each month, based on what participants want to do, a calendar of events is developed and sent home with participants and posted on our website.  The program is busy – each day there are community based and in house activities to choose from, including: hiking, nature walks, swimming, crafts, games, horseback riding, volunteering in the community, singing/music and much more.

With support from families, caregivers and staff, an environment where everyone has the opportunity to grow, have fun and enjoy lasting friendships has been created.

 

Referrals to the Explorer Program are initiated through the Nanaimo CLBC office. Their phone number is 250-390-7200.

 

May 2018 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1

Papers/Climbing

Linley Valley/

Field Games

2

Horseback Riding

North End Library

E & N Trail Walk/

Organize Storage

3

Swimming/

Cooking Club

Papers/Yoga

4

Hot Lunch (Shop, Cook, Clean)  

Dog Bones/ SPCA

5
6 7

Cooking Club

Zumba

Yoga/Hip Hop/

Community Walk

8

Papers/ Top Bridge Park

Waterfront

Music with Les

9

Horseback Riding

Participant Meeting

 Westwood Lake/

Aquafit

10

5-Pin Bowling /

Cathedral Grove

Papers/ Yoga

11

Parksville Day Trip

(Bring Picnic Lunch) 

Mini Golf/Beach

12
13 14

Swimming

10-Pin Bowling/Yoga

15

Papers/Climbing

Morrel Sanctuary/

Community Walk

16

Horseback Riding

Country Club Library

Broombustin’ 10-12

Planning Meeting Regard Coffee ($)

17

Cooking Club

Swimming

Papers / Yoga

Driving Range

18

Hot Lunch (Shop, Cook, Clean)  

Neck Point

19
20 21

Victoria Day

Program Closed

22

Paper / Chemainus Bring Lunch or $

Music with Les

Beach Estates Pk

23

Horseback Riding

Swimming

Participant Meeting

Participark 

24

5-Pin Bowling

Cooking Club

Papers / Yoga

25

Hot Lunch (Shop, Cook, Clean)

North Island Recovery Centre

26
27 28

Cooking Club

Zumba

10-Pin Bowling/Yoga

29

Papers

Community Walk

Movie Out

30

Horseback Riding

Planning Meeting @ Haz Beans ($)

Lost Lake

31

Swimming/

QB Museum Trail

Papers/ Yoga