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Peace Region event aims to remove barriers for those with disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities Peace Region is gearing up for its event on December 2nd. This year the theme of the event is Removing Barriers: The Future is Accessible. The theme is meant to provide the idea and understanding that anything is possible, and achievable when the barriers are removed from an individual’s path.

Every year at this event the Accessibility Advisory Committee will give the Inclusive Community Award to an individual, organization, or group. The individual or group who receives this award has to constantly show inclusive values and dedication to offering support to those with disabilities. People in the community can nominate an individual or group for the award between now and November 18th.

The event in December will also see Canadian Hip-Hop artist Jay Ross as the keynote speaker. Ross, one of the biggest underground names right now, was born legally blind and overcame his disability by learning to be a master wordsmith. Ross is known to write lyrics dismissing anyone’s attempt to underestimate him due to his disability.

The event will be held at the Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Culture Centre on December 2nd and will run from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and can be found on Eventbrite.


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