21st Annual Self Advocate Leadership Institute was at Camp Luther
On October 28th,2022 to October 30th,2022
Day 1 October 28th,2022
The event started at 5pm many as 40 self advocates came to Camp Luther in Mission BC.
Here room stayed in their as lounge
As we got their Gregg Schiller and Arlene Shouten went over the ground rules and activities for 3 days.
Then had a Community Dinner we had a served buffet style in the main Dining Room
. Then had fun at bon fire down on lake side Camp Luther mash mellows music their put on by Bryce Schaufelberger 80s music.
then rest night some went beck to building at camp Luther did own things some watched movie fast 8 movie.
Some went bed .
Day 2 October 29th,2022
Then morning came had breakfast served.
Workshop 1 Gregg Schiller EXPRESS YOURSELF
Gregg Schiller played the piano and participants did draw pictures to the music and express their feelings and share with the group. This was an interactive workshop for everyone to kick off our weekend event by showing us how we can all work together through music and expressing their feelings on a variety of topics.
Workshop #2: SelfAdvocateNet.com
Self Advocate leader Bryce Schaufelberger did show self advocates their the latest changes to the #1 self advocacy website in the world developed from the very 1st Retreat 22 years ago. Self advocates did have opportunities to give their recommendations and feedback to improve the website more.
COMMUNITY LUNCH was served in the main Dining Room buffet style
Workshop #3 with Dorthy Hyslop and Gregg Schiller
Covid: DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF ISOLATION, LONELINESS, AND OTHER CHANGES ETC, IN OUR LIVES FROM COVID
AND HOW TO DEAL WITH OTHER FUTURE WORLD CRISES AND DISASTERS (for example, future health scares, climate changes, etc.)
Gregg |Schiller did start off the discussion and facilitate everyone’s experiences along with input from our Guest Speaker Counsellor Dorothy Hyslop who did talk with us about how to deal with the effects everyone experienced and suffered emotionally and psychologically around the loss of people close to us in our lives, etc..
WORKSHOP #4: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS and BOUNDARIES: WHAT’S APPROPRIATE AND WHAT’S NOT APPROPRIATE
Dorothy Hyslop did discuss how to stand up for yourself when strangers and people we know manipulate us in various ways including “love bombing”, and various abuses (physical, sexual, financial, etc.) and how we can deal with those situations and how to recognize and celebrate healthy relationships in our lives. Everyone did ask question.
Then was Coffee Break
Workshop #5: Exploring the Links between the Indigenous Community and People with the Disabilities
The Mission Centre for Indigenous People did do a presentation on the community support networks and cultural exchanges they offer the community.self advocates enjoyed their presentation.
Then we went out side burned cannibus for healing soul.
Then we took a group picture outside for selfadvocatenet.com.
Community Dinner was served buffet style in the main Dining Room
Workshop #7: The SELF ADVOCACY GAME SHOW: HOUSE OF DRAGONS EDITION
then they joined by the surprise guest hosts King Viserys Targaryen and Princess Visenya Targaryen from the House of Dragons at that night special version of THE SELF ADVOCACY GAME SHOW. This required a full audience participation. everyone had fun was best part of retreat .
BONFIRE/MARSHALLOW ROAST was cancelled had rainy night
Did Relax inside with our new friends and watched a movie.
Treasure Island Shawn Ferland movie brought watch it instead.
3rd day and last day Sunday, October 30, 2022
First was we Breakfast Buffet in the main Dining Room
Workshop #6: SELF ADVOCACY GROUP
Guest speakers included was National Self Advocate leader Barb Goode along with James White from ESATTA who then talked about their project called People Planning Together and the Mission Self Advocacy Group did do a presentation on their project and survey was on accessibility in mission community presented by Tracy, Bryce ,JP Diane, jay Fraser, Shea and Arlene was group advisor writing things down from the input from question from self advocates in room.
Last thing we thanked Gregg Schiller and Arlene Shouten for organizing the 21st Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Institute at Camp Luther
Then the GOODBYES and Rides Home
Next year be 22nd Annual Self Advocacy Leadership Institute at Camp Luther