Volunteer Week – Dana Howse

April 22, 2023

Photo of Dana Howse, with pink and khaki weaving to the right. Title reads Volunteer Appreciation Week. Text reads # weaving us together. The Empower logo is in the lower left corner.

My name is Dana Howse and I became involved with Empower when I met Kathy Hawkins and Mandy Penney while doing research on the challenges and supports of work-related travel for people with disabilities.

I have volunteered with the Inclusion Crew at the Royal St. John’s Regatta and Mt. Pearl Frosty Festival since 2019.

I have learned a lot about accessibility and inclusion from Kathy and Mandy, and through my volunteer work with InclusionNL. I am glad to be part of a group that strives to make public events in NL welcoming and accessible to everyone.

In my free time I play ultimate frisbee and I love to hike the East Coast Trail with my dog.