Category Archives: Events

2021 Compassion Film Festival

UPDATE: Due to concerns about rising COVID-19 cases, the in person film festival has been cancelled, but the virtual film festival will still take place August 13th to 22nd. Nick is working to see if he will be able to do a virtual workshop during the online event.

Nick and the Awesome in Action team are thrilled to announce that a short film directed/edited by Jaime Peak and produced by Cindy Peak has been accepted for the 2021 Compassion Film Festival!

The short film Awesome in Action is 21 minutes long and focuses on Nick’s story and his journey to become an author and activist.

“The mission of the Compassion Film Festival is to create a mode of compassionate living by screening inspirational films, presentations, and workshops that provide vision, education, tools, and resources for individuals to cultivate compassionate actions in their lives.”

The film festival is in person August 13th to 15th and online August 16th to 22nd and takes place in Carbondale, Colorado.

Nick will be attending the film festival in person. Nick is excited to announce that he will have a table at the festival with information about Awesome in Action and will be presenting a workshop on Saturday, August 14th. Nick’s workshop will involve of a new version of his Anyone Can Be a Hero presentation.

Nick and his team believe that Compassion Film Festival’s mission aligns with his own, and he hopes he can continue to spark a shift in the way we think about abilities by spreading his message of inclusivity and diversity.

We hope to see you in August!

4th of July Parade

Nick didn’t want to look at the camera, there was too much going on!

Nick once again got the chance to participate in the annual City of Fort Collins 4th of July parade!

Nick was practicing for the parade!

Nick loved having his friends and family participate in the parade with him, and Nick got a lot of attention. The Awesome in Action crew loved the chance to show people there are different ways to move.

Nick and Kathy have a moment together before the parade
Nick and Alex are too cool!
Amy was ready to roll down the route with the Awesome in Action crew
Olivia took a break to give Mylie some attention
Shane and Rochelle came all the way from Greeley to march in the parade!

As the parade went on, Nick and the crew received applause from the crowd as they walked and rolled down the route.

Nick was even included on the front page of the Coloradoan! Check out the picture below, you can see why the crowd loved Nick, he smiled and waved the entire route.

The picture from the front page of the Coloradoan!

Nick wants to thank his friends and family for coming to support him in the 4th of July parade. This is one of Nick’s favorite events during the year, and he is always ok with the extra attention and the chance to celebrate diversity in his community.

We can show the world there are different ways to move, together!

Stay tuned for more news about Nick’s upcoming events in his quarterly newsletter, out soon!