And so we went to the Fair - the Special Needs Fair
Remember how sunny and warm it was last weekend? Well the My Liberty crew had nothing but summer on our minds as we set off to the Fair.
No. There were no ferris wheels or cotton candy. But we didn't expect any.
There were people. Lots of really terrific people looking for services for their family members who have special needs.
Over 100 families attended
More than 100 families visited the City of Ottawa's Special Needs Fair - Camp Version. Families strolled from table-to-table, asking questions all along about what was new, what could they learn, and what could we do to help them.
Our table was very busy, and the reason was swimwear. People told us that their kids are not being allowed in pools without swim wear to manage the loss of bladder and bowel control. They also said that they'd tried all sorts of products, but they just hadn't found the right ones ... yet.
Innovative swimwear for special needs
We showed folks something they hadn't seen before: Conni Togglz Swim Shorts, for boys, girls and adults, and tested to be pool compliant.
The reception for these swim shorts was really positive. Even better when we said we'd ship them right to a camp or a community centre.
Incontinence shouldn't stop kids from being kids and having fun at summer camp. Summer in this part of the world is just too short. We say make the most of it, no leaks, no worries.
- Cindy Clegg