● Coordinator Passionate About People

Heather Bruneau had one of those aha kind of moments early on in her career.   Bruneau had just started working as a Disability Support Worker for a Winnipeg-based non-profit agency. She arrived at the home where she was scheduled to work that day only to discover her supervisor hadn’t arrived yet and staff and residents at the home were waiting outside.   Bruneau struck up a...
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● Helping Hands Gain Experience

An innovative program that is helping provide access to healthy food to low-income residents in a north Winnipeg neighbourhood is also providing people with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to acquire valuable job skills and work experience.   The NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre (CFC) operates under the auspices of NorWest Co-op Community Health, a community-based non-profit...
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● Tour Provides Some Food For Thought

  Epic Opportunities recently provided some food for thought for both the people it serves as well as employees of the not-for-profit agency.   On Aug. 24, the organization hosted a wild edibles nature walk at FortWhyte Alive on McCreary Road in south Winnipeg. The walk was organized by members of the Epic Opportunities Spirit Committee, one of the three groups that comprise the...
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● Upcoming Promotion Driven To Succeed

Since its inception, Epic Opportunities has been driven to support people with intellectual disabilities to enjoy full and rewarding lives.   Driven is also a good way to describe a new fundraising initiative the non-profit agency will be involved in this fall. Epic Opportunities is partnering with Capital Ford Lincoln as part of the Drive 4 UR Community program.   Drive 4 UR Community...
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● Event To Promote Physical Wellness

Physical health and well-being will be the focus of an upcoming wellness event being presented by Epic Opportunities.   Scheduled to take place Tues., Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Sturgeon Heights Community Centre, the Epic Opportunities Wellness Event will offer information and demonstrations on a wide range of topics including nutrition, exercise, medication, relaxation...
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● An Epic Journey, An Epic Career

It seems only fitting that Gagandeep Gagneja would undertake an epic journey prior to joining Epic Opportunities.   Gagneja was born and raised in Jalandhar, a city in the state of Punjab in northwest India. He moved to Canada six years ago, captivated by the images of the Canadian people and land he glimpsed in movies and intrigued by the opportunities for growth the country had to offer....
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