Canadian Helen Keller Centre is gearing up to celebrate June as Deafblind Awareness Month in Canada.
We will kick things off early as we challenge other agencies to join us in the Colour Me Rad 5km run on May 28th. Our team name is The Helen 5K-ellers!
The celebrations start officially on June 1st 12:30 to 4pm with JuneFest, held this year at The Ralph Thornton Centre, 765 Queen St. East. It is here that this year’s JT Award winner will be celebrated. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served free of charge. Donations are welcome. Join us for booths, presentations, awards, Silent Auction, Bingo hosted by DBAT, social and dance.
June 8th, CHKC will host a reception on Parliament Hill in Ottawa! Here we will partner with Canadian Deafblind Association Ontario Chapter and DeafBlind Ontario Services to promote deafblind awareness for MPs, and other government staff.
All throughout the month of June, art from talented artists who are deafblind will be showcased at displays at local Toronto Libraries. Later in the month we will host presentations on Deafblindness 101. Already confirmed is June 21st 6pm to 8pm at the Maria A. Shchuka library at 1745 Eglinton Ave W.
CHKC Training Centre will host an Open House and Garage sale with proceeds going towards training programs, likely June 18th and 19th.
Don’t forget to also check out our eBay auction that runs throughout the month of June, under the name Deafblind Awareness.
For up to date details on any and all of these celebrations and information on the JT Award nominations, please check in regularly on theJuneFest Facebook page.