October 15, 2022 Speakers Series Report

October 15, 2022 Speakers Series Report

Topic – Education Beyond the School

Our guest speakers–Kendra Mullins (Yoga!), Kelly Taylor (Windreach Farm), and Leah Sheridan (Georgina Pride)–delivered informative and inspiring talks about their involvement in educating and healing. Unfortunately, Vanessa Stoby from Black York Region Youth was unable to attend.

Kendra Mullins spoke about yoga and its uses in improving coping strategies, managing stress and self-regulation. Her talk gave us insight into how yoga can help in nourishing body, mind and spirit, a very timely message given that so many are having difficulty dealing with mental health issues. 

Kelly Taylor, Volunteer and Operations Manager of Windreach Farm, spoke on the wide variety of programs at Windreach such as Learning-4-Life and the Community Participation Program, thereby enriching the lives of persons of all ages with disabilities and/or special needs.

Leah Sheridan, the founder and President of Georgina Pride, was joined by her daughter Danielle. They spoke about the challenging process of self-awareness and acceptance. They explained that pride is more than LGBTQIA2S+. It is about acceptance and inclusion for everyone regardless of race, religion, age or sexual orientation.

The October 15th Speakers Series was recorded. To request the recording link and password, please contact communications@cfuwontcouOctncil.org.

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