Community Living Month events continue in Parry Sound and Tuesday morning it was “Breakfast with the Mayor” at Wellington’s Pub and Grill.
The pub was filled to capacity with over 100 people in attendance.
The annual event highlighted many of the organizations and service groups working with Community Living Parry Sound and new efforts by CLPS.
One of the initiatives mentioned was the organization’s community maps that identify places, resources, and events in the Parry Sound and Muskoka Districts so that families and those with developmental disabilities, can in the words of CLPS staff member Lyndsay Gray, “find new pathways in the community”.
The event began with host CLPS Director of Support Services and Parry Sound Councillor Brad Horne introducing Wellington’s owner, Mike Reeves who donated his venue, staff, and food for the event.
Parry Sound Mayor Jamie McGarvey addressed the many in attendance followed by CLPS Executive Director Jo-Anne Demick.
Following her remarks, Demick introduced CLPS staff Lyndsay Gray, Tricia Bain, Glenda Clayton, and Emma Monk who each gave presentations.
While the event could be labelled a fundraiser, for the Executive Director, it’s much more than that.
A special mention was given to outgoing Supervisor of Community Support Services Rick Harrington, who is leaving after 25 years with Community Living Parry Sound.