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National Deafblind Awareness Month

On May 28, 2015, the Canadian Senate passed a motion to recognize June as Deafblind Awareness Month across Canada. This motion will help "to promote public awareness of deafblind issues and to recognize the contribution of Canadians who are deafblind." It will additionally "recognize the strength, courage and dedication that deaf-blind people show every day in living their lives and facing their daily challenges." The deafblind community from across Canada sincerely appreciates the awareness that will result from this proclamation.

June is also the birth month of Helen Keller, an internationally recognized person who lived with deafblindness.

Spread the word about deafblindness and make a wave from coast to coast!

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National Deafblind Awareness Month 2017 Calendar of Events

May 13: “Color Me Rad” 5K Run
Participating Organizations: CHKC, plus other organizations interested in kicking off Deafblind Awareness Month, Toronto, Ontario
www.colormerad.com/location/toronto

May 30: Deafblind Coalition of Ontario (DBCO) Lunch Reception at Queen’s Park to kick off NDBAM
Participating Organizations: DBCO member agencies, Toronto, Ontario
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May 31: Woodstock Art Gallery evening and mini Art in the Dark experience
Participating Organization: DeafBlind Ontario Services, Woodstock, Ontario
www.woodstockartgallery.ca

June 1- 30: CHKC Annual eBay auction
Participating Organization: CHKC, Toronto, Ontario

June 1 – 30: Bumper sticker and silicone wristband fundraiser
Participating Organization: CNIB, London, Ontario
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June 1-30: Community Services – Sensory Exploration Arts (SEA) Sale
Participating Organization: DeafBlind Ontario Services (DBOSArt)
www.etsy.ca

June 1: Lighting the CN Tower
Participating Organization: NDBAM Working Group, Toronto, Ontario
www.cntower.ca

June 3: 11th Annual Walter Gretzky Ball Hockey
Participating Organization: CNIB, London, Ontario
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June 3: Vaughan Accessibility Fair
Participating Organization: DeafBlind Ontario Services, Ontario
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June 3: Consumer throws out the first pitch at Winnipeg Goldeye's Game
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 3-4: Springtime in Paris Street Festival
Participating Organization: CDBA Ontario, Paris, Ontario
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June 5: Lunch and Learn about Deafblindness
Participating Organization: CNIB, Ottawa, Ontario
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June 6: Awareness event at local library
Participating Organization: CNIB Hamilton
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June 6: Tandem Bike Ride at the Forks
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 8: Reception hosted by Senate of Canada
Participating Organizations: CHKC; DeafBlind Ontario Services; CDBA-Ontario plus others, Ottawa, Ontario
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June 9: Junefest Social at The People’s Church in Toronto
Participating Organizations: CHKC and other Intervenor Service Agencies, Toronto, Ontario
www.junefest.ca

June 10, 2017: Deafblind Awareness Bowling Fun Day
Participating Organization: CDBA-BC (Burnaby)
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June 11: Vancouver Roundhouse event
Participating Organization: Greater Vancouver Association of the Deaf-Blind, Vancouver, British Columbia
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June 11: Prairie Dog Central Train Ride
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 12: Awareness event at local library
Participating Organization: CNIB, Hamilton, Ontario
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June 12: Launching of RCMDB 22 mini documentary
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 12: JuneFest
Participating Organizations: CHKC and other Intervenor Service Agencies, Toronto, Ontario
www.junefest.ca

June 12: Lighting the Toronto City Hall sign and 2 towers up in blue
Participating Organizations: Intervenor Service Agencies in Ontario

June 12: Lighting the CN Tower
Participating Organization: NDBAM Working Group, Toronto, Ontario
www.cntower.ca

June 12: Lighting of the Vancouver City Hall Tower in blue
Participating Organizations: Intervenor Service Agencies in Vancouver

June 12: Lighting of the Calgary Tower
Participating Organization: NDBAM Working Group, Calgary, Alberta
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June 12: Lighting of the Parc Olympic
Participating Organization: NDBAM Working Group, Montreal, Quebec
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June 13: Seniors’ Extravaganza and Information Fair
Participating Organization: CNIB, Hamilton, Ontario
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June 14: Goldeyes Game
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 14: Consumer throws out the first pitch at Blue Jay’s Game
Participating Organization: CDBA Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
www.cdbaontario.com

June 24: Canada Day with CDBA Street Festival
Participating Organization: CDBA Ontario, Paris, Ontario
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June 24: Deaf Awareness Day at Canada's Wonderland
Participating Organization: Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario
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June 25: Red River Ex
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 27: Deafblind Services Client Appreciation BBQ
Participating Organization: CNIB, Hamilton, Ontario
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June 27: Goldeyes Game
Participating Organization: Resource Centre for Manitobans who are Deaf-Blind (RCMDB), Manitoba
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June 28: Awareness event at local library
Participating Organization: CNIB, Hamilton, Ontario
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