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Christmas Time

Written by Michelle Goos When you are on low income it is hard to plan all the things you need to do at any time. But Christmas time is even harder because you want to make sure that you have money for gifts and food and the Christmas dinner, whatever that looks  like to you . For the last 18 years our family always asks for help from the place

Let Go, Let Her Have Her Life

By Michelle Goos (Victoria, B.C.) As a parent with a disability that has a daughter that has a disability, you see your child grow and you grow fonder of them. As a parent, you can look through their eyes at a whole new world. You see things differently; you see new things and all things in a different light as your child sees it. They learn from you because we

My Baby is Not a Baby Anymore

By Michelle Goos My baby is not a baby anymore and is almost grown up. She just graduated from college this past week. She will be busy since she works three days a week at a private school in the kitchen helping with cleanup and etc. She is also in Special Olympics this summer and she is going to the National Games. She is also working to swim the English

My July Schedule

  By: Ron Kalsi My name is Ron. I attend Surrey Connections Monday to Friday. I get there on Handy Dart. I really enjoy my schedule doing gym, bingo, and other fun activities like going to Grouse Mountain with my friends. I like going to new places in the community by bus, train, and sea bus. I went to Lonsdale Quay on Tuesday and I bought my lunch there. On

Home Share Is A Place To Express Yourself

Paul is not afraid to show his colours – literally. Today he is wearing a tie-dyed shirt as well as a hat and shoes that he’s painted. Even his hair has been dyed a rainbow of colours, which he chose specifically to celebrate and support Pride Month. “I like being creative,” he says. “And I like to show support.” Paul has fit right in with Kim and Mark’s family For

August Edition of Kamloops Self-Advocates Newsletter 2023

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for People with Diverse Abilities Published by Krystian Shaw August  Edition of KSA Newsletter 2023 Contains in   Welcome to our August newsletter! We hope you’re having a great summer and enjoying the sunny weather. As the summer season continues, we have some exciting articles and interviews for you. As you look through the newsletter, you can find out about fun events, like Hot

Friendships Through Social Broadcasting During the Pandemic

By Ashley Cox   Keeping friendships during the pandemic was certainly hard. A lot of people are very social and like to interact with others out in the community. When these opportunities were shut down, we had to learn new ways to connect. The advancements in social media and social networking made communication a little easier and gave us a chance to be creative with our days and use our

Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletters July 2023

The Kamloops Self-Advocates is a Newsletter for People with Diverse Abilities Published by Krystian Shaw July Edition of KSA Newsletter 2023 Contains in Welcome to July! This month, we’re all about summer fun and the exciting activities you can do during this sunny season. It’s the perfect time for family vacations, enjoying the longer days, and going to the movies to watch the latest blockbusters. For example, on July 28th,

Employment Award by Marcus Iregui

During the Tile Town Christmas Party in December 2022, I was recognized for seven years of employment at Tile Town in Richmond!  And then on January 7th, 2023, I reached a new milestone of eight years with Tile Town! If you ask me if I had the ‘7-Year Itch’, the answer would be a resounding NO! You see, I am a member of the Tile Town Family and they are lucky to

My Five Things

By: Stacey Kohler Being 40 is powerful. It’s been my dream to be 40 and it makes me happy. Turning 40 has meant the freedom to express the feelings that are inside my heart. I have experience in; independence, art décor fantasy, and relationships both good and bad. I cut all my hair off and became a new person. I have new goals as well. I want to have road

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