Fernie’s second Disability Awareness Night June 2
The Canadian Adaptive Network is hosting the second annual Fernie Disability Awareness Night. This exciting evening will be held at the Max Restaurant in the Park Place Lodge on June 2 starting at 6 p.m.
“The debut of Disability Awareness Night last year was hugely successful,” said Grace Brulotte, event organizer. “It supported Project Heli and Fernie Adaptive Snow Program, bringing in over $6,000 in funds raised. The Canadian Adaptive Network is honoured to take on the event this year, which promises to be just as inspiring and engaging.”
The greatly anticipated community premiere of “I’mPossible”, a documentary of the first female tandem sit skier to heli-ski in Canada, starring Grace Brulotte and Scott Courtemanche (pictured above) will be shown. Also to be featured are the inspirational short films ‘Ascend’ and ‘Rob Enigl.’ Special guest speakers include Tanelle Bolt of the RAD Adapted Society, Grace Brulotte, and Stella Swanson of the Canadian Adaptive Network.
Don’t miss out on spectacular silent auction items generously donated by local Fernie businesses. Funds raised from this years silent auction will go to the Canadian Adaptive Network. CAN’s goal is to create inclusive opportunities and demonstrate that disability is just a variation of the human experience.
To accomplish this, the plan is to undertake a broad, multi-year, multi-community project, which will generate reliable information and increase awareness in order to produce improvements in accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities in the Elk Valley. This includes a community assessment of services and accessibility, as well as school tours using “I’mpossible” to promote inclusion.
Tickets for this jam-packed evening of good food, inspirational movies, speeches, and a silent auction can be purchased online or by visiting Elevation Showcase or GearHub.