2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Calendar of Events - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

2017 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Calendar of Events

 

Calgary

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location:

Calgary City Hall, 800 Macleod Tail SE, Calgary AB., T2P 2M5

Contact: Brandon Maclean @ 403-263-1946

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Edmonton

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Location:

The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement
Wildrose Room & Courtyard Room

Details:

Emcee: Quinn Ohler, Global TV

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Community InfoFair representing 40 Organizations
  • 10 Posters on Research Projects from Student Accessibility Services with the University of Alberta.

10;15 am to 11:15 am

  • The Steadward Centre Open House which includes trial programming of Yoga, Zoomba as well as Sit to Be Fit and trying out equipment in the gym area.

11:30 am to 12:00 pm: Formal program – Main Gym

  • Creating Caring and Tolerant Communities - Break the Bullying Cycle - B.R.E.A.K. on Bullying Prevention by Roxie Malone-Richards
  • Quinn Ohler of Global TV Emcee with speakers or awards (if applicable)
  • City of Edmonton IDPD Proclamation presentation
  • Greetings from Province
  • Greetings from the Premier’s Council and Awards presentation (if applicable)
  • LCol Kevin Mcloughlin, Comd, 3rd Cdn Div Service Brigade Edmonton
  • Alyson Lougheed, Chair TELUS Payday Lottery Committee

12:00 pm door prize draw for U of A Basket

12:00 pm Wheelchair Rugby Alberta Steel Wheels to begin, explaining about rugby and the rules, then rugby game demonstration

12:30 pm guests to try wheelchair rugby with the help of Edmonton Firefighters

1:15 pm Bagged Lunch at The Steadward Centre

Note: Admission and lunch all FREE-presented by the Sponsors of the 2017 IDPD Committee

Twitter: @IDPD_Edmonton, #EdmontonIDPD, #IDPD2017

Contact: Leslie Tanzi 780-405-7731 or leslie.tanzi@edmonton.ca

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Fort McMurray

Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:

Jubilee Plaza

Contact: Stephanie Myrick @ 587-645-0771

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Fort Saskatchewan

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm

Location:

Fort Saskatchewan Hospital, 9401-86 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0C6, Rm 1R-015

Details:

Mayor Gale Katchur will deliver the IDPD Proclamation, speakers, information booths

Contact: Val Gabert @ 780-218-5059

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Grande Prairie

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location:

Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) 10726-106 Ave., Grande Prairie Student Pub (Howlers) and cafeteria

Details:

Notice the Ability Video and Conversation Café: Drop-in lunch and explore the social model of disability

 

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:

Paradise Inn and Conference Centre, Rotary Room, (entrance at the back alley) 11201-100 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5M6

Details:

Appetizers buffet, celebration and awards ceremony for individuals making a difference in our community to aid accessibility and inclusion.

  • Keynote speakers: Jenn Tourangeau, and Chelsie Pall (Information on both speakers is available on the World Wide Web Internet.

Contact: Laura Gerow-Burrin @ 780-897-9456 and Mieke de Groot @ 780-831-1091

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Lac La Biche/Athabasca

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time:

9:15 am to 10:15 am: School presentation by guest speaker, Twitchy.
Venue: BOLD Center
11:30 am: Business Luncheon with guest speaker, Twitchy.
Venue: McArthur Place
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Community presentation with guest speaker, Twitchy.
Venue: McArthur Place

Details:

Three presentations by motivational speaker, Twitchy. www.itwitch.com/about-twitchy

Contact: Missy Jacknife – 780-623-1281

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Lethbridge

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location:

ENMAX Centre - 2510 Scenic Dr. S, Lethbridge

Details:

The Morning and Afternoon will feature Demos by Adaptive Sports groups as well as local speakers. The evening portion will begin at 6 pm and feature the 3rd Annual Inclusion Awards and will have Food and Beverages. Event is open to everyone and free of charge.

11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Try it Sledge Hockey/ Try it Skating
12:30 pm – Guest Speaker
1:30 pm – Try it Dance
2:00 pm – Try it Wheelchair Basketball
Local Sports groups information booths – All afternoon
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – 3rd Annual Lethbridge Inclusion Awards
*December 1st is a presentation at Park Meadows Elementary School – closed to Public*

Contact: Dylan Adkins, 403-327-7577, dylan.adkins@sci-ab.ca

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Medicine Hat

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 12:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Details:

Not open to the public – school event only. School based event with 45 presentations on disability awareness and an all school assembly.

Contact: Leslie Jerry @ 403-548-0232

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Red Deer

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location:

International Hall - Ecole Secondaire Lindsay Thurber High School, 4204-58 Street, Red Deer Alberta

Details:
  • Art Show – Students will tell the stories of 5 people with disabilities through their projects.
  • Dance Appreciation - Performance by the Pathway students.
  • Ceramics dispay by Art students.
  • Community Recognition and Appreciation Awards.

Contact: Leesa Rozic @ 403-347-8844 ext: 2914 or email @ leesa.rozic@cssalberta.ca

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Siksika Nation

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park

Details:

Presentations from local schools, Caregivers workshop (a.m.), Community Inclusion awards, Museum tours
Refreshment

Contact: Kathleen McHugh @ 403-734-5197

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St. Paul (including Cold Lake and Bonnyville)

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location:

Beaver River Fish and Game Hall, Bonnyville, 4402-54 Avenue

Details:

Enhance Your Caregiving Toolkit - Several speakers (some parents) will talk about the challenges and how they accessed services for their children with disabilities.  There will be service agency displays and coffee and refreshments will be served..

Contact: Brenda Rosychuk @ 587-252-3502

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Vegreville

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Location:

Senior Citizens Sunshine Club

Details:

“Pancake Brunch”.

  • Various volunteers from Vegreville will be cooking the pancakes.
  • A silver collection will be available Proceeds will be split and given to the Senior Citizens Sunshine Club of Vegreville and to the Vegreville Food Bank.
  • Open to the public and local organizations will be invited, along with elected officials.
  • Derek Christensen – Guest Speaker in a.m.
  • Various employers who have supported people with disabilities in Vegreville with respect to employment will be recognized.
  • The IDPD event theme is: “Leave No One Behind - Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.”
  • Advertising will be in the Vegreville News Advertiser, HiWay 16 News and Country 106.5 radio station in Vegreville.
  • A Proclamation will be signed by the newly elected Mayor of Vegreville, Mayor Tim McPhee.
Contact:

Derek Christensen @ 780-603-8182, Email: derek@employabilities.ab.ca

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Wetaskiwin

Date: Friday, November 24, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Location:

Wetaskiwin Seniors Centre, 5216 - 54 Street, Wetaskiwin, AB, T9A 2X1

Details:

Don’t DISmyABILITY Family Dance (Tickets $5.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door) Activities, and Community Recognition Awards, Mike Lake (MP)

Contact: Amanda McGuire, Touchstone Place @ 780-352-4819

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Modified: 2017-11-16
PID: 15474