#TeamCPABC rocks the Scotiabank Charity Challenge; Lily shares her martial arts journey; We remember Craig Langston & NEW legal workshop series! 
The Insider | Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
July 25th, 2018

#TeamCPABC raises over $10,000 at Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon and Charity Challenge 

CPABC would like to extend a warm thank you to everyone involved in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, 5k and half marathon races this year! With the support of our record-breaking 37-member team and generous donors, we were able to raise almost $11,000! Funds raised will be used directly to support our programs, services and scholarships. Together we can create a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities across BC!

Read the full story 

Impact Stories 

How martial arts helps Lily Hall 

Ever since she was a young girl, Lily Hall was interested in learning martial arts. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that the 16 year-old followed her dream and began taking lessons. Lily was approved for private lessons funded by the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC, and her martial arts dream became reality. 

Lily's mom Hollie says the program, “helped Lily regain confidence, strength, perseverance and concentration – a win, win! Without this funding, we would have never done the classes and I’m sure Lily’s recovery would not be where it is today.”  

Read Lily's story here  


"Awesome and fun!" Melissa's Alinker Ambassador success story

After riding her Alinker bike almost daily for a month, 22 year-old Melissa Lyon is super excited to be outdoors, looking forward to adventure, and grateful to the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC.  

Melissa was chosen as one of the Alinker Ambassadors for the Cerebral Palsy Association’s of BC’s Movement Without Limits program.

"I think that it is important to be an advocate for people with disabilities and I think that by becoming an ambassador I could help spread the word about this wonderful tool that may really help a lot of people be more independent and active.” 

Read more about Melissa's Alinker journey!


#TeamCPABC invites you to join us in the Good Life Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 7. The event features four different races to walk, roll or run in – Marathon (Main and Early Start), Half Marathon, 8K Road Race, and Thrifty Foods Kids Run.

For more details or to register with #TeamCPABC in the Victoria Marathon, visit:

Unable to participate? Help us spread the word about this event with your friends and family who may want to register! For info and promotional material to send to your network, please click here or contact Lindsay at 

Annual General Meeting 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Bonsor Community Centre
Multipurpose room 1&2
6550 Bonsor, Burnaby, BC V5H 3G4  
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

This event is free: volunteers, community partners, current & new members are all welcome.
Email to RSVP

News and Media

Craig Langston: Wheelchair Warrior

"If it is to be, it is up to me."

Craig Langston was an activist, father, friend and fighter for civil rights who lived by these words. Hailing from Northern Alberta and the Fort Chipewyan band of the Dene First Nations, he was born with cerebral palsy affecting his right side. 

Craig became active with the Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia in 2005 and a year later was elected president of the board, where he remained until 2013. He created a strong community connection and strengthened the organization’s outreach bonds.

In 2010, Craig was a Paralympic torchbearer as part of the 24-hours torch relay in Vancouver. Craig’s bright flame and shining example will truly be missed. We hold a torch in his honour.

Read more about Craig's life


NEW Legal Workshops for youth

Starting August 24th, The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is proud to host a workshop series that will address the issues of mental health in the workplace for youth with disabilities, conducted by three lawyers.

Topics will include human rights basics, employee and employer responsibilities, requests for medical information  and considering mental health as an employer, for those enrolled in the Community Supports for Independent Living (CSIL) program.

When: August 24, September 28, October 26 & November 16
Where: The Richmond Centre for Disability - #100-5671 No.3 Rd. Richmond, B.C.
Time: 3:45 – 6:00 pm 

Food and refreshments will be provided!


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