Celebration of People Brunch

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Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Ave

Nawapon (Room C100, DARE District)

Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

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Celebration of People 2019 is a brunch We're excited to have this brunch for a change and relfect on the 19 years of Celebraitonof People Gala's.

On the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, join us to honour the award recipients from the past 19 years—all in one room. Remarkable individuals and organizations promoting accessibility and full participation in the Ottawa Community.




Keynote Speakers:

Emily Glossop
Emily Glossop is a Recreation Therapist at CHEO, former Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team member and Chairperson of the Abilities Centre Ottawa. In each of these roles, Emily has dedicated her time to championing for people of all abilities and she believes that the success of a community is strengthened by inclusivity, acceptance and accessibility/access for all. Emily’s family has also spent the last 14 months on a journey to re-build their accessible home following the devastating tornado in September 2018. She will share the inspiring story of her family’s resilience when facing obstacles and how she finds gratitude and joy despite adversity.

Todd Nicholson
Chef de Mission for the 2018 Canadian Paralympic team and current Chair of Own the Podium, Todd Nicholson is a 5-time Paralympian and Sledge Hockey Gold medallist at the Torino 2006 Paralympic Games. Todd will share his story of perseverance and dedication to sport. Now retired from competition, Todd is one of the most influential voices for the rights of athletes internationally as a former member of both the International Paralympic Committee Athletes Council and the International Olympic Committee Athletes Commission.

Jim Kyte
Jim Kyte was a first round National Hockey League (NHL) draft pick. He was an NHL player for 13 years, restaurant franchise co-owner, newspaper columnist, noted motivational speaker and now Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Algonquin College. Each is an impressive career feat and made all the more notable when you learn that Jim also has a profound hearing disability. Throughout his career, Jim has been very active in charitable causes, including co-founding the Canadian Hearing Impaired Hockey Association, and starting the Jim Kyte Hockey School for the Hearing Impaired. He is a member, and on the executive, of the Ottawa Senators Alumni. Jim works to bring awareness to brain injuries and to reduce the stigma around them especially among athletes. He also helps professional hockey players transition to other careers.




Master of Ceremonies
Timothy Andrade

Entertainment
Brittany Clayton, Harpist
Chris “ Bucko” Binkowski, one man band and Artist

Sponsors

VHA Health adn Home support,Algonquin College Aspire AC program,Ottawa Citizen,Rogers TV

Committee members

Senator Jim Munson, Honourary chair
Martha Marr, Algonquin College, committee chair
Laurie Alphonse, Algonquin College
Denis Boileau, Vista Centre Brain Injury Services
Kevin Brown, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Lori Gandy, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Maria Redpath, Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa
Kelly Mertl, United Way Ottawa




Note: If the cost of tickets is a barrier to you attending, please contact Martha Marr marrm@algonquincollege.com for a sponsored ticket, no questions asked.

Date and Time

Location

Algonquin College

1385 Woodroffe Ave

Nawapon (Room C100, DARE District)

Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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