The people that rely on our Semiahmoo House Society’s Acquired Brain Injury Services are people that have faced a tremendous turning point in their lives by experiencing either a health related event or a traumatic accident. One day they were working and living life as we all know it and the next day they were faced with a whole new life and becoming dependent on care.

Our day services offer many opportunities for people to relearn skills and find new ones that many never knew they had. One of our leisure activities is Art. To many people, this may seem like a painting class but it is much more than that at Semiahmoo House.  It is about accomplishment, initiative, planning, resourcefulness and, for some, a new beginning.

One of our latest projects was a collaboration of survivors and staff. Scott Shannon, a stroke survivor, used his imagination and his incredible resourcefulness by carefully choosing metal pieces that would act as the mechanisms in our brains. Manny Ravelo, also a stroke survivor and a talented inspiring artist, carefully painted each piece with different colors.  With much thought and a great deal of detail the pieces were then strategically placed on canvass.

Manny and Sylvia

Manny with Sylvia

This amazing Art piece will be on display on November 23rd when Semiahmoo House Society’s Employment Training & Support Services and the Acquired Brain Injury Services will be hosting their 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar.  The talented people at Semiahmoo House will have their projects on display and for sale along with 30 other vendors.

Location:  Units 3, 5 & 6 13550 77th Ave Surrey

Time: 10am to 4pm

Admission: is a non-perishable food item.

By Sylvia Hoeree, Semiahmoo House Society

Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in the community. 

The Semiahmoo Foundation, located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

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