WOW means Widening Our World. Since 2009, CLBC has presented WOW Awards to recognize British Columbians who are creating opportunities and building awareness for a vision of full citizenship for people with developmental disabilities, one where they lead good lives, have rich relationships, choices in how they live and employment opportunities.
As part of Community Living Month celebrations in October 2013, CLBC invited self advocates, families, community members, service providers and Community Council volunteers to nominate outstanding British Columbians. Nominations were reviewed regionally and then by a provincial committee of self advocates and CLBC staff to determine four top candidates.
Awards were presented during January and February 2014. Visit the links below to learn more about the 2013 WOW CLBC Award winners!
Sheenagh Morrison – Victoria
Self advocate Sheenagh Morrison was recognized with a WOW Award for her work to promote awareness of people with diverse abilities.
Jay Maybin – Prince George
Employer Jay Maybin was recognized for providing inclusive job opportunities for local people with diverse abilities.
Peter and Stephanie Chung – Burnaby
Peter and Stephanie Chung were recognized for their exceptional contribution in creating employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities at Joe’s Table.
- Click here to learn more about Peter and Stephanie and about Joe’s Table
- Click here to see a photo gallery from the event
Ann Carr and Carol May – Vancouver
Sisters Ann Carr and Carol May were recognized for creating a basketball program for youth with developmental disabilities – the Developmentally Challenged Youth Basketball Association.