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YIA Atlantic 2016

Youth In Action Atlantic was held August 19-21, in Moncton, New Brunswick. As the lead organization, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in partnership with the New Brunswick Disability Executives’ Network and the New Brunswick Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons, hosted this three day summit, funded by Government of New Brunswick and TD.

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The countdown is on to #YIAatlantic!

YIAlogo_Atlantic-EYouth In Action Atlantic is coming up from August 19-21, in Moncton, New Brunswick. As the lead organization, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, in partnership with the New Brunswick Disability Executives’ Network and the New Brunswick Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons, is hosting this three day summit, funded by Government of New Brunswick and TD.

The event is bringing together teens and young adults across all disabilities and all Atlantic provinces – and Quebec too.  Sixty youth aged 14 to 30 are stepping out of their comfort zone to explore post-secondary and career options. #YIAatlantic will be both interactive and informative!

Educational sessions, panel discussions and social events pepper the schedule of the conference. Atlantic Canadian universities and education agencies will be on hand at Friday’s Post-Secondary Education Expo, while local supports and resources join the mix at Saurday’s Community Supports Marketplace. #YIAatlantic’s engaging agenda and resource-rich environment is strong encouragement for those in attendance to continue to learn, expand their horizons, and build a system of supports. Peer networking, in the form of a dance party, will surely be the cherry on top of a wonderful weekend!

MDC Ambassador Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli will bring his No Excuses, No Limits motto to the dance floor and the podium, and Canadian television legend Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes) will bring her advocacy for mental health and addiction to the agenda. Our friend Maayan Ziv will also be on hand to lend her perspective on accessibility, technology, and blazing your own path. To see the full list of amazing speakers participating at #YIAatlantic click here.

It is sure to be a fun, informative, and inspiring weekend! Keep your eyes on the following social media channels for insight during #YIAatlantic (track this hashtag too)!

twitter.com/MDAtlantic

twitter.com/MD_Canada

facebook.com/Muscular-Dystrophy-Canada-Atlantic-Services

facebook.com/muscle.ca

You believe in youth with disability, right?! Please sign up to Thunderclap TODAY to commit a social media post to our campaign. With your help, on August 20th, thousands of people across Canada will boost the confidence and morale of youth with disability as they map their future and plan for independence. Join the movement, show your support, here.

Visit www.yia-aj.ca for more information on the conference.

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The Scott Montreal High Rise Challenge: A spectacular and unique charity event!

Logo Défi_ScottFriday, May 16th, at the Stock Exchange Tower

Fearless Fire Fighters, policemen, paramedics and members of the public will soon be celebrating 60 years of involvement!

Imagine that you want to climb a flight of stairs to go meet the love of your life, but you can’t because your muscles won’t let you…. For 60 years now, Fire Fighters from all over Quebec have been putting their hearts to work by organizing a series of events on behalf of Muscular Dystrophy Canada, who steadfastly supports people whose muscles have stopped working. The flagship of these events is the Scott High Rise Challenge, which has been held every year since 1997.

Adrenaline, muscles and heart for a worthy cause.

The Scott High Rise Challenge is the only event of its kind in Canada aimed specifically at emergency workers, but also open to the general public. It’s the second largest high rise challenge in North America, behind the Seattle event in the U.S. Climb. Conquer. Cure. Every dollar raised contributes to the advancement of research and helps thousands of adults and children with muscular dystrophy and their families. (more…)

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