Motorcade To Celebrate IDPD On Thursday

November 30, 2020

In celebration of the International Day of People with Disabilities, the Bermuda Hospitals Board will be holding a motorcade from the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], through Hamilton on Thursday [Dec 3].

A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board will celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities on Thursday 3 December 2020 with a motorcade from the Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute [MWI], through Hamilton.

“Recognising this year’s theme ‘not all disabilities are visible.’ the organising committee sought to have an event where those with disabilities were purposefully made visible.”

“Clients will help decorate the ten vehicles they will travel in. Police will escort the procession along the route. The motorcade will depart New Dimensions at MWI at 10:30am, travel down Hermitage Road to Middle Road along Barker’s Hill and Palmetto Road stopping at Dame Marjorie Hope Academy.

“It will then proceed to K Margaret Carter Centre, along Happy Valley Road, down King Street to Reid Street, up Queen Street and onto Church Street passing City Hall and stopping at Aging & Disability Services. The motorcade will then travel to Dellwood Middle School, along Parson’s Road, Montpelier Road, down Corkscrew Hill onto Point Finger Road, South Shore Road and back to MWI.

Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert will start the procession.

MWI Clinical Director of Intellectual Disabilities, Morrisa Rogers said, “The planning committee of department employees and family representative, decided on a motorcade where our clients with intellectual disabilities will be chauffeured along a route where members of the public can wave, cheer and toot in support. We want participants to know we appreciate them, and see them as important members of our community.”

“Our clients are looking forward to this event,” said Ms Rogers, “I really encourage members of the public to come out and show their support on Thursday 3 December.”

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