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Bridging Generation Gaps

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.

LaFF Opens in 1995

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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