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Disability Awareness Week 2019

23-May-2019

On behalf of Saint John Ability Advisory Committee

Schedule of Events
May 26 – June 1, 2019
The theme this year is “Better Together!”


OPENING CEREMONIES: POP-UP MARKET
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Key Industries Parking Lot, 239 Charlotte Street, Saint John, N.B.
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.

ARE WE THERE YET? Employer Success Road Trip
Monday, May 27, 2019
Presented by Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) at various times and locations.
We are proud to celebrate and showcase local employers who have benefitted from inclusive hiring practices. 
Watch for our bus and look for the employer award banners at their locations! 
Be the first to post employer and location to our website (DAWSJ) and win a prize!

CELEBRATING ABILITIES     
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Little Angels Daycare, 815 Loch Lomond Road, Saint John, N.B.
Experience through simulation daily living barriers of someone with a disability. Receive accessibility information about various disabilities.

EMPLOYMENT LEARN & GO   
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Nick Nicolle Centre, 85 Durham Street, Saint John, N.B.
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. 
Presented by Working 4 Change and Options Employment Outreach Services.

TOWN HALL MEETING    
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saint John Police Headquarters – 1 Peel Plaza, Saint John, N.B.
Discuss accessibility issues in the City of Saint John in a collaborative environment.  
Focus on barriers and solutions and celebrate successes with staff of various City departments and City Councillors. 
Registration starts at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments and Door Prizes!

WALK & ROLL CHALLENGE    
Friday, May 31, 2019, 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Marco Polo Cruise Terminal, 111 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.
There will be cake!

Like us on Facebook – DAWSJ

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 or Greg Cutler at 650-3763.

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

 

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