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August 2020
It's that time of year again!!!
This year the 4Korners Annual General Meeting will take place virtually via Zoom. If you would like to learn more about 4Korners we encourage you to attend. Registration is required. Click here to register on Zoom  

If you are interested in becoming a 4Korners board member please contact Peter Andreozzi to submit you candidacy president@4korners.org

CISSS des Laurentides English only info site on COVID

English updates from the government of Quebec regarding Covid-19

Summer Activities
4Korners Live Music Sessions on Facebook Live
Every Friday 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: 
August 7 - Jean Guy Lacroix
August 14 - Shelley Downing & Kevin McNeilly
August 21 - Robert Bergeron
August 28 - Will McGowan 
Laughter Yoga
To register please click here
Need help connecting online? Contact Lilia at lilia@4korners.org and she’ll help set you up!
Parents Online Support Group
A time for parents to get together (virtually) to share and discuss all parenting matters. EVERYONE WELCOME!
To register for upcoming sessions please click here
Need help connecting online? Contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@4korners.org and she’ll help set you up!
Mornings in the Park
Meet up with other kids (0-5) and parents for organized activities as well as a free play period.
Wednesdays at 10 am, park to be confirmed
To register or for more information contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@4korners.org
Kids Yoga
Yoga, stories, activities and games for children between 6 and 12 years old.
Classes will be held at the 4Korners Activity Centre* at 1650 chemin d'Oka
and occasionally in nearby park (tbc)
Wednesdays at 2 pm
To register or for more information contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@4korners.org
*All government restrictions will be respected. Face masks mandatory for indoor classes. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.
Story Time on Facebook Live
Simply visit our Facebook page every Wednesday at 12:30pm
Kids can't get enough of Jaime's story time? Click here to watch past stories over and over...and over again!
Kids Drawing Classes on Zoom
To register for upcoming sessions please click here
Need help connecting online? Contact Jaime 1-888-974-3940 ext. 232 or jaime@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.

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
The responsibilities of caregiving can lead to feelings of isolation and frustration. Caregivers' social lives disappear. Feelings of guilt and exhaustion are normal! 
All calls and emails are confidential. 

Contact lisa@4kornerscenter.org or 450-974-3940
4K Community Cup winners, Gord and Carol Wetmore!

Gord and Carol Wetmore have been 4Korners members since the beginning and volunteers for almost as long. Gord even sits on our Board of Directors. Their commitment to volunteerism and their community in Deux-Montagnes extends well beyond 4Korners and therefore they have been selected as this months 4K Community Cup winners!

Shortly after retiring from teaching in 2005, Gord was encouraged by his wife to put his teaching and past newspaper experience to good use and become one of the volunteer writers for Community Connections, a community information magazine published in English every two months based in Deux-Montagnes.

Since then Gord has been telling peoples stories that would otherwise be limited to discussions around a family dinner table. He talks about the seemingly unremarkable people with remarkable stories and the delight in discovering the wellspring of wonderful individuals that knit a community together. I ask if he can recall a few of his favorites and although he struggles to narrow it down to just one, the coverage of the Mohawk community in Kanehsatake has clearly made its mark. You can hear the joy in his voice when he speaks about attending Pow Wow’s and learning about the Kanehsata'kehró:non views on morality and the harmony and interdependence of things that this community espouses. Ever the teacher, Gord says getting to work with student writers from Kanehsatake gives him hope for the future.  

Along with her years volunteering with 4Korners, Carol was also a founding member of Women’s Time Out, a group originally started back in the early 80’s to support young mothers in search of intellectual stimulation and a sense of community. 40 years later and the group is 80 women strong! Carol and Gord have also been involved with their local adult theater with Carol behind the scenes painting and working on the set while Gord, who enjoys the sound of his own voice, (his words) trod the boards as an actor.

When I ask about the photos (see below) from Canada Day where they drove the 4Korners car in a celebratory motorcade, Gord tells me that was all Carol; “She did all the organizing and putting it together. I was just blowing the horn.” In my clumsy attempt to impress the former English teacher I ask if this is a good metaphor for their partnership and he laughs for a minute before agreeing and affirming how much Carol does quietly in the background. This dovetails nicely with the idea behind the 4Korners Community Cup. We would like to honor all the amazing work that people are doing to uplift their communities that the residents may not be privy to. To Gord and Carol, Deux Montagnes is lucky to have you and 4Korners is very grateful for your years of service!

To recommend someone for the 4Korners Community Cup, please email andie@4korners.org
Do you live in the Harrington, Arundel, Tremblant, Morin Heights or Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts area and want to know what is happening in the English-speaking community from others?
Click here for an example
Register to the electronic Community Bulletin Board by sending an email to:
info@4korners.org

Need help now?
Text CONNECT to 686868
or call a counsellor:
1-800-668-6868

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