Our Ambassadors

Left to right in picture: Derryck Bridgemohan,
Gaby McNeil and Kiera Sparks Lucas.

Derryck Bridgemohan, Gaby McNeil and Kiera Sparks Lucas are Easter Seals Nova Scotia’s ambassadors. As volunteer spokespeople, they share with Nova Scotians their experiences of participating in our programs.


Derryck lives in Halifax, and has been a client of Easter Seals’ New Leaf Enterprises skills training program for 21 years. Derryck is visually impaired, and in his free time, he enjoys listening to audio books and relaxing at home.

Youth Ambassador Gaby

Gaby has cerebral palsy and relies on a wheelchair to get around. She attends Ecole Carrefour in Dartmouth, NS, and has been a camper at Camp Tidnish for several years. In her spare time, she enjoys music, movies and watching the Blue Jays.

Youth Ambassador Kiera

Kiera is currently attending NSCC Akerley, is part of New Leaf’s The Next Step program and attends Easter Seals’ fully-accessible Camp Tidnish. Kiera says that at Camp Tidnish, “people come with all levels of ability, but when you get to camp everyone is equal. There are many kids like me who would never have the camping experience if it wasn’t for Camp Tidnish. This is why I think it’s important to tell people about Easter Seals.