Monthly Archives: June 2016

Special Olympics B.C. June 2016 Newsletter

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • June 2016 Newsletter • Celebrating SOBC’s 2016 award winners • Goldcorp Invitational creates meaningful support for SOBC • Hugs and high fives at Regional Qualifiers • Law Enforcement Torch Run sets the pace with SOBC athletes • Fun and friendship at SOBC’s Youth […]

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The feeling of Inclusion at the Mission Tim Hortons

  By JP Maher The Tim Hortons in Mission, where I have been living since 1984, is a welcoming place for me to interact with other citizens from my community. I have been going on almost a weekly basis since the official opening. It is very comforting to know I have the right to sit […]

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The Kamloops Self Advocates Newsletter July 2016 Edition

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a newsletter for people with diverse abilities published by Krystian Shaw.     July 2016 Edition  KSA  Newsletter 2016 contains     This month’s theme Thanks to everyone that came out to FunFest! It was a successful event. This month’s newsletter is about Canada day, what it means to be Canadian, […]

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This Salad was made for the BLT Lover in all of Us!

INGREDIENTS 8 strips bacon 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped 2 handfuls cherry or grape tomatoes, halved Half a cucumber 2 avocados, chopped 4 Tbsp. olive oil 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp salt 1 lemon, juiced PREPARATION 1. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel, then set aside. 2. […]

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CLBC honours National Aboriginal Day

June 20th, 2016 Message from CEO Seonag Macrae: On behalf of all of our staff in communities across our province, it is my pleasure to recognize Canada’s National Aboriginal Day on Tuesday, June 21. On this day we join with partners and groups across the province in honouring the vibrant contributions of First Nations, Inuit […]

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Awards show employers tapping into inclusion

June 24th, 2016 Tapping into inclusion: Alona Puehse, Executive Director of Corporate Development for Open Door Group (second from right) congratulates BC Workplace Inclusion Award winners (left to right) Tamara Vrooman, President & CEO of Vancity, Julia Tanaka, Co-owner of Jules Café, Arley Cruthers, Communications Manager of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, Shaugn Schwartz, Manager of […]

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Surrey Delta community shares their stories with CLBC Board

June 27th, 2016 Connecting in Kamloops (left to right): Joanne Curry (CLBC Board Member), Marie Sabine (Surrey Delta White Rock Community Council Member), Edwina Jeffrey (Former Community Council Chair), Diane Friedman, Onkar Biring (CLBC Board Members), Alison Scholefield, Vicky Stratton, Sherry Adam (Community Council Members), and Jane Holland (CLBC Board Member). Members of the CLBC […]

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Stranger: Four of Five

Image description: A drawing of a shirt becoming yellow from a dark brown. I had just done a workshop for self advocates that was difficult, emotionally draining, and, paradoxically wonderfully rewarding. I was tired. I sat in the lobby of the hotel while Joe went up to get the car keys to take me out […]

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Invisibility: The Cure

Image description: A Tim’s card with the words ‘great coffee’ above and ‘cures invisibility’ below. On each side of the care is the word ‘Magic’ surrounded by pink fairy dust She was sitting in the sun, resting her back on the base of a streetlamp. Her hat was in front of her with a few […]

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The Time of Her Life

Image description: A clock face with the 12, 3, 6 and 9, diving the face. Between 12 and three the word ‘congregate’ is writting in red and underlined with the words ‘for your own good’ written in lavender. between 3 and 6 the word ‘segregate’ is written in red and underlined and in purple below […]

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