White Cane Week 2022 Proclamation by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

WHEREAS the first full week of February is celebrated as White Cane Week in Canada due to the initiative of the Canadian Council of the Blind, and
WHEREAS the objective of White Cane Week is to provide education and raise awareness about vision loss in British Columbia through a network of online
or socially distanced special events and demonstrations throughout the province, and
WHEREAS White Cane Week has evolved to reflect the changing situations of the blind community, and it has begun to emphasize the equal capabilities and
talents of people who are blind and partially sighted, and
WHEREAS with the province’s aging population, all British Columbians need to be better informed about the effects of vision loss and work towards creating
more supportive, inclusive communities;
NOW KNOW YE THAT We do by these presents proclaim and declare that February 6 to 12, 2022, shall be known as
“White Cane Week”
in the Province of British Columbia.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Our Province of British Columbia to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS, The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of Our Province of British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our Province, this twenty-first
day of January, two thousand twenty-two and in the seventieth year of Our Reign.

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