2011 Survivor and Family Camp - June 3-5
Arlington Beach and Conference Centre
A hot dog roast around the campfire warmed up campers as they arrived. A drumming circle, led by Mike Pelzer and Darryl Firth, raised the energy level and kept campers' spirits high despite the cold weather that blew in.
Saturday morning's sessions with Dr. Shawnda Lanting, who presented information about how brain injuries can affect individuals differently, was very well received. Complimentary massages by Julianne and Justine Heagy provided relief and relaxation for those who signed up.
Anne MacDonald led an improvisation symphony that greatly amused the campers who participated. The improvisation theme continued throughout the weekend. Ian Morrison led Humour for Healing sessions, where campers learned some of the skills he uses with a stand up comedy troupe in Regina.
David Beaudemont guided participants in the creation of a group art masterpiece. Participants stepped into paint and walked across the canvas. It was squishy and fun for all!
SBIA's growth and progress over the past year was outlined at the SBIA Annual General meeting Saturday evening.
The sounds of music filled the hall as DJ Jamaal James backed up a star studded cast of Karoake singers, including an unforgettable re-interpretation of Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" by Gord Keck in honour of the Canuck's Saturday night hockey win.
A new champion emerged from Saturday night's cribbage tournament, which took place in the dining hall. Playing his way to the top with 18 other participants, Riley Treen of Lloydminster claimed the prize after winning four games. Penny Seaman of Saskatoon was the runner up.
Taking advantage of the sun that broke through Sunday morning, campers took in a nature walk with Ross Dickson and were fascinated to learn about the many kinds of birds who reside at the lake. The morning concluded with a measurement scavenger hunt led by Kris Theaker and Shantelle Seibel of SARBI Regina.
Overall, the weekend was a great success enjoyed by 96 campers!
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