Motivational speaker with Tourettes Syndrome to talk about bullying, stigma and his journey toward happiness and professional success

Motivational speaker with Tourettes Syndrome to talk about bullying, stigma and his journey toward happiness and professional success

WHAT WOULD YOU DO if, out of the blue, your life turned upside down?

Vancouver-based videographer Stuart Ellis-Myers will share his story of going from being a happy, healthy child to an “anxious, depressed, twitchy mess of devastating proportion” with the onset of Tourettes Syndrome.

Faced with the prospect of a lifetime of frustration, isolation, and shame – which can accompany Tourettes – Stuart instead chose to make his life into something spectacular!

Join the Yellowknife Association for Community Living (YKACL) as we welcome this inspiring speaker for a free public talk later this month. Four presentation times are available.

  • 12 noon Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Northern United Place boardroom
  • 7pm Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the Abe Miller Building (4912 53rd Street)
  • 11am Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Northern United Place boardroom
  • 2pm Thursday, Nov. 30 in the Northern United Place boardroom

Please RSVP, as space is limited.

Stuart will also be working with YKACL clients and staff to record a series of video vignettes for social media that will document the kind of work YKACL clients perform in our community every day.