From Therapeutic Recreation Practicum Student to Summer Events Intern to Peer Program Events Lead, Avery is excited to continue organizing and facilitating peer events for individuals living with spinal cord injury and related disabilities. You’ll likely see her manning the barbeque, driving a U-Haul, or with a schedule in hand. Always keen to meet new people, Avery’s favourite part of peer events is making connections within the SCI community.
Hailing from friendly Manitoba, community and recreation have always been significant to Avery, recognizing the importance of participating in leisure activities for overall positive well-being. After graduating from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science and a year working abroad, Avery’s next adventure was moving to the west coast to further her education. She is currently completing her Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation at Douglas College with the goal of working to remove social, environmental, attitudinal, and physical barriers to recreation activities.
Despite leaving behind the cold winters of Manitoba, Avery spends her winter at the ice rink, skating with Lower Mainland Synchronized Skating Club’s Open team. Travelling and exploring new places is Avery’s favourite thing to do and believes this is best done through outdoor activities and trying local cuisine. She will never turn down good restaurant recommendation.