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Welcome to the CTS Blog

Welcome to your blog.  This is a space where you can learn about upcoming events, connect with the CTS leadership council, and share your ideas about what CTS means to you.  There’s a place for you to add your comments about our programs, and a calendar of upcoming events.  Peer leaders from each of our camps will be able to post here and share what’s important to them.  Interested in contributing?  Speak to a peer leader, your youth leadership council, or simply email your thoughts to info@catchingthespirit.com.

This is your space.  It should become what you want it to be.  But here are a few ideas about topics you might write about, just to get you started:

Your CTS story.  Everyone has a unique CTS experience.  Share yours.  Comment on the experience of others.
Your community.  Share your ideas about how to make a positive change.  Is there an event you think CTS youth should know about?  a great way to get together and have fun while doing something good?  Together, you and your CTS peers can make a difference.
Your comments.  CTS is your program.  Make it what you want it to be. Share with other CTS youth your ideas about what is great, and how you can work together to make it better.

Write your thoughts or give us a  link to a video you’ve posted to YouTube.  This is YOUR space.  We know you will make it into something special

 

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CTS in Five - Peer Leader Training

What is CTS in Five?  How do you create camp agreements with your team to engage campers and create a fun filled weekend?  Join us this Sunday - February 26 as your peers will relate their techniques and experiences and everyone shares ideas!  Hosted by the CTS Youth Council.  We will also be working on planning CTS fundraisers!

When: Sunday, February 26 from 2 to 5:00 PM 

Calling All CTS Peer Leaders

Ready To Get Your Game On!  Peer Leader Games Workshop. Join us for a fun afternoon. Learn some CTS skills and games to help you lead camp games more effectively!  Support us to help the Surrey Urban Mission - bring a non-perishable food item or a clean, slightly used warm clothing item (socks, gloves, hoodie or jacket) to donate. Be ready to have some fun.  Snacks will be provided. 

When: Sunday February 5th

Time: 1 to 4pm

Location: Picken House, 6825 Cariboo Road Burnaby BC  V3N 4A3

Mental health touches everyone.  Help CTS support youth with mental health challenges: Be a champion at your school and start the conversation! 
Join the conversation and support Bell's "Lets Talk Day" January 25!
Five Simple ways to end the stigma at your school:
1) Language Matters - think about your words and how they impact another person
2) Educate Yourself - http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
3) Be Kind and Supportive
4) Listen and ask if you can help
5) Talk about it!  
 

Hi CTSer's - check outh this fun, free creative art project! 

My name is Kelly and I'm writing to let you know of a unique and free Interdisciplinary Art Project for Youth ages 14-18 coming up in January. I am one of the co-facilitators, alongside fellow dance artist Rianne Svelnis. The project will be based on my performance work mine. I'm writing to you in hopes that you can share this info with your youth networks. Please see below for the project info:

Please Note: Due to low response by CTS youth CTS has cancelled this event!

CTS Snowflake Social Open House

Hello Lovely CTS People!!

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