St.Amant Fall Leisure Guide registration opens August 18
- August 9, 2017
The St.Amant Leisure Guide offers leisure and recreation opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism who are supported by St.Amant or on our waitlist. Fall sessions run from September 10 to November 18 and will offer a variety of activities for all ages and abilities, both on-site and in external community settings. Online registration opens Friday, August 18 at 9am and ends on Wednesday, August 30 at 4pm.
Previous sessions were a great success and proved to be a place to make new friends and try new things. The Leisure Guide is funded by St.Amant Foundation and received support from Goodlife Kids Foundation but wouldn’t be possible without generous donors. If you would like to help people with developmental disabilities and autism get out, get active and make new connections, you can make a designated donation at stamant.ca/donate.
St.Amant represented at Torch of Dignity Relay
- August 8, 2017
On Monday, August 7, Manitobans for Human Rights held the Torch of Dignity Relay. Cities around the world held relays to spread the message of human rights and human dignity. This year’s relay was in the historic Kildonan Park and proceeded down Main St. to the Oodena Celebration Circle at the historic Forks site.
Dustin, who is supported in Community Services, participated in the relay representing St.Amant and was excited to carry the torch for 200 M. St.Amant was one of over 50 organizations invited to participate.
Manitobans for Human Rights is a non-profit, non-partisan association that has two goals in mind. The first is to promote Human Rights learning throughout the Province of Manitoba, to many different sectors of society. The second is to work towards the goal of having Winnipeg designated as a Human Rights City, to the gradual development of a community based on equality and non-discrimination.
Online survey: Quality of life of children with autism
The University of New Brunswick is conducting a study examining the well-being of school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We invite you to participate in this study.
If you choose to participate, you will complete an online questionnaire. The survey takes most people approximately 20 minutes to complete all of the questions. You will be asked to complete demographic questions and questions about the child’s autism symptoms, behaviours, functional skills, task persistence, parent’s mental well-being, sibling type, school type, reciprocal friendships, and participation in activities.
You may choose to enter into a draw for one of five chances to win $20.00 USD . Your answers will provide important information for helping professionals to better understand the quality of life of children with ASD.
This study will not collect any personal information such as your name or address. All information will be kept strictly confidential. The data are stored on a secure server on the University of New Brunswick website. The server is protected by a firewall. Data will be stored on password-protected computers that only the researchers have access to.
Participation is completely voluntary.You may choose not to answer a specific item and continue with the questionnaires. You may also choose not to continue the study for any reason at any time by closing your browser. Your data can only be used by the researchers after you click the submit button at the end of the survey.
This project is on file with the Research Ethics Board at the University of New Brunswick (REB#2016-125). If you have questions or concerns about your rights or treatment as a participant please contact the Chair of the UNB Department of Psychology Ethics Board at email@example.com.
Gary and Allen’s Road Trip
- August 2, 2017
Meet Gary and Allen.
Gary and Allen have been supported through St.Amant for over 25 years. Both men have a zest for adventure, love people and a lot of action! For their whole lives their families and the staff at St.Amant have been finding new local, budget-friendly adventures to fuel their spirit….but this year, the guys are going on a road trip!
Meet Robin and Michelle.
Robin and Michelle have worked for St.Amant for 15+ years, and they know Gary and Allen really well. They have seen the joy that interesting experiences bring for these guys and have been planning for over a year for a once in a lifetime adventure! They advocated for Gary and Allen to go on a road trip this summer and with the support from their families, the St.Amant Foundation and Frontier Toyota, the foursome is off to create lasting and meaningful memories.
Follow along as we share their vacation with you!
Our travellers are on the road, playing games in the van, tasting new food at every stop & taking photos with landmarks. Next stop ….mountains!! Thanks to Frontier Toyota for the comfy ride.
The first destination on Gary & Allen’s road trip is Drumheller! Our travelers headed to the Royal Tyrrell Museum to see countless dinosaur fossils and even went to a fossil making class. Aylee, one of the instructors, was very helpful. After exploring the museum, everyone enjoyed dinner and relaxed back at the hotel, resting up as the vacation has just begun!
Banff & Athabasca River
Banff is the next stop on Gary & Allen’s road trip! In the morning everyone walked around the town, tried a tasty BeaverTail pastry and watched all the hustle and bustle. Then in the afternoon, everyone went on a raft tour on the Athabasca River.
Gary & Allen were eager to get into the raft and had a fantastic time! The tour was mainly calm but when the raft hit some bumpy water they both had the biggest smiles on. More to follow this weekend!
The Columbia Icefields is the next stop for Gary, Allen, Michelle & Robin. Even in August, they were a little chilly exploring the Athabasca Glacier. Later they all conquered any fear of heights they may have had and walked on the glass floor at the Glacier Skywalk! It was worth every step for the majestic views. Their adventure continues in Banff!
This weekend Gary & Allen went back to Banff to finish off their glacier tour adventures. They had quite the experience as they rode a gondola and saw breathtaking views. Then they made their way over to Lake Minnewanka for a boat cruise. Next stop, Calgary!
Before heading back to Manitoba, Gary & Allen visited the Calgary Zoo. There were a few animals they had never seen before, such as gorillas, giraffes, penguins, and lemurs. The hippopotamuses were everyone’s favourite to see up close. It was a beautiful, fun day but after leaving the zoo, everyone was ready for some rest and relaxation.
New Menu Prices For St.Amant Café
- July 20, 2017
We’re very pleased to hear that as a result of the reduced menu that has been implemented, line ups are moving more quickly. We’ve also heard that staff and families are enjoying some of the new entrees, the ice cream and the pizzas being offered. We look forward to hearing more from you about your experience with the changes.
In our continued efforts to reduce expenses and ensure that St.Amant is operating as efficiently as possible, we have continued to review our Café operations. Unfortunately, the reality is that we need to increase prices to remain viable. New pricing will be launched on Tuesday, August 1st that is reflective of increasing food costs. Our intention is to continue to offer delicious quality food at a reasonable price.
Thanks again for your understanding and support as we work through this transition.