Accessible Widget

May 24, 2024

Red Shirt Day Media Release for May 29th, 2024


Red Shirt Day, Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 
Calgary, Alberta, for immediate release

“AccessAbility means more than just curb cuts;
it's about changing attitudes.”


On Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, members of the Disability Action Hall & the Calgary Scope Society invite friends and neighbours to a noon-hour #RedshirtDay celebration recognizing National AccessAbility Week (May 26 to June 1st).

We encourage people to wear red to symbolize AccessAbility, come for a hot dog, join us for a big photo at 12:30 pm, and share a pledge for greater accessibility for all. We also use this day to urge the provincial government to adopt accessibility legislation like most other provinces have.

·       “We all speak together; we are still here, and we will continue to join in solidarity working for greater accessibility for persons with disabilities.” - Lloyd

·       “Universal design is important and available to all people with disabilities, including plain language.” - Mike

·       “Accessibility is non-negotiable; everyone has the right to belong.” - Alex

·       “Accessibility should be the first word when developing public spaces.” – Jennifer


What:                 Red Shirt Day in recognition of National                                                  AccessAbility Week May 26th until June 1st, 2024

Who:                 Disability Action Hall, Calgary Scope                                                      Society

Where:              219, 18 Street SE, Calgary, Alberta.

When:               Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, 12 pm to 1 pm

How:                 Hot dog stand and photo booth, 

                          Group photo 12:30 pm

Information      Bruce Howell/Colleen Huston

Phone/text       403.813.2675/403.473.3150




#RedShirtDay #RedForAccessAbility #NAAW2024

Red Shirt Day was started in 2019 by Easter Seals Canada. Learn more about Red Shirt Day & National AccessAbility Week - Easter Seals Canada

A dog and hot dog in red tshirts holding a cell phone

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