BLAZERS BEAT 5-2 BY WARRIORS

 January 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  Kamloops, News, Sports /  No Comments

Jermaine Loewen and Brodi Stuart scored in a 5-2 home ice loss to Moose Jaw on Tuesday night. Source link


Sharing my message – Community Living BC

 January 16, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

by Shameera RosalShameera (left) proudly displays her silver medal in swimming which she won at the Special Olympics 2018 National Games.I’m a Welcome Workshop presenter in Kelowna. I’m part of a team of three presenters. It’s important to have three perspectives on the team so there’s equal chance to share our story and inspire families and people to have a life to look forward to.Our team just finished a workshop series at Rutland Secondary School where I graduated in 2014. It felt good to be …


Playing an important role in CLBC’s new Welcome Workshops

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

This past fall, CLBC launched a new approach to planning with people and their families. One exciting part of this new approach is the new series of CLBC Welcome Workshops currently being hosted in communities all around the province.The CLBC Welcome Workshops are a series of four two-hour workshops that welcome people new to CLBC by sharing valuable information about resources in the community and about how different supports and services fit together in the big picture of adulthood.The four wo …


Setting the pace – Community Living BC

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

by Orrin MilneOrrin celebrates the recent holiday season with fellow members of the Vanderhoof Master Running Club. Back row (left to right): Brian Nemethy, Ken Simon, Jennifer Little, Wanda Nemethy, Jeremy Seely. Front row (left to right): Claire Radcliffe, Orrin Milne, Jessica Seely, Alexis Seely.My name is Orrin Milne. I’m a runner. I run most Tuesday nights at the Vanderhoof Master Running Club. I have a slower pace, but the whole group has different speeds and paces so that makes us the sam …


Making friends and giving back

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

by Matthew JacobsenMatthew is one of the team at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and has made strong connections with his colleagues over the past five years.My name is Matthew Jacobsen. This is the story of my amazing workplace where I have been working for the last five years. I work at Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. It is a shelter for the homeless people of Kelowna. I like being part of an organization that does good work.My job is to sort lots and lots of bottles and cans that get donated. The money th …


Loving the work I do

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

by Mark DowneyFor the past three years, I have volunteered at Steveston Community Centre, which is nearby where I live.I volunteer Friday evenings for up to four hours with youth and young adults. I assist at the front desk to check people in, make sure they write their name, pay the drop-in fee for basketball and receive a wrist band for access to the gym.Sometimes people try to sneak into the gym, so I compare the numbers of people on the list and in the gym. If the number isn’t the same, I te …


Booking a trip to the library

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

by Natalie PopovNatalie checks out books and movies that interest on her regular visits to the library.One place I feel included is at the Vancouver Public Library. I go there every day but not Tuesday. I enjoy going to the library because it’s fun! In the morning I get up and get ready to head out to the Vancouver Public Library. I take the Canada Line Skytrain and get off at Vancouver City Centre. When I get there, I talk to the librarians, ask them how they are, and talk about the weather. Th …


The importance of equality and inclusion

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

CLBC Editorial Board Members are (left to right): Lee Kissinger (Victoria), Nathan Bodie (Victoria), Sam Milton (Gitsegukla), Amber Rainshadow and Glimmer (Victoria), Bryce Schaufelberger (Mission), Jennifer Dosanj (Surrey). not pictured: Gerald Oesch (Chilliwack)Hello! We are the CLBC Editorial Board made up of self advocate and community living leaders from across the province. Our role is to work with Community Living BC (CLBC) to improve communication with the people they serve and to find w …


2019’s first class of sheriff recruits celebrate graduation

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, News, Politics /  No Comments

The most-recent class of provincial sheriffs has graduated from the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) sheriff academy in New Westminster.Twenty recruits have completed their intensive 14-week training program and are ready to serve at B.C. courthouses.“Congratulations to each of today’s new recruits,” said David Eby, Attorney General, during his visit to the graduation ceremony. “I am heartened to see so many of you dedicate yourselves to serving the province through this important ro …


Finding inclusion and equality in many ways and places

 January 15, 2019 /  Darryl Schmidt /  BC, Community, Health, News /  No Comments

Welcome to the Winter 2018-19 edition of Celebrate Diverse ABILITIES, developed by CLBC’s Editorial Board and written by self advocates in British Columbia.For this edition, our theme is “Equality and Inclusion.” For the authors whose stories you can read in these pages, there are a range of activities, places and relationships where they find a sense of equality and a feeling of being included.For Orrin Milne, who is featured on the cover, joining a running club in his hometown of Vanderhoof an …



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