The September meeting of the Halton Youth Disability Advisory Council (HYDAC) brought members together for an evening filled with camaraderie, creativity, and community engagement. Here are the highlights from this month's meeting:
6:50 PM - Meet and Greet: The meeting commenced with a warm and friendly meet and greet session, allowing members to catch up and welcome new faces. It's always wonderful to see everyone's enthusiasm and camaraderie.
7:00 PM - Icebreaker: "Guess the Food Origin" To kick off the evening, an engaging icebreaker activity was organized. Participants were given the challenge of identifying the origin of various foods. This game not only tested our culinary knowledge but also sparked conversations about diverse cuisines from around the world.
HYDAC Success Report: 2022/2023 One of the most significant items on the agenda was the presentation and discussion of the HYDAC Success Report for the past year. This report showcased our group's achievements and highlighted our ongoing commitment to our community. We celebrated our milestones and discussed our goals for the upcoming year.
Upcoming HYDAC Events:
Community Paint Night - October 5th: Mark your calendars for October 5th! We're hosting an online community paint night that aims to bring families together to celebrate the arts. The theme for the evening is centered around values that are dear to us - acceptance, kindness, and love. Let's embrace our creative sides!
Next HYDAC Meeting in October - Pumpkin Art Competition: As the fall season approaches, we're planning a pumpkin art competition for our October meeting. Decorate your pumpkin in your unique style and showcase your artistic talents before the meeting. Prizes await the most creative designs!
Community Friendship Dance: We're excited to announce our plans for a community friendship dance. This event promises to be a fun-filled evening, promoting physical activity and fostering new friendships. Stay tuned for more details!
Collecting Winter Jackets, Scarves, Hats, and Gloves for Safety.Net Charity: As part of our ongoing commitment to community welfare, we will be collecting winter clothing items for the Safety.Net charity. Let's come together to keep our neighbors warm during the colder months.
Seasonal Ideas for Families:
As we look ahead to the fall season, our group brainstormed some fantastic ideas for families and community members to enjoy together:
Picking Apples: Explore local orchards and enjoy a day of apple picking with your loved ones.
Hiking through Different Areas: Take advantage of the beautiful autumn scenery with family hikes.
Corn Maze Adventures: Challenge yourselves in a corn maze and work together to find your way out.
Picking Pumpkins: Visit a pumpkin patch and select the perfect pumpkins for carving or decorating.
Making Tomato Sauce: Try your hand at making homemade tomato sauce with fresh, seasonal tomatoes.
Fall Painting: Unleash your creativity with fall-themed art projects, capturing the beauty of the season on canvas.
The meeting concluded with an energized atmosphere and a sense of anticipation for the exciting events and activities HYDAC has planned for the upcoming months. Thank you to all our members for your dedication and enthusiasm. We can't wait to see you at our next event!
Remember, HYDAC is all about building connections, fostering creativity, and giving back to our community. Together, we can make a positive impact and create lasting memories.