It’s national volunteer week and we were so honoured to celebrate WSA’s incredible volunteers with our annual appreciation night! These wonderful staff, friends and family have contributed over 600 hours through the course of 17 events and many ongoing projects. Thank you for your impact, your friendships and helping us to attain our goal of empowering people and inspiring dreams. 💚 #wsafamily #yeg #nationalvolunteerweek #bestvolunteersever
Happy International Women’s Day!
On a day like today, we celebrate our beloved Winnifred Mary Stewart
Motivated by a desire to help her son Parker Stewart, who was born with down syndrome, she devoted 20 years to experimental research work into new teaching techniques. Through her approach, her son Parker Stewart achieved a level of development that was previously considered impossible. Dr. Stewart became convinced that schools for children with disabilities were both practical and essential.
In 1954, she was the first woman to address the Alberta Legislature from the floor of the House. This resulted in the first recognition by a government in Canada to provide financial aid to schools for children with disabilities. At its peak, the school served over 450 students, until 1982 when children with disabilities were integrated into the regular school system.
For thousands of families she helped turn despair, frustration and social stigma into hope, understanding and community acceptance.
Today, Winnifred Stewart Association (WSA) carries on the legacy started by Winnifred, and the spirit of its remarkable namesake continues to live on through the organization
#BeBoldForChange #InternationalWomensDay #WSAfamily
Introduction to Board Governance: Understanding Your Roles and Responsibilities
This workshop is for you if:
You’re a new board member wanting to learn more about your role.
You’re an experienced board member wishing to enhance your skills and work more effectively as a board team member.
You want to attend by yourself or with other member(s) of your board.
Hosted by the Winnifred Stewart Association and presented by the Alberta Culture and Tourism Board Development Program (BDP)
Saturday, April 13, 8am to 4:30pm
Winnifred Stewart Association
11130 131 Street
Edmonton, AB T5M 1C1
Please register by contacting Tracey Kelley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Daryn and the great folks at Applied Colour, we have a brand new XBox and projection screen. We have been lucky enough to have Daryn and his team take care of some of the painting projects needed in our houses over the past few months. We are so thankful for their great work and the kindness they have shown in helping us cross some items off our wish list this year. Thank you for these wonderful early Christmas gifts, Applied Colour!
We had an amazing crew working hard to get our annual “Blitz” mailout campaign ready last night. 2,600 letters are ready to go out to our fantastic supporters. Thank you to everyone who made this happen!
Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Winnifred Stewart Foundation, WSA has a beautiful new, wheelchair accessible van!
Over $41,000 raised, thanks to your support!
Thank you to everyone who joined us and supported the 1st Annual Joey Moss & Friends Golf Tournament, on Thursday August 16th at The Ranch Golf and Country Club.
The day was an absolute blast, celebrating WSA's 65th Anniversary and Joey's 55th Birthday. The more than 80 golfers in attendance were treated to beverages, wings, burgers, games, and more throughout the course. The players wrapped up the day reception emceed by the one and only, Gene Principe, a silent auction filled with sports memorabilia and VIP sporting event opportunities, and broke in to a verse of `Happy Birthday' to celebrate Joey Moss turning 55 this coming September.
Thanks to everyone who was involved, we raised more than $41,000 which will go towards enhancing our programs and services for people with disabilities in our community. Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and participants for making this such a memorable day. Scroll down to view the photos from the day!
THANK YOU TO OUR HOLE SPONSORS
Accent Infills, Accurate Network Services, ATCO, Big Rock Brewery,
The Canadian Brewhouse, CIBC Wood Gundy, Investors Group,
Tom Braid (Kia West Edmonton), Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP, Stillmore,
SCM Insurance Services, Schneiders, The Stair Shop,
Winmar Property Restoration Services
Thank you to Revolution Entertainment for the photo booth and Tom Braid and his team for the great photos!
Bidding will be open until the silent auction closes at the 1st Annual Joey Moss & Friends Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 16th, 2018.
Please visit www.32auctions.com/JoeyMossandFriends2018 to place your bid!
Congratulations to the WSA Float team for all of their hard work preparing the WSA Float for the K-Days Parade on Friday, July 20th. The Float won "Most Creative" this year, marking the 2nd win for the WSA team. Celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2013, WSA won "Best Non-Profit Float". Congratulations to everyone who helped out with this very exciting win!