Being honoured with a WOW! (Widening Our World) Award in 2009 was a humbling and inspiring experience for Tiffany Baker. Tiffany lives in Powell River and supports a young woman named Rebecca with her day to day experiences in life. The 20-year relationship that they share is a perfect example of exemplary support.
The WOW!clbc awards recognize the contributions honourees have made and continue to make towards ensuring community inclusion and full citizenship for the individuals CLBC supports.
“My first reaction,” says Tiffany, “was a feeling of being so privileged to be shown that the time I have known Rebecca, and the work we have done together has had an impact. The award is a tangible way to reflect that.” Tiffany was nominated by Rebecca’s mom, Maria. “When Maria asked me about making the nomination, it was such an honour to just be nominated. When I was told I actually won, I was happily shocked.”
WOW!clbc Awards are presented to individuals and groups in four major categories who work with creativity, compassion and commitment to foster “good lives in welcoming communities.” The 2011 WOW!clbc Awards will be launching in the new year. For more information on the upcoming campaign, and if you would like to nominate someone you know, please check the CLBC website under Opportunities > Recognition Awards.