PLANTING THE BLOOM: Evangelism, Service & Enlightenment for people with special needs
W e e k l y P r o g r a m s
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we are passionate about providing a comprehensive range of services and programs for individuals of all ages and types of disability. Our unwavering commitment to creating a more inclusive society drives us to offer a diverse array of support services that are tailored to the unique needs of each individual we serve.
We take great pride in offering semester-based weekly programs, which we fondly refer to as "Class Agape." These programs provide a nurturing environment where individuals with special needs can connect with others, learn new skills, and explore their full potential.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we believe that everyone deserves access to the tools, resources, and support they need to live fulfilling lives. We are dedicated to providing our community with a safe and welcoming space where individuals with special needs can thrive. We are honored to serve this community and are committed to continuing our vital work for many years to come.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we are dedicated to offering a dynamic and enriching Saturday program that caters to the diverse needs and interests of our special-needs community. Our program offers a wide variety of activities that foster personal growth, creativity, and connection with others.
From Spiritual Care to Arts and Crafts, Photography to Music, TaeKwonDo to Special Education, Yoga to Recreation, and various Outings, our Saturday program provides a vibrant and inclusive space where individuals with special needs can explore their passions and connect with others who share their interests.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we are committed to empowering individuals with special needs to reach their full potential. We believe that our Saturday program is an essential part of achieving this goal, and we are proud to offer a range of activities that inspire growth, learning, and social connection. We invite our community to join us and discover the many benefits of our engaging and uplifting Saturday program.
Our Nanta program is led by the talented Korean Nanta team, Uhwoolim, which means "harmony" in Korean.
Learning stress management techniques can be an effective way to reduce stress and promote overall well-being. At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we recognize the importance of supporting the mental health of our participants, and that is why we offer a specialized program focused on Korean traditional drumming called Nanta. Not only does the program offer a unique cultural experience, but it can also serve as a form of stress relief and relaxation for participants.
Through the Nanta program, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive community where individuals can explore and appreciate different cultures while improving their overall health and well-being.
This exceptional team of performers offers captivating and inspiring performances at various events throughout the community.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we understand the importance of holistic care for individuals with special needs. That's why we are proud to offer a dynamic and engaging program every Thursday that focuses on Spiritual Care, Fine Arts, Music, Special Education, and Art Therapy.
Led by a professional Art Therapist, our program is designed to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals with special needs can explore their inner selves, develop their creativity, and cultivate their spiritual growth. Through a range of engaging activities and workshops, our program offers a unique blend of art therapy, special education, and spiritual care that fosters personal growth and emotional wellbeing.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality care that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. We are proud to offer this innovative program that promotes holistic care and empowers individuals with special needs to lead fulfilling lives. We invite you to join us and experience the transformative power of our Thursday program.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we believe in the power of photography to capture the beauty of the world around us and to inspire creativity and self-expression. That's why we offer an engaging and immersive photography program led by a professional photographer.
Through our photography program, participants have the opportunity to explore the vibrant city of Vancouver and capture their experiences through the lens of a camera. Our professional photographer provides expert guidance and support, helping participants develop their photography skills and encouraging them to see the world in new and exciting ways.
Our photography program is designed to be a fun and engaging way for individuals with special needs to express themselves, explore their creativity, and develop their artistic skills. At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we are committed to providing a range of programs and services that empower individuals with special needs to live fulfilling and rewarding lives. We invite you to join us and experience the transformative power of our photography program.
During the pandemic, Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society recognized the importance of staying connected and engaged with our community, even when we couldn't meet in person. That's why we launched our online program, a virtual space where individuals with special needs can come together to share their experiences, play games, and connect with one another.
Through our online program, participants have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including show-and-tell, group games, and discussions about their day-to-day lives. Our online program provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals with special needs can connect with others, build meaningful relationships, and stay engaged with the world around them.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we are committed to providing innovative and inclusive programs that meet the needs of our community, even in challenging times. We invite you to join us in our online program and experience the power of connection and community.
Cooking is more than just preparing food; it's an art that brings people together, fosters creativity, and cultivates a sense of accomplishment. At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of cooking, regardless of their abilities.
Our cooking program is designed to empower individuals with special needs by providing them with the tools and resources they need to create delicious meals and build essential life skills. Participants work collaboratively with one another, strengthening friendships and developing their culinary talents as they learn to make a variety of dishes.
Through our cooking program, participants not only gain practical skills but also build confidence in their abilities. They learn to work as a team, problem-solve, and express themselves creatively through food. The program provides a supportive and inclusive environment where participants can learn, grow, and thrive together.
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to explore their passions and achieve their goals. Our cooking program is just one of the many ways we empower individuals with special needs to live fulfilling lives and reach their full potential.
PARTICIPANT REGISTERATION FORM
Dear parents and guardians of individuals with special needs,
We warmly welcome your interest in participating in Wheat (Milal) Mission Society's programs and services. To ensure that we provide the best possible experience for everyone, we kindly ask that you complete the following form. This form is for both new and returning participants, and we encourage all returning participants from the previous term to submit the form again.
Your participation in our programs and services is highly valued, and we look forward to working together to promote the growth and well-being of individuals with special needs. Thank you for considering Wheat (Milal) Mission Society as a partner in your journey towards greater inclusion and empowerment.
A n n u a l E v e n t s
At Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society, we believe in the power of community and connection. That's why every year, we open our doors to the Vancouver community and invite everyone to participate in our annual events. These events serve as a platform for individuals with special needs to showcase their unique talents and abilities, while also providing an opportunity for the wider community to learn and grow together.
Each event has its own distinct characteristics and purposes, and they are carefully curated to ensure that they are both fun and meaningful for everyone involved. From cultural celebrations to sporting events, our annual events offer a range of experiences that enrich the lives of our participants and the wider community.
We are proud to host these events and to be a part of building a more inclusive and connected society. We invite you to join us in celebrating the diverse talents and abilities of individuals with special needs, and to experience the joy and fulfillment that comes from being a part of a thriving and supportive community.
NIGHT OF MILALER
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Winter Camp is a highly anticipated event hosted by Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society in Vancouver. This program offers an exceptional opportunity for participants to expand their horizons and sharpen their snowboarding, skiing, and snowshoeing skills. Moreover, it provides the perfect setting for creating lasting memories with friends while enjoying the beauty of winter. Our Winter Camp serves as a valuable outlet for those who share a love of snow, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this enriching experience each year.
'WITH YOU' BENEFIT CONCERT
The 'WITH YOU' Benefit Concert is an annual event presented by Wheat (MILAL) Mission Society in Vancouver that showcases the talent and artistry of professional musicians and artists from various backgrounds. Each year, the concert features a unique theme, drawing in audiences with its captivating music and engaging performances. With its semi-classical style, the concert offers a refreshing and unforgettable experience for all who attend, while also supporting the important work of MILAL in empowering individuals with special needs.
GLOBALLY ONE RUN FESTIVAL
A.K.A "GO RUN FEST"
Globally One Run Festival, also known as GO Run Fest, is an annual event that promotes inclusivity and cultural diversity through a variety of activities such as a Run, Fair, and interactive events. This festival aims to break down cultural and linguistic barriers, connecting individuals from all backgrounds in a healthy and harmonious community. With a focus on building bridges and fostering understanding, GO Run Fest seeks to create a legacy of inclusivity and celebration for future generations. To learn more about this unique and inspiring event, please visit www.gorunfest.com.
Mini Olympics is a festive event where participants of all ages engage in friendly competition with their peers and families, enjoying a day filled with laughter, camaraderie, and an abundance of delicious food. This occasion is a highlight of the year, as participants have the opportunity to showcase their skills and strengths, all while making cherished memories with their loved ones. With a variety of exciting games and activities, there is something for everyone at Mini Olympics, and the prizes on offer ensure that the day is packed with excitement and anticipation.
CAMP AGAPE & CAMP TELEIOS
CAMP AGAPE & CAMP TELEIOS are highly anticipated annual events where the Milal Mission Society branches from Vancouver, Seattle, Northern California, and Southern California converge to create an unforgettable experience for individuals with special needs. The camps are held in late June or early July and offer 2 nights and 3 days of activities, games, and exploration with the support of dedicated 1:1 aides.
Camp TELEIOS is a special extension of Camp AGAPE, designed exclusively for the Vancouver branch, and takes participants to places such as Disneyland, Universal Studio, Sea World, Lego Land, and Knott's Berry Farm. This unique opportunity allows participants to broaden their horizons, create lifelong memories, and experience the excitement of the greater world. The camps represent the spirit of Milal Mission Society, fostering a community of love, care, and inclusion for all.
MILAL ARTS FESTIVAL
The Milal Arts Festival is a celebration of creativity and self-expression, where participants are given the opportunity to explore the beauty of Vancouver's natural landscapes through the lens of their artistic vision. With the guidance of student volunteers from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, participants engage in a variety of artistic activities including drawing, painting, and other forms of visual arts. The festival is a testament to the transformative power of art, as it empowers individuals with special needs to unleash their innate artistic talents and share their unique perspectives with the world.
NIGHT OF MILAL
The Night of Milal is a globally renowned concert that has been held since the inception of Wheat Mission Society in 1979. This inspiring event showcases talented performers and motivational speakers who have bravely overcome and embraced the challenges of living with special needs. Previous speakers have included the likes of Nick Vujicic, Lena Maria, and So Hyang.
The Vancouver Night of Milal, first held in 2000, is an annual event that has become a cherished tradition for the local community. Each autumn, attendees are treated to meaningful testimonies and uplifting performances that highlight the extraordinary abilities and resilience of individuals with special needs. This special occasion brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the power of the human spirit and the importance of inclusion and diversity.
The Winter Formal is a highly anticipated event that enchants the participants of Milal with a unique dance party experience. With enchanting music and elegant décor, Winter Formal presents an opportunity for individuals with special needs to indulge in a magical evening akin to a prom night. This heartwarming event creates a safe and inclusive atmosphere, allowing participants to embrace their individuality and express themselves in a joyful and carefree manner. The Winter Formal is truly a highlight of the year for the Milal community.