Inspiring messages emerge from Tween Camp

Volunteer Fair P RESCOTT -R USSELL

has been offered for years at Valoris with workshops on hygiene, healthy lifestyle, make-up and fashion as well as a shopping trip to a mall. In time, activities on self- esteem, scrapbooking and the danger of dieting were added. The tween group is normally offered in the evenings. This was the first time it was offered as a free day camp. Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott- Russell is amultiservice agency for children, adolescents, adults and their families in Prescott-Russell. Valoris helps over 2,500 individuals and families every year. Valoris offers a single access point to a wide variety of services and programs, including psychosocial interventions, parent groups and mutual support groups, alternative living environments, community integration activities, child protection ser- vices and more. The service centers are located in Plantagenet, Clarence-Rockland, Hawkesbury and Casselman. Valoris also offers its clients support services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Nineyounggirlshada chance todiscuss a variety of themes during a day camp held to raiseawarenessof the sexualisation of girls and women in the media. T heweek-long Tween day camp for girls between the ages of 12 and 15 ended on a colourful note as the participants used their creative talents to create an inspiring mu- ral. Offered by Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell , the camp’s main theme centred on the image of women and the influence of the media. One of the objectives is to raise the parti- cipants’ awareness of the

“hypersexualization” of young girls and women in hopes of preventing eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The themes of stress, anxiety, depression and healthy relationship were partly inspired by the group “ Filles seulement” organized by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Tween group Participants are the Canadian Cancer

Photo Chantal Quirion Members of the first Prescott-Russell Volunteer Fair organizing committee : Renée Yelle, Marie-Claude Massie, Mélissa Nadon, Maryse Grégoire et Maryse Rochon. H AWKESBURY

Soc i e t y , Cen t r e d ’ ac cue i l Roge r t - Ségu i n , Cen t r e Novas -CALACS francophones de Prescott-Russell, In- ternational Plowing Match and Rural Expo, Le Phénix, Maison Interlude House, Prescott-Russell Community Services, Victim Services, the united counties, and Valoris for Children and Adults. Any agency wishing to take part is asked to contact Mélissa Nadon at 613- 535-5338, extension 205 or e-mail La Chorale Canadienne Sensation will present several performances during the event.

Want to volunteer but do not know where to start? Drop by the first Prescott-Russell Vo l un t ee r Fa i r t ha t wi l l be he l d September 8 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex in Hawkesbury. Volunteering helps you to make a difference in your community and share your experience. Altruism also helps peop l e acqu i r e new sk i l l s , and complement the curriculum vitae. Various organizations will be on hand to explain their volunteer needs.


La rentrée scolaire, c’est pour les jeunes…et lesmoins jeunes! Recevez une formation en vue d’un nouvel emploi grâce au programme Deuxième carrière. Si vous avez été mis à pied, ce programme du gouvernement de l’Ontario pourrait vous offrir jusqu’à 28 000 $ pour vous aider à payer les frais liés à votre formation. Venez nous rencontrer pour plus d’information : Centre de services à l’emploi de Prescott-Russell Inc. 134, rue Main Est, bureau 201, Hawkesbury 613 632-0179 • 1 800 668-5950 •

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