Saint John Disability Awareness Week May 30 – June 4

The City of Saint John will mark Disability Awareness Week from May 30th through June 4th, 2016.The City of Saint John will mark Disability Awareness Week from May 30th through June 4th, 2016.

Saint John Ability Advisory Committee’s (SJAAC)
Disability Awareness Week Schedule of Events
May 30 – June 4, 2016

OPENING CEREMONIES

Monday, May 30, 2016, 12:00 – 3:00pm
1st Level Brunswick Square, 39 King Street, Saint John, NB

Come help launch Disability Awareness Week in Saint John! Information booths on various disabilities, City’s declaration, group presentation. Awards for individual, group and employer who have significantly supported persons with disabilities.

OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, June 01, 2016, 10a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Little Angels Daycare, 815 Loch Lomond Road, Saint John, NB

Experience through simulation daily living barriers of someone with a disability. Receive specific information about various disabilities.

CAREER FAIR & ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FAIR

Thursday, June 02, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 3:15p.m.
Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, Marco Polo Room

CAREER FAIR: CCRW’s connecting employers with qualified, pre-screened job seekers with disabilities for a more diverse workforce. Registration required:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ccrw-petl-career-fair-for-persons-with-disabilities-tickets-23630955825  For question please contact: Raja Wetuschat, Project Lead, email: rwetuschat@ccrw.org

ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT FAIR: Learn about Accessibility and Adaptive software, hardware, and support services that help remove barriers and provide strategies to enhance a person’s ability to participate in all aspects of community: social, educational and employment opportunities.

WALK & ROLL CHALLENGE

Friday, June 03, 2016, 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Marco Polo Cruise (111 Water Street) terminal to City Hall, Saint John, NB

A province wide 15-minute Walk and Roll Challenge held at schools and other public locations in New Brunswick. Come join us!!!

COMMUNITY PICNIC AND FUN DAY

Saturday, June 04, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rockwood Park – Fisher Lakes, Kiwanis Play Park, Saint John, NB

Barbecue and refreshments, games & prizes, door prizes, celebrating a great time!

RECREATION YOUR WAY

Sunday, June 05, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rockwood Park Pavilion, Saint John, NB (Contact Greg Cutler: 650-3763)

Recreation Your Way is a one-day event for persons with a disability (along with their friends and families) to participate in various recreation, sport and leisure activities. The purpose of the event is to display the many recreation opportunities available to people with a disability in their own communities. FREE/LUNCH INCLUDED/ FREE TRANSPORTATION CAN BE ARRANGED.

Sign language interpreting services will be provided.

Accessible Transportation available upon request: HANDI-BUS – 648-0609

For further information call Greg Cutler at 650-3763 or Cathy Patterson at 634-6888 ext. 133

Disability Awareness Week events are presented by SJAAC and our Partners: Find us on Facebook: Saint-John-Ability-Advisory

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