Calgary – Goodwill employees will showcase their talents at the Goodwill talent show marking International Day for Persons with Disabilities, November 30 at the Goodwill Chinook store at 10:30 am. The talent show is sponsored by the Alberta Government and the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
The Talent show includes musical performances, a comedy skit, sports demos by Special Olympic athletes, and an art exhibit. Participants will also take their pictures at a red carpet themed selfie booth. Goodwill Industries of Alberta is a non-profit dedicated to providing jobs for Calgarians with disabilities.
Zach Brady, a 21 year-old local singer/songwriter and a Goodwill donation attendant at the Varsity location, is performing at the talent show. “Every day I come back from work I want to write songs…performing is what I love,” said Brady. You can watch Brady perform and his interview with Olympian and Goodwill ambassador Cheryl Bernard here.
Carol Rousch, an artist and Goodwill employee is excited to see her paintings featured at the talent show. “I’ve been drawing and painting since I was a kid… I spend the money I make on arts supplies, paint, and brushes,” said Rousch.
International Day for Persons with Disabilities is on Sunday December 3rd. Goodwill is marking the occasion by hosting a talent show on Nov 30. Here are some of the participants taking part in the talent show