Variety Mobility Day will return for its second year on Wednesday, June 24th with a series of online programming to celebrate accessibility and inclusiveness.
Variety Mobility Day
Where: Facebook Live
When: Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Live programming from 10:30am, with a virtual concert with The Washboard Union at 7:00pm. There will also be an Adaptive Bike presentation to Ethan, a 6-year old boy from the Sunshine Coast who was diagnosed with Nemaline Myopathy, a congenital, hereditary neuromuscular disorder Facebook Live at 1:00pm.
“Many children with disabilities and their families have been staying inside these days making mobility more important than ever,” says Marco Pasqua, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur & Variety Mobility Day Honourary Chair. “That’s why supporting Variety Mobility Day enables these amazing children in our community to have the opportunity to stay active with our special trikes … keeping them fit and encouraging them to get outside as much as possible. I’m so excited that I’m able to participate in Mobility Day again this year especially to encourage Canadians to stay positive and fit as we head into summer.”
This year, Variety is asking you to share your #MobilityMoment with them on social media, whatever that means for you. Going for a swim, bike ride, walk or run; how have you been keeping your body moving while focussing on physical distancing?
Last year’s inaugural celebration included a Block Party and a Sunshine Family Van presentation. The day also saw British Columbians come together to fund ten Adaptive Trikes in BC’s five health regions.
To help Variety reach their goal of $10,000 to fund essential mobility equipment, you can donate online or by texting “KIDS” to 45678 to make an automatic $20 contribution.
Miss604’s Rebecca Bollwitt is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Variety – the Children’s Charity of BC