Easter Seals Ambassadors
What is an Easter Seals Ambassador?
Easter Seals Ambassadors represent the hundreds of children who receive services from BC Easter Seals. He or she embodies the Easter Seals spirit of boundless enthusiasm and positive energy.
Emily Breingan - 10 yrs old - Down Syndrome
Emily has attended Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan for the past five summers. 'I think Emily might love camp more than Christmas', says her mother Holly. 'She would love every day to be a camp day'. At camp, Emily is absolutely adored by all the staff and other campers. She is a born performer and loves Miley Cyrus. Emily and her family also stay at Easter Seals House in Vancouver when Emily needs to come over for medical treatment. They have been staying at Easter Seals House her whole life.
Sharoo Kanwar - 15 yrs old - Cerebellum Ataxia
Sharoo has been attending Easter Seals Camp since he was 9 years old. Sharoo is a busy teenager, at school he volunteers during the lunch hour in the school library. He enjoys basketball and plays on a team that goes to the Special Olympics. He also like to play Wii and spend time with his friends and family, especially his younger sister. When aske what Easter Seals Camps mean to him, Sharoo says FREEDOM. Freedom to be himself in a supportive environment. This past summer the counsellors noticed that Sharoo was maturing and willing to take on more of a leadership role at camp and after 6 years of attending Camp Squamish, Sharoo is looking forward to eventually getting involved in the leadership program at camp so he can one day be a counsellor.
Bailey Dagliesh - 14 yrs old - Cerebral Palsy
Bailey is a busy grade 9 student and has been attending Easter Seals Camp for the past 6 years. Like many kids her age, she enjoys playing computer games and hopes to one day work with computers as a career. Bailey like going to school and going to see movies with her friends, she does fitness training at the YWCA and hopes to join a power chair soccer team this year. Bailey loves everything at Camp but her favourite camp activities are climbing the rock wall, swimming, participating in kangaroo court, the overnight camp out, sitting by the campfire and just spending time with her friends. She's already looking forward to going to camp next year to see the counselors and her friends at camp. She hopes one day to be a volunteer at camp.
We would also like to offer a big thank you to our previous Easter Seals Ambassadors:
Erin Boe & Sarah Cheung
Natasha Kaweski & Nathan Bragg
Who Can Apply to Become an Easter Seals Ambassador?
If you’ve gone to Easter Seals Camp or benefit from any other services provided by the BC Easter Seals then you can apply for our Easter Seals Ambassador program. If you’re enthusiastic, outgoing and willing to commit to the Ambassador Program for two years we want to hear from you!
What does an Easter Seals Ambassador do?
- Attend and participate in Easter Seals and BC Lions Society fundraising events.
For example, at the 24 Hour Relay you would take part various special ceremonies, help out with presenting awards and pose for photos with sponsors, and award winners.
- Share your camp experiences through short speaking presentations (coaching and support will be provided, so don’t worry if you’re new at this!)
- Give interviews, if requested
- Pose for promotional photographs
- Meet and greet supporters and friends of the BC Lions Society
You won’t be alone - an Easter Seals Ambassador will need a adult to help out by providing transportation to and from events, attending these events and offering their encouragement
Benefits & Rewards of being an Easter Seals Ambassador
- Empower yourself by inspiring others to become involved in our fundraisers
- Participate in Easter Seals and BC Lions Events
- Gain or improve your public speaking skills
- Make a difference and have fun doing it
If you have any questions about becoming an Easter Seals Ambassdor or being invovled in the Easter Seals Camper Connection Program and/or Easter Seals Camper at Large, please contact the BC Lions Society at 604-873-1865.