Welcome to Onward Willow!

Hi Friends,

Just a few updates around some of the things happening so far this year and some updates on programs. If you’d like more information about any updates, please feel free to e-mail onwardwillownsw@gmail.com or shauna.owng@gmail.com.

We are accepting seasonal clothing and footwear in good condition during our operating hours Mon-Wed-Fri 10am-3pm. We also appreciate household goods including small appliances, decor, newer books, sports equipment, toys (with all pieces) and much more. If you have large items to donate, please call and we can try to make a donation directly to someone in need – we cannot accept large items at the centre. We operate out of a townhouse and space is limited!

We are thrilled and excited to announce that there is a new Parent Outreach Worker, Lynne Kloostra, from the Guelph Community Health Centre who will be supporting families within the Onward Willow Neighbourhood! This is an incredibly important addition for our community and an exciting move forward.  Please get in touch for more info.

Homework Club will be starting up again this coming Monday March 2nd at Willow Road School between 5:30-7pm. There are some awesome folks who can help your child with a wide variety of subjects. A big shout-out to Rachana and her amazing team of volunteer for their care and dedication!

Enjoy community yoga with Sabrina every Thursday evening 7:00pm-8:00pm at Paisley Road School. PWYC (suggested $5-$15).

Just a reminder that we will be partnering again this year with Shelldale for the annual, free tax clinics for low income families. There will be an update on dates/times once they’re confirmed: two dates in March for neighbourhood folks and one city-wide date in April. Stay tuned!

There are free science workshops happening at Willow Rd. School once a month from January through May! This is in partnership with the amazing folks at Scientists in School. Please e-mail us to register your child up to the age of 12 yrs.

January 14th – Please Play with Your Food – 6:30-7:30pm

February 11th – Obey Newton – It’s the Law! – 6:30pm-7:30pm

March 10th – Colour Me Curious – 6:30pm-7:30pm

April 14th – Good Clean Fun – 6:30pm-7:30pm

May 12th – The Planet Digs Bugs – 6:30-7:30

We will be hosting our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday April 4th. This will be an event to register for. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the link.