KITCHEN GARDEN

Each year the Bay St George Women’s Centre hosts a Kitchen Garden. Women have the opportunity to take part in growing different herbs and vegetables. If you would like to learn gardening skills including how to prepare soil and compost, as well as planting and maintaining a garden, please call Sheila at 643-4444.

WOMEN’S NIGHT OUT

Women’s Night Out provides a safe space for all women to meet and socialize. We plan many activities, including movie nights and self-care nights. Some educational workshops are also available with guest speakers providing resources and learning opportunities. This program takes place on the last Monday of each month from 7-9 pm.

AFTERNOON TEA

This program gives women the opportunity to come together to share ideas; enjoy activities; and healthy snacks in a safe and social setting. We plan activities, educational workshops, guest speakers, resources and learning opportunities that are of interest to participants. This program takes place every Wednesday from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Knowledge is Power: Self-Esteem Workshops for Women is a four week program for women 18 and over. Topics include: steps to self-esteem; how to be self–compassionate; body image; coping; and self-care. Women have the opportunity to enhance their self-esteem in a safe, supportive, non-judgemental environment. For more information, please call the BSG Women’s Centre at 643-4444 or email admin@bsgwomenscentre.com.

LUNCH BUNCH

This four-week program is a fun way to learn how to eat healthy using Canada’s Food Guide, how to use and read store flyers and learn how to budget for meals. Participants will gain new cooking/baking skills, share recipes, and increase their confidence in the kitchen. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Sheila Felix at 643-4444.

IMPROVING HEALTH: MY WAY

The Women’s Centre’s Program Coordinator is a trained facilitator of this six-week program that is offered through Western Health. The Improving Health: My Way Program consists of group sessions which are designed to help individuals with chronic conditions manage their health, and maintain active and fulfilling lives, despite the challenges associated with their chronic disease.

People who have chronic conditions(s) can attend the sessions with a family member, friend or a support person of their choice. For more information or to register, please visit

http://westernhealth.nl.ca/index.php/programs-and- services/services-a- z/improving-health- my-way.

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN

The Women Empowering Women session is a 9-week, closed-group support group for women who have experienced relationship violence. It is suitable for women who self-refer or who are referred by the Family Violence Intervention Court. Transportation and childcare subsidies are available.

The support group provides a safe space for women to share their stories, struggles, and successes, to discover empowerment from sharing their experiences, and help in their healing process. Topics include the cycle of violence, impacts of violence on children, self-care, anger management, assertiveness and action planning.

To register, please contact the Executive Director, Janice Kennedy at 643-4444.

This program is financially supported by the Department of Justice and Public Safety.

HOME START NETWORK

The BSG Women’s Centre has Home Start Kits available to women and their families with limited resources and/or who are rebuilding their lives. We have household items such as dishes, small appliances, and bedding; hygiene products including shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.; and cleaning products available. This program is sustained by the generous donations of local businesses and community members. If you are interested in donation or require a Home Start Kit, contact Sheila Felix at 643-4444.