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The Desrochers family had a dream – to build a Miracle Field in the Nation’s Capital so their son Bryce, who was born with cerebral palsy, could enjoy the game of baseball in a safe environment. Rolly and Michelle Desrochers knew that sports gave Bryce a great deal of joy. They wanted to share this joy with hundreds of other “special needs” children and adults as well.
Join us for a wide open, unscripted conversation with Michelle and Bryce Desrochers led by the kids! We will talk about disability and sport, how to make the world more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities, and how the Descrochers family built this amazing Miracle Field!
I am so excited for this conversation. Bryce is an amazing young leader, who goes to high school, plays baseball and hockey, and is training for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris for Bocce Ball! This is an awesome opportunity to have your kids learn that just because someone is in a wheelchair, and may look different, they are actually just like any other teenager! This conversation will help your kids develop a positive image of people with disabilities, and will open their eyes to ways in which they can make the world more inclusive and accessible for people of all abilities. And it may just inspired them to get involved with the Miracle League of Ottawa. I can’t wait!
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We have listed the age range of 9 – 15 as a guide. We are happy to have younger children join … especially with parental involvement. You know your child best – if you think you have a 7 or 8 year old who could handle attending this on their own, feel free to sign them up. If you have even younger children, but want to attend with them, feel free to sign up as a family. We do love when we have parents joining us for the workshop! You are always able to mute yourself, you can even have your video off – and the kids are not expected to sit still and listen perfectly – we have had kids participate in past events while jumping on a trampoline! We want everyone to participate in whatever way they feel comfortable and learn best! And we don’t believe that kids are ever too young to discuss a topic – especially with their parents there to help field additional questions.
The workshop will take place through Zoom. The meeting link will be emailed to participants the day of the workshop.
You will notice that we have listed two ticket prices for this event – $15 or $25 per family. I use this two ticket format when I am running a workshop with a guest. When I invite a guest to a workshop, I want to make sure that they are fairly compensated, so I split the revenue from a shared workshop 50/50. But I also want to be sensitive to our participants’ needs right now.
With this two ticket format, families can self-select the ticket price that works best for them in this current time. We know that a lot of people are experiencing financial hardship right now, and we want to be empathetic, compassionate and accommodating to that. But we also know that there are others who are less affected financially right now and are looking for ways to help our local artists, organizations, community builders and businesses. We thought that this two ticket price system was a fair way to balance all this. Please select either price, without any guilt or fear of judgement. And, if $15 is not possible at this time, but you really want to attend, please email us at email@example.com and we can work something out!