Motivational speaker Myles Himmelreich gives his definition of the initialism FASD to a crowd at the Civic Centre last week.

Motivational speaker Myles Himmelreich gives his definition of the initialism FASD to a crowd at the Civic Centre last week.

Redefining FASD

Calgary’s Miles Himmelreich came to the Civic Centre last week, brought to the North Island through a multi-agency effort.

Calgary’s Miles Himmelreich came to the Civic Centre last week, brought to the North Island through a multi-agency effort.

The charming and eloquent speaker captivated a large crowd with the story of his own personal challenges and successes in living with FASD.

Despite a litany of difficulties along the way, Himmelreich has maintained a positive attitude and uses his challenges to fuel a successful career as a motivational speaker.

Himmelreich also visited three schools on his tour, sharing his experiences with local students.

“He really helped get the message out there,” said FASD Key Worker Diane Bell, who noted that myths abound about the condition and its cause. “There is no safe amount of alcohol,” she said.

To learn more about FASD contact Bell at 250-949-8333.