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 2017 Community Events

(click to see 2016 photos below)

  1. Flag Raising Ceremony - May 29th Parade Square, Halifax

  2. Proclamation Cermeony/Mel Hebb Awards – May 29th Province House, Halifax

  3. Scholarship Luncheon – June 2nd – Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

  4. White Cane and Dog Guide Walk- Canadian Council of the Blind

  5. Access Sketching Trip – Team Possibles/Halifax NS Down Syndrome

  6. Flag Raising Ceremony – Town of Antigonish

  7. Flag Raising Ceremony – County of Antigonish

  8. Landmark East Foundation 8Th Annual Golf Classic

  9. Town Crier – Will Brewer – Scholarship Luncheon

  10. Cape Breton Island Employment- Scholarship Presentations/Open House

  11. SCRI Society: The Club – Accessible Zumba event

  12. Defeat Depression – Walk-a –Thon



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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