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Survivor and ARBI Graduate, 1996 Today, Lori is one of ARBI’s most dedicated volunteers.  Her sharp sense of humour, excellent memory and attention to detail keep ARBI staff on track. She operates the photocopier, helps with filing, scanning and special projects.  Lori lives in her own home she had designed…

Lukasz’ face lights up any room. His cheerful character and good-humored nature make him incredibly easy to get along with. He’s into sports, especially snowboarding, and he loooooves food. The baristas have his Americano ready for him when he walks through the front doors of his local Starbucks. He squeezes…

My Brillig Year at ARBI By John Lathrop   “‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogroves, And the mome raths outgrabe.”   I challenge anyone at first reading the first stanza of “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, to recite it…

Carla is in her twenties, with curly blond hair and enormous brown eyes. A self described jock, she enjoys snowboarding and riding her trike in Airdrie. She has friends on Facebook and loves downloading music. She has artistic talent and has been known to shake her booty to live music.…

It was a typical sunny Friday, and Eddie had gathered some friends to play ball hockey in the ARBI gym. We got sticks in the hands of some staff (an eager bunch, but whose talents evidently lie elsewhere), and for one client with limited function in his hand, we taped…

Before Randy’s car crash in 1982, he had an aspiring career in professional football. He played with the Calgary Colts, Calgary Mohawks and the Medicine Hat Rattlers. In his final year with the Rattlers, Randy was invited to the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s training camp. However, all of Randy’s dreams came to…

Meet Alan … retired elementary school teacher, widower, father of six, and basketball coach. He was a beloved and respected teacher, and mentor. From 1994 to 2005, Alan participated in six Ironman® triathlons. The course demanded a 4 km swim, followed by a gruelling 180 km bike ride, topped off…

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