Grand Opening Ceremony of the Miramichi Independent Living Resource Centre

The Board, Staff and volunteers of Miramichi Independent Living Resource Centre/Centre de Ressource Vie Autonome, would like to invite you to the Official Grand Opening of our new Centre (1756 Water St., Suite B, Miramichi, NB, E1N1B5) which will be held Friday, May 18, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The first hour and a half of the ceremony will be held at the Rodd Inn Convention Centre on Water Street, Miramichi to be followed by the cutting of the ribbon at our new Centre, which is located on the opposite side of Water Street.

We are very pleased to offer you this opportunity to meet the representatives of local, provincial and national organizations who have agreed to partner with us in bringing several new and exciting projects that will benefit all persons with disabilities and their families within the Miramichi Region.

We will be announcing the official launching of a very special partnership with Voice Print Canada, which provides a provincial and national service for the 4.5 million Canadians who can’t independently access newspapers, magazines or even a government document due to, for example, low literacy skills, blindness, vision restriction, physical or learning disability or just getting older.

Invitees to the ceremony will include Mayors John McKay, Lorne Mitton and Michael O’Brien. Also attending will be VoicePrint Board member and former Mayor of Bathurst, Bob Lockhart; Gary Comeau, Assistant Executive Director of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Person’s; Traci Walters, National Director of the Canadian Association of Independent Living Resource Centres; Arline Hachey, Manager of Client Services, CNIB as well as the media and many other special guest.

We look forward to your presence at the Grand Opening and would be very pleased to welcome any other guests you may wish to bring with you. Our new Centre will be open for viewing all day Friday and staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have concerning the Centre.

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