Monthly Archives: January 2010

Steven’s Dream – by Chad Clippingdale

The best part is that it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Steven is an individual who is so friendly and accepting of everyone he meets and his positive attitude is contagious. He is a person that welcomes new people into his life without hesitation. I know because I experienced it first hand…. Continue reading

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Spectrum’s e-newsletter for February

Happy Valentines day to everyone! The Olympics are upon us, and we’re still not sure what things will look like for transit or busyness or closures… let us know if you need assistance and we’ll do our best to help. In this issue: inukshuks, our annual New Year’s tea, person of the month, Seth Godin’s idea of linchpins, a Spectrum Sun Run team, Policy and Procedure minutes… if you have things you’d like to see here, please let us know: newsletter@spectrumsociety.org
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Spectrum’s Person of the Month: Chad Clippindale

What’s your favorite thing about Spectrum?

That we hire interesting people. I have met more cool people here than at every other job I have ever had combined. I think we often look for people who have dynamic personalities. I like that everyone who works for Spectrum has the opportunity to grow and to influence the growth of this organization through their input… Continue reading

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Seth Godin’s latest great idea: who’s your linchpin?

a great idea from Seth Godin… Continue reading

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Policy and Procedures Committee met on Jan 27th

Every three to four months throughout the year for the past 15 years, Spectrum’s Policy and Procedures Committee has met to review our policies and procedures, review concerns raised by teams, the folks we support and families, and explore ways to improve the services provided by Spectrum. Continue reading

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Inukshuks for the Olympics!

If you’re in Vancouver you’ll notice the Inukshuk symbol that was chosen from thousands of entries to represent the Olympics in British Columbia.   This design was created by one our friends, Elena Rivera MacGregor, who is a participant in a … Continue reading

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Spectrum Runners and Rollers – Join our Sun Run team!

There are many Spectrum folks and staff who have participated in the Sun Run in the past. This year, the Policy and Procedures committee thought creating a Spectrum Team in the Sun Run would be a great way to build team spirit and encourage participation in a healthy community activity. Continue reading

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