Two great events are coming up soon, and Toronto Public Library is pleased to participate in both.
The first is People in Motion, which will take place Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st, 10am - 5pm, at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place.
This show, the largest of its kind in Canada, is for people with disabilities, seniors with special needs, people working in related areas, family and friends, and anyone else who would like to come.
- adapted vehicles
- mobility aids
- barrier-free design
- rehabilitation services
- home health care products
- accessible travel
- leisure activities
- technical aids
- employment information
- corporate services
- government programs
This is a perfect opportunity to compare products and services all under one roof.
The second is JuneFest, which recognizes and celebrates June as Deaf-Blind Awareness Month in Ontario.
JuneFest will be held at Mel Lastman Square, 11:30am - 4pm on Wednesday, June 5th. Mel Lastman Square is at 5100 Yonge Street, North York.
The festival is hosted by The Canadian Helen Keller Centre , the only residential training centre in Canada for people who are deaf-blind, and Rotary Cheshire Homes, which provides housing and services for people who are deaf-blind.
An amazing array of organizations will be present. Visit them, and learn about the technology and devices, services and resources that are available to people who are deaf-blind.
Artists who are deaf-blind will be displaying their work, which will be judged by JuneFest attendees. Works include paintings, drawings, sculpture, knitting, original craft projects, poems and short stories. There will be games and activities for people of all ages, a charity barbeque, free samples and music.
Come and check out these two great shows!
More about Deaf-Blind Awareness Month in future posts.