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It's Almost Summer Time! 


The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, we are so excited for the summer and hope you are too! 


Words from our President

Dear CPABC Members,

Hope everyone is enjoying the good weather so far.

My family started our summer with a trip to the Cariboo Cowboy Country. We went to the Echo Valley Guest Ranch where I learned the basics of horseback riding. Looking at my picture with Sidney, I really enjoyed becoming a weekend cowboy.  Riding and ranching is something I want to pursue further when life gets less busy for me.  After the ranch, we drove another 450km to see the   magnificent scenery of Lillooet, Pemberton, and Whistler. Despite the long drive, Stella, Sidney, and I had a great time on our first family vacation.  I look forward  to exploring more of our beautiful BC this summer!
While you are enjoying the summer, please check out upcoming dates and topics about our programs and services in this newsletter and don’t stop believing…

Andy Yu
May is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!

On Sunday, May 31st, Canada Place, Science World, and BC Place Stadium will be going green to help us celebrate Cerebral Palsy Awareness! Thank you for the support! 

Run, Walk, Or Wheel With Us!

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is just around  the corner and we are looking for runners,  walkers, and wheelers to join our CPABC team! 

  What:  Half Marathon and 5K Event with 100% of funds    raised going to the charity of your choice 

  Date:  Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Time and Place: Half Marathon @ 7:30am- start at
                            UBC Thunderbird Arena
                            5k run/walk/wheel @ 9:30am- start at                                                                                     Stanley Park Fish House 
Goal: $12,000 

To register:  - Register now to take advantage of early bird prices and remember to choose CPABC as your charity to support. 

We also have a few free registration codes left for those that will be fundraising for us. If you can raise $100 or more, let us know and we can give you a code! - *first come, first serve basis


For more information, please contact Sandeep Gill at or 604.408.9484

TMX Charity Golf Classic

CPABC is pleased to announce that we are one of the participating charities in the 4th Annual TMX Charity Golf Classic

Date:  Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Location:  University Golf Club
Details: "Texas Scramble" Golf Tournament, Silent Auction, Dinner, Entertainment
For more information, or to register for the tournament, please click here.

In the past 3 years, The Toronto Stock Exchange and Toronto Venture Exchange have been able to raise a total of over $300,000 to various community, provincial, and international charities and we couldn't be more honoured that they have chosen us this year. Thank youTMX!
Law Workshop: Accessing School Supports 
  Learn how to access and navigate supports for your school-aged child, be informed and aware of their rights and entitlements to achieve a collaborative team-based approach to services.
Date:   Wednesday, June 17th, 6-8pm
Location: North Shore Disability Resource Centre 
               3158 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver
Registration: Admission is free, but registration is required. Email Glenda at or call at 604.904.4075 
We Are Accepting Campership Applications! 

It's that time of the year again! CPABC is accepting campership applications for children, youth, and adults with CP who would like to attend an accessible camp and would like some financial assistance. Camperships can go towards things like transportation or partial camp fees. 

Deadline for application is Friday, June 19, 2015.
Recipients will be notified on July 31, 2015.

For more information about the Campership program or to get  copy of the application,  click here! 
The Janna Epp Bursary

Pacific Medical Law has established a bursary fund in honor of Janna Epp, a beautiful, determined young girl with cerebral palsy, who faced challenges that few of us could imagine. Sadly, on October 11, 2012 Janna passed away.
In memory of Janna, Pacific Medical Law will donate $5,000 to a child living with cerebral palsy every year, to assist with that child’s care, therapy or recreation. The recipient of the award will be selected by Janna’s mother. This year the bursary recipient will be selected on July 30, 2015.Applications are due July 15, 2015.
Contact Pacific Medical Law for application details at
604 685 2361 toll free 1 888 333 2361
Pre-Employment Training Workshop Series 

The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is currently recruiting participants for our next program cohort from July 2015-October 2015

The goal of the program is to offer hard and soft skill development through a combination of practical experience and classroom style workshops. The program is free of charge to participants and requires a four month commitment period. In person workshops are delivered on a biweekly basis, and learning outcomes will be based
on individual career goals.
Past workshops have been based on the following topics:
  •  self-advocacy, self-determination & employment
  • cover letter writing & informational interviews
  • the job search – where to look & professional demeanor
  • Microsoft Excel-Basics
. For more information you may contact Amanda, the Life Without Limits Programs Assistant at
Health Living Health Life Program -  (Community Kitchen)

Join us for lunch! - Our ongoing healthy living healthy life program has been a popular program amongst our members, so if you haven't come to a monthly lunch, what are you waiting for? 

Next Date: June 22nd, 2015
Time: 11am-1pm
 Location: First Baptist Church (969 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
To Register: 604.408.9484 or 
Accessing CSIL Program

Topic: Payroll Issues
Date: June 27th, 2015
Time: 1:30-4:00 pm
Location: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
To Register: call 604.408.9484 or email

To learn more about the Accessing CSIL Program or to see our past or upcoming module topics, please click here. 
Dance and Yoga!

Adapted Yoga

April 14th to June 23rd  
Tuesdays, 5pm-6pm
1 Athletes Way
April 15th-June 17th
Wednesdays 6pm-7pm
Oaklands Community Centre

Dance Without Limits

April 13th- June 29th
Mondays 4pm-5pm
Trout Lake Community Centre
April 16th-June 25th
Thursdays 5pm-6pm
Chuck Bailey Recreation Center

Save the date! 
Our Annual General Meeting will be on September 10th, 2015, Location TBD!
Our guest speaker will be Human Rights Tribunal Member, Mr. Norm Trerise who will be discussing the Tribunal, its processes, and the basic legal approaches it takes.
Pioneer’s Commitment to Accessibility Lives On
During her life, Pat Hardy led the way for people living with disabilities –literally. The Canadian founder of Wings on Wheels, Pat used her experience living with Cerebral Palsy to organize and lead travel tours for others with disabilities. When not travelling the world, she found time to work with the Indoor Sports Club. Sadly, Pat passed away in 2014, but her bequest to the CPABC will help to ensure that her vision of accessibility continues to be supported. We are grateful for her example, and her thoughtful legacy. Please consider a gift to the CPABC as a part of your personal estate planning.
May is National Leave a Legacy Month.

Please consider supporting CPABC's Planned Giving Program.
For more details, contact Feri at or call 604.408.9484
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