Released on October 29, 2018
Today in the Legislative Assembly, Social Services Minister Paul Merriman recognized community member Cadence Flaata in the house as Junior Minister.
Cadence is an energetic, bright, and full of love 13 year-old who is guaranteed to fill your heart with joy. She has limited mobility and relies on her parents for help with everyday tasks. In order to have her feel more included, her father Darren has put components together to allow her to more easily use an iPad to communicate with the world around her. Cadence uses these tools to assist her with shooting archery and fishing with the family.
“Cadence is a hero and a role model for people living with disabilities,” Merriman said. “The Flaatas have done an amazing job of adapting to her abilities to allow her to live her best life and feel inclusive to her community. It is an honour to have Cadence attend the house today to be recognized as a Junior Minister.”
Last year, Melfort RCMP recognized Cadence as an honourary RCMP officer during inclusion month as she is fascinated with everything RCMP. The RCMP had a Red Serge suit made for her and she spent the day with some members of the force.
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