LiveWorkPlayNews 2007 - May 29 - Edition 7
IN THIS ISSUE...
1) TELUS SUPPORTS LWP TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES
2) THIRD ANNUAL ROGER DODGER JUNE 1-3
3) VISIONING DAY FRIDAY JUNE 9
4) SUMMER BLAST-OFF BBQ POOL PARTY SATURDAY JUNE 10
5) ENGINES OF SUCCESS BANQUET WEDNESDAY JUNE 20
TELUS SUPPORTS LWP TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVES
The TELUS Ottawa Community Board has granted $20000 to LiveWorkPlay in support of technology initiatives that help people with intellectual disabilities live as self-advocates and contributing citizens. An early example of the results of this grant can be found later in this edition of LiveWorkPlayNews - some of the stories are now available in audio format, thanks to a new digital voice recorder and software that was used to record and edit reporting by SMILE* participants!
THIRD ANNUAL ROGER DODGER JUNE 1-3
The third Annual Roger Dodger Volleyball Tournament is set for Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3, once again at the Tay River Tent & Trailer Park in beautiful Perth, Ontario (see http://www.taypark.com/).
The tournament benefits LWP, but the entire affair is organized and managed by volunteers without involvement of LiveWorkPlay staff. The event name comes from Roger Albert, grandfather of Sarah Albert, a SMILE participant at LWP. LWP family, friends, staff and volunteers are invited to participate by putting together their own teams, or enjoy watching the games from the bleachers, and tuck in to mac and cheese with baked beans. Contact rona(at)magma.ca to register!
New for this year - if you are unable to attend the tournament but you would like to contribute, just visit Sarah Albert's special web page at http://rogerdodger.notlong.com/ to make a donation. Sarah has already surpassed her goal of $100 but she wants to keep going!Listen to this story as a BUZZCAST:http://lwp.bz/BUZZCASTS/may29buzzcast-rogerdodger.wma
VISIONING DAY FRIDAY JUNE 9
First on the June event schedule comes Visioning Day on the morning of Saturday, June 9. Attendance is crucial for participants and family members who want to contribute to the continuing improvement of the LiveWorkPlay organization. Please RSVP by the end of this week!Last year's Visioning Day provided critical information about LiveWorkPlay progress with respect to self-advocacy, and one important outcome was the Self-Advocacy In Action conference in November 2006. Positive outcomes from the conference are still being reported. Find out more about Visioning Day at http://liveworkplay.ca/VISIONINGDAY
Listen to this story as a BUZZCAST:http://lwp.bz/BUZZCASTS/may29buzzcast-visioningday.wma
SUMMER BLAST-OFF BBQ POOL PARTY SATURDAY JUNE 10
After the intensity of Visioning Day, this is a day for nothing but fun. There's no agenda, and no reports will be issued. Enjoy a swim, take part in a cannonball contest, or just chill on a lawn chair enjoying delicious barbecue favourites. It's up to you! Please RSVP by the end of this week so the right amount of food and drinks will be on hand. Find out more about the Pool Party at http://liveworkplay.ca/POOLPARTY
Listen to this story as a BUZZCAST:http://lwp.bz/BUZZCASTS/may29buzzcast-poolparty.wma
ENGINES OF SUCCESS BANQUET WEDNESDAY JUNE 20
The Engines of Success Recognition Banquet was developed as a means of including the entire LiveWorkPlay community and all of its supporters in a celebration of the year's achievements. For Journeys* and SMILE program participants it is an opportunity to practice public speaking and take the spotlight to share their accomplishments in front of peers and family. It is also a rare opportunity to give a public thank you to the many dedicated LiveWorkPlay volunteers who contribute their time and energy to LWP programs and events.For private sector, public sector, and non-profit partners it is a chance to see firsthand what their contributions mean to the LiveWorkPlay community and to be recognized for their important role in making it all happen.
As with last year, there will be some short films released for the first time. Last year's "Out Of The Box" video was a huge success, and has been downloaded from the LWP website thousands of times by individuals and organizations across the world. Will this year's video releases be just as popular? Come on out on June 20 and be the first to see them. Please RSVP as soon as possible, as seating at Lakeside Gardens is limited. Find our more about the banquet at http://liveworkplay.ca/ENGINES
Listen to this story as a BUZZCAST:http://lwp.bz/BUZZCASTS/may29buzzcast-engines.wma
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:http://canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=76323&Language=en
(if the above link does not work please use: http://tinyurl.com/63m8u)You can also direct all or part of your United Way contribution to LiveWorkPlay. Please see http://liveworkplay.ca/UNITEDWAY for a donation form.Donation cheques can be addressed to:LiveWorkPlay153 Chapel Street, Suite 300Ottawa, ON K1N 1H5Telephone contributions:Julie Kingstone, 235-9550 x 222Thank You!
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*SMILE = Skills and More for Independent Living and Employment (ages 21+)*SMILE-TOG = SMILE - The Original Generation (older SMILE participants)*SMILE-TNG = SMILE - The Next Generation (younger SMILE participants)*ACES = Active Community Experiences in Summer (ages 13-20)*Journeys = ages 13-21 and still in school