2022 Day Of Persons With Disabilities Events

November 26, 2022

The Minister of Social Development and Seniors, Tinee Furbert is inviting the public to join the Proclamation of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities [IDPD] on Monday.

“On Monday, November 28th, at 12:30 pm on the steps of City Hall, we invite the public to join us for the Proclamation of the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities [December 3rd, 2022],” said the Minister of Social Development and Seniors Tinee Furbert.

Minister Furbert said, “As part of their 2022-2023 Goals, the Disability Advisory Council [DAC] oversaw the planning and development of the 2022 United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities [IDPD] Week of Events.”

“The UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities is on December 3rd, 2022, and a handful of organisations will be holding events just before and after the official week and we felt it is important to highlight them as well.”

A spokesperson said, “WindReach’s Common Ground Conference, Hope Academy’s Morning Wave, and MWI’s Motorcade have become beloved, highly anticipated staples of IDPD for the local disabled and wider community alike and we’re encouraged to see the enthusiasm and excitement from the organisations involved to build on and continue this.”

“Unfortunately, the MWI Motorcade will not take place this year however, we expect an engaging and inspiring week nonetheless.”

Minister Furbert concluded, “We encourage the disabled community to participate in the events that will take place for them, by them; and in the spirit of inclusion, we also hope to see the wider community supporting these events.”

“As we strive to ‘promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities,’ it is our aim that the spirit of inclusion, understanding and acceptance not just be celebrated over IDPD week but, it becomes second nature in our day to day lives.”

Calendar of Events:

November 26 – Special Olympics Bermuda

Body Burn (Fitness Fundraiser)

7:00am – 7:45 am, Barrs Park, Hamilton

Join Monique for a Body Burn like no other! All proceeds go 100% to Special Olympics Bermuda.


November 26 – Special Olympics Bermuda and One Special Night

Divas & Dons Denim Dance

7:00pm – 11:00pm, CedarBridge Academy Cafeteria, Devonshire

A special dance for special people! Put on your dancing shoes and any combo of black, white and denim. Food, beverages and snacks provided.


November 28 – IDPD Proclamation

12:30 pm, City Hall Steps, Hamilton

The official start of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities Week of Events. Join us in the heart of Hamilton as The Hon. Tinee S. Furbert, JP, MP, Minister of Social Development gives the IDPD Proclamation.

November 29 – Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

Support a disability related organization- Donate and/or reach out to volunteer today!

December 1 – Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy Virtual Open House

9:30am – 10:30, Zoom

A unique opportunity to see first-hand the student and staff experience at Hope Academy. An inspirational hour not to be missed.

Contact Julie Lynn for more info 292 7979 jperry@moed.bm

December 2 – Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy Morning Wave

8:45/9:00am – 9:30, Friendship Vale Park, Devonshire

Flash your lights, toot your horns and wave as you pass by the students and staff of Hope Academy. A guaranteed joyous start to your day!

December 2 – Windreach Common Ground 2022 Virtual Conference

9:30am – 1:00pm, Zoom

Calling all differently abled, supporters, educators, health care professionals, employers, and anyone who wants to help enrich the quality of life of, and advocate for, individuals living with special needs.


December 3 – IDPD Day

Inspire Bermuda’ Tag Day’

8:00am – 8:00pm Lindo’s Devonshire and Warwick

A Tag Day with a twist. Learn more about persons with disabilities who are thriving and striving in our community.


December 8 – Special Olympics Bermuda Track Meet

9:00am to 2pm

Flora Duffy Stadium

An opportunity for differently abled persons to come together and compete in an inclusive and supportive environment. Learn more about Special Olympics Bermuda Sports Programs and more. More info to be shared in due course. Follow the Special Olympics Facebook Page or email bermudaspecialolympics@gmail.com for more info.

December 10 Human Rights Day

Around the world, Human Rights Day is celebrated each year on December 10th to reaffirm the importance of protecting fundamental freedoms for all persons, including persons with disabilities. Look out for more info from the Human Rights Commission: https://humanrights.bm/

DAC Calendar of Events IDPD 2022 November 26, 2022

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