Envision Counselling and Support is marking its 30th anniversary in the southeast with a series of open houses at three centers to celebrate the milestone.

“This is a great opportunity for folks in the community to come to view our spaces, connect with us, and share in some brief discussion about our counselling programs while enjoying some food and beverage,” said Lynda Rideout, executive director of Envision Counselling.

The first open house will be held at the Envision office in Carlyle with a free community BBQ from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17.

“We thought it would also be a good opportunity for community partners and local businesses to view our vision boards for our future wishes and dreams to make our offices more inclusive and welcoming spaces, that also function better for our staff as well as the individuals we serve.”

The Estevan open house will take place on May 24, and Weyburn will hold its open house on May 31. Both events will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. These events aim to provide the public with an opportunity to tour the facilities and speak to counsellors and support staff about programming. Refreshments will be provided during the events, and the first 30 people will receive a personalized Envision swag bag.

“We’re so excited and fortunate to be celebrating 30 years as a non-profit agency and to have been graciously accepted as a pillar of strength, support, and empowerment throughout the southeastern corner of the province,” said Rideout. “This is a large milestone for our agency, and we would be grateful to have the community share in this celebration with us.”

The anniversary coincides with Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, which takes place from May 12-18 and was proclaimed as such by Mayor Roy Ludwig at the latest council meeting.

He congratulated Rideout and the rest of the Envision Counselling team on their 30th anniversary and expressed gratitude for their invaluable contributions to the community.