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May 2021
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Hypertension is the leading preventable cause of death and disability around the world, and can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia. Over 7.2 million Canadians have hypertension, and 7.5 million more have high blood pressure that will lead to hypertension without preventative action.

Learn what your numbers mean.

McGill Bursary Program
Click here for complete details. Submit completed applications to info@4korners.org by May 14, 2021
Annual General Assembly on Zoom
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Register on Zoom here
LESAN Regional Exchange on Zoom
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9 a.m.
Open to all LESAN members and those interested in joining LESAN.
What is LESAN? Click here to learn more!
To register for this event contact chloee@4korners.org

COVID-19 INFORMATION

For details on how to make an appointment visit Government of Quebec COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
Making an appointment is mandatory.

Here are some more important COVID-19 resources:
Government of Quebec COVID-19 Information
CISSS des Laurentides English info site on COVID-19 & Vaccinations

NEW THIS MONTH!
Maintaining & Setting Boundaries Workshop
with Stephanie Erickson
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Online Zoom registration here
Wednesday Wellness Workshops
Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. throughout the Month of May
  • May 5 - Fraud Register here
  • May 12 - Personal Planning Workshop Register here
  • May 19 - Ticks & Lyme Disease To register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601
  • April 28 - Aging Gracefully Register here
Women's Wellness Workshop
Thursday, April 15, 7 p.m - 9 p.m.
Online Zoom registration here
4K Speaker Series
Friday, May 14 at 1 p.m.
Online Zoom registration here
Prenatal Classes
For upcoming dates, detail, and to register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
ONGOING

If you would like to learn more about our programming & ongoing activities please visit our websiteFacebook events page or contact us directly! 
4K Kids Drawing Classes
Tuesdays, ages 6-12 at 4:30 p.m.
To connect on Zoom and register click here
4K Kids Club - Social & Emotional Learning Program.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Zoom option now available!
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Tiny Tots
Every Thursday
Option 1: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Option 2: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
*In person space very limited at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Play to Learn Group
Fridays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Contact us to find out which park we'll be at each week in and around Rosemere!
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Parenting Circle
Mondays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Zoom option now available!
*In person space very limited at our Activity Centre, 1650 chemin d'Oka, Deux-Montagnes
Participants must register in advance by contacting info or calling 450-974-3940 ext. 601
Seniors Wellness - Painting Classes
Thursdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Painting supplies will be needed to participate in this activity. Paint starter kits may be provided upon request.
To register and connect on Zoom click here 
Seniors Wellness - Chair Yoga classes
Mondays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To register and connect on Zoom click here
Seniors Wellness - Tai Chi
Tuesdays, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
To register and connect on Zoom click here
Seniors Wellness - Drawing Classes
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
To register and connect on Zoom click here 
French Conversation Classes on Zoom
Level 1 (full): Mondays, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Level 2 (full): Mondays, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Level 3 (full): Tuesdays,  10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Space is limited. Participants must register in advance.
To register contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940
One-on-One Support
For support or referrals visit us during our business hours or contact info or call 450-974-3940 ext. 601 | Toll-free 1-888-974-3940

*In person activities are subject to government restrictions. Contact us to confirm before attending an activity in person.
4K Community Cup winner for May 2021
DAVE BYERS

 
Dave Byers is a long time Deux-Montagnes resident and current editor of Community Connections, a community information magazine published in English every two months.  Its volunteer writers cover what is happening in the English-speaking and related communities from Kanehsatake to Rosemere. Dave has been the editor since around 2009. Trying to nail down specifics while speaking with Dave is delightfully challenging, with expressions such as “on the committee since God knows when,” and “Well, that was quite a few years back,” peppered generously through our conversation. I confess I had a big smile on my face when I heard him rustling through papers trying to find the oldest back copy he has of Community Connections. “2004! 2004! Here it is I found it!” he happily shouts through the phone. Near as I can tell, Dave has been giving back to his community through volunteerism since the late 70s. He was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Deux-Montages and became involved in the organization of the Santa Claus Parade and the famous Canada Day Celebrations around the same time. Dave has also served as Treasurer of the Lions Club for over 15 years.

The story of how he came to be the editor at Community Connections reflects a quality I have noticed most devoted volunteers possess. He saw a way to improve something and jumped right in. His wife was doing content editing of the paper at the time, while he was sitting on its board of directors. Dave saw the time lag between her receiving the copy, sending it to an outside copy editor to be assembled and then having it returned 3-4 days later for printing. “It would be much easier to just do it in one place,” he said, and when the copy editor stepped down Dave took over and moved the entire process to one place.  Dave is a problem solver. Many of us could relate to his lo-tech solution to the nightmare of installing Windows 10. With his editing software unable to run on the new operating system, Dave simply bought an old laptop and re-installed Windows 7 so that he could continue to use the editing program he is comfortable with. As somewhat of a luddite myself, this is the kind of outside-the-box thinking I can get behind.

Never one to “put a feather in his cap,” Dave does enjoy overhearing people talk about how they are looking forward to the next issue of Community Connections, especially when they do not realize who they are standing next to. When I ask how we get more people to step up and volunteer, he reached back to his many years of experience in organizing the Santa Claus parade and Canada Day celebrations. “As soon as someone says ‘Gee I’d like to help out,’ you don’t give them a chance to say no. Just throw an apron on them and put them to work.” For tying up the apron strings going on 50 years now, Dave Byers is our 4Korners Community Cup winner for May!
 
To recommend someone for the 4Korners Community Cup please email andie@4korners.org
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