National Deafblind Awareness Month – Catch a wave from coast to coast!
Media Alert: Vancouver, BC For Release: May 16, 2017
What: Vancouver Whitecaps FC v. FC Dallas Soccer Game **
Who: Deaf, Deaf-Blind and hard of hearing persons will be SIGNING the Canadian and American anthems at the June 17 Whitecaps game to raise awareness of Deaf-Blind Canadians and funds for the Deaf-Blind Planning Committee and the services they provide.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Gates open 6:00 pm
Opening ceremony starts: 7:00 pm, must sit by 6:45 pm
Where: BC Place Stadium
777 Pacific Blvd.
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8
Admission: Ticket prices $32.00 to $60.00, depending on location.
A part of each ticket price will go to the Deaf-Blind Planning Committee
Website to reserve & buy tickets for this event: www.whitecapsfc.com/deafblind
DEADLINE FOR BUYING TICKETS IS MONDAY, JUNE 5 at 5:00 PM!
(If the seating area you want, is almost all sold, please email Marcia or Leanor, and we can request more seats).
For Deaf-Blind persons who want help ordering tickets or guiding to seat at the game, please contact:
History of National Deaf-Blind Awareness Month in Canada:
On June 26, 2015, the Canadian Senate passed a motion to recognize June as Deafblind Awareness Month across Canada. This recognition will help “to promote public awareness of deaf-blind issues and to recognize the contribution of Canadians who are deaf-blind.” It will additionally “recognize the strength, courage and dedication that deaf-blind people show every day in living their lives and facing their daily challenges.” June is also the birth month of Helen Keller, an internationally recognized person who lived with deafblindness.
NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND AWARENESS WEBSITE:
Deafblind Coalition of Ontario
Local Media Contacts about Deaf-Blind Awareness:
Family Services Coordinator
Canadian Deafblind Assoc. – BC Chapter
227 – 6th Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3A5
(P) 604-528-6170 (F) 604-528-6174
Deaf-Blind Planning Committee
2125 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 1X9
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