CN Tower lit blue for June being National Deafblind Awareness Month

Events to Build Awareness about National Deafblind Awareness Month

Throughout the month of June we will be hosting events and arranging for community objects across the country to be “yarn bombed.” Yarn bombing is a form of street art where yarn that is knit, crochet, or loomed and wrapped around an object in a public space. This largescale global tactile art initiative symbolizes the connecting of people who are deafblind, friends, families, community groups and knitting and crocheting clubs to raise awareness and knowledge about this unique disability.

We are making a wave to celebrate the contributions of people who are deafblind. We invite you to check out the following locations across Canada for June 2023:

Connect Society – protactile picnic and yarn bombed structure, Stanley Park, Calgary, Alberta

British Columbia – CDBA BC & Wavefroint Centre for Communication Accessibility

  • yarn bombing – Bo-Peep and her Sheep – Burnaby
  • June 3rd: Deaf, Deaf World at Vancouver Community College
  • June 11th (Wavefront): Picnic at Rocky Point Park, Port Moody (3:30 – 7:30 PM. 2800 Murray St., Port Moody; bring your own picnic
  • June 17th (CDBA-BC): Bowling Party at Revs Bowling Centre, Burnaby 1 – 3 pm Registration required to (CDBA-BC Members and families NO CHARGE; Non-members of CDBA-BC $ 10/person (shoes and 1 game) plus $5 for additional games; Pizza and cake included!)
  • June 26th (Wavefront) Horseback Riding Workshop, Langley

(10:00 am – 1:00 pm; 1088 208 Street, Langley, BC; Bring your own lunch)

Ontario – CNIB DBCS- yarn bombing in Collaboration with DeafBlind Ontario Services

  • Railings and columns in front of Main Branch, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
  • Railings in front of Landon Branch, London Public Library, 167 Wortley Road, London

Ontario – DeafBlind Ontario Services – yarn bombing on Columns and Balusters, Innisfil ideaLab & Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil

Ontario – DeafBlind Ontario Services – yarn bombing, Fairy Lake Pedestrian Bridge, Newmarket

Ontario – DeafBlind Ontario Services – yarn bombing, Peterborough Library, 345 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, ON K9H 3V7 – upper space lobby

Ontario – DeafBlind Ontario Services – yarn bombing, Valley East Library & Citizen Service Centre, 4100 Elmview Drive, Hanmer, ON  P3P 1J7, front pillars

Ontario – DeafBlind Ontario Services – columns in front of Ayr Library, 137 Stanley Street, Ayr

Ontario – DeafBlind Ontario Services – Gazebo, Jackson’s Point Parkette, 21093 Dalton Road, Georgina

New Brunswick CDBA NB – installation on tree in front of Legislative Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick

New Brunswick CDBA NB – bowling: Fredericton on June 14th Moncton on June 15th Bathurst



Ajax, Barrie, Brampton, Durham, Halton Hills, Kingston, Ottawa, Oshawa, Quinte West, Timmons, Whitby, Belleville, Collingwood, Milton, Oakville, Orilla, Richmond Hill, Ottawa, North Bay, Sudbury, Vaughan.

British Columbia

Province, Burnaby, Mission, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria


Alberta Province, Red Deer


Saskatchewan Province, Saskatoon, Regina


Province, Winnipeg, Selkirk


Prince Edward Island Province

 Newfoundland and Labrador Province

 New Brunswick


CN Tower, Toronto sign (City Hall), Newmarket (Riverwalk Commons & Fred A. Lundy Bridge, Water Street), Hemsley Building New York, Calgary Tower, Calgary Sparks, Edmonton Bridge, London City Hall, New Westminster BC, Burnaby BC (Lougheed Hwy/Gaglardi Way intersection), Vancouver BC (City Hall, BC Place, Rogers Arena, Sails of Light), Fort St. John BC (Centennial Park), Surrey BC (Civic Plaza), Victoria BC (Parliament Buildings Ceremonial Entrance, Front and Rear Fountain and Confederation Garden Park Fountain), Penmans Dam, Paris, New Westminster: Anvil Center, Burnaby: Lougheed Hwy/Gaglardi Way intersection decorative lights, Vancouver: BC Place, Science World, Sails of Light, Fort St. John: Centennial Park, Nanaimo: Bastion, Victoria: Parliament Buildings Ceremonial Entrance, Front and Rear Fountain and Confederation Garden Park Fountain, White Rock Pier, Niagara Falls, Calgary Sparks, NFLD City Hall, Belleville, Collingwood, Duncan (Hockey Stick/Puck), Fort St. John, Nanaimo (June 27th), Parliament Building Fountains (June 3rd), Surrey Civic Plaza, Vancouver (June 7th – City Hall, Burrard St. Bridge, BC Place, Sails at Canada Place), White Rock Pier.