CN Tower to light up blue in honour of Deafblind Awareness Month

@DeafBlindON signature colour will shine throughout the city

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - At sundown in Toronto on Friday, June 5th, the country's tallest tower will light up in blue to commemorate Deafblind Awareness Month. DeafBlind Ontario Services' signature colour, blue, will shine bright throughout the city between sundown and sunset, except during the CN Tower's regular light show at the top of every hour.

"June is an incredibly important month for DeafBlind Ontario Services, and we are thrilled to have the support of an iconic landmark in raising awareness of deafblindness," said Roxanna Spruyt-Rocks, Chief Executive Officer, DeafBlind Ontario Services. "This is a great honour to the thousands of Ontarians who are deafblind, their families and supporters who touch their lives everyday."

Since 2000, June has been proclaimed Deafblind Awareness Month across Ontario, and this year the Senate of Canada declared June to be Deafblind Awareness Month across Canada. The month celebrates the life of Helen Keller, a widely recognized deafblind person known for her perseverance and achievements. She is an inspiration to the deafblind community.

Deafblindness is a complex disability that combines varying degrees of both hearing and visual loss, making it unique to each individual and requiring specialized support.

Individuals who are deafblind have the capacity to build their life skills, gain independence and contribute to the greater community with the support of specially trained Intervenors who use the sense of touch to help them communicate. 

Founded in 1989, DeafBlind Ontario Services is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals who are deafblind increase their independence and improve their quality of life through specialized services. With residential locations and community services programs across the province, their services extend into a wide range of communities in Ontario.

If interested in receiving photos of the blue CN Tower, see below for contact information.

For more information about DeafBlind Ontario Services visit www.deafblindontario.com.

SOURCE DeafBlind Ontario Services

For further information: Media Inquiries: Tara Bolger, tbolger@blueskycommunications.com, 416-929-2052, General Inquiries: Susan Manahan, ddc@deafblindontario.com, 1-855-340-3267 ext.228

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