Join us for an evening of ethnic food as motivational speakers Julie (nee Greidanus) and Lowell Taylor highlight Lowell’s visual impairment and illustrate how their positivity, teamwork and love help turn obstacles into opportunities.
Cocktails 5 p.m. | Dinner 6:30 p.m. | Speaker 7:30 p.m.
Students’ Union Ballrooms | University of Lethbridge
Free parking available in Lot E.
A silent auction in support of the International Students’ Emergency Fund
will be available for bidding throughout the night.
To buy tickets visit uleth.ca/international/dinner.
Tickets: Adults $75 | Table (8) $525 | Students $45
For more information, please call 403-329-2053 or email [email protected]
Guest speakers Julie and Lowell Taylor
Lowell was the first blind contestant on The Amazing Race and now his sights are set on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Road and Track Cycling. Together they share their life stories and the challenges of going blind, living with a blind guy, and finding the supports needed along the way. Physical activity and sport have played a large role in providing meaning and hope while living with a disability. They prove that positivity can outshine a disability – that negativity can be more debilitating than a disability.
Julie and Lowell are an enthusiastic and dynamic couple who persevere through obstacles every day. Lowell suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and is legally blind. He has no peripheral vision, reduced central vision, and no vision in low light. Lowell has adjusted to decreasing sight his entire life and has found passion in sports.
Julie and Lowell work tremendously well as a team. Julie has been by Lowell’s side every step of the way as he faces challenges to his independence. Lowell’s emotional and mental strength and his unending patience have been their stronghold as they raise two young boys together.