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August 29th, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013   Check out this very interesting video segment on Canadian Paralympic super athlete Mario Caron. He competes in Paralympic goalball and ranks number one in his sport. Find out how he does, trains and how you can get involved in parasport. Check out the video here  
August 28th, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013   Lyn McGinnis is outreach attendant here at ILCWR who is fighting to open doors for people with disabilities. McGinnis recently started Waterloo Region Accessibility Watch and audited 100 downtown Waterloo businesses to see how many were accessible to people using wheel chairs. He discovered more than half of the establishments are hard to enter and many are inaccessible. The results have been posted on the groups Facebook page which shares pictures of all the businesses that are not accessible. McGinnis hopes these audits bring awareness to people and help...
August 22nd, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013   A teenage Paralympian, world record holder has been barred from competeing in the championships because organizers have declared her disability to be not permanent. The IPC has banned Victoria Arien from swimming because they say her medical records fail to provide conclusive evidence of a permanent impairment, as doctors have stated with many years of physical therapy she may one day walk again. What do you think of this story and the definitions the IPC has set? Check out the article here  
August 20th, 2013
Tuesday, August , 2013   Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come down to Movies Under the Stars at 127 Victoria Street South, Kitchener. This is a fundraiser to support ILCWR and all our programs and services. Tickets are $5 and kids under 3 are free. We are showing Hotel Transylvania a great family friendly movie that will start at dusk. Doors to the event open at 7pm there will be live music by Le Bon Fi, face painting and clowns for the kids, lots of yummy movie snacks and raffles with great prizes like a new backyard playground and Yardistry planter boxes. The event is...
August 14th, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013   Take a look at this cool video of Rick Hansen and Rick Mercer bungee jumping at Whistler Bungee Jump in BC. Rick jumped in his wheelchair to show that anything is possible, and that with a little thought most adventures can be made accessible for everyone. Whistler Bungee Jump is a great company which offers accessible adventures and can make many accommodations so that everyone has a chance to bungee jump. Check out the video here  
August 13th, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013   Check out this cool new initiative called The Shooting Beauty Project. The project aims to challenge stereotypes that prevent inclusive attitudes and communities. The story is of an aspiring fashion photographer whose life is transformed when she starts a photography program from individuals with disabilities. Let us know what you think of this project. Check out the website here  
August 6th, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013   Dont Forget about the ILCWR Family BBQ this Wednesday August 12 from 4-7pm at the Victoria Park Picnic Shelter. There will be lots of great food and family fun! Be sure to RSVP at 519-571-6788 or online. Check out all the event details below. Check out the event details here  
August 2nd, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013   Before Justin Hines took the stage in his recent stop in Kitchener, I was blown away by the voice of his opening act: Jeff Poolton. Although singing for twenty-five years, Poolton, 37 has released his debut album “Welcome to My World”. Poolton who has cerebral palsy, chronologies his life journey thus far through song. Produced, mixed, and mastered by Ronald A. Roy at Threshold Sound in Kitchener; Welcome to My World is an eclectic collection of sound, ranging from pop to rock. Most people who don’t have a disability can really imagine or comprehend...
August 2nd, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013   The Globe and Mail posted an article today on Canada's issues with disability rights. The article is based on the first hand experiences of Gus Reed and his issues using a wheelchair in Canada. Guss feels Canada is not steeping up to the plate in creating inclusive or accessible environments for wheelchair users. Let us know what you think of the article, do you agree? Check out the article here  
July 31st, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013   A new video entitled "Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian Human Rights Act" provides accessible information on human rights in ASL, LSQ, French and English. The video breaks down the lengthy human rights act in 10 minutes and share the important information in an innovative and intriguing way. Check out the video and article below to be sure you know all you should about human rights. Check out the article here  



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