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Accessibility award of merit nominations open until March 31

A disappointingly small number of nominations have been received this year for the city’s Accessibility Award of Merit.

The award nomination deadline is coming up on March 31 and the Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee is hoping that more nominations will be received by then.

“Replies have been trickling in but more would certainly be welcome,” says  Deb Radolla the city’s active living manager and staff representative for the accessibility committee.

“I know that there are many individuals, organizations, and businesses that have made significant contributions in the last two years to improve accessibility in the city.

“The committee would like to hear these stories and celebrate positive change. If you could consider a story, that would be great.”

Information on nomination criteria and the nomination forms are available at www.williamslake.ca or at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.

The WLAAC’s mission is to remove physical and social barriers which impede the full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.

Individuals, organizations and businesses are eligible for the award nominations.

Businesses nominated must be located within the city boundaries.

Individuals can live outside the boundaries, but must provide a service to the citizens of Williams Lake.

Some examples that meet nomination criteria include providing accessible environments such as playgrounds, parking, walkways, paths, ramps, wheelchair accessible washrooms, sufficient hand rails, wheelchair height counters, snow removal and more.

Nominations can be forwarded to Williams Lake Accessibility Advisory Committee, care of Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex, 525 Proctor Street, Williams Lake, B.C. V2G-4J1, or email to acail@williamslake.ca or fax to 250-398-7884.

Radolla and notes that the Wheelchair Taxi Survey is also available for completion until March 31.

 

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