A bittersweet ending to a great weekend at SSCOPE so many people coming together and celebrating hope for a better life for those with mental health problems through employment and supports.
At about 9:15 pm we lost George, who was one of our own for the past six months, and loved by everyone. For some inexplicable reason he darted out the front door and right into the street in front of oncoming traffic. We’ll never understand, as we’ve all seen this a thousand times only to see him stop quickly and just casually walk around the building and come back in the other entrance.
Please join us this Wednesday, May 30, at 12:15 pm at SSCOPE 1466 Arlington St. to share stories and say final goodbyes to George, a real friend and member of our SSCOPE family. Only if you had lived with us for the past months and seen the involvement of all 70 or so of us in his life daily in a caring way, and his in our work life, would you understand our need for full closure.
“Shower those you love with love, show them the way that you care, things will be much better if you only will…by James Taylor, ”Shower The People” is an unofficial SSCOPE theme about the power of unconditional love…it very much applies to our life with George. R.I.P. George.
We’re still recruiting several more volunteers to help fill a few more shifts and allow some our tireless staff and members to enjoy a bit more of the day and the music.
Sign up Friday night at 6:00 pm at SSCOPE 1466 Arlington St, or before and join us for the Boston Pizza sponsored Volunteers meeting, just before the performances start for the evening.
Contact us at 987-6300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At SSCOPE we’re all about: Real Work…Real Jobs…Real Support…for mental health coping and recovery. Please join us and help support our cause and our approach to helping those with mental health problems and employment difficulties move forward with their lives.
It’s official. SSCOPE is now in the Food Services business. After several weeks of diligent work by all SSCOPE staff retrofitting the Mobile Unit, with special thanks to Mike Madeire for his tireless work, and with the support of various community businesses who donated their time and materials. SSCOPE is now, as of 10:00 am on May 16, licenced to create employment and serve great food, in the Food Services business. Our first Food Business venture is our Mobile Food Unit. Over 15 new jobs per payroll or more are expected to be created, adding to our present 50-55 jobs per payroll.
A full list of community supporters and business sponsors/partners to be published here shortly so we’re sure we don’t miss anyone who strongly believes in what SSCOPE is doing for mental health in this community. Come out May 25 and May 26 to our Fund raising Festival and Street Party at 1466 Arlington St (at Magnus) and enjoy some fine food from SSCOPE’s new Mobile Food Unit and enjoy great music both days.
We hope you’ll see us around and about from now on, and you’ll come up to say hello to our staff and enjoy the fine food they serve you!
You can view the latest Rockin’ the Arlington Bridge news release in pdf doc form by clicking HERE
With two Music Stages, a full Thrift Store, many related events and fun all day, our third year is shaping up to be the best ever. Even before it happens, we need to thank all the Manitoba Musicians and Performers who are coming on their own time and dime to support SSCOPE and our cause of helping people cope and recover from mental health problems by providing meaningful employment options. Wonderful support. Thank you!
In 2011 we received 145 new applications for employment, while already employing 150 individuals over the year. The need is real. We ask for your support by coming out on Saturday May 26 and joining with us at our Rockin’ the Bridge 2012 Festival and Street Party for fun, frolic and most importantly for mental health and SSCOPE’s continued development to serve the need better.
Update: Since the news release, we’ve had a cancellation from Azariah Paris because of a job move, however, we added Greg Crowe and The Scarlet Union at the same time.
Watch this up and coming Manitoba singer play at Rockin’ the Bridge at 1466 Arlington on Saturday May 26 at 4:00 pm with her band. Or join us Friday May 11 at 11:45 at the SSCOPE Stage to see her do an acoustic set as we announce all the Performers for our May 26 Festival at a Media Conference and hold a Donour Recognition Thank You event.
From Kyla’s bio:
Kyla Cederwall – (born June 14, 1990) is a Canadian Country/Pop Singer/Songwriter.
Kyla was born to sing. She first exhibited her talents in this area when, at the age of two, she sang for almost an entire eight hour road trip. That was just the beginning of her musical journey. By the age of four she was taking piano lessons which would form the foundation of her musical career. She began with Music for Young Children then continued on with the Royal Conservatory program. With some of the basics under her belt she began taking classical vocal training at the age of eight.
This training paid off when, an eleven year old Kyla was allowed to sing with her church choir; the youngest person ever to do so. A few short years later she was part of her church’s youth group music team, which allowed her to both sing, and be a role model to young people. She has always had a heart for youth, understanding the pressures of being a teenager and hopes that through her music she can inspire young people everywhere.
Kyla is an over-achiever who held down two part time jobs in the retail industry and taught piano from young pre-schoolers to teenagers while attending high school. Despite this, she found time to perform in school musicals and still maintain a social life with the friends she cherishes as well as her family. Somehow through all this she managed to graduate high school a year before her contemporaries and is currently a Business Major in university.
As with any journey, there are forks in the road and choices to be made. For a singer like Kyla, one of those choices was in the genre of music she wanted to sing. Her musical influences include Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Michael Buble, U2, and many others. She tried several different styles from pop to R&B. However, with her wide range of influences she hadn’t found her niche.
Kyla began writing music at the age of fourteen. Whenever there was a trying situation in her life she would sit down at the piano and write. Sometimes in the middle of the night, she’d wake up with all the lyrics to a song, which she’d jot down and go back to sleep. When morning came, she would head to the piano and easily find the music to finish the song.
Shortly after the end of high school she took a short break from music. After several months of not performing, not teaching, and not taking lessons she became re-energized and focused her talents back into writing music. It was during this time she discovered her love of country music. Although raised in the city of Winnipeg, Kyla’s always had a little bit of country in her spirit. She loves horseback riding, pick up trucks, cowboy boots and especially cowboy hats. Soon, she had more than a dozen songs written, each one becoming more polished than the previous one. However, with each line of lyrics and each measure of music that she wrote her desire to perform again was growing ever stronger.
Kyla has now embarked on the next phase of her music career and is currently in the recording studio working with Jason Gordon as her producer/manager at Studio 11 Entertainment in Winnipeg. Her new single Little Red Chevy was just released. She is also working on finishing her first record called Just Drive. Be sure to watch for upcoming performances.
It’s official, Saturday May 26 will be SSCOPE’s now third annual Festival and Fund Raiser in support of our programs to create real employment for those with mental health difficulties. to help in their coping and recovery process.
Our initial list of performers, many of whom are returning for their third year in a row, others are new and helping us raise the bar in performances, and the day’s events is available HERE.
For more information email SSCOPE at email@example.com or call 987-6300.
Come out and “get NorthEnded” on May 26 and let’s Rock the (Arlington) Bridge all day at 1466 Arlington for mental health!