Events

Past Events

Annual Empowerment Expo

Empowerment EXPO 2019 Flyer. 
 Left Column of the flyer says come enjoy free food, entertainment, adaptive equipment demonstrations, music, silent auction, and prizes.  Raffle tickets and consumer products available for purchase.  Free event open to the public.  Picture of man who uses a wheelchair alongside another person speaking to a couple vendors about adaptive ski programs.  Center column of flyer North Country logo consisting of company name North Country Independent Living and slogan of Empowering People with Disabilities. Words EXPO 2019 in big bold letters on center of flyer followed by date and time of Thursday, July 25th 11am to 3:30pm at the Mariner Mall 69 North 28th Street, Superior Wisconsin.  Logo of Wistech a sponsor of the event.  Right column of flyer says free kids carnival games and activities.  A sign language interpreter will be present. If you need any other reasonable accommodations or more details contact Sunshine Lemieux at her email at sunshine@northcountryil.org or by phone 715-392-9118 Etension 124 V/TTY or (800)924-1220 V/TTY followed by a picture of Gaelynn Lea playing her violin and signing. END OF FLYER
Flyer for Empowerment EXPO

On Thursday, July 25th we will be hosting EXPO 2019, an empowering event with Fun, Food, Events, Music, Dancing, Art, Prizes, Athletic demonstrations, Products and Goods made by people with disabilities, information on disability related agencies, face painting: these are just a few of the exciting offerings.  Open to the public.  No Admission Fee, but folks are encouraged to bring dollars for the raffle and/or consumer product purchases! ☺

Last year we had over 850 attendees and media coverage from twin port TV stations and newspapers!  This year we are raising money to help fund the Webster Dream Park, an all abilities playground in Superior! This is a wonderful opportunity to show your support for people with disabilities in our community. We are seeking sponsors and support from local businesses and organizations.  If you decide to make a tax-deductible donation or prizes to be given to the public it will make our event stronger and your organization more visible in our community.  All donors will be advertised at the event.
Sponsors who donate $100 or more will be welcome to have a free display table!
Please join us at our Mariner Mall location, 69 N 28th St in Superior on Thursday, July 25th from 11am – 330pm.  For further information contact John at 715-392-9118 ext. 10 or jill@northcountryil.org
Thank you for your support and I hope to see you on July 25th!

30 Year Anniversary Expo 2018  7/26/18 at Mariner Mall

Thursday July 26th 2018 Twin Ports area people with disabilities, friends and community members will come together once again for Expo 2018 and North Country’s 30 Year Anniversary! North Country’s popular annual event brings the community together at Superior’s Mariner Mall is free and open to the public. Expo 2018 will feature food, music, adaptive recreation equipment demonstrations, face painting, exhibits by local artisans, businesses and community organizations. Free admission includes lunch and light refreshments.

Expo 2017 featured a long list of entertainers with disabilities, including the popular Tribal Alchemie belly dancing troupe, area violinist extraordinaire Gaelyn Lea, Challenge Center’s Matevi martial arts troupe, Aerial Silks Performances, and many more.

And fabulous prizes: Over $3000 of prizes were raffled or sold at silent auction!

Expo 2018 will be the sixth annual expo put on by North Country Independent Living and a celebration of 30 years empowering people with disabilities (715-392-9118). For more information contact: John Nousaine (715) 392-9118, john@northcountryil.org

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Saturday, February 25 @ Ignite Studio Duluth 207 W Superior St Suite 100

Only $10

Doors Open @ noon 

Shake your booty 12:30pm-2:30pm 

Bottom Dollars, a Rooted in Rights original documentary, will be screening at Zeitgeist, presented by Access North in partnership with North Country Independent Living. Bottom Dollars exposes the exploitation of nearly 250,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. that are legally being paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour. The documentary calls for the phase out of the unfair practice of sub-minimum wages and sheltered workshops, and offers solutions for fair wages and inclusive employment.

Bottom Dollars screening is on Monday, March 20th from 6-8pm (6:30p showtime) at Zeitgeist, 222 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802. Following the premiere, Access North & North Country Independent Living will join Vocational Rehabilitation as well as other Integrated Employment Service Providers to provide the community with local information on exploring alternatives to segregated employment and unfair wages.

To help cover the costs of the event we are asking for your help.
2 hours of dancing bliss for a good cause for only $10 donation at the door. All proceeds will go to the benefit of people with disabilities advocating for equal pay for equal work through the Bottom Dollars screening event at Zeitgeist.

Expo 2017  7/27/17 at Mariner Mall

Thursday July 27th 2017 Twin Ports area people with disabilities, friends and community members will come together once again for Expo 2017. North Country’s popular annual event brings the community together at Superior’s Mariner Mall is free and open to the public.  Expo 2017 will feature food, music, adaptive recreation equipment demonstrations, face painting, exhibits by local artisans, businesses and community organizations.  Free admission includes lunch and light refreshments.

Expo 2016 featured a long list of entertainers with disabilities, including the popular Tribal Alchemie belly dancing troupe, area violinist extraordinaire Gaelyn Lea, Challenge Center’s Matevi martial arts troupe and many more. 

And fabulous prizes: Over $3000 of prizes were raffled or sold at silent auction including a Apostle Island Kayak Trip for 2 by Wilderness Inquiry, Handcrafted Quilt, Lots of food and beverage cards and much, much more.

Expo 2017 will be the fifth annual expo put on by North Country Independent Living (715-392-9118).  For more information contact:  John Nousaine  (715) 392-9118, john@northcountryil.org  

If you’d like to see pictures from Expo 2015, click on the link below to check out our gallery.  Pictures from Expo 2016 coming soon:

NCIL Expo 2015

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To request accessible information, contact ncil@northcountryil.org