February 1, 2020
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County’s Parents Anonymous program is proud to celebrate National Parent Leadership Month in February – honouring the significant role parents play in shaping the lives of children and their families. Along with hundreds of Parents Anonymous Inc. accredited organizations worldwide, Parents Anonymous Renfrew County is choosing to recognize parents across our community with a variety of fun, family-focused and free events – from free skates and swims to bowling and sign nights. We are also inviting community members to join us in honouring the parents they know whose contributions to their families make an important difference at https://www.facebook.com/ParentsAnonymousRC/.
“National Parent Leadership Month is an opportunity for not only Parents Anonymous Renfrew County to recognize the dedication and commitment of parents, but our Renfrew County communities as well,” says Stephanie Belaire, Parents Anonymous Facilitator. “Parenting is not an easy task – it can be the most physically, emotionally and mentally challenging role. And we want parents and caregivers to know that the important role they play does not go unnoticed.”
Honour a Renfrew County Parent or Caregiver
If you have or know a parent or caregiver who has made a positive difference in the life of their family or community, Parents Anonymous Renfrew County invites you to honour them by sharing a photo and some words to help us celebrate this amazing individual. Please see “Honour a Renfrew County Parent or Caregiver” event on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ParentsAnonymousRC/) to submit. Parents Anonymous will then be putting a social spotlight on these individuals for our community to celebrate as well.
Attend One of Our Fun & Family-Friendly Events
Throughout February, Parents Anonymous Renfrew County is hosting a number of events in the county for parents, caregivers, families and all of our parent allies.
February 1 – City of Pembroke’s SnoSpree Festival Trivia Night (location / time: Pembroke Memorial Centre from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm). Cost for this event is $5 per person, up to groups of six. Proceeds will be used to support Parents Anonymous programming expenses.
February 2 – Free Family Swim at the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
February 6 – Renfrew Sign Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm hosted by Coco Jarry’s in Renfrew. Contact ParentsAnonymous@fcsrenfrew.on.ca or go to Eventbrite to register. Cost is $45 with a portion of the funds supporting Parents Anonymous programming expenses.
February 11 – Pembroke Sign Night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm hosted by Dineamics in Pembroke. Contact ParentsAnonymous@fcsrenfrew.on.ca or go to Eventbrite to register. Cost for the event is $45 with a portion of the funds supporting Parents Anonymous programming expenses.
February 16 – Free game of bowling at Opeongo Bowldrome in Renfrew from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
February 20 – Renfrew Parents Anonymous® Information Drop-In at The Renfrew Public Library from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn more about the Parents Anonymous® program and enjoy some refreshments and a chance to win a door prize.
February 23rd – Free family skate in Eganville from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm. Parents Anonymous® staff will be there answering questions and sharing information about the program.
February 29th – Free Swim at the Kinsmen Pool in Pembroke from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Parents Anonymous staff will be there answering questions and sharing information about the program.
About Parents Anonymous Renfrew County
At Parents Anonymous groups, parents and caregivers talk about their daily challenges and help each other by sharing ideas, strategies and learning from each other. While parents and caregivers meet, their children get to learn, have fun and develop important skills through their interactions with others. Currently, Parents Anonymous groups are held in Pembroke and Renfrew:
Jubilee Place (1144 Lea St, Pembroke, ON)
Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Children’s Group available for children 0-5
The Renfrew Public Library (13 Railway Ave, Renfrew, ON)
Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Children’s Group available for children 0-5
The Winning Kids Centre (464 Isabella St, Pembroke, ON)
Wednesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Children and Youth Group available for ages 0-18
Supper is provided for families that attend this group.