The Community Living Parry Sound flag will be flying high at the Parry Sound Municipal Office on Wednesday and the rest of the month as May is proclaimed as Community Living Month.
A request for the proclamation came from Executive Director Jo-Anne Demick in a letter to the Mayor and Council on behalf of Community Living Parry Sound.
The proclamation recognizes that Community Living Parry Sound:
- has worked to bring people and their communities together for over 56 years;
- supports people as they develop their capacity to live, learn, work and participate in all aspects of living in the community;
- helps the community develop its capacity to welcome and support people who have not always had the same opportunities as the rest of us to participate in their community in meaningful, productive ways.
The proclamation also recognizes that the Council of the Town of Parry Sound Town wishes “to urge its citizens to celebrate the inclusion in our community of people who have a developmental disability”.
In his comments at Council before asking for the vote on the proclamation, Mayor Jamie McGarvey said that CLPS was a fantastic organization which has had Orders of Parry Sound go to its members for their participation in the community including last year’s winner, Douglas Brear.
A flag raising ceremony will take place at noon outside the Municipal Office at 52 Seguin Street and in the event of bad weather, the ceremony will move inside.