May is Community Living Month – Join the Celebration!
During the month of May we always have several events planned to celebrate the abilities of people, and to bring awareness to the need for enhanced supports and services.
Here’s what happened in May 2019…
May 1st- Blue & Green Day- Many members of the CLC-K family joined in to show their support for Community Living and #inclusion!
May 2nd – Boston Pizza – We had an amazing turn out on May 2nd for this fundraiser! $620 was raised for Community Living Chatham-Kent.
May 3rd – Shine a Light – Once again, we leveraged our collective voice through this campaign to advocate for the full participation, inclusion, and citizenship of all people who have an intellectual disability. Canada’s most iconic structure – The CN Tower – was illuminated in blue and green that night. Thank you to all our locations that took part in #shinealightonCL.
May 7th – Flag Raising and Barbecue at the Civic Centre – Our Annual Flag Raising ceremony at the Chatham Kent Civic Centre took place inside Council Chambers this year.
Truly Green was the recipient of the Joyce M. Carr Champion Award which was presented by Joyce Carr, Steve Stokley and students from the School Days to Pay Days Program.
The recipients of The Rob McLandress Make a Dream Come True Fund, Raymond Murphy and Jennifer Brown, were awarded with their $1,000 cheques at our 2019 Flag Raising Ceremony on May 7th at the Civic Center.
The CLC-K flag will be hanging at the John D. Bradley Centre for the month of May!
May 16 – Community Family Film Night – Community Movie Night took place at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, May 16. The movie “The Upside” was heartwarming, and hilarious. The crowd shared many laughs, and continued to comment on how great the overall message of the movie was.
Canned donations were welcomed, and we received an entire trunk load that was donated to Outreach for Hunger. There were approximately 350 in attendance.
May 25th- Bill’s Bowl-A-Thon– Bill did an outstanding job this year with his bi-annual Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, May 25 at Bowlerama. With the help of Doreen Furness, Bill raised a whopping $6,077 for CLC-K!
A special thank you to Bruce for connecting Bill with the Bowlerama Bowling League, who donated $1,120. Thank you to Pat who donated $10 for every strike – with a grand total of 132 strikes, this contributed $1,320 to the total.
Many businesses and local residents donated a prize for the raffle including; Marlene Smith (Chatham Nissan), Jeff Young, Diane Downie, BELFOR Property Restoration, The Royal Tavern, Parkside Restaurant, United Steel Workers, The Beer Store (Lynn at Richmond St.), Neighbourhood Social, Port Stanley Legion, Janet Lindsay, and Crabby Joe’s Bar & Grill.
Thank you, Bill, for all your hard work, and thank you to the community partners who helped support this wonderful event!