Congratulations to Nancy MacPhee on her 2018 Inclusion Award

October 19, 2018.  Last Sunday, the City of Charlottetown gave out the 2018 Inclusion Awards, which recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses who try to be inclusive and in that way contribute to the city.  Recipients are chosen based on nominations and selections by the city’s Civic Board for Persons with Disabilities.

Among this year’s recipients was speech reading instructor Nancy MacPhee.  The citation for her well deserved award explained why she had been nominated:

Nancy MacPhee volunteers her time and expertise as a speech reading instructor, teaching speech reading courses for members of the public. Over the past three years, Nancy has taught several 10-week courses, and has improved social interaction and self-confidence for all of the participants. She is a passionate advocate for those who have hearing loss and has been a member of the leadership team for numerous workshops and training sessions for workers and the general public. She also coaches Special Olympics curling in Charlottetown.

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Councillor Mitchell Tweel, left, chairman of the city’s Civic Board for Persons with Disabilities, and Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee, right, presented Nancy MacPhee, centre, with her Inclusion Award. (Photo courtesy of City of Charlottetown)

Thank you to Jennifer Gavin for sharing the photo of Nancy receiving her award. Congratulations to Nancy!

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Don’t miss our upcoming events: 

October Chapter meeting:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 9:30 am at North Tryon Presbyterian Church.  Guest speaker will be audiologist Peter Benstead of PEI Audiology, to let us know about the firm’s public information campaign for hearing health.  With hearing loops now being available at venues on PEI, Peter will also let you know how you can have a telecoil activated to your hearing aid.

We will be in Montague on October 27, 2018!  We will have a table at the 7th Annual Learning and Caring for Ourselves Conference, an event hosted by the Seniors Secretariat of PEI on Saturday, October 27th, 9am-3pm at Montague Regional High School.  See for more information on this event.

Upcoming Event in a Looped Venue: Senate of Canada 150 Medal recipient Pieter Valkenburg will speak about the Borden-Carleton Cenotaph Research Project at South Shore United Church in Tryon, 7 pm on Friday, November 2, 2018.  This event is co-hosted by South Shore United Church and Tryon & Area Historical Society.  Note: this venue is equipped with a hearing loop for the benefit of those with hearing loss.  If you haven’t experienced the clarity of sound that you hear through a hearing loop, this is your opportunity.  Email for more info.

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