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We All Rocked It on December 3rd

Dec 05, 2015

The December 3rd International Day events in Manitoba were an extraordinary and empowering expression of full citizenship by Manitobans with disabilities.

 Crowd at the Legislature

An estimated 1,600+ Manitobans literally jam-packed the Legislative Building today to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and launch Disability Matters: Vote 2016.

Indeed, it was an overflow crowd with some folks turned back at the front door (including a few media staff). Apologies to all who experienced communication and other barriers that limited their participation - our plans for accommodations were overcome by the sheer size of the crowd.

An extraordinary turnout to be sure. Sister events were also held throughout the province (Brandon and Thompson for sure).

We are pleased to share a series of captioned videos of the event for those who were unable to attend or wish to re-live the extraorindary event:

Transcripts of the remarks will be available soon.

We have a lot of work ahead of us in the 136 days before the general provincial election scheduled for April 19, 2016. We definitely need you help to make a real difference. So please get involved today. 

Go to the Disability Matters: Vote 2016 website to:

  • Sign up for update
  • Make a donation to support the campaign
  • Volunteer

Very exiting times are ahead.

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