Big thanks to RCD for creating inclusive community

Patti Gallacher / Richmond News
July 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Richmond - The Editor, As a member of the public, I attended the Richmond Centre for Disability Community Hot Dog Day today, June 26th.

I just want to say that I had the best time. When I got to the parking lot of the RCD at about 11:30 am, the helpers, volunteers, and some of the members, were dancing to the great guitar music being played by two disability members - it was a "happening" place with smiles all around! As I sat in the warm sun listening to more songs by Sinatra, Elton John and Anne Murray, I munched on one of the best hot dogs I've ever had, enjoyed seeing the planes flying high in the blue Richmond sky, and noticed the happy smiles on the members' faces as they participated and joined in the fun.

The helpers were dancing with some of the members, just horsing around, and I sat there thinking what a wonderful job executive director Ella Huang, helper Dave and the volunteers were doing for the Richmond Centre for Disability members.

I put a penny or two in the donation box, filled out a raffle draw ticket and happily went on my way, grateful and appreciative for my inclusive Richmond community and my dear country of Canada.

Ella tells me there will be another community hot dog day on August 21.

So, if you can, drop by, put a penny in the pot or just enjoy a free hot dog, chips and pop for fifty cents each, and some groovy music, while surrounded by a people with a gentle and a happy spirit. Thanks.

Patti Gallacher


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