Thank you to the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce for supporting LaFF programming ♥
The smell of apple crisp wafted through Aggie Hall in June 2014 as we celebrated the opening of a brand new kitchen. To this day, delicious, healthy, made-from-scratch food is served.
“It’s just fantastic, making it really efficient so we can spend more time with families.” ~ Jacquie Neligan
At LaFF, there is no such thing as a generation gap. With 480 families from Lake Cowichan to Lantzville, LaFF is great for connecting families.
“We find that we have families who don’t have grandparents or extended family living here. In the other way too, there are many seniors in our community who don’t have grandchildren living close and this really fills that void.” ~ Jacquie Neligan
We even have a program–Seniors at LaFF—which encourages seniors to get involved.
Back in 1995, the doors of the Ladysmith Boys and Girls Club opened and LaFF was born.
Monica Stieda-Genge (yep, that’s our Monica) was Coordinator of the original program and based it on her experiences with a Vancouver program, which helped her with her 2 young sons.
“I knew nothing about babies, I was plunged into it and thinking, ‘What do I know about all this?’. The centre helped me feel I had value as a parent, making me really comfortable with what I was doing.”
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