Possabilities is now an award-winning publication.
Possabilities won the gold award in the Special Section category, circulation 25,000 and up, at the BC and Yukon Community Newspapers Association awards gala in April at the River Rock Casino in Richmond.
Publisher Marlyn Graziano said Possabilities has been warmly embraced by readers and advertisers.
"To have the judges acknowledge it as a 'stand-out special section' is an honour indeed," Graziano said. "I'd like to thank all the wonderful people who have allowed us to share their stories with our readers. They have helped us make Possabilities a publication that really does open doors and eyes."
This cross-disability themed publication is one of the first newspapers to provide such a broad range of disability related information, said editor Beau Simpson.
"We are very proud to be able to share such heartwarming and inspiring stories with readers," said Simpson, whose sister Tiffany has autism and severe developmental delay.
"It also feels really good to be recognized by our peers for it."
Possabilities is published quarterly. The name of the publication is deliberately misspelled to put an emphasis on the abilities - not the disabilities - of an inspiring segment of the community. It is distributed across the Lower Mainland and throughout parts of the province.
Possabilities advertising consultants Kim Rose and Margot Gauley accepted the award, along with Graziano.
"I felt that being named a top three finalist in B.C. was an amazing accomplishment for the Possabilities team," said Rose. "But to have been awarded gold truly has elevated this young publication to new heights."
You can see past issues of Possabilities online at thenownewspaper.com.