Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Safety & Disability Inclusion Tips

  Although it is a very exciting night for children & adults alike, it is important to be responsible while celebrating this fantastic holiday. At PYD we thought it would be important to share with our community some general Halloween safety tips, ways to accommodate to children with disabilities, and how to watch out for […]

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B.C.Special Olympics October Newsletter 2016

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • October 2016 Newsletter • SOBC’s Shelly Poland, Garth Vickers win 2016 Special Olympics Canada National Awards • Celebrating power of sport with the Sports Celebrities Festival • Westminster Savings partners with SOBC to change lives through sport • B.C.’s Carol Yakiwchuk wins Golisano […]

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Fireworks Safety Tips

  Tips for staying safe around fireworks this Halloween and OUT of the Emergency Department.  

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The Eve Decision, 1986 October 23, 2016 Marks the 30th Anniversary of “The Eve Decision”

  On October 23, 1986 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that Eve, a 24-year-old woman with an intellectual disability, could not be sterilized without her consent. This landmark case, known as the Eve Decision, has had a profound impact on the global movement to fully recognize the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. The Supreme […]

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Cranbrook families and agencies share experiences with CLBC board members

October 24th, 2016 CLBC Board Chair Tom Christensen and Board members Dave Babych and Eileen Stewart visited the Street Angel initiative run by the Ktunaxa Nation during their time in Cranbrook. Self advocates, families and service providers had the opportunity to share their stories and experiences with members of CLBC’s Board of Directors during a […]

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The Night Bus

We chatted on the way to the airport with the WheelTrans driver who works the night shift. We were her last passengers of the day. I’d asked her to tell me about her shift. What’s it’s like on the night bus that ferries people with disabilities from one place to another throughout the night. If […]

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We’re just about ready. We’ve got patience at the ready. It’s a travel day again. The bus picks us up in a few minutes and then we’ll be travelling for almost 11 hours. We end up in Whitehorse, which we’re really looking forward to, this afternoon – their time. It’s been a long while since […]

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Quesnel Self Advocates walk to raise awareness

October 18th, 2016 On October 5, Quesnel self advocates took part in the sixth annual Walk to Talk event to raise awareness about inclusion during Community Living Month. Each year, the walk starts at the Quesnel library and ends at the spirit square in the centre of the community. It is organized by self advocates […]

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Picture This …

Ruby was sitting doing her homework. She works intently, so intently that I become curious as to what it is that she is working on. I ask her what the project is, seeing pencils of a variety of colours being used. She picks up the paper and shows me. I see a big puzzle with […]

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A Boy, His Mom and The Truth

Note: I have permission from both people in this story. I agreed only to wait several weeks before writing it so that no one would be able to place where it happened in time. I think both mother and son for allowing me the honour of documenting our brief encounter. I rolled in through the […]

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