My name is Sierra Dean.

I am 24 years old. I am a part of Self-Advocates of Semiahmoo (SAS).

For Canada Day we ­went to White Rock beach and had a Beach Accessible Wheelchair Showcase.

We had 2 booths where we showed of our beach wheelchairs. I was the DJ for our music in the morning.

SAS has fundraised to get 3 beach wheelchairs. Last year I had a garage sale and I made $250 to help.

Being a self-advocate, I feel happy about helping out my community.

Having beach wheelchairs at White Rock beach makes it easier to get in and out of the beach. When I rode in the beach wheelchair I felt excited because of the water.

It felt really good to be in the water. My friend Danielle and my dad helped me. On Canada Day, we had 2 beach wheelchairs to show the public.

Everyone was proud to see what the beach wheelchairs looked like and what SAS has done. Anyone can use the beach wheelchairs.

They are by donation from Feral Boardsports. On Canada day a lot of SAS members were at the beach wheelchair showcase. We had games for the public, too.

We had bocce, croquet, yard Yahtzee, a bubble station and hula hoops. Lots of people came to play the games.

I like being a part of SAS because it is fun. I get to see my friends and talk about stuff, like hosting karaoke nights and going to the Inclusion BC conference.

SAS is a leader in our community because we are helping people out by bringing beach wheelchairs to White Rock beach.

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