In The News
any Best Buddies chapters have participated in the international Spread the Word to End the Word campaign, encouraging people to pledge to not use the "R-Word" in a hurtful or discriminatory way. Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver put together an awareness video to promote their campaign.
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis is looking forward to telling others about Best Buddies Canada as the charity's new Sports Ambassador. Hamhuis knows all about the importance of friendship. While playing with the Nashville Predators, he learned about Best Buddies International, and became friends with Clay Butler, a Nashville native who has Down’s Syndrome. Now that he's back in BC, Dan is Best Buddies Canada's new Sports Ambassador.
On February 4th 2012, eight individuals took an important first step towards becoming Buddy Ambassadors after completing a special workshop in Toronto. The training was part of Best Buddies Canada’s BUILD program, which supports Best Buddies participants with intellectual disabilities develop their leadership skills through speech writing and public speaking.