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Video: Disability Pride celebrated in Truro


TRURO, N.S. —

Taking part in a Disability Pride march was a confidence booster for Reese Fuller.

The Grade 12 Cobequid Educational Centre student, who lives in Bible Hill, was one of more than 100 people who took to the streets of Truro Friday afternoon to celebrate disabilities and differences.

“I’m glad to be part of this,” he said. “It’s good to see different strength and talents. We’re all different. We all have different abilities.”

Through his school program, Fuller took part in a work placement at the Colchester Community Workshops (CCW).

“They have huge hearts and I would like to work there again,” he said. “It’s a great program.”

The Disability March was organized by the CCW, with a Truro Police car leading people, who were holding signs high and cheering, from Rotary House to the Civic Square. Booths were set up in the square for the afternoon and there was live entertainment.

“I’m pleased to see such a good turnout and it’s good to see people celebrating themselves,” said Peter Dixon. “I work with a wide variety of children with disabilities.It’s about time we started welcoming everyone into more of life. It’s important that people with disabilities not be hidden away.”

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