Archive for June, 2011

Western Fair Access Program

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Ensuring the Western Fair is accessible for people with disabilities has been a big problem, specifically a decision made last year to begin charging individuals with disabilities entry (which you can read about here). While I fully endorse PWDs paying full fare for entry, I do believe it’s unfair to ask the same of their support workers. As it turns out, Western Fair is taking steps to overcome this barrier by developing an “access card” which will allow people with disabilities to bring a support worker with them to the Fair for free.

Check out a recent visit to the London Accessibility Advisory Committee for more information about the Western Fair Access Program, courtesy of Greg Fowler from From My Bottom Step:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaquNDROnOg

Ensuring the Western Fair is accessible for people with disabilities has been a big problem, specifically a decision made last year to begin charging individuals with disabilities entry (which you can read about here). While I fully endorse PWDs paying full fare for entry, I do believe it’s unfair to ask the same of their […]

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Walking is for Sobers

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Walking is for Sobers

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Here’s a sample of Griff’s song. It’s sure to be a chart topper. Be sure to share it with your enemies.

P-Strong — Walking is for Sobers (feat Chamillionaire & The Proclaimers) by p-strong

 

Walking is for Sobers

Here’s a sample of Griff’s song. It’s sure to be a chart topper. Be sure to share it with your enemies. P-Strong — Walking is for Sobers (feat Chamillionaire & The Proclaimers) by p-strong  

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Community Theatre

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Community Theatre

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Have you ever noticed how City Hall seems to always, subtly and not so subtly, pit issues against each other? Oh, they’d love to put more money into the LTC, but those environmentalists just haaaaad to have their compost program. Sorry about your luck little Timmy.

If Jeff is ever Mayor, he’s going to stop the jig and just have special interest groups fight it out for real, with weapons, in Victoria Park for all of our amusement. It’ll be like Rome, except we’ll never fall.

Never.

Oh and incase you didn’t get the memo, GO SEE A FRINGE SHOW YOU ROTTEN, FILTHY ANIMALS!

Community Theatre

Have you ever noticed how City Hall seems to always, subtly and not so subtly, pit issues against each other? Oh, they’d love to put more money into the LTC, but those environmentalists just haaaaad to have their compost program. Sorry about your luck little Timmy. If Jeff is ever Mayor, he’s going to stop the […]

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Make Music

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Friends Don't Let Friends Make Music

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Have you ever met one of those people who goes on and on about how they want to learn how to play music and think they’d be a great musician but never do anything to advance their musical skills? Yea, Jeff is one of those people. Tune in next week though to hear Griff’s revolutionary song. It promises to be ear-bleeding-inducing.

In other news, Clara and Jeff are once again a part of the Visual Fringe Festival at The Arts Project (on Dundas St, just west of Central Library). Be sure to check out (and buy, please buy) some of our original art work over the next week and swing by to say hello as Clara and Jeff will be in the gallery both Thursday night for the opener and on Sunday evening working the booth!

Friends Don't Let Friends Make Music

Have you ever met one of those people who goes on and on about how they want to learn how to play music and think they’d be a great musician but never do anything to advance their musical skills? Yea, Jeff is one of those people. Tune in next week though to hear Griff’s revolutionary […]

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Forming a Community

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Forming a Community

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Jeff had a wonderful time this weekend in Ottawa at the Youth Activist Forum. A huge, huge thanks to Chrissy, Dale and Erika for putting on such an amazing conference and a big tip o’ the hat to Citizens with Disabilities–Ontario for making it all possible. Unfortunately, Clara had to work and missed all the fun, but hopefully she’ll make the next one.

Jeff would like to toss a few shout outs to some of the other awesome presenters this weekend. Big ups to Steven Estey (from Disabled Peoples’ International), Betsy Valnes (from the National Youth Leadership Network), Joe Stramondo (of ADAPT Michigan), Jes Sachse (of American Able fame), Alan Shain (comedic gold), Kim Kilpatrick (amazing storyteller), the cast and crew of the documentary “Finding Our Compass” (from ReachOut Toronto), Propeller Dance, and way too many others to name. Also, big shout outs to all our new friends and fans–stay in touch, we’ll see you soon, and keep on rockin’ in the free world.

Forming a Community

Jeff had a wonderful time this weekend in Ottawa at the Youth Activist Forum. A huge, huge thanks to Chrissy, Dale and Erika for putting on such an amazing conference and a big tip o’ the hat to Citizens with Disabilities–Ontario for making it all possible. Unfortunately, Clara had to work and missed all the […]

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Dishonourable Discharge

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Dishonourable Discharge

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You’d be astonished how often a Paratransit bus “won’t see you” despite the fact you are sitting right on the front steps waiting. It’s almost like they never came at all…

Also it should be pointed out the exchange Rhett has with the PT operator is only the SMALLEST of exaggerations. Jeff has been told previously by the LTC that he’s a bad person for missing a ride and that those who miss rides are responsible for the service being broken. Nothing like blaming the victim eh?

Actual conversation when producing this comic–
Clara: “What should the Paratransit operator look like?”
Jeff: “Goatee…pony tail…a real rotund mofo.”

We hope he’s rotund enough for your liking.

Dishonourable Discharge

You’d be astonished how often a Paratransit bus “won’t see you” despite the fact you are sitting right on the front steps waiting. It’s almost like they never came at all… Also it should be pointed out the exchange Rhett has with the PT operator is only the SMALLEST of exaggerations. Jeff has been told […]

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