City council was brightened Monday evening by the official proclamation of SaskAbilities Awareness Week kicking off. The week is dedicated to recognizing support workers, and the efforts they make to create an accessible, enjoyable community for people with disabilities.

Jenny Dyck, the community relations coordinator for SaskAbilities, started the proclamation gratefully with kind remarks on the community’s support.

Dyck began her role with SaskAbilities last year, taking over for Chris Martens Dyck began her role with SaskAbilities last year, taking over for Chris Martens.

“With the goal of $83,000 to help fund these programs, we have been humbled by the outpour of support from Swift Current's business community being welcomed with opportunities to fundraise and bring awareness to our programs and services,” said Dyck.

“We're grateful to live in a community that prioritizes inclusion, giving children experiencing disability and their families a barrier free experience of play.”

This Saturday will mark the introduction of the Fun Olympics Walk Wheel Run. The event, which is intended to bring together SaskAbilities team participants, clients, and individuals with disabilities to enjoy the Swift Current parks and stay active, will be held virtually. Folks are encouraged to get out, explore the green park spaces of Swift Current, and to share their adventures on social media.

Hayden Linsley, a support worker with SaskAbilities, was a surprise addition to the speaking members from SaskAbilities. He was able to speak from the perspective of an active worker, with experience helping SaskAbilities members get the most out of life in Swift Current.

“It's just super special that they get to do it.” remarked Linsley. “It doesn’t cost anything for them. People donate and give their time to come hang out with us or show their support.”

SaskAbilities asks that if you post your Wheel Walk Run experience on social media, make sure to tag them.

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