Almost unnoticed amongst the recent news items emanating from Victoria was a watershed event for people with disabilities. Stephanie Cadieux became the first wheelchair user to become a Cabinet Minister in BC history.
Stephanie has been a dignified, levelheaded, consensus building advocate for people with disabilities and healthier communities for many years both at the BC Paraplegic Association and 2010 Legacies Now. She has arguably one of the most interesting portfolios responsible for sport, culture and municipalities.
I am pleased to see that the disability community will be celebrating this important achievement with a lunch in her honour on Friday, December 10.