Article from HIWAY 16 News
International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated Thursday, December 3. Derek Christensen, Contract Service Provider with EmployAbilties, said the day was to help celebrate the accomplishments and successes of those with disabilities. He added that the day was also a chance to acknowledge the challenges that many individuals face and overcome to become contributing members of society.
The day also saw a presentation from Renaye Wade, a brain injury survivor, who gave insight into what her recovery has entailed, as well as her day-today routine of multi-disciplinary therapies.
The attendance to celebrate the day were, back row from left, Melissa Legge, Sally McPike, Sheila Jubenvill all of which are from ALBERTA Works, and Kathryn Cymbaliuk from BGS Enterprises. In front at Leticia Rivera-Rivera from ALBERTA Works, brain injury survivor and public speaker Renaye Wade, and Derek Christensen with EmployAbilities.