Come out for a great day of hiking with Powerhouse Project at the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve! Friday June 28th is the first day of Summer Break and what a better way to spend it than out enjoying the beauty and freshness of nature here in the Niagara region. The event runs from 10:00am – 2:00pm and we will be meeting at the Niagara Glen Nature Reserve on the Niagara Parkway at the Totem Pole Park & Pavilion. Please bring your own snack/lunch and proper footwear is required, NO SANDLES! Like always, make sure to give us a call to register as spots are limited
June 10th-16th is recognised internationally as Carers Week.
In celebration of this week we have a variety of events taking place…
Family Waterpark Fundraiser at WAVES Indoor Waterpark at the Americana in Niagara Falls
Enjoy an affordable family fun day while helping to raise funds for Powerhouse Project. This event is open to everyone even non-caregiving families so tell your friends, neighbours, cousins and everyone you know because each ticket sale goes to support programs and other special events at PHP! Date & Time to be determined, contact office for details
Thursday June 13th from 5:00-8:00pm
Family Campfire at Camp Wetaskiwin (3072 Scout Camp Road, St.Catharines)
Come relax with the whole family around a campfire and enjoy some food, entertainment, special guest speakers, games, activities and more!
Tuesday June 11th from 6:00-8:00pm
Carers Week Bowling Night in Dunnville!
Wednesday June 12th from 6:00-8:00pm
Carers Week Bowling Night in Simcoe!
Friday June 14th from 5:30-7:30pm
Family Picnic and Concert at Hagersville Park
Enjoy an evening of entertainment, food, guest speakers, games and more with your family and favorite Powerhouse Project staff!
Come spend a day in the woods with Powerhouse Project at the Morningstar Mill and DeCew Falls! Friday June 7th is a PA day and what a better way to spend it than out enjoying the beauty and freshness of nature here in the Niagara region. The event runs from 10:00am – 2:00pm and we will be meeting at the Morningstar Mill parking area at 2714 DeCew Road in St.Catharines. Please bring your own snack/lunch and proper footwear is required, NO SANDLES! Like always, make sure to give us a call to register as spots are limited
As we sneak closer to the end of the school year CNO will come to an end for the year and start back up in late September. Not to worry though because we have lots of great things happening this Summer! The final CNO for each location will be:
Welland – Monday June 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm
Dunnville – Monday June 3rd from 6:00-8:00pm
St.Catharines – Tuesday June 4th from 6:00-8:00pm @ Lester B Pearson Park (weather permitting)
Delhi – Tuesday June 4th from 6:00-8:00pm
Niagara Falls – Wednesday June 5th from 6:00-8:00pm
Hagersville – Thursday June 6th from 6:00-8:00pm
Just a reminder that due to poor weather, the location of our Family Event on Friday April 12th from 5pm-7pm has been changed to Pinehurst School, located at 10 Seymour Ave in St.Catharines. Please enter the gym from the main parking lot. We are excited to be joined by our local MPP Jim Bradley, sport celebrity guest Geoff McArthur, and Bones from the Niagara Ice Dogs!
On Friday March 12th from 5:00-8:00pm bring the whole family out to Port Dalhousie in St.Catharines for an evening of fun and games including a picnic dinner! This event is weather dependant however with enough fingers crossed the April showers will take a short break to allow us to enjoy the start of spring with our extended PHP family. Please call to register and let us know what family members will be attending, all are welcome!
On Friday April 12th from 6:00-9:00pm come out to the Hagersville Community Centre with your friends at PHP for a pizza dinner and a movie. Make sure to call and register your spot so we have an idea of how much pizza to order and how much popcorn to pop!
Powerhouse Project is introducing a brand new program called Making Music Magic created by Jorbon who in is his life before working for PHP was a music teacher for many years at the Ontario Conservatory of Music! This 8 week program is designed for all musical abilities from those who have zero experience all the way to child prodigies who write full symphonies. We will be creating our own instruments, learning common musical concepts, playing games that influence the love of music and much more. MMM is for members ages 8-12 and starts on Thursday March 28th from 6:00-8:00pm at the St.Catharines PHP office, be sure to call and register your spot because as always spots are limited!
As a means for our members to meet other young carers around the two regions we have created a profile on Facebook named Powerhouse Young Carers which can be found at www.facebook.com/powerhouse.youngcarers and is for members only (no parents, no outside friends, just PHP young carers!). You can use our wall to discuss things about being a young carer, find great pictures from our events/programs or check out our friends list to add fellow members you may have met at event and lost touch with.
Give our page a ‘like’ at www.facebook.com/powerhouseproject.yci to help support and promote not only the Powerhouse Project but the concept of being a Young Carer. As you may know/feel not a lot of people are familiar with the idea that often times the people who need the most support are not just the people with an affliction but the ones taking care of them. If we don’t support the caregivers correctly there is a good chance they can become burnt out or exhausted both mentally and physically making them unable to fully help their loved ones in the way they need. By liking our page you could also be helping a friend in need learn about our programs and services. Statistics show that in Niagara every 1 in 12 youth are young carers so with the click of a mouse you could potentially be helping out douzens of people on your friends list link up with the amazing things we do here at Powerhouse Project!
Join us for a delicious dinner at Boston Pizza in Welland on Thursday March 21st from 5:30-7:30pm. Even if you do not live in Welland but feel like making the trek to join us for dinner we encourage you to come, this would be a great chance to meet other young carers from around the region and share some of your experiences while enjoying a tasty meal. Like everything we do at Powerhouse Project this event is FREE of charge, all you need to do is call to register your spot and show up hungry!