Be Inspired / Paul’s Blog

Alberta Education Meeting

A few weeks ago I attended a meeting at Columbia College in Calgary were I had the honor of talking to Alex Hillyard who is the CEO of Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), Naresh Bhardwaj who is the Associate Minister of Services for Persons with...

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The Perfect Gift

Here is some advice about buying the perfect gift, you need to think and plan ahead about what to get for your friends and family. When shopping for the perfect Christmas gift you need to think about that person and what you want to give...

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My 2013 Vacation

I took a vacation to get some rest and to recharge. I also wanted to experience some new things.  I had never taken a cruise before and it had been my dream for many years.  I saved my money and that's what we did. First we...

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An open letter to Premier Redford

Hello Premier Redford, My name is Paul Sawka. I am the Awareness Leader at the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. CDSS began in Calgary in 1987 and has been part of the Alberta community ever since. I have accomplished a lot of great things in my life, but...

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Take a walk in their shoes and discover a world of possibilities - not disabilities - that will motivate and encourage you to learn more and get involved.