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Disability Awareness Week

24-May-2018

On behalf of Saint John Ability Advisory Committee

Schedule of Events
May 27- June 1, 2018

OPENING CEREMONIES: POP-UP MARKET
Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Key Industries Parking Lot, 239 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB
Arts, Crafts And Flea Market! Awesome, creative and enthusiastic vendors. Happy Shopping! Inside if raining! While you’re here help celebrate our kick-off to DAW with Cake, BBQ and Draw Prizes.

BUSINESS INCLUDES ABILITIES SHOWCASE (BIAS)   
NEW! EMPLOYER BREAKFAST 

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:30 a.m. –  9:00 a.m.
Chinese Cultural Centre (Old Kent Theatre), 24 Coburg Street, Saint John, NB
CCRW is hosting an Interactive Employer Panel Discussion; Walk of Fame showcasing success stories of inclusive employers, breakfast, recognition awards and draw prizes.

CELEBRATING ABILITIES     
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11 a.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 accessibility information about various disabilities.

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES OPEN HOUSE  
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Options Employment Outreach, 28 Richmond Street Suite 304, Saint John, NB
Come meet representatives from many agencies in Greater Saint John who assist individuals with disabilities prepare for, gain, and maintain employment. Exchange information, business cards, and make appointments. 
*2 hour free parking on Exmouth Street.

TOWN HALL MEETING    
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Key Industries, 239 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB
World Café style event focuses on disability issues in the City of Saint John.  Registration starts at 6:30, come discuss barriers and celebrate successes with staff of various City departments, City Councillors and Door Prizes!

WALK & ROLL CHALLENGE    
Friday, June 1, 2018, 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal, Water Street to the front of City Hall
Help wind up our week by participating in our “Sea of Orange”.
A province wide 15-minute Walk and Roll Challenge held at schools and other public locations in New Brunswick.

NEW! YMCA OPEN HOUSE  
Friday, June 1, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
YMCA, 191 Churchill Boulevard, Saint John, NB 
Participants in the Walk and Roll will be invited to meet the staff at the Y and take a tour with a special focus on the inclusive features at the new facility.

Sign language interpreting services will be provided. 

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

For further information call Cathy Patterson at 654-7877.

Sponsored and Presented by Saint John Ability Advisory Committee and our Partners.

 

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