Welcome to the Chilliwack & Hope Regional Page
Chilliwack, Agassiz, Hope Regional Manager
In March of 2009 Cheryl was encouraged by a co-worker at the school district to look into employment opportunities with Pivot Point. Inspired by the opportunity, Cheryl made the decision to join the team.
Along with her Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Cheryl brought with her over 20 years of experience as a CYCW and behaviour facilitator. She is a lifelong learner, passionate about professional development and she takes every opportunity to further develop her skills through workshops and courses hosted throughout the Fraser Valley.
We asked Cheryl to share a little more about herself.
Tell us a little bit about your family and what it means to you to be a parent.
I raised my 3 children as a single parent when they were ages 1, 3 and 5. They are all successful adults now. I can fully appreciate the dedication and strength it takes to raise children. I have the deepest respect for all parents! It is a lifelong job and it truly takes a community to raise a child. Pivot Point has expanded their supports, offered hope, and become a community for many families in our region that otherwise not have the opportunity.
Do you do any volunteer work within your region or the local community?
I sit on the Chilliwack Transition Committee, volunteer extensive hours to running and coaching a dragon boat team for over 10 years. I also have coached both adult and youth soccer for over 10 years.
What is one thing you value about working at Pivot Point?
I value the emphasis Pivot Point places on transparency combined with the organizations passion to provide a positive and lasting impact and all the individuals we support.
What do you like or value most about your region?
Here in the heart of Sardis, you will find Pivot Points office/School, located at 7131 Vedder road. Yes if you are from this area you will know the space as the old “Pump House Gym”, attached to the back of Atwal motors. No longer a Gym, but now a big, bright, busy facility hosting our fulltime Community Classroom during the day, while offering therapy , counselling and social skills programs in the afterschool hours.
“What is Community Class you might ask?”
The best way to describe and explain this project is to envision a unique learning environment, filled with resources, talented trained instructors that are dedicated to teaching a small group ( we have 7 kiddos this yr from K-grade 6) of diverse learners working through theme based, hands on, creative lessons, social skills, and community inclusion, all while meeting the ministry curriculum. This environment is best suited to those students and parents who are struggling in the mainstream, unable to provide homeschooling yourself and looking for an alternative educational experience.
If you are curious, perhaps want to check us out, please be sure to book an
appointment for observation or stay tuned for our “Open House” coming in June.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I take in the outdoors whenever possible! As an avid cyclist you can find me riding the Vedder river trails weekly. I also spend time on Cultus Lake dragon boating with an amazing group of 25 women. We have even won some flashy medals!
More recently I have begun, stand up boarding, (you should try it!). I am also part of the Pickleball Canada Chilliwack club. I play as many as 6 hours a week! (If you’re not sure what Pickleball is, look it up. It sounds like a wimpy sport but is hardly for wimps!)
I believe in healthy eating and living. Activity is rejuvenating and energizing and I enjoy seeing the families we serve out and about in our community.
Check out our Chilliwack Facility!