Lambton College students and City of Sarnia to host International Day of People with Disability


November 28, 2016

SARNIA, November 28, 2016 – Students enrolled in Lambton College’s Developmental Service Worker and Therapeutic Recreation programs have joined forces with the City of Sarnia to celebrate International Day of People with Disability on Friday, December 2.

In an effort to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, the group is hosting a series of special guest presentations at the Lambton College Event Centre, which will be open to the public.

The celebration will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year's theme is “Access to Sport and Recreation” and will feature a series of presentations from inspiring individuals including:

Tracy Schmitt - Paralympian and motivational speaker for inclusivity in sports.
Gabriel Flamminio - Paralympic Medical Staff, Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Dan Edwards - Lambton College Alumni and motivational speaker
Amy Brand - Local teacher, mother of three children, a boy age 14 and twin girls, age 12, who have Down Syndrome and one who also has Autism, Amy is an advocate for inclusivity in sports and recreation

Following the event, students from both programs will be on the main campus providing information about various disabilities, including how individuals with disabilities were treated in the past, and the movement towards accessibility and inclusion for all people.

For more information, please contact the City of Sarnia's Accessibility Coordinator at 519-332-0330 ext. 3307 or email access@sarnia.ca.


For media inquiries or more information:

Diana Forbes
Manager, Marketing and Recruitment
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3050
Mobile: 519-312-5707
Email: Diana.forbes@lambtoncollege.ca