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.

January 2019

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1

New Years Day

Program Closed

2

Holiday Clean Up

Hot Chocolate

Movie In

3

Cooking Club (LS)

Swimming

Papers/Yoga

4

Hot Lunch

Waterfront Walk/Coffee

5
6 7

Zumba/Swimming

Community Walk

Yoga

8

Papers / Participant Meeting

Climbing/Tai Chi

9 (5-6 participants)

Victoria Museum Community Days $

Air House ($, Socks)

In House Games

10

Cooking Club (RJ)

5-Pin Bowing

Papers/Yoga

11

In-House Free Time

Lunch Out

Community Walk

12
13 14

Cooking Club (AD)

5-Pin Bowling

Jack Point Walk / Yoga

15

Papers /Ladysmith Coffee Out $

Oliver Woods Gym

Tim Hortons $

16

Skating / In-House & Community Walk

Westwood Lake /

North End Library

17

Papers/Swimming

Pickleball (1:45)

Yoga  (1:00-2:30)

18

Hot Lunch

Downtown Library Games/Look Up Experiment Ideas

19
20 21

Zumba/Swimming

Linley Valley Hike/

Yoga

22

Planning Meeting

Papers

Climbing/Tai Chi

23

Experiments /

Art Projects

Board Game House /

Country Club Library

24

Cooking Club (LS)

Papers

10-Pin Bowling

Yoga

25

Hot Lunch

James Street Billiards

26
27 28

5-Pin Bowling

Hemer Park /Yoga

29

Participant Meeting

Papers

Movie Out

30

Parksville Day Trip $

31

Cooking Club (RJ)

Papers

Yoga / Tai Chi