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Over 30 short (1-3 day) courses hosted by University of Otago, Wellington in February.
Run by the Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club Bushcraft 2017 gives you the opportunity to learn the skills that will enable you to go tramping safely and enjoy the beautiful scenery that New Zealand has to offer.
Bushcraft 2017 will teach you about Tramping equipment, suitable Clothing & Footwear, Hypothermia & Dehydration, Food & Cooking, Map reading & compass use and much more; all through practical hands-on instruction and in a friendly learning atmosphere.
The course is run over four evenings and two weekends starting on the 14th February.
For more information Phone 473-7924, or visit www.otmc.co.nz
Janet Klees has extensive knowledge and practical experience in assisting individuals with disabilities and their family / whanau create authentic and enduring relationships within their community.
This one day event will explore
(i) the importance of community life, especially for people who are marginalised
(ii) influences and practices that tend to isolate people
(iii) what it takes to hold a vision for community life
(iv) how to build bridges and pathways within community life
(v) how to overcome obstacles
(vi) how to create a context for relationship, and
(vii) sustaining our efforts over time.
Janet says “this work would be helpful in discovering how to be more fully connected within our community, more fully present within our community and that learning to build and recognise bridges within community is a strong path forward. Much of what we have to work with is there already. We just need to see things in a slightly different way” (Janet’s bio is below).
Free for disabled people / family members
$135 for paid professionals, including IF / EIF staff
Register at www.imaginebetter.co.nz/events/building-bridges-community-dunedin/.
About Janet Klees
From Toronto, Canada, she has been thoughtfully involved in the lives of people with disabilities and their families, and allies for over 30 years. For 20 years she was the coordinator of Deohaeko Support Network, a housing co-operative that has sustained a vibrant and diverse community spirit.
Janet is now the Executive Director of Durham Association for Family Respite Services, a values based organisation which provides a range of resources and supports to families as they plan and develop individualised lifestyle arrangements in community for and with their family members.
Janet’s work centers on individually designed arrangements and she is especially concerned that people and families are well supported to think through practical, principled ways to ensure that their family members live meaningful, involved and secure lives within their communities.