FCSS to sponsor motivational seminar

The local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) chapter will be sponsoring a workshop on Moms and Daughters Sept. 29.
The workshop will be held at the Club Des Pionniers in Donnelly where Whitecourt speakers Sandra Young Kolbuc and three daughters will hold various workshops from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the one-day session.
The workshop includes a lunch. Tickets can be purchased at the Falher FCSS office for $40 per person and enrollment is limited to women aged 11 and up.
Family and Community Support Services coordinator Richard Comeau said the workshop is being offered to help people understand the importance of preserving and maintaining the unique bond between mother and daughter.
Comeau said one of the reasons why FCSS administration chose a presentation like this is because many of the clients FCSS has serviced in the past informed them through a questionnaire that workshops such as this were desired.
“Our clients have indicated to us that they thought activities like this one are important. The purpose of this workshop is to open the lines of communication between mother and daughter and develop a greater relationship in which the two can grow closer together,” Comeau said.
“The purpose of the workshop is to create an experience in which mothers and daughters get to know each other,” said workshop organizer Kolbuc.
More than one workshop will be held, and Kolbuc’s three daughters will also be on hand to assist in different facets of the workshop programming.
Daughters Kristen (a University of Alberta psychology graduate), Zoe (a political science graduate also of the University of Alberta) and Meisha (who has radio and television arts education and a current psychology student at the U of A) will be on hand to lead the workshops.
Topics will include dealing with adult mothers and daughters, a session on younger children who grow into their teens and how to have fun becoming your own person while learning how to relate to others.
“This seminar is geared to becoming a young, confident woman, taking what is learned from her mother and using that to learn how to trust yourself and make good decisions on her own behalf,” said Kolbuc.

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