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City of Kawartha Lakes presents Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards

May 31, 2016 - During a special Council meeting today, eleven Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards were presented to members of the community by the Accessibility Advisory Committee. This year marks the ninth annual presentation of the 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.

Outstanding Contribution-Business

  1. Clancy’s Service Centre, Lindsay
  2. Days Inn and Suites, Lindsay
  3. Poppa Ed’s Taxi, Lindsay
  4. Omemee Veterinary Hospital, Omemee
  5. Sobey’s Grocery, Fenelon Falls

Outstanding Contribution-Community Groups

  1. Age Friendly Local Action Groups; Fenelon Falls & Omemee
  2. The Therapeutic Horse Riding Club, Lindsay

Outstanding Contribution-Adult

Faye Spence

Outstanding Contribution-City of Kawartha Lakes Employee

Sarah O’Connell, Clerk’s Department

Barbara McArthur Award of Distinction

Teresa Jordan

“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 or phone (705) 324-9411 extension 1185.

Accessibility Awareness Recognition Award Recipients – Background with photos of recipients

2016 Accessibility Awards Group Photo

2016 Accessibility Awards Group Photo


For more information please contact:

Barb Condie
Accessibility Coordinator
705-324-9411 extension 1185

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