Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wanted: You!!

Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity? The Family Centre has a few vacancies on its Board!

The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers who work behind the scenes to oversee the management of the Family Centre. We would love to hear your ideas!

Duties of the Board of Directors include:
1. attend monthly meeting to discuss centre operations,
2. develop and implement programming,
3. coordinate advertising and promotion,
4. supervise staff,
5. prepare funding and grant applications,
6. organize special events,
7. communicate with community groups and public.

Come and make a difference in your community for a great and rewarding cause! The volunteer position requires 5-10 hours of time per month, including the monthly meeting that takes place at 6:30 on a weeknight evening (usually Wednesdays).

Call us (705-932-7088) or send us a message if you're interested and we can provide more details!! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Roll out the barrel!!

Just four more days until our 3rd annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser!  It's taking place on Saturday October 22nd beginning at 7pm at the Millbrook Legion.  As in past years, we hope this will be a fun night for a great cause!  Pretzels, polkas and german beer will be available for those wishing to celebrate the harvest season.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and special for this year - a raffle for 4 day passes to Disney!

Our charity is small but does wonderful work in our community and provides great support and resources to young families.  To keep our services free we rely on fundraising!  We hope to see you at the Legion on Saturday night for a great cause!

Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 and are available at The Quilter's Bolt.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Another year of music & movement!

The Family Centre - with its partners Centennial Place and incredible volunteers Nancy and Lee - is delighted to announce the dates for our 2016 Music & Movement Session!!

As with past years, this program is FREE for local children 0-5 and their caregivers.  This is a wonderful multi-generational activity as Centennial Place residents are able to join in with the fun and music.  A snack is provided by Centennial Place.

The sessions run on alternate Mondays (dates below) from 10-11am and are offered on a drop-in basis.  No need to register!!

Parents are reminded to please keep their little ones at home if they are sick - this is very important due to the fragile health of some of the Centennial Place participants.

Oktoberfest 2016

Get ready for our 3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration!

This is a great night out in Millbrook to support a worthy cause.  All money raised stays local and supports local children and their families.  Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25 in advance!  Come out for a fun night of german beer, pretzels and dancing!

There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and lots of festive fall fun!  Hope to see you there.

Tickets are available at the Family Centre or at The Quilter's Bolt, 30 King Street East!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Latest Fundraising News!

We at the Family Centre are always looking for new and interesting ways to raise money.  Our latest project is with our friends at North Country Meats.  Please stop by the Family Centre, or call Terri (details below) for more information on how to order and to see the list of quality products, including many gluten free options.  We hear the salmon and the hot dogs are amazing!!  Please do consider placing and order and thanks once again for supporting our fundraising efforts.  Every penny raised stays here in our township and benefits local families!  Thanks!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Music & Movement

Our very popular (free!) Music and Movement program, brought to you with the generous support of Centennial Place and our amazing volunteers Lee and Nancy, continues in 2016! 

Dates are:  
Jan 11th and 25th
Feb 8th and 22nd
Mar 7th and 21st
April 4th and 18th
May 2nd, 16th and 30th

This free program, geared to kids under 5 and their parents/caregivers, takes place at Centennial Place in Millbrook on selected Mondays (usually every 2 weeks) from 10:00 - 11:00.  It features story telling, creative movement and music.  A snack is provided.  

To keep our friends at Centennial Place healthy and safe, please keep sick children at home.  Thank you for understanding.