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Kawartha Lakes seeking accessibility champions

February 4, 2016 - Nominations are now open for the City’s 9th Annual Accessibility Awareness Recognition Awards.

Do you know of an individual, community group, organization or business that has gone above and beyond to promote accessibility within the City of Kawartha Lakes? We want to know about them.

“Accessibility and accessibility awareness are critical to our communities, our economy, our residents and visitors and play an integral part in everything we do,” explained Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “We want to recognize and celebrate those in our community who embrace accessibility awareness and go above and beyond for others.”

Kawartha Lakes Council has endorsed eight award categories offering annual recognition for outstanding contributions in the promotion of a barrier free City. The eight categories include: Business, Community Group, Educator, Individual – Adult, Individual – Youth, Individual - City Employee, Accessible Design and the Barbara McArthur Memorial Award which was introduced in 2009 to recognize outstanding achievement on an ongoing basis.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone in our community to nominate an individual or a local group, business or organization,” said Ms. Condie. “By continuing to talk about and become more educated about the barriers to accessibility we are able to help break down those walls.

“Recognizing the achievements and actions of others is an integral part of helping to break down stereotypes and challenges,” she added.

Awards criteria and nomination forms are available from any of the City’s six Municipal Service Centres and City Hall Clerk’s Department, or by calling (705) 324-9411. You can also visit the City’s website at Nominations are open until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2016.


For more information please contact:

Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator
705-324-9411 Ext. 1185

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