People, Words & Change once again celebrated International Literacy Day with the fifth annual Power of Words Breakfast. This upbeat and inspiring event was held in the new home of Heartwood House on McArthur Ave. in the bright and warm Unitarian Fellowship Hall. Our emcee, CTV Sports Director Terry Marcotte, guided us through the morning’s events which included moving, Now I Can! success stories from four of our learners. Peter Joynt, rap artist, motivational speaker, and Ottawa-champion shared his experience of overcoming hurdles when he delivered the final remarks of the morning.When Peter speaks he has a noticeable stutter, but when he raps it disappears. As he explained to us, it’s all about using different sides of the brain. Peter is the poster boy for the power of positivity in life and how we can work around our barriers. His three minute rendition of his signature rap, Capcity, earned him a well-deserved standing ovation.
This breakfast would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, and all of us at People, Words & Change are very grateful!