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June 2019 – Deafblind Awareness Month

        June is National Deafblind Awareness Month. Spread the word about deafblindness and make a wave from coast to coast.

On May 28, 2015, the Canadian Senate passed a motion to recognize June as Deafblind Awareness Month across Canada. This motion intended “to promote public awareness of deaf-blind issues and to recognize the contribution of Canadians who are deaf-blind.” It would “recognize the strength, courage and dedication that deaf-blind people show every day in living their lives and facing their daily challenges.” June is also the birth month of Helen Keller, an internationally recognized person with deafblindness.

Events that CNIB DBCS will be attending/hosting in Ontario:

June 1, 2019 – Hockey Fest, 20 Edge Street, Brantford – contact Tammy Taylor for more info: tammy.taylor@deafblindservices.ca

June 3, 2019 – CN Tower and other landmarks in Ontario to be lit up in blue

June 3, 2019 – CNIB London Hub, 171 Queens Ave. Unit 101, London – contact Christine Zachert for more info: christine.zachert@deafblindservices.ca

June 6, 2019 – Client BBQ for Hamilton region – CNIB 115 Parkdale Ave. South, Hamilton – contact Tammy Taylor for more info; tammy.taylor@deafblindservices.ca

June 6, 2019 – Access Expo at Variety Village – 3701 Danforth Ave., Scarborough

June 10, 2019 – Junefest – Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. Toronto – contact Vanessa May for more info; vanessa.may@deafblindservices.ca

June 13, 2019 – Intervention in Action – 115 Parkdale Ave. South, Hamilton – contact Tammy Taylor for more info; tammy.taylor@deafblindservices.ca

June 27, 2019 – All Signs Lead to Coffee – Starbucks, London – contact Janine Tucker for more info: janine.tucker@deafblindservices.ca

June 27, 2019 – Grimsby Farmer’s Market – 42 Main Street W., Grimsby

National Deafblind Awareness Month Events:

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