City Presents 2018 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

Published on: 2018/12/07 - in News

Last night, community members who have contributed to improving accessibility in the city were recognized at the eighth annual Celebrating Accessibility Awards Ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor Bryan Paterson presented nominees and winners with their certificates at the event, which he says has been a highlight year after year. “It’s a highlight because the people recognized today go above and beyond to ensure we have an inclusive and caring community,” said Paterson in a release. “I thank them for making Kingston a city where everyone can thrive!”

The ceremony also featured music by the Limestone Trio and a keynote address from motivational speaker Nick Foley the founder of Good Sport, the non-profit organization Move for Inclusion, and co-founder of WE BE US.

The 2018 Celebrating Accessibility Awards winners are:

Built Environment
The Screening Room: Wendy Huot

Customer Service
Quarry Medical: Dr. John Nuttall and Foot Care Nurses

Education
H’art Centre: MixAbilities Artist/Educator Training Program

Employment
Pita Pit: Alex DesRochers

Recreation
Kingston Circus Arts: Accessible Circus for Everyone – Erin Ball

Volunteer
Kingston Elite All-Star Cheerleading: Team Volunteers and Coaches

Youth
St. Martha Catholic School: Stop Gap School Project

Other
Downtown Kingston- Rotary Comfort Zones at Santa Claus Parade

A live stream recording of the event is available on Youtube.
Begins at 8:42 mark | Keynote introduction: 16:24 | Mayor Paterson and awards presentation: 1:04:52


Photo (cropped/edited): City of Kingston