Posted by: PSV | August 26, 2011

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Posted by: PSV | April 17, 2011

Simply People 2011 is almost here…

Hey folks,

We are getting ready for another year of celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square.

Stay posted!

Paul

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 15, 2010

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to speak at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th at the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto

TORONTO—To mark the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto, Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This free outdoor event is open for all to attend (rain or shine) and this year’s guest speakers will include The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Mr. John Rae, the first Vice-President of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians.

“Our vision is to bring as many people together to celebrate our lives and identities in an inclusive environment of positive synergies and attitudes of being proud,” says Uzma Khan, a founder of this annual event.

On stage, there will be performances by singers Joel Martin and Serena Pryne, writer Carol Krause, Hayley and Ben Hudson (poetry with interpretive dance) and the bands Symphony of Nine and Ordain. Several display tables will be setup by organizations/groups to provide information about their products/services.

There will be a number of guest speakers throughout the evening, sharing personal stories and discussing the removal of barriers. Mr. Rae will be focusing on the progression of the disability rights movement and his 30+ years of advocacy work.

“Canada’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provides rights holders and their allies a new tool to remove barriers and expand opportunities for all Canadians with disabilities,” says Mr. Rae.

This event is brought to you by Canada-Wide Accessibility for Post-Secondary Students (CANWAPSS) and friends of CANWAPSS, including LinkUp Employment Services, Abilities Arts Festival, VoicePrint, Easter Seals Canada (Access 2 Entertainment), diversityworX and Scadding Court Community Centre.

ASL interpretation, attendant care and transcription services will be available onsite.

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP @ “Simply People – Disability Pride Celebration in Toronto”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2010

Hundreds to gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th at the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto

TORONTO—To mark the 7th annual disability pride celebration in Toronto, Simply People: Celebrating Our Lives & Identities, hundreds will gather at Nathan Phillips Square on July 20th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This free outdoor event is open for all to attend (rain or shine).

On stage, there will be several guest speakers, along with performances by singers Joel Martin and Serena Pryne, humorist Libby Thaw, writer Carol Krause and the bands Symphony of Nine and Ordain. There will be a number of display tables setup by organizations/groups to provide information about their products/services.

“Our vision is to bring as many people together to celebrate our lives and identities in an inclusive environment of positive synergies and attitudes of being proud,” says Uzma Khan, a founder of this annual event.

One of this year’s guest speakers will include John Rae, the first Vice-President of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians. He will be discussing the progression of the disability rights movement and his 30+ years of advocacy work.

“Canada’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities provides rights holders and their allies a new tool to remove barriers and expand opportunities for all Canadians with disabilities,” says Mr. Rae.

This event is brought to you by Canada-Wide Accessibility for Post-Secondary Students (CANWAPSS) and friends of CANWAPSS, including LinkUp Employment Services, Abilities Arts Festival, VoicePrint, Easter Seals Canada (Access 2 Entertainment), diversityworX and Scadding Court Community Centre.

ASL interpretation, attendant care and transcription services will be available onsite.

For more information about this event, please e-mail the organizers at info@disabilitypride.ca or visit www.disabilitypride.ca. Join our Facebook group at Simply People – Disability Pride Celebration in Toronto.

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Posted by: PSV | April 2, 2010

New pages…

I am in the process of adding new pages and links to this blog. “About PSV” will provide the background history of the blog site and, it will possibly be open to comments and or suggestions from the public.

Posted by: PSV | February 11, 2010

Hello world!

I guess "Hello world!" is a good way to launch this blog spot.
For those who keep asking me what I am up to these days, please follow the links below. If you can, feel free to help or contact me to find out how to get involved.

My Missions:

Save The Children Foundation

Currently, I am fundraising for their most recent campaigns:

Everyone
Rewrite the Future

St. Christopher’s – Adult Literacy Program

This is a very exciting mission because, although professionally trained to teach adults, this project is also giving me the opportunity to simultaneously explore Special Education for adults.

Interesting links about this topic:

Ontario Ministry of Education

Employment Ontario – Literacy & Basic skills
Ontario Ministry of Education – Special Ed.

ABC Canada Literacy Foundation

Life Literacy

The annual Simply People Festival

We are staring to prepare for our 7th year. Our website is in the process of being updated but, feel free to occasionally access the website for future updates.

Simply Disability Pride

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