● Support Worker Paying It Forward

Marc Cuevas will never forget when he and his family had to rely on the kindness of strangers to help them through some challenging times.   Cuevas was just nine-years-old when he and his family arrived in Winnipeg from Manilla. With no immediate family to assist them to adjust to their new surroundings, Cuevas was grateful for the assistance and compassion he, his parents and brother...
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● Supported Employment Focus Of Event

Valerie takes great pride in all she has accomplished over the past three years in her job as a laundry attendant at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel.   Earlier this month, Valerie had an opportunity to share that sense of pride with St. James MLA Scott Johnston as part of Take Your MLA to Work Day.   It was the second straight year for the event, which provides MLAs an opportunity to...
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● Embarking On A New Adventure

It’s not uncommon to find Erik with a camera in his hands. Whether it’s shooting video or still photographs, capturing memorable moments in his life and the lives of family and friends is something he is passionate about.   Erik will soon experience another important moment he is sure to want to preserve. Sometime in December he will move into his new home in Whyte Ridge in the southwest...
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● Evening An Overwhelming Success

A sold-out crowd helped make this year’s An Evening With Epic one of the most successful fundraisers in the history of Epic Opportunities.   More than 225 people served by Epic Opportunities, their families and corporate supporters attended the annual event, held Nov. 3 at the Viscount Gort Hotel. All proceeds from the evening, which is the primary fundraiser for the Epic Opportunities...
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● An Evening Of Fun And Entertainment

Preparations are well underway for this year’s An Evening With Epic, the primary fundraiser for the Epic Opportunities Foundation.   This year’s event will take place Thurs., Nov. 3 at the Viscount Gort Hotel at 1670 Portage Ave. All funds raised will be used to purchase an accessible home for people with intellectual disabilities served by Epic Opportunities.   Executive Director Ruby...
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● Non-profit College Offers ‘Awesome Opportunity’

A new vocational school is helping people supported by Epic Opportunities secure employment in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors.   The Manitoba Tourism Education College (MTEC) was established by the Manitoba Tourism Education Council in November 2014. The mandate of the not-for-profit private school is to assist the local tourism industry by providing training for prospective...
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