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Volunteer Shift

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Tonight, I am volunteering at a fancy gala that is a fundraiser for the B.C. Centre for Ability. This organization provides physical, occupational. speech therapy and vocational guidance plus more for physically and mentally disabled children. There is a huge waiting list. They provide vital early intervention programs for children.

This gala is set in one of Vancouver's beautiful hotels and honors 5 heroes who have been clients of the centre and have had great success. I am looking forward to being inspired by these heroes tonight as I hear their stories and wonderful, courageous journeys.

I know that there are many Sparkpeople heroes on this site too!

It is so nice to get dressed up fancy for an evening and not be self-conscious about my weight. So very freeing and it allows me to totally focus outside myself and on the job at hand.

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    How nice of you to volunteer! REFFIE, you are one of the most giving people I know. Have a good time and maybe you can shake a tail feather like back in the good ole Zumba days!

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ANGGEL40 5/10/2013 12:36PM

    Bless you my sweet are doing a wonderful thing..Have fun! emoticon

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    What a wonderful not feel self conscious about your weight and to be able to focus on the event and the tasks at hand. Have a good time!

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TEDYBEAR2838 5/9/2013 9:59PM

    The people you & they help are BLESSED for sure!

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CINDYAST 5/9/2013 9:58PM

    Have a great time at the gala, it sounds like a wonderful organization.
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FELINEBETTER 5/9/2013 3:21PM

    I'm sure you'll be the Belle of the Ball! Have fun with it, Wendy! emoticon

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    I hope the gala gets good reviews on/in your local media.... Front page ... top half !!!
Too much space is given to the sad & violent news... The people who cause pain to others should not rate major acknowledgement. We will be so very proud of you out there doing your volunteering best.

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