Toronto — (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) — You’re invited to celebrate Christian Horizons Jubilee 50th anniversary event held on December 3rd in Oakville
Churches, partners and everyone interested in learning more about Christian Horizons and developmental services is invited to attend the organization’s Jubilee Finale on December 3, 2015. The event will be hosted at The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circle. Oakville.
The event begins with a standing reception at 5:30. At 7 p.m. guests will be welcomed into the theatre where we will join with numerous Christian Horizons sites across the province for a life broadcast. This portion of the finale will include remarks from Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services and a keynote address from The Honourable David C. Onley, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, as well as greetings from Joni Eareckson Tada, entertainment and awards presentations.
“This event signifies the end of our yearlong celebration and the start of the next 50 years of our organization. We look forward to you joining us on December 3rd as we celebrate people with exceptional needs belonging to communities in which their God-given gifts are valued and respected.” Janet Nolan, CEO
Christian Horizons, formerly called the Ontario Christian Association for Exceptional Children, was founded on June 10, 1965 by Rev. Jim and Adrienne Reese. The Reeses and other who joined them were responding to a need for Christian care for children with exceptions needs. Their son, Steven Reese, was born with exceptional needs on March 5, 1963.
Christian Horizons began as a camping ministry in 1967. The first home was opened in Waterloo in 1976.
On December 3rd, Christian Horizons locations across Ontario and in Saskatchewan will together to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Celebrations will be held in Ajax, Blind River, Cambridge, Chatham, Cobourg, Huntsville, Oakville, Ottawa, Vaughn, and Moose Jaw, with the live broadcast from Oakville.
Cindy Winegarden | Communications Strategies Manager
519-650-0966 ext. 3331 | Cell: 226-750-1495
About Christian Horizons
Founded in 1965 as a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization, Christian Horizons serves people with exceptional needs in Canada, and in developing countries around the world through Christian Horizons Global. More than 3,000 employees support nearly 2,000 people with developmental disabilities and their families through residential and ancillary programs such as participation supports, employment supports, and supported vacation opportunities. Christian Horizons has more than 200 residences as well as respite care and independent living locations in Ontario and is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. In 2015, Christian Horizons began operating in Saskatchewan, funded by the Ministry of Social Services. Established in 1990, Christian Horizons Global works in partnership with local organizations to promote the inclusion and rights of people living in exceptional circumstances in seven developing countries around the world. For more information: christian-horizons.org or chglobal.org.