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.

 

 

 

November 2018

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1 Cooking Club AD

Swimming/Fitness

 

Yoga / Papers

2

Hot Lunch

 

E & N Trail Walk and Cleanup

3
4 5 Cooking Club RJ

Swimming

 

Yoga / Clothing Drive Preparations (Flyer etc)

6

Papers/Fitness

Port Alberni Day Trip (5-6 ppl)

 

Climbing

7

Pancake Breakfast

Cooking, Salad Making, Juice/Clean

Drop in Aquafit

Tiger Lily Farm

8

Bowling/Fitness

Yoga

Remembrance Day Activities

9

Participant Meeting

Hot Lunch

Military Museum

Operation Christmas

Child

10
11

 

Remembrance Day

12

PROGRAM CLOSED

13

Papers/Bowling

Pickleball / Tai Chi

14

Lantzville Trail Walk

Skating

Driving Range /

Decorating for Kris Kringle Kraft Fair

15 Cooking Club LS

Swimming /Tai Chi

New Hope Centre

Yoga

 

16

Planning Meeting

Kris Kringle Kraft Fr

Participark

17
18 19

Zumba

Swimming

10 Pin Bowling

Yoga

20

Ladysmith Day Trip (5-6 participants)

Papers/Climbing

Community Walk

21

Westwood Lake

Dog Cookie Baking

New Hope Centre

In-House Games

22 Cooking Club AD

5-Pin Bowling

SPCA Drop Off

Papers / Yoga

23

Participant Meeting

Hot Lunch

Seawall Walk

24
25 26Cooking Club RJ

5-Pin Bowling

Yoga Make up Class

Winter Craft

27

Papers /Food Drive Prep

Movie Out

28

Bowen Park Duck Pond/ Disc Golf

Nanaimo Art Gallery

 

29

Swimming

Victoria Trip (5-6 Participants)

Papers/Yoga

 

30

Food Drive Collection

Lunch Out $