October is Community Living Month, a chance to recognize and honour British Columbians living with developmental disabilities.
Towns and cities all over the province will be holding events to celebrate Community Living Month, including a community barbecue put on by the Self Advocacy Group in Prince Rupert on Oct. 27.
“We want to bring awareness to people and employers that people with intellectual disabilities still want to work for real pay. They want to be like anyone else, and have a job,” Val Whomes of the Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group said.
At the community barbecue there will be a number of speakers including Mayor Jack Mussallem, and a few individuals from the advocacy group who will be sharing their employment stories
Cake will be served and balloons, stickers and pins will be handed out. There will also be a door prize.
The Prince Rupert Lions Club will be manning the barbecue, serving hot dog and other delicious food.
The event will be happening at 716 Fraser St. from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 27.