City of Kawartha Lakes presents Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards
The criteria for qualification included that nominees must be residents or work in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the nominee must be involved with accessibility issues, promote “Accessibility for All” within the municipality and demonstrate outstanding contribution within the last year.
“I am thrilled to see such a large group of individuals being recognized this year. It speaks to the heart of our community that we care about making it a more accessible place to live and work,” comments Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator for the City of Kawartha Lakes.
The recipients are as follows. See attached background with details on each recipient.
- Clancy’s Service Centre, Lindsay
- Days Inn and Suites, Lindsay
- Poppa Ed’s Taxi, Lindsay
- Omemee Veterinary Hospital, Omemee
- Sobey’s Grocery, Fenelon Falls
Outstanding Contribution-Community Groups
- Age Friendly Local Action Groups; Fenelon Falls & Omemee
- The Therapeutic Horse Riding Club, Lindsay
Outstanding Contribution-City of Kawartha Lakes Employee
Sarah O’Connell, Clerk’s Department
Barbara McArthur Award of Distinction
“I’d like to congratulate each recipient today and thank them for their contributions to making our community a better place for everyone,” remarks Mayor Andy Letham.
The Kawartha Lakes Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is collaborating with the Police Auxiliaries and volunteer students in offering business owners in Lindsay and Fenelon Falls an opportunity to showcase their businesses as accessible places.
On Thursday June 2 from 10 am – 1 pm, they will host a Map-a-thon and visit businesses to introduce a downloadable mapping application. The app will list the accessible features of local businesses and be promoted on the City’s website and widely advertised.
AXS Map is a downloadable mobile application that helps people with disabilities find accessible places, and enjoy their neighborhood and/or their visit. Businesses are encouraged to participate in an accessible features audit. In return, their business will be widely advertised as an Accessibility friendly location. For more information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (705) 324-9411 extension 1185.
Accessibility Awareness Recognition Award Recipients – Background with photos of recipients http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/accessibility/2016AccessibilityAwarenessRecognitionAwardRecipientsBackground.pdf
2016 Accessibility Awards Group Photo
For more information please contact:
705-324-9411 extension 1185