Red Deerians receive Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Awards

Terri Robson and Blair Charters recognized

Two Red Deerians are among 11 individuals and groups across Alberta to receive Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Awards.

Terri Robson and Blair Charters are both recipients of Awards of Excellence in Public Awareness.

Robson has raised awareness and removed barriers, both nationally and internationally, for those with Aspergers syndrome, a developmental disorder Robson herself lives with.

Charters is a motivational speaker who promotes inclusiveness and raises awareness through his life experiences living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Awards are presented for outstanding leadership and achievement in creating and promoting inclusive communities.

Community events are being held across the province in recognition of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday.

In Red Deer, a swing dance will be held at The Hub, 4936-50 St., on Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For information call 403-340-4869.

On Monday, community recognition awards and Premier’s Council awards will be presented at Carnival Theatre, 5402-47 St. The public event, hosted by Catholic Social Services, will begin with an agency trade fair from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by award presentations at 7 p.m. and the films Making the Invisible Visible and Mary and Max.

For information contact Sherry Albrecht at 403-877-3759 or at sherry.albrecht@cssalberta.ca. Admission is free, but to ensure a theatre seat people must pick up a ticket available at Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.

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