Winnipeg model with a disability selected for cover of US mag Pin-Up Life – Winnipeg

Dottie St. Laurent.

For photographer Mark Bilash, a chance encounter in a local Facebook group led to a series of unexpectedly inspiring shoots. Bilash – whose Vintage and Vogue Photography specializes in vintage themes and styles, like 1950s pin-ups and the ‘old Hollywood’ look of the 1940s – told 680 CJOB a post from a model with a disability […]

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‘Boxing saved my life’: Owner of Salmon Arm boxing centre committed to training participants, regardless of disability

‘Boxing saved my life’: Owner of Salmon Arm boxing centre committed to training participants, regardless of disability

Peggy Maertz, owner of Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre in Salmon Arm, has found her life’s calling. “I really feel like I found what I’m called to do,” Maetz said. “This is exactly the place I was looking for where I could belong, exactly as I was. A place to be safe, be vulnerable and […]

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Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Calgary

Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Calgary

People in Calgary marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Central Library on Monday. The IDPD event highlighted the achievements of people with disabilities in the city and included opportunities to learn about programs, resources and services in the disabled community. “The goal of IDPD is to bring awareness to disability and continue […]

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Disability support staff in Manitoba battling for pay hike amid cutbacks – Winnipeg

Spectators at the International Day for Persons With Disabilities celebration at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday morning.

A disabled Manitoban requiring support can expect to receive care from around 770 different people in their lifetime. Support staff who work with people with disabilities say their wages need to go up, in order to provide stability for their clients. “Right now, people who provide support often work two or three jobs so they […]

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