Glenhyrst Art Gallery’s Annual Family Arts Day was a tremendous day for SKIP and many other community organizations that came together to celebrate families through the exploration of art and activities. SKIP Director Liz Martorano and SKIP District Rep Colleen Goupil shared opportunities with participants on how they can get involved with SKIP. The busy [...]
Nearly 400 enthusiastic participants strolled, walked and ran in support of SKIP's 2nd Annual Brantford BURST Colour Fun Run!
Our Brantford BURST 2018 Colour Fun Run is just around the corner and it's going to be a blast! The event will take place on Grandparents’ Day, Sunday, September 9th. This colourful 5K+ run is put on by SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs), an organization which provides programs in surrounding schools designed to [...]
Brantford is about to BURST…AGAIN!!! On September 9th 2018, get ready for SKIP’s 2nd annual color run; Brantford Burst 2018.
It’s that time of year to reflect on this past year’s SKIP visits in Paris and Brantford. SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) enlightened students and seniors in various schools and retirement facilities.
SKIP has found a new and like-minded community partner to deliver on our commitment to age-friendly communities through our intergenerational programs. The Adult Recreation Therapy Centre (ARTC) is a facility in Brantford offering community-based adult day programs. The structured activities are geared towards individuals affected by conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, MS, and other [...]
From attending board meetings to going on visits to retirement homes with students from different grades, my SKIP experience so far has been phenomenal.
2018 Maker Day was an opportunity for families to explore their creative side with crafts, activities and technology. The unique event was a partnership initiative between three local community associations and Brantford Parks & Recreation that promised friends, discoveries and fun. SKIP was invited to participate in the event that came to Holmedale, Eagle Place [...]
Students and Seniors continued to connect at various retirement facilities in Paris and Brantford during the months of February and March. The themes of Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day provided the focus for SKIP visits (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) including activities such as card making, colouring, number and card games, [...]
Hello! My name is Aminah Syed and I am a first-year student at Wilfrid Laurier University. I am studying Business Technology Management with a potential minor in leadership. I got involved with SKIP (Seniors and Kids Intergenerational Programs) through an initiative called YLOB (Youth Leaders on Board).