Family Resource Centre

Carman Family Resource Centre

40 -2nd Street NE
Contact: Michelle Bergsma
Phone: 204-745-5571
Fax: 204-745-5572

You are welcome at the Carman Family Resource Centre!

We also have our own website, where you can find information about our Centre and the programs we offer, as well as a calendar of events and our current newsletter.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll
Chase away the winter blues with a physical activity program that gets everyone moving! For parents & caregivers with their children aged 2-5 years, this program is free to attend and all equipment is provided. Please bring along a pair of clean indoor shoes or slippers. This nine-week program will be held at the Friends Community Church gym, 10:00 – 11:30am on Fridays, January 10 – March 6, 2020 (with two Thursday dates: Jan 30 and Feb 27.)  Childcare is provided for younger siblings. Please contact the Centre to register. 

Family Gym Night
Promoting active and healthy lifestyles for families, this program gives children the opportunity to have some free gym time each week. Children must attend with a parent or caregiver, but registration is not required – it is free to attend and you are welcome to drop in! Held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00pm at the Carman Elementary School gym, please enter by the west doors. Indoor shoes or slippers required for all participants. This program will run form January 9 – March 26, 2020 (no session on March 12.) Please contact the Centre for more information.

Stay & Play
Drop in at the Carman Family Resource Centre on Thursday mornings from 10:00-11:45am where parents land caregivers stay to meet and share, while their children learn and socialize through play! Free to attend, and drinks and snacks are provided.

Creative Cooking
Join our facilitator in cooking up new recipes…and then enjoy a meal together with all participants and their children!  The next class dates are: Tuesday, January 14 and Tuesday, February 11. Classes are held at the Carman Mennonite Church, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. All supplies are provided, and there is no cost to attend.  Registration is required for each class; to register for any of the class dates, please contact the Centre. For safety reasons, children are not permitted in the kitchen; childcare is provided. Thank you for your cooperation!

Little Hands in the Kitchen
Little Hands in the Kitchen is for parents/caregivers with their child aged 4 – 5 years (one-on-one fun!) – child care is available for younger siblings. Our next sessions are January 21 and February 18 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the kitchen at the Carman Mennonite Church. There is no cost to attend and all supplies are provided. But space is limited and registration is required. Please contact the Centre to register you and your child.

Please join us for the Carman Family Resource Centre’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 beginning at 7:00pm at the Centre (40 – 2nd Street NE) Everyone welcome!

Healthy Baby
Southern Health/Santé Sud offers the Healthy Baby program in Carman on the last Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. The next two sessions are January 28 and February 25, held at the Carman Mennonite Church. Please contact the Carman Public Health office at 204-745-2426 for more information.

Cookbooks for Sale
The Carman Family Resource Centre has a terrific cookbook for sale! We have compiled over 350 recipes from board members, supporters and community friends, as well as many from our monthly cooking classes!
Favorite Recipes from the Carman Family Resource Centre makes a great gift! This cookbook is available for the reduced price of only $5.00 each! They can be purchased at the Centre/Carman Public Health Office and Toews Printing.

Thank you for your support!

Here are a few things to keep in mind:
** As a general rule, we follow the Prairie Rose School Division calendar for holidays and closures; if there is no school in the division, the Centre is also closed.
** This is also true for cancellations due to weather or road conditions; listen to the radio (CFAM, CJOB, CBC and others) or check the school division website for cancellation notices.
** At the Centre, parents are always responsible for their children; please help us maintain a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone! Bring along indoor footwear or slippers, remind your child to use indoor voices and not to run or climb, and please keep your little ones out of the kitchen area.
** Finally, any hot beverages that you bring along are to be in covered travel mugs for the children’s safety.
Thank you for your cooperation!

 For more information about the Carman Family Resource Centre, or to register for our programs, please call our office at 204-745-5571!