Spotlight - October 2019
October 10, 2019
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Spotlight is a monthly storytelling show where our featured presenters will share their story of the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them to lead the life they want for themselves, while helping others. An evening of fun, laughter and inspiration awaits you.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

Our presenters are:

Christina Ranieri - Doing What You are Told Can't Be Done

As a child, many people told her parents that Christina wouldn't accomplish much due to her learning disabilities and other issues. She would prove the naysayers wrong, creating her own program, Ability First Ottawa, to assist people with disabilities reach their own goals and dreams, while supporting their families.


David Humphries - Dreamers Walk For Cerebral Palsy

David has been leading a successful, and busy life while dealing with Cerebral Palsy. He advocates for the rights of people with disabilities while working a variety of jobs and volunteering. This incredible young man will share with us his vision for the Dreamers Walk for Cerebral Palsy, a fundraiser coming to Ottawa May 2, 2020 to raise awareness and funds for research and support. 


 Angela Ashawasegai - Sometimes The Only Choice We Have Is To Become Our Own Hero

Angela hit rock bottom in 2009 after decades of battling Complex PTSD caused by childhood trauma. She has since made a remarkable come back to become a mental health advocate and entrepreneur. Angela attributes her success to having willpower and a vision to INSPIRE,EMPOWER,TRANSFORM lives adversely affected by trauma. Angela is now a trauma coach, speaker and an emerging author. She will share her lessons learned about the struggle of never giving up.


Jennifer Ferrante - Walking in Balance
Living with cerebral palsy & the intergenerational trauma of being the child of
a 60s scoop survivor would have been challenging enough, but imagine
having 6 month old twins, losing her job after maternity while on maternity leave and a shocking discovery that leads to financial ruin & divorce. Hard work & determination led Jennifer to overcome her challenges and go from social housing to completing her Masters and buying her own home. Join us
to hear her inspiring story.

6:00PM-7:00PM Drinks & dinner before the show.

7:00PM-8:15PM Presenters share their stories

8:15PM-9:00PM Dessert, coffee and socializing

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