Endless posAbilities at the Disability Pride Parade

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker   Thursday, June 15th, marked the day of BC’s first ever Disability Pride Parade in Richmond. As a day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating people of diverse abilities, the energy that persisted throughout this event was strong and uplifting. The morning began with a march from the Richmond Cultural Centre Plaza to Brighouse Park, with an incredible turn out of over 1,200 people with and without diverse abilities. Despite the rain, supporters young...

Sweatin’ It Out For Survival at Relay For Life!

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker In the year 2015 alone, 196,900 Canadians were diagnosed with cancer. This means that every 3 minutes, one Canadian was told, “You have cancer.” It’s a cruel and devastating disease that can lead many to feel hopeless and alone. But the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life was created to fight back.  The Relay For Life has raised over $500 million for the Canadian Cancer Society since their first event back in 1999....

The 2017 Spring Believe, Engage & Inspire Awards

  Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker From left: Tina Reilhan, Danzante Caldera, Rosemary Schwarz, Teena Miller, Pam Balog, Louise Blackwell, Anita Parti and Joshua Hunter “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle You’ve put hours of blood, sweat, and tears into your latest project at work. Not only did it call for you to step up into a leadership role, and not only was it under a tight deadline,...

Stage Door Theatre Presents “The 4th Element”

Contributed by Monica Alves, Special Projects Worker     The stage was set. As the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the buzzing crowd of friends and family. From the moment the first ‘Water Miner’ slid out from the metal grate and onto the stage, the audience was captivated. On Thursday, May 25th, Stage Door Theatre performed their final run of “The 4th Element” – a post-apocalyptic play about a world desperate for water, and a struggling band of brothers’...

A Day In a Working Man’s Life

Contributed by Tammy McEvoy, posAbilities Employment Service Well trained and well prepared, I observe Bob’s move with confidence through his day. Bob is busy and hasn’t noticed yet that I have pulled up in the parking lot. I’ve come to check in with him today and see how he is doing. As I gather together my papers I’ve brought to take notes from my car seat, I can hear him through my open window. He is explaining and planning how...