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Advocacy, Awareness, World CP Day, YEG, YYC

Celebrate World CP Day!

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy (CP), their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 50 countries. Held on October 5th, it’s more than just an awareness day, it’s an opportunity to create a powerful voice for those with CP to change their world. That’s why, individuals with CP and their families are invited to put their stories on the map.

Let’s share these stories and best ideas and tell the world … I AM HERE… WE ARE HERE.  Go to worldcpday.org and share your stories of challenge and triumph. The website gives you the opportunity to read other people’s stories from all over the world and join their efforts. The campaign will empower the CP community to take action locally and help build the global movement for change.

Buildings across Canada will also be lit up green in celebration. World CP Day is an opportunity for the world to grow. Together, we are the collective voice for over 8,300 Albertans and over 17 million worldwide with CP.  We want to ensure that children and adults with CP have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.

For more information and resources about World Cerebral Palsy Day, please visit worldcpday.org.

 

Advocacy, Awareness, CPAA, YYC

Marquee public art installation to be unveiled at AGM June 18th

marquee_image_12Mark your calendars for our Annual General Meeting on June 18th. At the AGM, we’ll be revealing a public art piece, entitled Marquee, created by two award-winning local artists, Lane Shordee and Joanne MacDonald. Marquee is a community based public art installation: an inclusive gathering space that will help bring community together and raise awareness about the work of the CPAA and the lives of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Lane and Joanne are busy bringing Marquee to life on the grassy lane in front of the CPAA. For this public art project, the CPAA was selected as the 2015 community partner organization through the Artists Working in Community Public Art Program of The City of Calgary. Lane and Joanne’s Marquee project was awarded the highest rating by the selection panel, and we can’t wait to share it with everyone in our community! You can visit Lane and Joanne’s blog here for details on their progress.