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Thursday, May 19, 2011

June 7 at Madyson Manor

All Abilities Welcome: Opening Doors to Inclusion workshop

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is proud to bring you a workshop which will engage seniors through an inspiring presentation and opportunity to learn about the benefits of physical activity.

ALACD is a national network dedicated to the wellness of Canadians with a disability through healthy active living, recreation and sport.

Tuesday June 7, 2011
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Are you an older adult with a disability or do you know someone with a disability and are interested in learning more about opportunities to participate in physical activity? If the answer is yes, then the AAW workshop will be of interest to you.

Our speaker, Mia Fairley is a mother of three, a high school teacher and sledge hockey coach with the Paralympic Sports Association.  Her eldest child was born with spina bifida and Hydrocephalus in 1993.  Since then, she has been an active advocate for persons with disabilities. Mia’s commitment to supporting active lifestyles for persons with disabilities means leading by example and getting involved.
 Expected Workshop Outcomes:

Ø Get engaged and empowered;
Ø Discover strategies on how to get more active as a person with a disability;
Ø Come away with ideas and practical tips to encourage your participation in inclusive recreation opportunities;
Ø Build awareness that anyone can be physically active;
Ø Promote a culture of inclusion;
Ø Take away practical tools & resources: AAW Tool Kit provided free.