The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter April 2024

Krystian Shaw Publisher and Owner   Welcome to April Everyone! April is Autism Awareness Month, and on April 2nd, we celebrate Autism Awareness Day. Let’s uplift, empower, and celebrate people with Autism and other diverse abilities this month. Let’s focus on what people with different disabilities and diverse abilities can do, not what they can’t do. This month gives people a chance to learn more about autism and how we

World Down Syndrome Day March 21st, 2024 is in support of  World Down Syndrome Day March 21st, 2024 This page will highlight  why the  need to understand Down Syndrome all around the world, people with Down syndrome are treated badly. They are denied a quality education.They are denied the chance to work and earn their own money. Their voices are not heard! They are denied good health care. They are not allowed to make decisions about

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter March 2024

Krystian Shaw Publisher and Owner   March is here and we are excited to welcome spring. There is a lot to celebrate and enjoy this month, including Irish Heritage Month, St. Patrick’s Day, World Down Syndrome Day, Easter, and more. We’ve got articles and activities for all of this and more. As the weather changes, spring encourages us to step outside and enjoy the great outdoors. It’s a time for St Patrick’s Day 2024 Page

      What is St Patrick’s Day Every March 17, countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland credited for bringing Christianity to the country. Initially a religious feast day in the 17th century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a day of celebrating Irish culture with parades, music, dancing, special foods, and of course, a lot

Black History Month February 2024 is in support of Black History Month  2024 Black History Month brings you why is important to recognize blacks want to be a valuable person and want be respected and wants be a contributing citizen to society and be included as well . Black people with disabilities are multiply  and are marginalized more awareness of the contributions and achievements of Black leaders with disabilities can help drive and inform  Valentine’s Day Page, and San Valentine’s Day Message 2024

What is Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people in Canada to tell somebody that they love them in a romantic way. It falls on February 14, the name day of two saints, St Valentine of Rome and St Valentine of Terni. In pre-Christian times, the middle of February was a time of pagan fertility festivals in Europe and allegedly the time when birds chose a mate. Where

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter Feb 2024

    Krystian Shaw Publisher and Owner   Welcome to our February edition – a newsletter that’s not just about hearts and flowers. This month, we’re talking about kindness, support and understanding. Valentine’s Day: Love and Support for All As February rolls in, we celebrate Valentine’s Day – not just a day with hearts and symbols, but a time to care for one another. Some of us feel really sad

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter Jan 2024

  Krystian Shaw Publisher and Owner Dear Readers Hello everyone, Happy New Year! Welcome to the January issue of our newsletter! As we step into a new year, it’s a time for fresh starts and coming together to reflect on important things. Firstly, let’s talk about the number 9-8-8. It’s an easier-to-remember phone number in Canada for people going through tough times with their feelings. Similar to 9-1-1 for emergencies,


Recap of what took place on October 27th, to October 29th, 2023 at Camp Luther Retreat Center   30 Self Advocates did attend around province of BC   Facilitation throughout the event was provided by Gregg Schiller, Arlene Schouten Self Advocates thanks them for putting this event on    Friday, October 27, 2023  5:00 p.m.     Everyone arrived at Camp Luther                      WELCOMED & INTRODUCTIONS   Gregg Schiller and

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter Edition Nov. 2023

The Kamloops Self Advocate Newsletter Nov. 2023 Krystian Shaw Publisher and Owner   Dear Readers As the colorful autumn leaves gently fall to the ground, and we feel a sense of looking back and thinking, we’re entering a time that reminds us about important things that bring us together. This newsletter is a special one. We take some time to honor and remember special people, celebrate good things, and get

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