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Special Olympics October 2020 Newsletter

Web Version  |  Update preferences  |  Unsubscribe Like Tweet Forward TABLE OF CONTENTS • Latest Newsletter • Sports Celebrities Festival presented by Wheaton Precious Metals reimagined for November return • Latest news in Special Olympics BC’s safe, staged Return to Sport • B.C. election candidates respond to call to end health inequality faced by individuals with intellectual disabilities • Generous donors powered successful 2020 New Car Dealers Foundation / Special Olympics BC

Government of Canada extends deadline to apply for the Disability Tax Credit to receive the COVID-19 one-time payment for persons with disabilities

News release                                                    October 23, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected the lives and health of all Canadians, and disproportionately affected Canadians with disabilities as they continue to face many long-standing barriers further heightened by the pandemic. It is for this reason that the Government of Canada is continuing to

Calendula Balm Story

Hi my name is Mark Skelton  I live in Ladysmith, BC. I am a self advocate. Before the coronavirus pandemic I was going out with groups, working part time, doing Special Olympics BC swimming and doing stuff with friends. The first four months of this pandemic my support was distance support meaning I spent a lot of time on zoom. I have also stopped working. The boredom got very crazy.

Smiling During COVID 19

This poem was written by Cynthia McGillivray Smiling during Covid 19 I am Cynthia and I am funny. I want to brave with Covid 19! I pick places to go with my staff. We go to parks to do writing or walking. Sometimes I do online class and say hi to friends. At home I help with dishes in the mornings, I play with the baby, mop, and help mom

Helping Others

I am Logan Gillies I go to Semiahmoo House Society North Campus. I have been there for two years. When the program was cancelled for Covid 19, I felt upset and mad. At first, I stayed home with my Respite Care Worker. When I felt stressed out, I went to the beach. I helped my Mom and Dad. We would go out, I helped at Walmart and No Frills. On

Pursuing Passion No Matter What

Written by: Ryan Coleman This has been a hard year. Many people in the world are struggling including those I care about deeply. I almost lost someone I could never replace due to kidney failure less than a month ago. I realized finally that I can’t wait to start living. I have wanted to be a photographer my entire life. The cost of entry was always too high before. There

The Wave

We were out for Mike’s birthday, sitting on a patio, in the middle of a pandemic. The girls were with us because our car is too small to have 4 people in the back seat. Mike and his girlfriend Joss were following in a cab. We arrived at the restaurant first and were seated on the patio, with goodly distance from others there. We sat Mike and Joss arrive and

Juicy Roast Turkey Recipe

Selfadvocatenet.com Recipe October 2020 Special Edition Thanksgiving Edition Cook Time: 2 hours 50 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes How to Make the Juiciest Roast Turkey Recipe (no lengthy marinating required) Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com Skill Level: Medium Cost to Make: Varies by season and turkey prices Keyword: Juicy Roast Turkey Cuisine: American Course: Main Course Ingredients 12 lb turkey Anything from 11-15 lbs will work, but bake time

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control Halloween Tips 2020

Celebrate less socially and trick-or-treat locally this Halloween!     Skip Halloween parties this year Trick or treating in small groups can be a safe and a fun activity Get creative in making space when handing out treats No matter how you celebrate Halloween this year… Turn off your porch light and stay at home if you are sick or self-isolating. Try including a non-medical mask or face covering as

My Story About Keeping Busy and Safe During Covid 19

By Charmaine Johnson (CJ) My name is Charmaine. Some of my friends call me CJ. I am a Self-Advocate of Nanaimo. We have meetings by telephone because of Covid. We are doing a workshop to teach others about being a self-advocate. Every month we have a learning circle. We learn things about living a good life. At our last circle we wore silly hats and had mini-self-care pies. We shared

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