May 26th, 2014 – Peterborough, Ontario
On Monday May 26th at 11:30 a.m. local celebrities, including Leslie Parnell and Phyllis Hodder, will be learning what it is like to live first hand with vision loss. They will be guided, while experiencing temporary vision loss, through the halls of Peterborough Square, in support of National Access Awareness Week.
Opening Ceremonies for this annual awareness celebration will be at 11:30 with the vision challenge following at 12:00, at Peterborough Square Mall, lower level. Participants of the challenge will share their experience with the audience. Entertainment will be provided by John Morris as he performs a tribute to George Jones. All members of the public are welcome to this event, which will feature displays from local organizations with accessibility information. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by Jays Gourmet Coffee and Rubidge Retirement Residence.
The Access Awareness Education Committee is hosting the events for National Access Awareness Week. This committee is made up of community partnerships including: Motion Specialties, Alternatives Community Program Services, Community Living Peterborough, and Northern Lights Canada. National Access Awareness Week’s mission is to challenge all Canadians to affect changes through community partnerships resulting in equal access and full participation of person with disabilities in all aspects of Canadian life.
So come out and challenge yourself to learn more about accessibility!