National Accessibility Week – Events Planned

National Accessibility Week is May 27 – June 2, 2018.

Here is a list of events that are scheduled during NAW week that are being offered by local businesses.


National Accessibility Week Opening Ceremony and Dog Guides Walk

May 27, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Lions Community Centre – Peterborough
347 Burnham St., Peterborough, ON

This year the National Accessibility Week (NAW) opening ceremonies will proclaim May 27 to June 2, 2018, National Accessibility Week during the Peterborough 20th Anniversary National Walk for Dog Guides sponsored by Pet Valu.

Free Walker and Wheelchair Maintenance Clinic

May 28, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm


Motion Specialties – Your Home Health Care Store
1154 Chemong Rd.
Peterborough, ON
K9H 7J6

705 742-6185


Saugeen Shafts

Archery Try it Out – FREE
May 29, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

285 Lansdowne St., East Peterborough
Peterborough, ON

Archery is a sport that is practiced by many persons with disabilities both recreationally and at the highest levels of competition (Paralympic Games)
We have ‘sighting stands” available to allow the visually impaired to participate in this sport
Location is fully accessible through the rear entrance.

Contact:  Bill Emery


Active Living Fitness Trial: Free

May 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Active Living Physiotherapy & Fitness Club
745 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON

Active Living staff will have exercises stations to try out. Come in for a workout or tour the facility and see what equipment is available in the gym and the physiotherapy clinic.

Contact: Julie 705.745.2008


Spa & Massage Day for Service & Dog Guides

May 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Pet Valu
139 George St. North, Ptbo.
Peterborough, ON

Doggie spa day: it is a full treatment of a bath, nail cutting, ear cleaning and doggie Massage. This is a by donation.  Dog Guides & Service Dogs only. By appointment

Wendy Campbell                  705.868.3960

Chair Yoga – Yoga for all abilities

31, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Sadleir House
751 George Street North
Peterborough, ON

Are you intimidated by Yoga because you can’t get to the floor with ease due to injury, flexibility, disability or age? If so, this is the class for you! All ages. Yoga can be done successfully from a chair rather than on the floor. Yoga is for everyone. Experience the benefits. All bodies welcome. Reduce stress, increase flexibility, and much more. Cost is $5.00. Don’t let $$$ be a barrier, join and contribute what you are able. Chair Yoga is offered the last Thursday of each month.

Stephanie Bolton                  705.930.2820


Free Walker and Wheelchair Clinic and Open House

May 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Living Well Home Medical Equipment
755 Erskine Ave., Peterborough, ON


Wendy Campbell                  705-740-2650         

Design Challenge Event by Big Idea


June 1, 2018 from 4:00pm to
June 2, 2018 at 8:00pm

Venture North Boardroom in the lower level
270 George Street North, Peterborough
Peterborough, ON

Design Challenges – This will bring together designers, technology companies and customers to design innovative accessibility technology.
Challenge results showcased at 7:00 pm on June 2nd. This event is in support of National Accessibility Week.

Contact:    Simon Treviranus        705-313-6330


N.A.W. Accessibility Champion Award Presentation & Closing Ceremony

June 1, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Venture North Building
270 George Street North, Peterborough
Peterborough, ON


OFAH Tackleshare: Free Fishing with equipment supplied

June 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Fishing Programs Outreach Liaison Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
4601 Guthrie Drive, Peterborough, ON

Enjoy a morning of Free fishing with all equipment supplied at OFAH. This event is in cooperation with National Accessibility Week.

Shelby Erwin                         705.748.6324