Phone/TDD: 250.376.7878 Fax: 250.376.4689 Toll Free: 1.877.414.4241 E-mail: email@example.com www.peopleinmotion.org 182 B Tranquille Road Kamloops, BC V2B 3G1 Volume 20: Issue 4 ● July 2009 United Way - Day of Caring Inside this issue: As you may know, People project under Days of In Motion is a proud Caring. They spent the Day of Caring 1 community partner with weekend of May 30th United Way to which their building us a dock, Volunteer Party 1 on-going support assists making our trails more Paralympics 2010 2 us to deliver programs and accessible and services. participating in general Crackers 2 clean-up of camp. In addition to this support, Lonna Nash 2 when we needed People In Motion wishes volunteers to help us with to extend our sincere Staff Bio 2 some projects at our thanks to the United Way accessible camp at White and the Days of Caring Lake, the United Way was volunteers of Urban there and offered us the Systems. On May 8th, 2009 People Days of Caring In Motion celebrated 20 Program. Please check out our years of service. Thank website at you to all our supporters, This year the crew at www.peopleinmotion.org volunteers and staff who Urban Systems to see the Days of Caring made People In Motion a sponsored the volunteer video. success and valuable resource in our community. Volunteer Appreciation Party - Arrr Matey of service target of two, five or ten years Evelyn Howland This year we honoured the volunteers who of service. Shannon Jenkins assist us at People In Motion throughout the Buddy Schweitzer year with various projects and tasks. The The following volunteers were Bev White Volunteer Appreciation Party took place on April recognized for 2008: 15, 2009 at the Henry Grube Centre. Five Years Ten Years Exceptional Volunteers Recognized Ellen Gill Doug Bragg We had a pirate theme this year (Arrrr matey) Board Category Office Category Judy Nichols Don Watkinson and some of the volunteers dressed the part Don Watkinson Evelyn Howland Kim Semeniuk and all staff members (Captain Kara, First Mate Judy Treherne Val, Deck Hand Joyce, Wench Joanna, Swabby Active Living Camp John Weller Stacey, and Stowaway Josie) were clothed very Deb Barry John Weller pirately. The evening was great fun with Congratulations to all award themed food and pirate games. Community Volunteering recipients and to all of our Leo Guillas volunteers who contribute to the As part of the Volunteer Appreciation, we also Length of Service Recipients success of People In Motion. We recognize those who have made couldn’t do it without you! exceptional efforts as volunteers and we Two Years acknowledge those who have reached a length Jennifer Harris Page 2 People In Motion Accessibility paramount for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games March 12, 2009 marked the one-year The cross-country skiing, and snow. It is hard to countdown to the start of the alpine skiing are being accommodate for every Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter contested in Whistler. In March disability; however, that doesn’t Games where 600 athletes with a the IPC Alpine World Cup mean you shouldn’t try. We are disability from 40 countries will Finals gave para-alpine skiers seeing significant improvements compete in alpine skiing, cross-country their first-chance to test one of in accessibility at sport facilities skiing, biathlon, wheelchair curling and the fastest and most technical and throughout the sledge hockey. courses in the world. Thanks to communities of Vancouver and “Canada is a leader in accessibility and meticulous planning and well- Whistler. As a result spectators inclusion and we have fully reflected trained volunteers, athletes and with a disability will be able to fully that in the venue management and spectators enjoyed accessibility enjoy these games.” design,” said Dena Coward, head of despite the challenges of an Canada currently has world Paralympic Planning for VANOC. “We alpine environment. Carla champions in every paralympic want everyone to have the opportunity Qualtrough, president of the sport. With 12 months to train in to enjoy the Games first hand and Canadian Paralympic the venues and support from leave a legacy of facilities for more Committee who is visually home crowds, we can expect persons with a disability to get involved impaired commented, “I was 2010 paralympic Winter Games to in sport.“ able to follow a runner along the be the most exciting ever for ground to the stands, rather Canada. than find my own way on the Total Access, Spring 2009, p24 Crackers - In Memory Never another “Crackers” Lonna Nash His face was angelic, disposition was A big thanks to Lonna Nash for supreme, could not have been a providing her artistic skills to better companion to an individual who our Active Living Program needed his help. This was “Crackers” members. She was the Craft who at the ripe age of 16 said goodbye. Instructor for the Adult, Youth and Summer Youth programs. Our thoughts go out to Dennis and his The members will miss her family. Crackers will be missed by all enthusiasm and fun that she who new him. brought with her. Best of luck with her career as an artist. Staff Bios Hello, my name is Lorrinda James. I own business as a work practicum here this past am the STEP (Shuswap Training photographer. I am pleased to winter. At current, I am working Employment Program) worker. My title be part of the People In Motion as the Summer Student is Office Assistant to help out the organization to open doors Activities Worker. I have been reception to maintain front office duties. today to create a better working closely with Joyce in I have attended Sprott-Shaw tomorrow for people with order to prepare for the Community College for training in disabilities. Summer Youth Recreation Business Office Concepts. Also as Program (SYRP). I have also Josie Gambaretto. Hello part of my STEP career development accompanied both the youth again everyone! I am so very program is; On-Line Business Training, and social clubs on a variety of excited to have returned to getting to know the membership, outings. It’s really great to be People in Motion. As some of support and assist with any other back and I am looking forward you may recall, I previously general office tasks. I am content to working with the youth this completed my third year social gain more experience into starting my summer!