Art of Disability Festival
Since 2012, ILNS has hosted the Art of Disability Festival to showcase several talented artists with disabilities. The event highlights all aspects of the arts from fine art to performance art and everything in between. Over the years, the number of artists that participate in this festival has grown to include approximately 40 individuals. This event is a day of sharing, learning and celebrating the diverse talents in the community.
Christmas Gala and Dance
After over two decades, our Christmas Gala is still the most anticipated event of the year with more than a hundred and twenty individuals coming together to share the spirit of the season. During this holiday season many ILNS consumers will enjoy our Christmas Gala and Dance surrounded by family, peers, and advocates.This event includes a traditional three-course meal, a visit from Santa and dancing to finish off the evening.
Independent Living Across Canada Day (ILACD) Celebrations
On June 3, we celebrate Independent Living Across Canada Day (ILACD), through a variety of in person or virtual events. We come together to recognize the barriers that have been removed so persons with disabilities can live independently as well as the work that continues to be accomplished for Independent Living, accessibility and inclusion for all!
Grace on a Bike (The Sarah Dube Memorial)
In 2017, Grace McNee cycled across Canada specifically raising funds for ILNS in loving memory of her friend Sarah Dube, who was a strong believer in independent living and who was also the chair on ILNS' Board of Directors. Grace started in British Columbia and traveled all the way to Newfoundland, raising more than $16,000. For more information on Grace's journey: www.graceonabike.wordpress.com