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THIS WEEKEND IN TORONTO – PEOPLE IN MOTION

Canada’s largest disability exhibition is taking place this weekend in Toronto, ON, so if you’re in the area make sure to come by. This year is extra special as People in Motion is celebrating its 25th anniversary of helping people live better lives through educating on the latest and most innovative products and services.

People in Motion is the place to be if it is relevant to you. With free admission and Wheel-Trans running a shuttle service from accessible Bathurst Subway Station directly to the event there is no excuse not to be there!

What’s new this year? From mobility aids to adapted vehicles and home healthcare products; many major brands will be representing the latest with their products including Ergo Platforms (QRamp™), Care Accessible Transportation, Handicare, Mobility Innovations, Pride Mobililty Products and more!

Making a special guest appearance to perform songs from his latest album will be Canadian singer-songwriter, Justin Hines. Hines has a rare genetic joint condition and uses a wheelchair. He performs at fundraising events regularly and also founded the Justin Hines Foundation, a charitable organization that supports people with disabilities.

The show runs from June 6 – 7 in the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place. For more information visit www.peopleinmotion.com, visit their Facebook page here or follow on Twitter here!

OTHER EVENTS:

 Blind Fishing Boat: The creator of the world’s first fishing boat capable of being operated by the blind is a must see. Fisherman, Laurence Gunther, has been legally blind since the age of 8, but that didn’t stop him from completing his Masters in Environmental Studies and pursuing his love of fishing!

Special Olympics: On Saturday, June 7 athletes from Special Olympics Ontario will be present as they showcase three popular sports: Rhythmic Gymnastics, Floor Hockey and Soccer.

A Para Archery Range: Try your hand at archery with the Ontario Association of Archers.