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Connection is Integral to the Work We Do

con·nec·tion /kəˈnekSH(ə)n/ . a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. “the connections between social attitudes and productivity” Connection is integral to the work we do at Pacekids. The connection between each of us as a team, the connection we share with the families we serve, and the connections we have with our community partners. COVID-19 has presented the entire world with the challenging task of connecting with one another, from a distance. We are proud of the willingness of our staff and families to embrace platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to continue

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How to Make Your Own Bubbles for #YYCWAAD2020

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. In honour of WAAD, we want to share a bubble recipe with you so you can join in on the Annual Bubble Blowing event from the comfort of your own home! Autism awarness events and educational activities take place all month, aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.  What You Need for the Bubble Recipe for World Autism Awareness Day: Liquid dish soap Tap water Clean container Light corn syrup (You can also use glycerin or cooking oil!) Bubble wand or straw

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Proceeds from Candles go to special needs school

Milk Jar Candle Co. donates over $16,000 to Pacekids

Milk Jar Candle Co. is a soy candle company in Calgary, Alberta that began in November 2016. $1 from the sale of every scented soy candle is donated to special needs programs for youth in Calgary, Ab. Milk Jar aims to continue to support organizations that provide social, recreation and self-development opportunities to help people with disabilities feel connected and grow. Pacekids had the honour of being the charity of choice for the 2019 year. We had the pleasure of Holly, Milk Jar’s founder come and visit our South school to drop off the 2019 donation cheque – an amazing

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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

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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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Connection is Integral to the Work We Do

con·nec·tion /kəˈnekSH(ə)n/ . a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. “the connections between social attitudes and productivity” Connection is integral to the work we do at Pacekids. The connection between each of us as a team, the connection we share with the families we serve, and the connections we have with our community partners. COVID-19 has presented the entire world with the challenging task of connecting with one another, from a distance. We are proud of the willingness of our staff and families to embrace platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to continue

Read More »

How to Make Your Own Bubbles for #YYCWAAD2020

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. In honour of WAAD, we want to share a bubble recipe with you so you can join in on the Annual Bubble Blowing event from the comfort of your own home! Autism awarness events and educational activities take place all month, aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.  What You Need for the Bubble Recipe for World Autism Awareness Day: Liquid dish soap Tap water Clean container Light corn syrup (You can also use glycerin or cooking oil!) Bubble wand or straw

Read More »
Proceeds from Candles go to special needs school

Milk Jar Candle Co. donates over $16,000 to Pacekids

Milk Jar Candle Co. is a soy candle company in Calgary, Alberta that began in November 2016. $1 from the sale of every scented soy candle is donated to special needs programs for youth in Calgary, Ab. Milk Jar aims to continue to support organizations that provide social, recreation and self-development opportunities to help people with disabilities feel connected and grow. Pacekids had the honour of being the charity of choice for the 2019 year. We had the pleasure of Holly, Milk Jar’s founder come and visit our South school to drop off the 2019 donation cheque – an amazing

Read More »
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 »
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

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