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September 2020

Quebec is facing an unprecedented crisis with numerous consequences for the entire population—young people included. Some have returned to the classroom, while others have had prolonged interruptions to their education, but all have experienced a disruption. For some students, this may lead to significant setbacks; for others it might have effects ranging from reduced motivation for returning to school all the way to dropping out completely.

Which is why, to help young people make sense of returning to school in these extraordinary circumstances, the Réseau québécois pour la réussite éducative is launching a Hooked on School Days campaign focused on student motivation.

Starting on August 17, a week before students return to school, this three-week campaign will have two main goals:

  • Mobilize the significant adults in young people’s lives by emphasizing their role as motivators.

  • Help create a positive climate during this highly unusual back-to-school period

    For more information visit their website here

CISSS des Laurentides English only info site on COVID

English updates from the government of Quebec regarding Covid-19

Activities
Important!
Please pay close attention to the locations and registration requirements for each individual activity as they may differ. While we have transitioned several of our activities back to being in person, we are also offering a Zoom option, when possible, for those who would prefer to participate from home.
4Korners Live Music Sessions on Facebook Live
Fridays at 7:30 pm

Did you know 4Korners Live Music Sessions have transitioned to Facebook Live! Now our entire Laurentian community can enjoy local talent from the comfort of home simply by going to our Facebook page at the dates and times listed below.
Click here to watch past performances!
Upcoming sessions: 
September 4 - Frankie & Dan
September 18 - Jaime & Friends
Women's Wellness - Nutrition & Menopause
Thursday, September 10, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
There are two ways you can participate! 
1. Online Zoom registration here
2. In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes.
In person participants must register in advance by contacting Lilia at lilia@4korners.org. Space is limited!
History Lecture on Zoom
Friday, September 18, 10 a.m.
To connect by Zoom and to register click here 
Contact Chloee 1-888-974-3940 ext. 233 or chloee@4korners.org and she’ll help set you up!
Tiny Tots
Starting September 10
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Space is limited! Attendance must be confirmed weekly.
To register contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@4korners.org
Play to Learn Group
Starting September 18
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
In person at the Rosemere Community Centre, 202 chemin de la Grande-Cote, Rosemere
Space is limited! Attendance must be confirmed weekly.
To register contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@4korners.org
Parenting Circle
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Space is limited!
To register contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@4korners.org
Prenatal Classes
Wednesdays, September 2 - September 30, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Space is limited!
To register contact Betty 1-888-974-3940 ext. 222 or betty@4korners.org
Wednesday Wellness - Aging in Good Mental Health
Wednesdays, September 16 - November 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
There are two ways you can participate! 
1. Online Zoom class.
2. In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes. Space is limited!
All participants must register in advance by contacting Betty at betty@4korners.org
Online conference - Taking Care of Your Mental Health and Emotional Resilience During the Pandemic
Wednesday, September 23, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To register contact Melanie Wilson 1-888-974-3940 ext. 231 or melanie@4korners.org
French Conversation Classes on Zoom
Wednesdays, starting September 9
Group 1: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Group 2: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Space is limited!
Participants must register in advance by contacting Betty at betty@4korners.org
Painting Classes on Zoom
September 10 - December 17, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Painting supplies will be needed to participate in this activity. Paint started kits may be provided upon request.
To register click here 
Need help connecting online? Contact Melanie Wilson 1-888-974-3940 ext. 231 or melanie@4korners.org and she’ll help set you up!
Chair Yoga classes on Zoom
To connect by Zoom and to register click here
Need help connecting online? Contact Melanie Wilson 1-888-974-3940 ext. 231 or melanie@4korners.org and she’ll help set you up!

Disclaimer: 4Korners strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge 4Korners from any and all claims or causes of action.

Tai Chi
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
There are two ways you can participate! 
1. Online Zoom registration here
2. In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes. Space is limited! Contact Betty for in person registration betty@4korners.org

Disclaimer: 4Korners strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge 4Korners from any and all claims or causes of action.

Drawing Classes on Zoom
To connect by Zoom and to register click here 
Need help connecting online? Contact Melanie Wilson 1-888-974-3940 ext. 231 or melanie@4korners.org and she’ll help set you up!
Contact lilia@4korners.org or 1-888-974-3940
Caregivers Support Group
Next session will be held on September 21, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This monthly group provides an opportunity to explore the issues that those caring for a loved one face, to learn from others who are experiencing the same challenges, and allows you to share your experiences. 

There are two ways you can participate!
1. Online Zoom registration here
2. In person at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes. Space is limited! Contact Lilia for in person registration lilia@4korners.org 450-974-3940
4k Community Cup winner for the month of August!
Florence O’Brien
 
Perhaps it is my maternal Trinidadian upbringing, but there is a power women of a certain age wield that brooks no opposition when a suggestion is made. When I called on the amazing Deedy Shipton, the former president of the Harrington Golden Age Center,  to talk about selecting my next 4K Community Cup nominee, she in no uncertain terms insisted I speak with Florence O’Brien.

Florence is one of the amazing women who keeps things running smoothly at the Harrington Golden Age Center in Harrington, QC. According to Deedy, no community supper, reception for a grieving family, quilting bee or Bingo night would be possible without her. Flo’s description was, as expected, far more modest. It is a trend among true community movers and shakers that they spread the accolades around, never wanting recognition for the hours of hard work they selflessly put in.

Not only can Florence plan just the right amount of food for dinners of upwards of 80 people (Harrington doesn’t know how to do things light she says) but she has a masterful way of keeping huge corn boils from becoming a buttery mess. (The secret is a gallon jar filled with hot water, a half pound of butter that then melts and sits on top of the water allowing people to dip their cobs in one at a time. You’re welcome.) When you are about to celebrate your 80th birthday you have had time to amass several of what the kids today find online under “life hacks.”

It is the experience and enormous heart of people like Florence and her husband Bill who make running activities and dinners at community centers possible. She is not on any organizing committee and mentions more than once that she is just one of many to put in the work for the Harrington members. There is no denying however that she is the leader who stands sentinel over the small Bingo night that, pre-COVID, was somewhat of a lifeline for its players. “It will never close on my watch,” Flo tells me.

She comes by this quiet leadership role honestly. Her kids’ friends still refer to her as Mummy or Auntie Flo and when her kids were teenagers, the open-door policy in their home meant she was never quite sure who would be there when she woke up in the morning. We all know a mom like this. We have all been fed by this mom, hugged by her, and made to feel at home by her. The ‘kids’ at Harrington Golden Age Center may be clicking knitting needles instead of a computer mouse but I have no doubt that they are just as grateful to have Mummy Flo keeping the door open for them. Here’s hoping COVID will allow them to return soon.


To recommend someone for the 4Korners Community Cup, please email andie@4korners.org
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