Thank you, City of Powell River! From Ages and Stages

inclusion PR would like to thank the city of Powell River for accepting our grant-in-aid application for the Ages and Stages event.
The 14th Annual Ages and Stages event that ran on May 26, is run by multiple organizations such as inclusion PR, Success by 6, SD 47, Vancouver Coastal Health, PR Public Library, PREP, PRCYFSS, Tla’amin Health, PR RCMP and the PR Fire Dept.
We rely solely on financial donations to pull off this event. Thanks to the city accepting our grant in aid application, the Recreation Complex rental costs were covered for our event. This space rental is the largest cost for our Ages and Stages. Thank you city of Powell River!

BC Disability Pride Celebration and March!

On June 15th inclusion Powell River joined in celebration with folks from all over the province in the first BC Disability Pride Celebration and March. Celebrating the full citizenship of Canadians of all abilities, they marched from Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza to Brighouse Park.

The local media in Nanaimo covered the group from Clay Tree Society and their participation in the march. http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/540683/disability-pride-march-inspires-nanaimo-society

Basic Income: A conversation with Hugh Segal – April 10th

Please join us for an important conversation about Basic Income for people with disabilities. It will be sparked and guided by our very special guest and Canadian champion for Basic Income — former Senator Hugh Segal.

Click on this link to register.

This free event is for everyone interested in gathering in the spirit of collaboration and learning. If you are inspired to propel everyone toward full economic citizenship, you won’t want to miss this.

We hope to see you there!

SPEED FRIENDING

FROM CHRISTINE TOWNLEY, INCLUSION POWELL RIVER COMMUNITY CONNECTOR:

I am organizing a speed friending event and I would greatly appreciate all my inclusion Powell River colleagues chatting with the folks they support about attending this – it is FREE, easy and fun.

I would also greatly appreciate all the other wonderful non iPR staff encouraging anyone they support or anyone they know to attend this worthwhile event. This is a great opportunity for people of all ages, abilities and categories – do you know someone bored, shy, isolated, lonely, new in town???

There is nothing to lose by giving this a try. The invite is not exclusive to people with support staff – this is meant to be a community event so people can meet as many other people as possible – it is PEOPLE FIRST ORIENTED with the intention of allowing folks a few minutes to get to know one another enough to decide if they would like to pursue further communication. That is all. Simple. No pressure. No strings. No commitments. Just possibilities.

I do need to mention it is laid out in a fashion where traditional speech will likely be necessary this time around as it is very similar to speed dating where people have a few minutes to ask and answer questions then move on.

I intend to do a small series of these events at different dates and times to accommodate as many schedules as possible. In the future I may be able to expand on the idea to include more individuals with different communication styles as well.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me spread the word. If you would like a poster to hang somewhere you think I may not have thought of please let me know. Also, please feel free to forward this email to anyone or any groups you feel may be interested. I realize that some of you that I have invited are from out of town so please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist with travel from the ferry to the Arc (the location of the event) and back. I have tried to accommodate ferry schedules to and from the lower Sunshine Coast this time around – unfortunately accommodating the island ferry is not as simple. BUT – if we have any island folks interested I assure you we can provide something else to do with your time after the event until the next ferry. Thanks everyone, I appreciate your time reading this email, considering attendance and hope to see many of you out ‘SPEED FRIENDING’