Many Kootenay businesses are facing difficulty these days due to labour shortages in the area. Unbeknownst to many Kootenay employers, there’s an untapped job force out there that is being underutilized. For some, like the intellectually disabled, they want to work but haven’t been given an opportunity to contribute.

(L to R) Kieran O’Grady, Donna Schwartz, Kimberly Earl, Felicia McKenzie and Sheila Neidig work at Java Creek Café inside Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook. — Photo courtesy Ana Yost
(L to R) Kieran O’Grady, Donna Schwartz, Kimberly Earl, Felicia McKenzie and Sheila Neidig work at Java Creek Café inside Joseph Creek Care Village in Cranbrook.
— Photo courtesy Ana Yost
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Realm’s Blast into good health

Featuring guest speakers with starry night dinner and dance to follow

Friday February 21, 2020 at the Heritage Inn Health conference from 12:30pm-5:00pm Dinner and dance from 6:00pm-10:00pm

Tickets are $40 for full event Or $30 for dinner and dance only

RSVP by February 14, 2020 by signing up at Realm or by phone at 250-426-3393

 

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On January 9, 2020, a few members from the volunteer heritage work crew of Realm had the privilege to go to Fort Steele to take part in a photoshoot for a Fort Steele advertisement. The group members went on a sleigh ride as the photographer took photos of their enjoyable ride.

Fort Steele January 2020

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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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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.

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.