A Picnic for Those with Disabilities

A Picnic for Those with Disabilities

A Picnic for Those with Disabilities

In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vermont Center for Independent Living is teaming up with the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center to host a day of inclusive kayaking and a picnic lunch at Lake Shaftsbury State Park on Friday, July 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. There will also be an aquatic wheelchair available for accessibility to swimming. Past and present VCIL peers, their families and caregivers are invited to this free event.

VCIL will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers, and guests are encouraged to bring dishes, snacks or drinks to share. An accessible bus will be departing from the Green Mountain Community Network terminal on Pleasant Street in Bennington at 11:30 a.m., and returning to Bennington around 4:30 p.m. Instructors from the Bart Adaptive Sports Center will be on hand to help with the kayaking. To RSVP, for information or to request accommodations, you may contact Lynn Mazza at 802-442-1876 or lmazza@vcil.org.

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