CLBC Presents WOW Awards for Inclusion in Victoria and Prince George

January 22nd, 2014

Over the next month, CLBC will be presenting provincial Widening Our World (WOW) Awards to recognize people who are building inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities in BC. The first two awards were handed out this week in Prince George and Victoria.

On Monday, Victoria’s Sheenagh Morrison (pictured) was presented with a WOW Award for her tireless work as a self advocate community leader. For more on Sheenagh and a book launch she is participating in this weekend in Victoria, click here.

Today, BC’s Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Don McRae presented a WOW Award today to Prince George’s Jay Maybin of Waste Management for his exceptional contribution to creating employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. For more information on Jay, click here.

Two more awards will be presented next month in other BC communities.

CLBC’s interim CEO Doug Woollard congratulated Jay, Sheenagh and all of this year’s WOW Award nominees. “It is clear from the nominations received that there is a wealth of innovative ideas, activities and initiatives being spearheaded by community champions across the province. These efforts not only raise awareness about inclusion, but help everyone see that through our individual acceptance of diversity, our communities become richer and more vibrant places to live.”

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