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Accessibility News

National Accessibility Week
May 27, 2018 to June 2, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Opening Ceremonies and Walk for Guide Dogs

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lions Centre, 347 Burnham Street

The Walk raises funds for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, whose mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them a Dog Guide at no cost to eligible Canadians, despite the $25,000 expense it takes to raise, train, and place each dog with its owner.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Walker/Wheelchair Maintenance Clinic

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Motion Specialties - Your Home Health Care Store
1154 Chemong Road

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Archery - Try it Out

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saugeen Shafts
285 Lansdowne Street East

  • Archery is a sport that is practiced by many persons with disabilities both recreationally and at the highest levels of competition (Paralympic Games).
  • ‘Sighting stands” available to allow the visually impaired to participate in this sport 
  • Location is fully accessible through the rear entrance.

Axe Throwing

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost $10.00
Peterborough Axe Club
280 Perry Street #1

  • Location is fully accessible
  • Free one on one training is available

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Guide/Service Dog Spa Day

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Pet Valu, 139 George Street North 

  • Call to pre-book an appointment 
  • Includes bath, nail cutting, ear cleaning and a massage

Active Living Fitness Trial 

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free Event
745 Lansdowne Street West

  • Exercise stations to try out
  • Come in for a workout and tour the facility to see equipment is in the gym and the physiotherapy clinic.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Restore and Renew Yoga

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sadleir House, 751 George Street Hobbs Library
Cost $5.00 or pay what you can

Are you intimidated by Yoga because you can’t get to the floor with ease due to injury, flexibility, disability or age? If so, this is the class for you! All ages. Yoga can be done successfully from a chair rather than on the floor. Yoga is for everyone. Experience the benefits. All bodies welcome. Reduce stress, increase flexibility, and much more. Cost is $5.00. Don’t let $$$ be a barrier, join and contribute what you are able. Chair Yoga is offered the last Thursday of each month.

Wheelchair/Walker Clinic Open House

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Free Event
Living Well Home Medical Equipment, 755 Erskine Avenue
Free walker and wheelchair Clinic and an open house

Friday, June 1, 2018

Closing Ceremonies and NAW Accessibility Champion Award Presentation

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free Event
Venture North, 270 George Street North

Design Challenge Event

4:00 p.m. 
Venture North, 270 George Street North
Register online 

  • Design Challenges – This will bring together designers, technology companies and customers to design innovative accessibility technology.
  • The design challenge event will be an opportunity for participants to find a solution for an accessibility challenge that someone in Peterborough experiences.
  • Some challenges will involve participants leaving the Venture North building to gather research.
  • Participants should register for the event online, but registration will be available at the door. Participants should plan to arrive around 4:00 pm on Friday the 1st.
  • Teams will be supported by individuals with lived experience of disability and experts from relevant fields of work as they design, and in some cases, build a solution.
  • At 4:30 pm, participants choose a challenge that is of interest them and begin.
  • At 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 2, 2018, the teams should be at Venture North to prepare to showcase their solutions. 
  • Challenge results showcased at 7:00 pm on June 2nd.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Design Challenge Event Showcase

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Venture North, 270 George Street North
Results from the Design Challenge will be presented

TackleShare Program – Accessible Fishing

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free Event
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, 4601 Guthrie Drive. 
Enjoy a morning of free fishing, all equipment will be provided by OFAH

International Trail Day - Accessible Guided Tour

Tours begin at 10:00 a.m.
Marshalnd Centre, 64 Hague Boulevard, Lakefield

  • International Trails Day is an annual celebration of trails to promote trail development, the use of trails and the healthy lifestyle they encourage. It is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in June. The Lakefield Trail will be celebrating International Trail Day by hosting a Nature Hike.
  • Tracy Logan will be leading the hike this year and will be focusing on invasive species. Tracy is a naturalist and ISA Certified Arborist with a background in Horticulture and Ecosystem Restoration.
  • Tracy will share her knowledge of invasive species found on land and in the water as well as highlight our native trees, shrubs, plants, birds and animals.
  • Come out for a leisurely walk around Hague Point – remember your binoculars!


Council for Persons With Disabilities

Our goal is to meet the diverse needs of all people and follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. We will strive to achieve an inclusive environment for our facilities, goods, services, employment, information and transportation.