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Richmond Centre for Disability hosting art show to celebrate National AccessAbility Week

All proceeds from the art exhibition sales will be donated to Richmond Centre for Disability.
The Richmond Centre for Disability has been transformed into an art place this week.

To celebrate the 2022 National AccessAbility Week, the Richmond Centre for Disability (RCD) has launched an art exhibition to support people living with disabilities. 

This week, RCD's office has been transformed into an art place, with dozens of paintings being displayed there. 

RCD members and generous community members donated these artworks, said Ella Huang, RCD's executive director. 

Huang added that people interested in these artworks are more than welcome to bring them home and all proceeds from sales will be used to keep the centre's programs running. 

National AccessAbility Week, which starts from May 29 to June 4, provides an opportunity to recognize the efforts of people who are actively removing barriers and ensuring people with disabilities have an equal chance. 

Richmondite Emily De Boer, an RCD board member studying at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, donated several artworks to the exhibition. 

De Boer said she hopes more people are willing to chip in to maximize independence for people with disabilities.

"Accessibility to me is making sure no one is left out. I've had the pleasure of donating one of my paintings to support RCD in this fundraising initiative. And I hope to have your support also," she added. 

Meanwhile, a thrift store is located next to RCD's office and people are more than welcome to drop by to take a look. 

All proceeds from the thrift store's sales will directly support the centre's programs, said Huang.