Face of Donald from the Emerging Hamilton Leadership Team
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Woman with purple glasses sitting in a wheelchair looks over
Man in grey shirt sitting in wheelchair smiles
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Engaging Possibilities in Hamilton

Our Emerging Hamilton Team

Our Hamilton team is made up of people with CP who take on leadership roles through mentoring younger participants and organizing the final performance show. They are one of our newest groups of leaders to emerge.

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Robby Eslar

Cooks in the Food for the Edge café

Rob lives in Jason’s House, with Wendy and Ronny. Christine from the Toronto Team used to also live there. Rob has really taken to the Clean Space activities in the workshops. More recently he has been learning Wheelchair Dance and in the Come to the Edge event, he performs at Le Chef Robert in the Fabric SpeakEasy.

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Brooke Aitchison

Serves in the Sounds Good Bar

Brook lives in Misty Woods with Stephen and Rebecca. Brook has really taken to mentoring the youth in particular Callum. In the Hamilton presentation of Come to the Edge at the Cotton Factor, Brook served drinks in the Sounds Good Bar.

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Wendy Ferguson

Leader

I came to the first sharing of Imagining Possibilities in St. Catharines, it was exciting to see Christine from Toronto again as she used to live with us in Hamilton. I joined their workshops in Hamilton when the started and then went to the Come to the Edge performance, behind the film festival building in Toronto. I really enjoyed the chance to do movements and dance with Frank Hull.

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Dave Dawson

Pizza Maker

It has been fun to see the developments in the group in Hamilton. It has been a lot of work to understand how the activities work, so we can mentor others but we managed it. Now I am a major part of the Come to the Edge performance, and it is fun seeing the faces of audiences as they try to understand the worlds we create around them.

Face of Donald from the Emerging Hamilton Leadership Team

Donald

Holder of sacred cups

I started with the project when they were up in the Able Living residence in Binbrooke. I was the king that day, and we were moving between the garden and the common room, creating crazy stories. It was great fun, and now the group has really come together, and I enjoy being in the reception area, getting audiences to think about going to places of “not knowing”. The fabric cup being the start of their tasty journey.

Man in striped grey shirt sitting in wheelchair tilts head and smiles

Stephen Smith

Youth Mentor

Stephen lives in Misty Woods and has been navigating working with Clean Language questions. As Stephen has challenges hearing, we also work with lip readying and written signs to engage in the workshops. Stephen has been learning about the Come to the Edge events, but currently has been focussed on the Engaging Possibilities workshops.

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Rebecca

Youth Mentor

Rebecca attends our Engaging Possibilities Sessions and enjoys mentoring our youth participants. She helps Stephen with his communication too, as she can use he AAC device to share information he could not hear.

HAMILTON TEAM

This program is developed by A.D.C.I.D. (Aiding Dramatic Change in Development) an organisation that Engages Communities in Creative Transformation.

Suite 215, 1000 King Street W, Toronto, Canada 416-823-4957 jenny@adcid.org