Entries by Brenda MacLauchlan

These Days

Check out our May 2021 e-newsletter. It is a great way to get a flavour of Astonished! these days. We are finding all kinds of ways to stay connected, including participating in Front Porch Photos. We hope you might join us for our Yoga for Every Body Event on June 11th. Click here for the […]

From Our Hearts to Yours

We are deeply grateful for your support of Astonished! especially in these times when we are all experiencing so much uncertainty and change. Together with your help we are finding new ways to experience the mutual benefit of social inclusion. We hope this newsletter will help to brighten you heart like you brighten ours. Happy […]

Keeping Up With the Changes

2020 has brought lots of change to all our lives. Our December e-newsletter shares some of the changes at Astonished!  This has been/is a challenging year. The joys and concerns of one individual or household are held by others in the community. Check out our December newsletter to learn more about all the changes at Astonished! […]

Walk & Roll 2020

In harmony with the UN International Day of Disabilities, Astonished! is hosting its 6th Annual Walk & Roll. It will be a virtual event, for the first time ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Walk & Roll is a family-friendly pledge event that aims to raise funds to support the work of Astonished! We […]

New Paths in a Pandemic

The past six months have been times of challenge, worry, change, and finding new ways for everyone. This is especially true for us at Astonished! Many Core Members have been at home not been able to go to work, some have changed where they live, have missed summer camp, have not been able to be […]

Abbey Patallas

Robert Frost wrote ‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference’. Abbey Patallas knows this experience of the roads diverging. Five years ago, Abbey set out on the road of a degree in Kinesiology and Health Studies with a major in […]

Mia Bell

At Astonished! our creativity originates in, and responds to, the unique lives of the A! Core Members. Mia Bell is a good fit for this creative process. Mia is in the first semester of her Interdisciplinary Masters Program in the Faculty of Media + Art + Performance (MAP) at the University of Regina. As part […]

Holiday Feast

On December 14th, 2019, Astonished! hosted our annual Holiday Feast. A! Core Members, families, friends, volunteers, and staff all joined in the festivities. With the Core Members, we began the event with a craft activity by decorating ornaments with paint and lots of glitter. When that was occurring, staff and volunteers were hard at work […]

5th Annual Astonished! Walk and Roll Presented by Scotiabank

What do you have when you put together 31 teams (99 participants), over 300 generous donors, one presenting sponsor (Scotiabank), three bronze sponsors (Dusyk and Barlow Insurance, Viva Optical, Uro Medical Supplies), one prize donor (The Owl), one practicum student (Hallie Burke), three A! staff (Bonnie Cummings-Vickaryous, Elisa Wong, Melissa Turbuck), and one volunteer Communications […]