April 29, 2020

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Murphy Battista

We are in this together. Together we can help.

We are in this together. Together we can help.

We are all dealing with the challenges presented by COVID-19 in some way. However, a growing number of our fellow citizens are in truly precarious positions. As a firm, we are doing what we can to support front lines organizations that are helping our most vulnerable populations. While it is…

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January 20, 2020

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Murphy Battista

Proud to Sponsor the 7th Annual Vancouver Military Dinner with Proceeds Going to Soldier On.

March 15, 2020 Update: Please note that the Vancouver Military Dinner has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They will be monitoring events as they unfold, and will announce a new date once they can.  Their online donation portal remains open if you’d still like to participate in supporting…

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August 20, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour – Let’s Fly

At the beginning of the summer, I was lucky enough to have joined the Spinal Cord Injury BC Airport Experience Tour and felt inspired to write up a blog including some of the things I learned! When travelling with any kind of disability, it’s important to be prepared. With that…

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June 7, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

ConnecTra Workshop – Adaptive Recreation

Keeping active can be difficult with an injury. But fortunately there are many adaptive options you can take advantage of to get you outside and enjoying the beauty that is Vancouver. ConnecTra is hosting an interactive workshop about adaptive recreation on June 11th, from 2-4pm at the Creekside Community Centre,…

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May 30, 2019

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Murphy Battista

BC Access Awareness 2019: May 29th – June 6th

The Gathering Festival, in partnership with Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture and All Bodies Dance, is presenting a week of special events in celebration of BC Access Awareness. BC Access Awareness, celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June, is a campaign that raises awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion.…

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May 14, 2019

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday May 16th, 2019 marks the eighth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). This day started out to bring about awareness to accessibility needs and inclusion-aware design when it comes to technology and development. This is actually a brilliant initiative as, with many things, thinking about…

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November 26, 2018

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Kristina Shelden, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

2018 BC Workplace Inclusion Awards

Anyone can hire a minority – which, yes, in and of itself is a good thing – but it’s how you treat them that determines your true value as an employer. I’ve boasted about my employers since the moment they hired me, and on November 22nd at the…

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October 24, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Para-Badminton Nationals

Para-Badminton Nationals were held at the Vancouver Lawn, Tennis, and Badminton Club September 5-8, 2018 for the second year in a row. There are six sport classes in Para-Badminton. Two wheelchair classes (WH1 & WH2), two standing classes (SL3 & SL4), one standing class for upper limb impairment (SU5) and…

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July 25, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Western Canadian Wheely Open 2018

August 18th and 19th 2018 will mark the first ever wheelchair floorball-hockey tournament played on Canadian soil, or on Canadian floor to be more precise. The gymnasium at Trinity Western University in Langley will host these games and will be home to visitors from as far as Austria who will…

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June 21, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Scotiabank Half-Marathon Charity Challenge in Support of Spinal Cord Injury BC

It is hard to believe this weekend on June 24th marks the 20th anniversary of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon, it also hard to believe 1998 was 20 years ago. This year marks the 4th time that I will be participating in this particular race. But for me, it is much more than a…

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