Inclusion, Possibilities to Shine Brightly on May 4th
Toronto, ONTARIO – Towns and cities across Ontario will be a little brighter on the evening of May 4th, 2018. That’s because buildings and structures in communities across the province will be illuminated in blue and green as part of the third annual Shine a Light on Community Living campaign. The nighttime spectacle, which includes the lighting of the CN Tower, is one of many events taking place in support of Community Living Month that will foster awareness around the importance of inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability and their families.
“Through our work and that of our member organizations and their communities, opportunities are being created every day for people who have an intellectual disability to participate actively, whether that’s at work, with their friends, or wherever else they choose to be,” said Community Living Ontario Chief Executive Officer, Chris Beesley.
“When the buildings of our member agencies, community organizations and public buildings shine blue and green, it reinforces what we strive to achieve and demonstrates what’s possible to our friends, neighbours and the public.”
Community Living agencies’ administrative buildings will cast blue and green shadows on May 4th, and the Toronto sign in Nathan Phillips Square and Fort Erie’s Peace Bridge will also be illuminated, as will many municipal offices, banks, and restaurants across Ontario in support of Community Living.
The CN Tower illumination will begin at sunset, however the lighting won’t become fully visible until the sky darkens sufficiently approximately 30 minutes later. As it does every night, a standard light show will run for eight minutes at the top of every hour. The lighting will conclude at sunrise.
Friends of Community Living are encouraged to participate in the campaign by posting their photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media channels using the hashtag #shinealightonCL.
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Community Living Ontario is a family-based association assisting people who have an intellectual disability and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their lives and in their communities. We represent more than 12,000 people, families and over 100 member organizations across the province.
For additional information and interview requests, please contact:
Director, Communications, Marketing and Fund Development
Community Living Ontario