Monthly Archives: July 2017

Back Down

The ramp up and in to the grocery store where we shop is a bit difficult to manage. It’s rough where the end of the ramp meets the roadway. My solution is to back up, using the big tires to go over those bumps is much easier for me. It garners stares and unsolicited offers […]

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The Playground

I now have medical confirmation that by working out regularly I am increasing my strength and overall fitness level. I can’t tell you how good that felt. You know what that means … It means that I’m still stuck at the idea that the opinions of others trump what I already know to be facts. […]

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A Parent’s Perspective: Pursuing Post-Secondary Education

      Nancy Bodie’s son, Nathan, has always loved learning and knew from the time he was young that he wanted to go to university. His family’s challenge was to find a way forward to support Nathan in reaching his educational goals. Thanks to their determination, and a ground breaking inclusion service that has […]

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Paula Deen’s Bow-Tie Pasta Salad

Recipe for month of August Paula Deen’s Bow-Tie Pasta Salad   A light summer pasta dish sure to compliment any meal, courtesy of this Food Network star! Total Time: 0:25 Prep: 0:05 Cook: 0:20 Level: Moderate Yield: 7 servings Serves: 7 Ingredients 12 oz. package bow-tie pasta 1 medium red bell pepper 1 medium green […]

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(Not) Alone

I have only one voice But I’m not just one voice Yet When I speak out I feel alone When I stand firm I feel alone When I refuse to cede space I feel alone I am only one person But I’m not just one person Yet When I take action I feel alone When […]

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A Very Short Story

Her daughter said to her, “You go ahead and get a table, I’ve got to take a quick trip to the washroom.” We heard this because it was said just beside us. The mother being addressed waved her daughter off and then began a very slow walk into the food court. She wore slip on […]

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A Quiz – What do You Think?

Yesterday, I was watching a television program, one that I really love, and was enjoying the fact that they finally had a character with a disability. Now I didn’t look up to see if the actor was also disabled, sometimes I just want to be an uninformed member of the public, but I did notice […]

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Community Update: Provincial Disability and Income Assistance Rates to Increase September 20th 2017

July 26, 2017 by DABC Community Update Provincial Disability and Income Assistance Rates to Increase September 20th 2017 Premier John Horgan has announced a monthly increase of $100 to BC disability and income assistance rates. This change begins September 20th 2017 (October benefits). The maximum rate for support and shelter for a single person will […]

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BC’s new Social Development minister says talks are going to take place this week to look at solutions to the the clawback of a disability bus pass program caused by the previous government

After hiking disability and income assistance rates last week Shane Simpson was asked if his government would restore the disability bus pass program. “We are going to move forward on that. It is just a matter of getting it right and that work is being done now. There is a conversation going on about that. […]

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Sierra Dean on Canada’s 150 celebration

My name is Sierra Dean. I am 24 years old. I am a part of Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS). For Canada Day we ­went to White Rock beach and had a Beach Accessible Wheelchair Showcase. We had 2 booths where we showed of our beach wheelchairs. I was the DJ for our music in the […]

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