City to Celebrate Accessibility Award Winners at City Hall

Published on: 2017/11/10 - in News

City Hall, Kingston Ontario

On Thursday, November 30th, the winners of this year’s Celebrating Accessibility Awards will be announced at a ceremony in City Hall.

“This is a public ceremony and invite residents to join us as we recognize those who make Kingston more accessible for everyone,” said community projects manager, Julie Salter-Keane, in a City release.

Winners in each of the Celebrating Accessibility Awards categories – Education; Employment; Recreation; Customer Service; Built Environment; Volunteer; Youth; and Other –  are selected by a committee comprised of four members of the City’s Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC).

This ceremony is free to attend and features guest speaker Meenu Sikand from the Rick Hansen Foundation.

According to the City release: “Sikand will speak about her life-changing spinal cord injury, her journey to becoming an international disability rights advocate who sparks meaningful dialogues about our shared responsibility to make society more accessible and inclusive.”

The awards event takes place Thursday, November 30 from at 1pm to 3pm in Memorial Hall at City Hall, 216 Ontario Street.

Members of the public interested in attending should RSVP online.

For more information about the Celebrating Accessibility Award, visit this City of Kingston webpage.

Photo: Doug Kerr (cc)