FASSY gives a big thank you to the Whitehorse Rendezvous club for their generous donation – your consideration and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. We also give a big thank you to Driving Forces for making the van a reality – the time you spent in discussion and research to find us this great van is appreciated!
One person commented that “I feel special in this van!”
Team FASSY pulling a 70,000 lb PLANE on Saturday September 22nd for the 2018 United Way Yukon Plane Pull Event at Air North, Yukon’s Airline!!! A big thank you to the Yukon chamber of mines for sponsoring our team – https://www.facebook.com/yukonminers/
and to the Out and About coordinators Julie and Kathleen for getting the team together !
A great event put on by the United Way Yukon
If you missed our AGM and/or are interested to learn what FASSY has been up to, please see our: 2018 Annual Report
Lead researchers Rebecca Caines and Michelle Stewart completed a successful outreach trip to Yukon and British Columbia, taking the Improv Toolkit on the road for feedback, and making new connections for the project’s next stages.
Whitehorse, Yukon has been selected to be the Canada site for the international improvisation project exploring strengths and creativity for people with disabilities.
Researchers visited Whitehorse in July and worked with FASSY (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Society of Yukon) who is a partner on the project. The researchers demonstrated workshops to a range of agencies and families. The workshops, based on the Community Improv Toolkit, use theatre, music, visual arts, improvised games and creative technologies including iPad apps to help people communicate, share their stories, make art and share their experiences.
For more info: http://improvenabled.ca/
In Memory of Bill Stewart
FASSY, along with Bill’s family, have created a support fund for people living with FASD. This fund has been created in his memory to honor him and his desire to help others.
Bill supported many people throughout the Yukon in many ways and was willing to go the extra steps to do so. He also encouraged people to pass it forward when they were able.
The support fund called “Bill it forward“ will help individuals who wish to pursue a program or educational opportunity (academic, artistic or other); obtain job-related assistance (resume development, bus pass and/or other); or require emergency assistance (food, housing and/or other).
Inset picture by N. Bauberger
background photo by R. Plaskett