Video of Communidée 2013-2014

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Pancake Bot

The “Pancake Bot” is a Lego robot that makes pancakes.  Russell initiated and led this week-long project, which we then brought to the Montreal Mini Maker Faire on June 7th.

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April 2014

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Thank you Home Depot!

Many thanks to our local Home Depot, who generously donated $500 towards the start up of our Atelier!

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Summer Camps 2014

 

Camp Communidée is back for another year of fun in the sun!  Enjoy the family-feel of small, multi-aged groups while supporting Communidée Homeschool Centre and Atelier.  For all the information about dates, themes, and registration, click here.

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Atelier Communidée Open House

Everyone is welcome to come and check out our new family-friendly workspace during our open house on Saturday March 15th from 3pm to 7pm at Centre Communidée – 137 St-Ferdinand #153, Montreal QC, H4C 2S6.  For more information, contact sonya.o@gmail.com.

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Video of the last year at Communidée

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Communidée Turns Three!

Three years ago on March 1st, Centre Communidée opened in its full-time location!  Thanks to everyone who has helped make the centre possible so far :)

Here are some the the things we have done together in the past year:

Activities: music, singing, orchestra, arts & crafts, building club, cooking, chess club, Magic cards, book club, yoga, French tutoring, history of Montreal, LARP-ing, advertising secrets, snow play, origami, story time, if the world was a village, art+, social issues, Brain Awareness Week, gardening, ecology, basketball, tennis, Minecraft, computer programming, the story of stuff, Japanese Culture Centre, minerals, climate change, intro to Lego Mindstorms, DIY body butter, junior youth group, drama, adult sewing club, pottery, drawing techniques, aikido, and piano lessons.

Field trips: Château Ramesay, Sucrerie de la montagne, Centre d’histoire de Montreal, medieval archery, Geordie: Head à Tête, McGill telescope, Planetarium, Biosphere, Sports Day at UdeM, canoeing on the Lachine Canal, St-Sauveur waterpark, organic farm, apple picking, Wilder Homestead, horseback riding, Japanese drumming, Capelton Mines, Megabloks factory, Battle of the Chateauguay, Musée des Beaux Arts: Picasso & Civilizations, Grands Ballets: Nutcracker, Christmas carolling, Radio Canada, OSM: How the gimquat got her song, tour of La Maison Symphonique, skating, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, downhill skiing, Redpath: minerals, and a trip to Quebec City with an activity on the Planes of Abraham.

Events: the Not-Back-To-School picnic and raffle, Wii Day, spaghetti dinner, movie night & sleepover, community garage sale, chess tournament, and parties to celebrate spring, year-end, Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s day.

We also ran several awesome summer camps and opened Atelier Communidée!

Many volunteers work very hard to make all of this happen and pay the rent.  If you want to support the centre through a donation, you can use PayPal – or you can mail a cheque to: Centre Communidée, 137 St-Ferdinand #153, Montreal QC, H4C 2S6.  Thanks!

Here’s to another great year :)

 

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January

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Update on our new workshop!

 

Atelier Communidée is on track to open in early February as a child-friendly space for pottery, sewing and woodworking!

Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped build the wall over the holidays.  We now have a pottery kiln and two wheels, three industrial sewing machines (as well as some smaller plastic ones for children to use), as well as basic tools for woodworking.

Atelier Communidée will provide a safe space for families to explore the world in a hands on way, fostering curiosity about the world around us, encouraging creative problem solving, and helping to build confidence and feed a willingness to experiment and learn.

On Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, access to the workshop will be included in Communidée fees for the homeschooling community.

For evenings and weekends, we’ll have drop in times for $10 per person or $15 per family, as well as various workshops being offered (prices vary depending on the workshop).

Families can also buy an evening and weekend membership to the Atelier for $50 per month ($30 for full members of Communidée).

For those requiring storage of their projects and tools, lockers and shelves can be rented for $10 per month.

If you are interested in participating or want more information, please contact Sonya.

 

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