Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our inclusion initiative
Christmas On The BayTM welcomes everyone, but we realize for some people it is harder to feel that sense of belonging. Georgie Presents… is an opportunity for individuals who may feel marginalized to know they are indeed an important part of this magical experience. Each year Christmas On The BayTM will work alongside our community groups to minimize barriers and enhance inclusion.
Georgie Presents... 2023
Georgie Presents…. is an afternoon of fun hosted by Events for Life, in partnership with Christmas On The Bay™. Everyone is welcome to this event designed for individuals with diverse abilities.
A gnome scavenger hunt will have us travel the downtown Meaford section of “Candy Cane Lane” to the Market. Enjoy the Outdoor Christmas Market and visit the beautiful trees decorated by community groups as part of the Diversity Forest. In Georgie’s Room you can have a hot cider and refreshments, do craft activities including colouring cards for the Adopt-Senior-Program, making Christmas spiders and learning about this Eastern European Christmas tradition, play Indigenous table games, and discover Christmas Love Notes.
Events for Life will perform in the Market at 2:30. Join us to celebrate inclusiveness in our community.
Happens Thursday November 30th, 1:00pm – 3:30pm, commencing at Meaford Public Library and traveling to the Market
Invitations will be sent to a variety of organizations across our region representing people with disabilities of any age. You do not need an invitation to participate, but if you can, please contact us in advance so we can best prepare to welcome you and your loved one(s). Autism Ontario which is celebrating 50 years is donating bags for each participant which will be filled with interesting resource information. Please note a calm room is available as well as a special events pictograms.
For more information, please contact Mary Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-538-4968
Georgie Presents.... Helpful Videos
Here are some videos to help you prepare to come to Georgie Presents…
Getting to know the Market, Georgie’s Room and the surrounding area so you will be familiar and feel comfortable when you visit.