No music today, but it’s for a good reason.
Kenner is a friend of the family. Kenner is an exceptionally bright young man, and very well spoken too. It’s not easy though. Kenner has autism, and his service dog Ivy has completely changed his world from night to day. A Human Rights Tribunal is currently deciding whether Kenner should be allowed to have his service dog in school. I know, right? If you have ever been around a service dog, you know they are unobtrusive, however the Waterloo Region Catholic District School Board has decided that Ivy is a “distraction”. They have ignored the professional opinions of Kenner’s doctors and of the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. So far, Kenner’s family has been fighting for three years.
Three years for the basic right to have his service dog with him in school. Three years.
A good samaritan named Jolene has taken Kenner’s plight to heart and has organized three rallies. The last one was on June 19 2017. The school board was assailed by cheers, honking horns, and best of all, a motorcycle “slow race”. It turns out that Kenner has support everywhere. We even saw people come from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Most exciting were the bikers from several clubs in the region. I saw Halton, Wellington, and a local club too. We were treated to some very loud bikes and the guys were just awesome. The kids loved the motorcycles, and Kenner got to sit on one.
I’m posting this video in support of Kenner, while the Tribunal takes its time making this decision.