FUTFS Newsletter 14 (May 2022)
For You Telecare Family Service (FUTFS) assists individuals and families from all walks of life to overcome cultural, emotional, and psychological barriers through a wide range of counselling and educational services and programs. In collaboration with other social service organizations, FUTFS raises awareness of social issues and supports clients in the community through the progression of a healthy lifestyle and gradual integration into Canadian society.
Programs & Services in May 2022Family Fun Day 2022
In 2022 year, The Family Fun Day event will held on May 28, Saturday, from 10am to 3pm at Wilket Creek Park. The Family Fun day is a fundraising event hosted by FUFTS every year. It is a community event where several families gather together to participate in recreational activities and projects, and celebrate and promote the value of family interrelationships. This event will be targeted for individuals in the Korean-Canadian community, but more importantly, the Canadian society at large.
The ENE Project: Expressive art workshop through Computer Animation
Part of The ENE Project, this workshop is geared toward learning the skills to express emotions and thoughts using computer animation. It has begun on March 29th and will run every Tuesday from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm in 8 sessions. David Lee of the Bauhaus Academy of Fine Arts is lecturing all sessions. 16 volunteer hours will provide each day of participation. If the participants attend all the sessions fully, they will be given an additional 4 hours, so for a total of 20 hours. Volunteer hours are included your Portfolio completion. (New registration is now closed)
When May comesIn May, cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Canada, and sprouts that have waited throughout the winter among the cold and lean branches of trees begin to bloom. When a warm day comes, I feel a little excited looking at the flowers that bloom, and when I meet the spring rain, my emotions get more sensitive. Maybe that's why I remembered the above poem.
Kim Chun-soo's "Flower" is a famous poem that even appears in Korean high school textbooks. This poem gives the name ‘flower’ to an object that would have been nothing, and that object turns into a meaningful being. Even if the generation, society, and the environment changes, human beings want to be loved, give love, become a valuable person, and live in the hope of the moment when their name and existence become precious to someone. Regardless of what kind of appearance you have, what kind of job you have, or what kind of life you have lived, you long for your own existence to be valued and beautiful. I don't think this just means a dating or married couple. I think it means everything that everyone in the world feels in their lives.
What creates a precious relationship is a mindset that sees you are a precious and valuable being. Of course, a "flower" can be a person or not. What matters is how much meaning can be given to it, and how much value can be found. We are all beautiful and precious beings. And it's not hard to make your own "flower." I hope there will be many moments when I make my own "flower" and live a life that becomes a "flower" for someone.
Ji Won Kang
CSW at FUTFS