Krystian - Inclusion ImageThis summer I am looking forward to celebrating Canada day at Riverside Park. My Favorite part is eating cake and watching fireworks. I also enjoy music in the park which begins in July.  It is a nice place to relax outside with friends or family. I am hoping to go to Salmon Arm Waterslides with my friend Ben! It will be my first time and not only do they offer waterslides but a 9 hole mini golf course as well.

Demi Lovato is coming to Vancouver August 24th as well as Nick Jonas. She is a mental health advocate on her bipolar disorder which she speaks openly about along with her music career.

I love Demi Lovato because for one she speaks out supporting individuals with a mental illness to decrease the stigma around mental health. 1 in 5 people in the general population can have a mental illness but this is even higher for people with developmental disabilities. Nick Jonas is from the Jonas brothers and I really love supporting people who have the same beliefs as I do. The tour is called the Honda Civic Tour.

If I go to the concert I would like to go to the PNE as well. The PNE is on at the same time as Honda Civic tour. I will be spending time with my Mom at Honda Civic Tour then after spending time with mom. We will be going to have a nice summer and be on a little vacation with my Mom, Cliff and I. I don’t agree with stigma and discrimination of any kind so I am grateful for celebrities speaking out on mental health issues or any disabilities as it’s a chemistry in the brain and is beyond people’s control not being their fault. We need to reduce stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.

By Krystian Shaw

“Confident” music video of Demi Lovato!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLRQn61oUY

“Cool For The Summer” Demi Lovato.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il9nqWw9W3Y