A society that aids the disabled is working to reach out to the community through its Day of Pos-Abilities event this Saturday at Douglas Park.
The Langley Pos-Abilities Society will be hosting its second annual event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Founder Zosia Ettenberg said the event drew about 500 people last year.
This year it will have a marketplace area, food, entertainment, a merchandise tent for performers, displays and exhibits from other non-profit groups, and an area for educational childrenâ€™s activities.
One of the Pos-Abilities Societyâ€™s goals is education, and theyâ€™ll be doing their Try On A Disability event again this year, but with a twist.
Several prominent members of the community have agreed to spend 12 hours confined to a wheelchair.
Their half-day will be recorded by aspiring filmmakers from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
The volunteers will speak about their experiences during the 12-hour period, and the student winner of best video after the event will win a scholarship for further education or equipment.
The Pos-Abilities Society works to better the lives of people with disabilities. One of its goals is to provide and upgrade assistive equipment.
That can include a wide variety of items, including those outside the typical wheelchair and crutches.
Currently the society is running a contest allowing people to win a tandem wheelchair bike.
The bike allows one person to pedal at the back while another person sits in the wheelchair style seat at the front of the tricycle-style bike.
For more information, visit langley.pos-abilities.org.