BCCL held its 58th annual general meeting on September 24, 2015 at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton. The AGM’s theme, Life’s Spiritual Dimension, was inspired by the Canadian humanitarian, Jean Vanier, who, in March of this year, was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize. The prize honours a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery or practical works.

Guest speakers spoke about the impact people with a disability have had on their lives. Steven Haney, a BCCL manager, recounted his fond memories of the late Edgar Wicksey, a gentlemen he supported. Sara Singh, a BCCL board director, in spoken word, reflected upon her relationship with her sister with a developmental disability. Their moving presentations were bookended by songs beautifully sung by Francine Morrison, a BCCL service coordinator.

Travis Miller, a support worker with BCCL for 15 years, was the recipient of the Reese Matthew Kirk Above and Beyond Award which recognizes employees who demonstrate exceptional commitment to BCCL’s vision and values and the people they support.

Talk about “homegrown” talent!