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Pacekids Opens a New Sensory Movement Gym

In September 2019, the ‘Sensory Movement Gym’ sponsored by Stantec opened its doors. With this added space, Pacekids is now able to offer invaluable therapeutic approach to the children we serve. The addition of this room allows more children to enhance their motor skills, develop additional strength, and work towards their goals in a fun and engaging way! Many of the children Pacekids serves greatly benefit from movement in the gym to support with their regulation and to aide with their participation within the classroom routine. Simply put, not only does this strengthen children physically, it helps with focus in the

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Pacekids Programs is the Recipient Charity of the Willow Park Charity Classic 2019

Pacekids Programs has been selected as the recipient charity of the 2019 Willow Park Golf Charity Classic! We had the opportunity to hear from Kyle Edwards: a Pacekids Parent, Pacekids Board Member & Willow Park Charity Golf Classic Tournament Attendee. Alexander, Kyle’s son attends afternoon pre-school at the Pacekids South Location. Alexander started at the beginning of the school year (September) and their experience has been amazing so far. Alex was diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) which is on the Autism Spectrum. Prior to attending Pacekids Alex was at a regular pre-school where he really struggled. He never wanted

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City of Calgary, Pacekids, Special needs school

Pacekids’ Board Chair Receives Community Service Award

We are pleased to announce our Board Chair, Mr.Hugh Erickson received the Grant Thornton CEO Community Service Award this year! This award recognizes significant contributions to the community. Hugh Erickson is a Chartered Accountant and currently a senior manager with Grant Thornton LLP. In winning this award, the recipients also received $2,500 to give to a charity of their choice. Hugh graciously chose Pacekids Programs. Pacekids is so grateful to be able to work with incredible organizations like the Grant Thornton Foundation. As a charitable organization, Pacekids relies heavily on the generosity of caring individuals, corporate partners, and foundations to ensure

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Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

On March 21, Pacekids will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) by Rocking our Socks! The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. We decided to celebrate this special day by wearing our most colourful, fun and crazy socks in celebration of people with Down Syndrome and the many ways that they can brighten up our world! When you wear your ‘crazy’ or ‘wild’ socks, they aren’t meant to be hidden. Instead, they are intended to start

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Youth Advocating for Youth – $5,000 Grant for Pacekids Programs

Grade 9 students Deepali, Jordan, Andrijana and Clarice from the Samuel W. Shaw School were thrilled when their hard work and passion in their Youth Philanthropy Initiative presentation ended up winning a $5,000 grant for Pacekids Programs, their charity of choice. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) allows students the opportunity to research and discover local charities, while promoting community awareness. After visiting the charity, the students create presentations in hopes of winning $5,000 for their charity. Clarice contacted Pacekids Programs as this was an organization that strikes home for her. Clarice has a cousin with Autism, and she shared her

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Candle in support of special needs children

Milk Jar Candle Co. – Featured Non-Profit for 2019

Pacekids Programs is pleased to announce that we are Milk Jar Candle Co’s featured not for profit for 2019. Milk Jar is a soy candle company in Calgary that produces affordable and clean burning candles to the local market. The driving force behind the creation of Milk Jar Candle Company was to give back to a community that holds a special place in Milk Jar’s heart. $1 from the sale of every scented soy candle is donated to special needs programs for youth in Calgary, AB. Pacekids is honoured to be the charity of choice this year. For the month

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Sensory board at special needs school

Pacekids Opens a New Sensory Movement Gym

In September 2019, the ‘Sensory Movement Gym’ sponsored by Stantec opened its doors. With this added space, Pacekids is now able to offer invaluable therapeutic approach to the children we serve. The addition of this room allows more children to enhance their motor skills, develop additional strength, and work towards their goals in a fun and engaging way! Many of the children Pacekids serves greatly benefit from movement in the gym to support with their regulation and to aide with their participation within the classroom routine. Simply put, not only does this strengthen children physically, it helps with focus in the

Read More »

Pacekids Programs is the Recipient Charity of the Willow Park Charity Classic 2019

Pacekids Programs has been selected as the recipient charity of the 2019 Willow Park Golf Charity Classic! We had the opportunity to hear from Kyle Edwards: a Pacekids Parent, Pacekids Board Member & Willow Park Charity Golf Classic Tournament Attendee. Alexander, Kyle’s son attends afternoon pre-school at the Pacekids South Location. Alexander started at the beginning of the school year (September) and their experience has been amazing so far. Alex was diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) which is on the Autism Spectrum. Prior to attending Pacekids Alex was at a regular pre-school where he really struggled. He never wanted

Read More »
City of Calgary, Pacekids, Special needs school

Pacekids’ Board Chair Receives Community Service Award

We are pleased to announce our Board Chair, Mr.Hugh Erickson received the Grant Thornton CEO Community Service Award this year! This award recognizes significant contributions to the community. Hugh Erickson is a Chartered Accountant and currently a senior manager with Grant Thornton LLP. In winning this award, the recipients also received $2,500 to give to a charity of their choice. Hugh graciously chose Pacekids Programs. Pacekids is so grateful to be able to work with incredible organizations like the Grant Thornton Foundation. As a charitable organization, Pacekids relies heavily on the generosity of caring individuals, corporate partners, and foundations to ensure

Read More »

Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

On March 21, Pacekids will be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) by Rocking our Socks! The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. We decided to celebrate this special day by wearing our most colourful, fun and crazy socks in celebration of people with Down Syndrome and the many ways that they can brighten up our world! When you wear your ‘crazy’ or ‘wild’ socks, they aren’t meant to be hidden. Instead, they are intended to start

Read More »

Youth Advocating for Youth – $5,000 Grant for Pacekids Programs

Grade 9 students Deepali, Jordan, Andrijana and Clarice from the Samuel W. Shaw School were thrilled when their hard work and passion in their Youth Philanthropy Initiative presentation ended up winning a $5,000 grant for Pacekids Programs, their charity of choice. The Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) allows students the opportunity to research and discover local charities, while promoting community awareness. After visiting the charity, the students create presentations in hopes of winning $5,000 for their charity. Clarice contacted Pacekids Programs as this was an organization that strikes home for her. Clarice has a cousin with Autism, and she shared her

Read More »
Candle in support of special needs children

Milk Jar Candle Co. – Featured Non-Profit for 2019

Pacekids Programs is pleased to announce that we are Milk Jar Candle Co’s featured not for profit for 2019. Milk Jar is a soy candle company in Calgary that produces affordable and clean burning candles to the local market. The driving force behind the creation of Milk Jar Candle Company was to give back to a community that holds a special place in Milk Jar’s heart. $1 from the sale of every scented soy candle is donated to special needs programs for youth in Calgary, AB. Pacekids is honoured to be the charity of choice this year. For the month

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