REAL was delighted to receive a Champion Award from Community Living Lanark County. The Champion Award is presented annually to the persons, community partner, or corporation that supports the mission and vision of the association. The association believes we share and strive for a world where all individuals regardless of their abilities are treated with respect and dignity, have opportunities for personal development to fulfill their dreams and participate fully in their community. One of the association’s clients has been helping out at the store on Thursday mornings. Shane Bowes-Shanks, who accompanies the client, presented the award to REAL President Katie Hoffman at the association’s Sept. 28 Zoom AGM. The award is a lovely piece of glass sculpture, currently on display at the REAL Deal cash.