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Jodi Tucker, Clinical Director and CEO of Kids Matter Inc She has 14 years experience working with children and adults in residential, institutional and community settings. Jodi has provided services and individualized/specialized programs for individuals ages 3-23 with developmental disorders including but not limited to: ASD, anxiety disorders, OCD, ADD, ADHD, FASD. Her education includes a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a diploma as a Speech–Language Assistant. Jodi also has 5 years experience as a Mental Health Worker for FHAN. In addition to Kids Matter Inc. clinical services, Jodi is an accomplished advocate mentored under Dr. Hatt. Jodi’s advocacy has contributed to significant changes within the provinces of BC, Alberta, Washington and California in access to services and basic human rights for individuals with disabilities. Jodi currently lives in Abbotsford. She has three children ages 8, 15 and 17.
Although there are many ways to heal (most of them serious and
intense), my favorite way is through laughter and fun. Being an
educator and teacher for over thirty years has allowed my students
and me this blessed luxury.
I love experiencing the joy of life. Celebrating the journeys of those
around me as I continue to live, love, laugh, and heal myself. (It’s not
always fun playing in the sandbox alone).
with guest Jeff Gruban of the Fraser Valley Atheist, Skeptics and Humanists (FVASH), we discuss the infamous chicken manure incident of Abbotsford and see where we are at in the fight to help homelessness in the valley.
Also spotlight on Carl Sagan in honor of the re-boot of the series Cosmos
This episode was pre-recorded
For half a year, the man who came to be known as the Abbotsford killer terrorized the valley community.
On Friday, Oct. 13, 1995, two teenage girls - Tanya Smith, 16, and Misty Cockerill, 15 - were attacked by Terry Driver in the heart of the city. Smith's body was found near the Vedder Canal. Driver had clubbed Cockerill seven times in the head with a baseball bat, but she managed to get to the nearby hospital to tell her story.
The case was a bizarre cat and mouse game; the murderer taunted the public and the police by dumping a gravestone on a vehicle at a local radio station. The killer would call the station and police from local phone booths, saying he would kill again. People, women and girls in particular, deserted the streets at dusk, too afraid to be out on their own.
Dozens of Abbotsford Police officers worked with the RCMP, tracking down the suspect.
The case broke when two things happened: investigators found a complete fingerprint on an envelope that was with an item Driver had thrown into a window. The second was when Driver's own mother recognized his voice on tapes the police made public.
Rod Gehl, a retired Abbotsford police inspector who took the first call from Driver back in 1995, will discuss his book on the case, called, Through the Valley of the Shadow: The Search for the Abbotsford Killer.
Brian Doerksen is a songwriter, recording artist, author, conference speaker and pastor. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford B.C., he now lives with his family (wife of 25 years Joyce and their 4 youngest children) in the same home that he spent his childhood in.
His songs known around the world in churches of all kinds include ‘Come, now is the time to worship’, ‘Hope of the nations’, ‘Faithful One’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, ‘Hallelujah (Your love is amazing)’, ‘Holy God’ & ‘The river’. http://briandoerksen.com/
Join host Denis J. Puska for Part I of a two part interview with Ryan Walter., as well asAlex Kyrias from the NAHL and Ben Robert from the Omaha Lancers of the USHL to discuss the first USHL Outdoor Game.
Chris has been a musician ever since high school (we won’t mention how old he is), he’s been on multiple recordings and has just finished recording an new EP called YOU DESERVE MORE for his new band called Old Mare.
"Old Mare comes out of the Fraser valley of British Columbia, playing their version of story telling songs, like Damien Jurado, Nick Cave, and the National they hope to draw you into the story too."
Old Mare on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Mare/190745107730
Bandcamp - http://oldmare.bandcamp.com
Abbotsford, BC Country artist Stacey McKitrick was singing from the start. At the age of nine months, she would often be heard around the house singing along to her favourite artist, Reba McEntire. By the time she was 10, she was spending every free moment singing and making stage shows for friends and family. Along with singing, she embraced songwriting early on: "I've been writing my own songs since I was nine years old - my first song was called 'If You Could Touch A Rainbow'. When I was thirteen years old, I began writing songs as a way to release my feelings and channel my creativity; songwriting continues to be a strong artistic outlet for me." She's been to Nashville to write with some of the top writers around. Stacey's debut CD is set for release shortly and will take her that much closer to being a big name in Country music.
Are you fearing the storms of life?
Are you fearful of what may happen to your children once they leave home?
Do you have a fear of inadequacy?
Linda's guest, author and speaker Grace Fox will address these issues and more during today's broadcast. Moving From Fear to Freedom: A Woman’s Guide to Peace in Every Situation is the book Grace and Linda will discuss.
Former missionaries to Nepal, Grace and her husband, Gene, live in Abbotsford, British Columbia. They direct International Messengers Canada, a ministry that offers creative short-term and career missionary opportunities in Eastern Europe. They have been married for 26 years and have three grown children and one grandchild. In their spare time, they enjoy motor biking.
Find out more about Grace at www.gracefox.com
Ayn Van Dyk and her Father Derek's Tragic story
On June 16, 2011, 9-year-old Ayn Van Dyk was taken from her family into custody by the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, allegedly for her own safety, but against the wishes of her family, says her father.
Derek Hoare is a single father of three children, two of whom, including Ayn, have been diagnosed with severe autism. He says he has been the only parental figure in his daughter’s life since birth and the only person able to manage his daughter’s difficulties with autism. Although Ayn has accrued the knowledge of a 9-year-old, due to her autism she has the naivety of a 3 or 4 year old.
Four days earlier, Ayn had been playing in the backyard of her family’s home in Abbotsford, British Columbia when she went missing. her father called 911 and a police search commenced. Ayn was found two hours later playing in a neighbor’s backyard.