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CHS Ottawa Celebrates 50 years of service to Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

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Ottawa, ON (May 29, 2012) - The Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) Ottawa office celebrates its 50th Anniversary of providing a complete menu of Accessibility Services, Counselling, Education, and Hearing Clinics Plus to culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing residents of the Ottawa area.

To celebrate, CHS has invited community leaders and volunteers from the Ottawa region to participate in the festivities taking place on June 14 at the CHS Ottawa office.

"This is a very special milestone for us. We are proud of all our accomplishments and the continued support we have in our community, says Michel David CHS Ottawa Regional Director." "We will have a chance to celebrate with so many amazing people and it will give us the opportunity to showcase a few memorable events over the past 50 years. It will be a fun trip down memory lane."

"The Canadian Hearing Society is committed to providing specialized services and programs for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people in Ottawa. I encourage all citizens to support the Canadian Hearing Society of Ottawa in its 50th anniversary celebrations" reads a proclamation issued by Mayor Jim Watson.

"CHS Ottawa office continues to make a difference in their community. Celebrating 50 years is such an important event for the Ottawa community and for CHS, as we continue to strengthen our partnerships and build towards providing equitable programs and services for culturally Deaf, oral deaf, and hard of hearing Canadians," says Chris Kenopic CHS President and CEO.

A 50th CHS Ottawa album has been set up on CHS Facebook.

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Contact:
Gordana Mosher, Public Relations Coordinator
The Canadian Hearing Society
GMosher@chs.ca
Ph: 416-928-2535, TTY: 416-928-2545

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