NSCAD, Club Inclusion partner to present special gifts to Premier and Chief Medical Officer

Club Inclusion and NSCAD University teamed up to work on a joint project to create specially designed ties and masks for Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang, and Premier Stephen McNeil.

The ties and mask are a way for Club Inclusion to say ‘thank you’ for their leadership, and for prioritizing the health of Nova Scotia’s vulnerable population.

Club Inclusion member Alfie McCarthy models one of the ties designed for Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang. Photo by David Simmonds

Club Inclusion has an online ‘Hang Out’ in which they host daily programs via live video and Zoom – accessible to people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Some members took part in a series of art workshops over Zoom, and came up with ideas for the fabric to be used for the masks and ties. They chose hearts as part of the design to show their thankfulness.

From there, NSCAD’s Textiles and Fashion department helped Club Inclusion turn their drawings into ties and masks, which were delivered to Premier McNeil. The premier unveiled the ties and masks via a Zoom call with Club Inclusion on Wednesday, June 17.

Fun fact: the gifts were inspired by Dr. Strang’s love of ties. The patterns have hearts to show The Club Inclusion members’ love and appreciation, masks to show safety, and a stethoscope to thank our front-line health care workers.

To learn more about Club Inclusion, visit https://theclubinclusion.com/.

For more information on NSCAD’s Textiles and Fashion studies, visit here.

 

NSCAD President Dr. Aoife Mac Namara with a tie designed by Club Inclusion. Photo by David Simmonds


Club Inclusion member Alfie McCarthy models one of the masks designed for Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang. Photo by David Simmonds

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