Inclusive Sport & Recreation Expo November 19

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Peterborough, ON - City of Peterborough will be hosting the “Inclusive Sport & Recreation Expo” in partnership with the Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Ontario Trillium Foundation on Saturday, November 19,2022. The free event will run from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr.

This event brings together community sport and recreation organizations to highlight and promote inclusiveness and encourage participation for people of all abilities.

Families will have the opportunity to learn more about inclusivity in sport and recreation through demonstrations and peer engagement. Local recreation groups will be on site to promote their organizations and answer questions from prospective participants. The event will include refreshments, prizes, activities, and a free swim.

The Council for Persons with Disabilities strives to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in Peterborough by promoting equality, opportunity, and inclusion and advocating to increase community capacity. The Council for Persons with Disabilities has multiple programs running throughout the year, including programing that creates a safe space for people of all abilities to learn new hobbies and engage in activities in an inclusive, welcoming environment.

The Inclusive Sport & Recreation Expo will feature approximately two dozen organizations including:

  • Peterborough Pickleball
  • Peterborough Cricket Association
  • YMCA East Ontario
  • Electric City Special Needs Sports
  • Peterborough Curling Club
  • Abilities Centre
  • Autism Ontario Central East Region
  • Peterborough Patriots Sports Club
  • Peterborough Special Olympics
  • Peterborough Challengers Baseball Association
  • Peterborough Athletics Concussion Awareness
  • Peterborough Petes
  • Junior Achievement Northeast Ontario
  • CapableCon-Council for Persons with Disabilities
  • City of Peterborough Recreation Services Division

For more information on attending the Inclusive Sport & Recreation Expo as an attendee or a vendor, please email City of Peterborough recreation services at rec@peterborough.ca or follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @PTBORecreation.