Our Team

Rachel Bower – President

Rachel Bower is a documentary filmmaker who met camera operator Justin Grant in 2012 on a CBC television production shoot. Justin never let ALS ever make a dent in his love for life. Together Rachel and Justin made videos with small cameras. Justin spoke through his eye gaze, telling Rachel where to place the cameras to get the shot he desired. This way Justin was able to continue doing what he loved. Remembering the joy Justin radiated, and the desire to spread more of such unaffected joy into the universe through art forms – was the impetus for the JRG Society for the Arts.

Jennifer Powley – Vice-President

Author and activist Jen tries to live out what she believes: the most challenging part of her disability is in her head. Thankfully, Powley doesn’t experience a lot of pain and has been able to pursue her passions. Author of Just Jen: Thriving through Multiple Sclerosis, published by Roseway, Powley feels art is an excellent medium for personal expression.

https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/just-jen

Marilyn Pincock – Secretary
Doug Pincock –
Lynn Vernon – Board Member