Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) and the Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission, invite you to join us to proclaim Access Awareness Week 2016 "Universal Design: No One’s Left Out" in the Red Room of the Nova Scotia Legislature on Monday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. *Interpreters, Sighted Guides and CART will be on site*

Prior to the Proclamation there will be a Flag Raising Ceremony held at Parade Square at 9:00am, hosted by HRM. Following this ceremony, people will be asked to make their way over to Province House for the commencement of the Proclamation Ceremony. * Taxis will be on site for anyone requiring transportation*

In addition to the proclamation, we will present the Mel Hebb Hourglass Action Awards, recognizing Nova Scotians for their contribution to the lives of persons with disabilities.


PAANS 2016 Community Events

(click to see 2015 photos below)

  1. Antigonish Flag Raising – Friday May 3 at 12pm

  2. Flag Raising Ceremony (photos below)

  3. Proclamation/Mel Hebb Awards (photos below)

  4. Scholarship Luncheon

  5. Canadian Council of the Blind – workshop titled " Technology on a Budget"

  6. Defeat Depression – Walk a Thon (photos below)

  7. Team Possibles – Art Collective

  8. SCRI Society: The Club – Accessible Choir Concert

  9. Cape Breton Employability Association – Open House/Scholarship presentations

  10. Universal Door Video

  11. Maria Alley – Musical

  12. Landmark East Foundation 7th Annual Golf Classic


Community Events - 2016
Peggy's Cove  Trip
Proclamation Ceremony & Mel Hebb Awards 2016


Flag Raising 2016


Defeat Depression Walkathon 2016



2015 Flag Raising Cermony


2015 Proclamation Ceremonies

2015 Walkathon-Against-Depression



Art Hive

Community Event




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