Born with Cerebral Palsy,
Arnold Nordstrom has overcome extremely limited control of his limbs, a
speech impediment and almost complete dependency on others for personal
care, to obtain his goals and reach for his dreams. By recognizing
the Golden Potential within his own handicapped body he continues to
achieve beyond all expectations. Arnold is now reaching out to
share what he has learned about recognizing the potential and
assist others in doing the same.
Arnold loves to teach what he
has experienced and learned. Don't let outward appearances deceive
you. Arnold is a dynamic speaker able to engage audiences of all
ages and abilities. Arnold has successfully spoken at conferences
of large international audiences (Expo '86 - Vancouver, Circle K
International - Anaheim, Secondary Education for the Disabled - Austria)
as well as to small, personal gatherings. We all have handicaps,
visible or not, that can obstruct us from achieving our full potential. We
could all benefit from hearing what Arnold has to share.
Arnold is available to
present a variety of messages to Business, Community and Education
Organizations as well as classrooms of Elementary, Middle and
High School children, College, University and Adult Education. His
inspiring and empowering message is able to assist
employers, employees and students of all ages in recognizing and achieving their full
Keep watching here for the
availability of soon-to-be-published books of inspiration, motivation
and determination by Arnold Nordstrom.
|Recipient of Kinistino Composite High
School Spirit Award, 1978 -1980. For
Running/wheeling up to 10 kilometers a day in my wheelchair)
|Recipient of The Saskatchewan Branch of
the Canadian Paraplegic Association scholarship, for 1982 - 1986.
|Recipient of The Prime Minister Is Canada
Day Award , 1985, for out standing community work.
|Winner of two Silver Medals at the 1st
National Cerebral Palsy Game , Windsor Ontario, 1988.
|Recipient of the Labatts 24-Hour Relay
Spirit Award: awarded two Air Canada Tickets to the person who best
exemplifies the "spirit of the competition" Saskatoon, 1990.
|Recipient of the Tex Wristen Award:
highest amount of money collected by a handicapped person for the
Riki Walk-A-Thon, Saskatoon, 1990 and 1991 .
|Comic & Novelty, Westerner Days Parade (in
Red Deer, Alberta) Arnold turned his bike in to a Steam Engine.
|2010 Special Heart award, Easter Seals
24 hours Relay (in Edmonton, Alberta)
|1997, May Palliser Institute SIAST,
Computer Aided Design and Drafting Engineering Technology (Graduated
Third in the class)
|1991 University of Saskatchewan Bachelor
of Science in Computational Science, minor in Philosophy.
|1982 Kinistino Composite High School
Senior Matriculation, with Honors.
Extracurricular activities: Participated in various sports as a
referee. A member of the kilometer club and held the top kilometers
for three years.
| Executive Board
There are countless number of different committees Arnold been an
active member of. One of Arnold's mottos is "Be a Doer".
When Arnold sees
that something needs done or someone needs help, he finds someone to
do it or he does it himself.
|Aberta Cerebral Palsy Association
|Edmonton Cerebral Palsy Association
|Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Association
|Saskatchewan Cerebral Palsy Sport Association
||Founder and President
|Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sport Association
|Wheelchair Sport Association
|Canadian Paraplegic Association
|Voice of the Handicapped
|Circle K (University of Saskatchewan)
|Circle K International (Canada Western District)
|Disabled Awareness Society
|Saskatoon Transportation Steering Committee
|Saskatoon Housing Authority