North Vancouver Community Players (NVCP), a charitable volunteer theatre group, have chosen A4K as their charity this year. NVCP will be providing proceeds of their ticket sales to our organization.
The Players have a fantastic line-up of shows this season, including “Rapunzel, A Tangled Tale,” “Having Hope at Home,” and more. Men, women, and children alike will be entertained.
Get your tickets soon, as some shows have already sold out. Full show line-up and ticket information is available on the Players’ website.
*Please bring a contribution to the show for the local food bank.
An athlete is expected to be strong. They need to be able to hit a baseball to the outfield; pedal a bicycle uphill; or win a competitive race. These are challenges that aren’t easy for most athletes. Bryan MacLeod is one of the strongest applicants we’ve had. He was diagnosed with a complex neurological developmental disorder that delays language and motor skills. His challenges have been greater than many of our athletes’.
However, this outstanding individual has been a long-time applicant at A4K. He has participated in karate for several years. Now he is braving the depths of the pool as a swimmer. He has confronted his physical challenges head-on and shown enormous strength- physically, mentally, and emotionally. We are very proud to name Bryan our November Athlete of the Month!
Bryan’s mother filled us in on his involvement in sports:
Having these conditions, it is very difficult for him to involve with a team sport. Even at the school playground, he hasn’t been able to join his peers to play. I wanted him to gain his self-esteem. Involving Bryan with individual sports has given him this opportunity, as well as strengthened his muscles, which he has needed. – Toki, Bryan’s mom
Bryan’s swimming instructor, Sarah, provided feedback on his performance:
Bryan is a pleasure to have in my swimming class. He is a leader and takes direction well. He gives off a positive energy by always smiling and making people laugh. I look forward to seeing him at the pool. - Coach Sarah
We’re humbled by Bryan’s strength and upbeat outlook on life. It’s gratifying to hear that sports have influenced him in such a positive way:
Sports give me two good things: making new friends and great confidence. When I achieve the goal, I get the feeling of satisfaction and happiness. -Bryan MacLeod
Congratulations Bryan on achieving recognition as A4K’s newest Athlete of the Month!