A Very Merry Christmas Party was enjoyed by over 200 members at the Fogolar Furlan Club Sunday, November 25th.  Santa’s Helpers, adorned with ‘Reindeer Antlers’ greeted everyone at the door to help check in.

Our two crafts, by Cassandra and Renee, were to create a painted ornament and to add bling to popsicle sticks shaped into a snowflake to hang on our tree at home. They were a BIG hit.

The next popular happening was the lively dancing music and coloured disco lights,  organized by Jody Lowrie and her team of student volunteers who gathered all the dancers to the dance floor for a fun time and great dancing moves.

We even had a surprise visit by a mystery Magician who levitated a table, then magically suspended a girls body and finally did rope and card tricks for amazed onlookers.

We are grateful to the Fogolar Furlan Club for their wonderful service and delicious food.

And then, it was Santa’s turn to delight the children with his presence as he carefully called and handed out presents to all.  And then he was gone…

Thank you for sharing Christmas 2018 together.  We have more memories to cherish now!

Please send in your photos to be shared on our Website and Facebook. Thanking you in advance for that.

A reminder to regularly check our website for new Photos, News, Calendar Events and more.

Website and Facebook, thanks to Aaron and Tina.

Wishing you all a Joyful and Blessed Christmas.

PS: Simon from Snapd dropped by…so check out the pics in their next edition.

Suzanne Cyr, President

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26 Nov 2018


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Upcoming Events
Film: Intelligent Lives @ Olde Walkerville Theatre
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm

There will be a FREE screening of the documentary film Intelligent Lives. Please see the attached flyer and consider sharing it with people, families, colleagues and within your networks.

Award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib produced Intelligent Lives, a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. This film challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of ALL abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.

Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of the central characters, three young adults with intellectual disabilities who challenge the perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. He does this through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Janice Fialka and Richard Feldman, parents of Micah Fialka-Feldman, who stars in the film.

We’ve included both the short trailer, and the extended trailer for your convenience.

Date: Friday, April 26th
Location: Olde Walkerville Theatre
1564 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N9A 3L3

Doors open at 5:30pm
Screening at 6:30pm and discussion to follow.

You can register for the event through the following URL:

Intelligent Lives Flyer

Spring 2019 Saturday Friendship Clubs begins soon!
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm

Please join the Cooking and Sports Clubs that Roots 2 Wings is offering beginning April 31, 2019.

Location: No.6 5650 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor, ON

RSVP: roots2wings@outlook.com

See flyer below for more information.

spring friendship clubs

Up About Down Board Meeting @ John McGivney Children's Centre
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm

Up About Down Board meeting at John McGivney Children’s Centre.


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