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City hands out Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards

June 16, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Council and the Accessibility Advisory Committee presented the 2015 Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards to five outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations on Tuesday, June 16.

The annual event is an opportunity to recognize the selfless work and tireless dedication of that that promote and improve accessibility for all residents in Kawartha Lakes.

“The Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards Program provides a wonderful opportunity for us as a Council to acknowledge the tremendous work that our residents, staff, businesses and organizations do here in Kawartha Lakes,” said Coun. Steve Strangway. “I wholeheartedly congratulate each and every recipient of this year’s awards and thank them for their tireless efforts.”

Steve Preddy, manager of the Bargain Shop in Fenelon Falls was presented with Outstanding Contribution by a Business award, while the Alzheimer Society of Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Haliburton along with the Four Counties Brain Injury Association were each recipients of the Outstanding Contribution by a Community Group award. Janine Mitchell, Manager of Social Services was recognized for her Outstanding Contribution as a City of Kawartha Lakes employee and the Omemee Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion was awarded for Outstanding Design.

“There are so many staff, businesses, organizations and community members who work hard to promote accessibility in Kawartha Lakes,” said Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator at the City. “We thank everyone and appreciate the ongoing efforts of our entire community in helping to remove barriers to accessibility across the City.”

Residents are encouraged to submit nominations in a variety of categories each year to be considered for the Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards.

“On behalf of all of Council, I would like to congratulate each of this year’s award recipients and to thank them for their continued efforts and hard work in the area of educating and promoting accessibility here in Kawartha Lakes,” added Mayor Andy Letham.

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For more information, please contact:

Barb Condie
Accessibility Coordinator
705-324-9411 Ext. 1185
bcondie@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

From left to right Norman Price, chair of the Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee, Ward 5 Councillor Steve Strangway, Janine Mitchell, Manager of Social Services, Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham and Barb Condie, Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Coordinator. 

From left to right Norman Price, chair of the Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee, Ward 5 Councillor Steve Strangway, Janine Mitchell, Manager of Social Services, Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham and Barb Condie, Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Coordinator.

Front Centre: Nichole McLeod, Sheryl Hassan, (Four Counties Brain Injury Association). Middle Left to Right: Mayor Andy Letham, Barbara Condie, Accessibility Coordinator, Susan Parish and Carol Urbach  (Alzheimer Society), Steve Preddy, Manager, The Bargain Shop, Fenelon Falls, Dick Foster, AAC Member. Middle 4th row: Ward 5 Councillor Stephen Strangway. Back Row Left to Right: Wanda Bannan, Bill McQuade, Tim Sawyer, Ron Woolacott, Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 497 – Omemee.

Front Centre: Nichole McLeod, Sheryl Hassan, (Four Counties Brain Injury Association). Middle Left to Right: Mayor Andy Letham, Barbara Condie, Accessibility Coordinator, Susan Parish and Carol Urbach  (Alzheimer Society), Steve Preddy, Manager, The Bargain Shop, Fenelon Falls, Dick Foster, AAC Member. Middle 4th row: Ward 5 Councillor Stephen Strangway. Back Row Left to Right: Wanda Bannan, Bill McQuade, Tim Sawyer, Ron Woolacott, Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 497 – Omemee.

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