IN THIS ISSUE…
1) ENGINES OF SUCCESS: A GREAT TIME FOR A GOOD LIFE
2) VISIONING DAY LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
3) SUN SHINES ON THE POOL PARTY
4) ROGER DODGER NETS BIG BUCKS
5) NEW SELF-ADVOCACY PAGE ROCKS
ENGINES OF SUCCESS: A GREAT TIME FOR A GOOD LIFE
The Engines of Success recognition banquet on June 20 was a sold-out affair with 170 members of the extended LiveWorkPlay family in attendance! Leanne Cusack served as host of this celebration and demonstration of self-advocacy and contributing citizenship. For the full story of this exciting evening including live footage and photographs please visit the Engines of Success web page at http://liveworkplay.ca/ENGINES
VISIONING DAY LOOKS TO THE FUTURE
This year’s Visioning Day on June 9 tackled the question of “What is a good life?” for people with intellectual disabilities, addressing barriers ranging from discrimination to limited social roles. There was also a dialogue with the Board of Directors about how to better promote the work of LiveWorkPlay to the Ottawa community. Please visit the Visioning Day web page for a full report as well as photographs at http://liveworkplay.ca/VISIONINGDAY
SUN SHINES ON THE POOL PARTY
The traditional LiveWorkPlay launch into summer is the barbecue pool party. Attendance was up slightly with some 75 persons taking in the glorious early summer weather. For the entire story including live footage and photographs visit the pool party web page http://liveworkplay.ca/POOLPARTY
ROGER DODGER NETS BIG BUCKS
The third annual Roger Dodger Volleyball Tournament raised a record $1500. The weather was great and the pictures and video show that it was non-stop fun! Drop by the Roger Dodger web page to check out all the action athttp://liveworkplay.ca/RODGERDODGER
NEW SELF-ADVOCACY PAGE ROCKS
Much of the LiveWorkPlay website has been updated, including the self-advocacy page that now features links to videos running down both sides of the page. As with many other important pages on the LWP website you can now listen to the information as well as read it. Drop by http://liveworkplay.ca/self-advocacy to check it out!
SUPPORT LIVEWORKPLAY: MAKE A DONATION
LiveWorkPlay is working hard to help people with intellectual disabilities enjoy a better quality of life. Please help support these efforts with a charitable contribution to LiveWorkPlay. Donate online with 0% administration fees at:
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You can also direct all or part of your United Way contribution to LiveWorkPlay. Please seehttp://liveworkplay.ca/UNITEDWAY for a donation form.
Donation cheques can be addressed to:
LiveWorkPlay153 Chapel Street, Suite 300Ottawa, ON K1N 1H5
Julie Kingstone, 235-9550 x 222
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