** UPDATE – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be postponing many of our upcoming 2020 Community Living Month events including the Flag Raising and Community Movie Night. We will post new dates as soon as we have them…
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.
May 1st- Blue & Green Day- Many members of the CLC-K family joined in to show their support for Community Living and #inclusion!
**Date TBD – Boston Pizza Night – We’re excited to be hosting another fundraising night at Boston Pizza in Chatham this year!
If you are interested in volunteering your time as a server, contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date TBD – Shine a Light – Once again, we will leverage 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 – will be illuminated in blue and green that night. #shinealightonCL
**Date TBD – Flag Raising and Barbecue at the Civic Centre – Our Annual Flag Raising ceremony takes place in front of the Chatham Kent Civic Centre.
At this event, we will announce the recipient of the Joyce M. Carr Champion Award which is presented by Joyce Carr and Steve Stokley of JOBWORX – Employment Services.
The recipients of The Rob McLandress Make a Dream Come True Fund, will also be announced and awarded with their $1,000 cheques at our 2020 Flag Raising Ceremony.
**Date TBD – Community Family Film Night – Community Movie Night takes place each year at the Capitol Theatre. We plan to feature the movie “Call of the Wild”. This is a FREE and inclusive movie screening for everyone in the C-K community
We will also have one of our Leaders Within graduates welcome our attendees. Updated details coming soon…
2019 Community Living Month Events
On May 25th, 2019 – 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!
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!