Our Stories

Jean Houston, in a speech called, “Human Choice and Human Possibility” at the Choices for the Future Symposium in 1987 asked: “Can you join your story to the larger story that is yearning to reach into you?” For people with disabilities, many of whom were still in the process of moving from institutions back to their communities, with the support of their families and friends, it was a particularly meaningful question because in those places stories were lost. We believe, with David Pitonyak, that part of our support role is helping people “hold their stories.” These are some of our stories, and you’ll find others on our facebook pages and in our blogs. Please feel free to share them, comment and send us your own.

Barb Westfield Directs her Own Supports

This past summer Barb Westfield had the opportunity to experience the power of directing her own supports. Continue reading

New Beginnings – Taunton is Closed

On May 17th, the last three people to live at the home on Taunton Street moved out and now BC Housing Management Commission is planning what will happen next for the house. Continue reading

Folks We Care About: Gary Adams

Gary wanted to share some photos from his recent trip to Seattle. He took the Amtrak train one way & plane the other. Continue reading

A Tale of Realized Dreams by Shirlane Colban

Shirlane and Dena tell us about dreams coming true and a trip to the Magic Kingdom. Continue reading

Connecting Over Curry (Social Care Curry)

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Connecting Over Curry evening last night at the Jambo Grill! Continue reading

Open House – Book Launch – AGM – Canucks Jersey!

On October 26th, from 1 – 4, we celebrate Community Living Days our annual Open House, Book Launch and, at 4:15 p.m., our A.G.M. Continue reading

Spectrum’s 2013 Summer Picnic

Another excellent summer picnic was enjoyed at Trout Lake on July 17th, 2013. Thanks to Susan Wilson and her team. Continue reading

Deepi Leihl Reports on HandyDart and Animal Rights

My name is Deepi Leihl and am studying journalism and broadcasting program. I am pursuing my passion and gaining experience in my chosen profession by volunteering as a News Correspondent at CITR News 101.9 Continue reading

Best Wishes in your retirement, Carlos!

Carlos Costa retired this week after fourteen years service at Spectrum. Continue reading

Barb’s New Book – Surviving A Storm

Barb Westfield has published her life story in a new book named Surviving a Storm. Continue reading