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Comprehensive services and support for people with disabilities.

Ability First Ottawa 2016 Annual BBQ, Presented by Simply Accessible

September 10th 2016, 11AM-5PM
Collab Space, 70 Bongard Ave.
Food and refreshments will be available for sale.
Please note the venue is wheelchair accessible and we will be having a wheelchair accessible washroom for this event.

A Word from Our Title Sponsor – Simply Accessible


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If you need a fresh perspective on your design or mobile approach, or an accessibility plan for testing or building your web products & services, we’ve got you covered. We’ll work with you to build a custom plan that fits your needs and your scope. When you make things with accessibility in mind, you make the web a friendlier place, too. Explore our offerings. Let’s make a web that works for everyone.


11:45AM-12PM Welcome and introduction
12PM-4PM Open mic
4PM-4:15PM Thank yous & 50-50 Draw (Note: If you are not able to stay until the end, you can still participate in the 50-50 Draw by just leaving your tickets with a designated volunteer with your contact info.)
4:15PM-5PM Performance by Johnny Vegas

About Johnny Vegas

Johnny Vegas Johnny Vegas is a Singer, Band Leader and Entertainer with a repertoire of hits from the 50s right to through to the 80s. We are very excited to have Johnny as our feature performer to close out the festivities.

Our open mic performers

Some of the acts that will be participating in the open mic portion of the event include:

Danielle Allard

Other Activities

  • KISS Impersonator Marc Theriault marc theriault
  • Redblacks own Big Joe will be on hand from 12PM-2PM big joe
  • Face painting by Dream Love Grow
  • Boce Ball, Beanbag Toss, Fishing Pond with prizes, Giant Jenga, Bubble Station Colouring Station and more!
  • Storm troopers courtesy of the Capital City Garrison  capitalcitygarrisson


Check out our wonderful exhibitors offering a wide variety of products & services any family would need:

From Scratch, With Love                                                        Devine Hands Handyman Service
Park Lane Jewellery                                                                 Discovery Toys
Paul Erb                                                                                          Single Parenting for Success
Grace of Heaven Healing
                                                         Keri’s House of Fragrances

Thank you to our other sponsors

garys printing ews