Langley group spotlights disability issues in a fun way

A society that aids the disabled is working to reach out to the community through its Day of Pos-Abilities event this Saturday at Douglas Park.

The Langley Pos-Abilities Society will be hosting its second annual event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Founder Zosia Ettenberg said the event drew about 500 people last year.

This year it will have a marketplace area, food, entertainment, a merchandise tent for performers, displays and exhibits from other non-profit groups, and an area for educational children’s activities.

One of the Pos-Abilities Society’s goals is education, and they’ll be doing their Try On A Disability event again this year, but with a twist.

Several prominent members of the community have agreed to spend 12 hours confined to a wheelchair.

Their half-day will be recorded by aspiring filmmakers from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The volunteers will speak about their experiences during the 12-hour period, and the student winner of best video after the event will win a scholarship for further education or equipment.

The Pos-Abilities Society works to better the lives of people with disabilities. One of its goals is to provide and upgrade assistive equipment.

That can include a wide variety of items, including those outside the typical wheelchair and crutches.

Currently the society is running a contest allowing people to win a tandem wheelchair bike.

The bike allows one person to pedal at the back while another person sits in the wheelchair style seat at the front of the tricycle-style bike.

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