During Saturday’s Day of Pos-Abilities

Langley event focuses on understanding, inclusion, and enthusiasm

New to the annual educational event at Douglas Park was a Try on a Disability challenge.

The Day of Pos-Abilities was all about inclusion, education, and perspective.

The goal of this past Saturday’s event at Douglas Park was to educate Langley’s able-bodied community about what life is like for people in wheelchairs and scooters, as well as for folks with other health limitations such as sight, hearing, or other mobility issues.

The event is dubbed on the Langley Pos-Abilities Society website as “our premier annual showcase event designed to promote understanding, inclusion, and enthusiasm about issues that are faced by people with disabilities, as well as showcasing some solutions and opportunities that exist to oppose those issues.”

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CAPTION: Langley Pos-Abilities Society founder and president Zosia Ettenberg, front, played a big role in the Day of Pos-Abilities event at Douglas Park Saturday.

 

“It was the best event ever,” said organizer Zosia Ettenberg, estimating there were about 700 visitors to the event, plus another 50 volunteers helping with different tasks throughout the day.

New this year was the Try on a Disability challenge, where small teams made up of a handful of members competed in tasks that showed the different challenges people with disabilities live with every day.

“The introductory of Try on a Disability worked quite well and we are planning on having that at each event,” she added.

As well, there were information booths, entertainment, vendors, and a kids activity tent including bouncy castles.

Ettenberg has already requested the same Saturday next year, Aug. 12, 2017.

“We could not have done this without our volunteers and I am so grateful that most of them were there for the entire day!”

CAPTION: Kevin Steele visited Saturday’s Day of Pos-Abilities celebration at Douglas Park aboard an Invacare Top End Excelerator custom handcycle. Steele lost his right leg below the knee in a workplace accident 10 years ago.

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