Celebrating 50 Years of Bliss!

We are excited to tell you about our new film, ‘Celebrating 50 Years of Bliss!’ The film

is looking at how Bliss symbols got started in Toronto and how they were used to help non

speaking people to communicate here and then around the world. The movie is narrated by

Shirley McNaughton who introduced this symbol based language system to children who

had physical limitations. In the last 50 years many children have used Bliss symbols as a

way to communicate and have moved on to use the printed word. Many of these children

didn’t have a way to communicate in a meaningful way prior to this. There is a lot of music

from the Bliss i-Band featured throughout this movie. The Bliss i-band was co-founded by

Shirley McNaughton and Audrey King. We are looking forward to sharing the film,

‘Celebrating 50 Years of Bliss!’ with you.

You are invited

 to join us on zoom 

for our 50th Anniversary of Blissymbolics, 1971-2021!

We hope you can be with us!

We will be showing 

our film “Celebrating 50 Years of Bliss!” 

and there will be guest speakers 

from our Bliss community.

The time to arrive at the zoom meeting

 is between 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 Our celebration will begin at 1:30 pm 

and will be 2 hours long.

Please share this invitation 

with anyone you feel would be interested. 

We are excited about our film

– filled with memories –

We look forward to sharing it!

zoom information

Time: Nov 24, 2021 01:00 PM 

Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 863 2779 6360

Passcode: 988398

Zoom Host

Nora Rothschild

For assistance prior to the meeting, please email Nora at nora@rothschilds.ca

ZOOM Facilitators during the meeting

Nora Rothschild, Penny Parnes, Rebecca Chan

Please join us on Nov. 24!


By Samantha Millar and Carolyn Henry 

with assistance from Julie Millar and Glynis Henry