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Members of the Self-Advocates of the Rockies and three DSP’s from REALM along with REALM’s practicum student Takara Mohnssen traveled to Richmond for the 2019 Self-Advocates Conference at the Executive Inn Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre.

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REALM would like to thank everyone who participated in our first annual ICE (Inclusive Community Employers) Awards. Hosted at the Prestige Rocky Mountain Resort on Thursday, October 10th, 2019. In the pursuit of recognizing and raising awareness of businesses in the community who are leaders by providing meaningful employment to everyone. We invited the community during the month of September to nominate an organization with whom they thought deserved to be honoured. With a total of nineteen local companies nominated, in collaboration with our sponsors, we awarded five businesses with a unique honour recognizing their excellence. The remaining organizations were acknowledged for their leadership.

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What do you enjoy the most about the summer?

I really enjoy that there is no snow and I can enjoy my walks

I enjoy walking around Idlewild Park but have not gone fishing there yet

I also enjoy visiting Elizabeth Lake and watching the geese

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The month of October is recognized as Community Inclusion Month, bringing awareness to inclusion in communities and employment.

Organizations promote this initiative by holding a variety of different events all over Canada recognizing inclusive employers and communities.

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Stephanie Goertson REALM Idol Winner 2019

Why do you sing?

“It makes me feel amazing and excited”

When watching Stephanie perform whether it is on stage for REALM idol or during our karaoke and chicken nights she takes on the song and lets her personality shine.

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Wow, another 2 years the paper included our story form 2017 In complete gratitude for the wonderful team that calls itself REALM for making our Community Picnic a success as well as Amanda Kama and Sam for pulling it together… Big Shout Out to all of the people who came out and joined us today. We are incredibly grateful for your support of REALM and celebrating unity in the community with us.

Kootenay Friends of REALM would like to thank everyone who joined us for our First Annual Golf Tournament which took place June 9 /2019 at Mission Hills Golf Course. About 56 Golfers showed up and despite the occasional deluges of rain most managed to complete their 18 holes. A great supper was supplied by Mission Hills who were terrific hosts and did their utmost to get us through this event.

We would also like to shout out to the following sponsors for supplying prizes for our Golfers and/or their active participation in our day. Hope to see you next year! Thanks for all your support!!!


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We are trying something new this year! All packages have changed!
Take a look at what would interest you the most, check off the package you
want and return the slip to REALM. We will hand out calendars On
June 26th.
We are asking people to pay in full or month by month,

June 26th will be the Summer Kick-Off BBQ at Wasa Lake. We will be out
there all day. Meet at REALM at 10:00 am and we will transport you out there.
Let us know ahead of time if you need to be back to town at a
certain time and we can arrange for you to get to town.
$10 for BBQ

August 28th we are having a Wrap-Up day at Calaway Park. This is an
additional cost on top of your package. Keep in mind this will be an all-day trip.
$50 for Calaway Park

On Tuesday, May 28th, REALMS operations staff held their annual appreciation and awards luncheon at Auntie Barb’s Bakery.
We would like to congratulate Raymond Edinger, on being the recipient of this year’s Lucy Memorial Award.
Our congratulations also go out to Lynnetta Beingessner and Sheila Neidig on receiving an honorable mention of the Lucy Memorial Award.

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If you thought Food, Fun  and Fashion- You are right!!!

Get it all at our “Bras on Dudes and Boxers on Babes” event

Cranbrook Eagles Hall, May 8th@430pm.

Tickets $15 in advance until April 30th or $20 at the door.

**come join the fun and help raise funds for Relay For Life and the Realm Rovers Travelling Team. For more information call 250-426 3393 and ask for more information.

The REALM Rovers head to the Island to spend two nights in Victoria before heading to the Comox Valley to participate in Relay for Life 

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May 2nd REALM hosted an event to fund raise for Relay for Life Comox Valley and the REALM Rovers raising over $2000.00  The event included Bras on Dudes/Boxers on Babes Fashion Show, Pie Throwing, Head Shaving, Silent Art Auction, Survivor Islands, Bake Sale, Treasure Boxes, Door Prizes and a Sphegetti Dinner

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REALM and Advocates will be presenting at the Learn, Inspire, Lead: Inclusion Europe at the World Congress

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