KAWARTHA LAKES: During a special Council meeting Tuesday, May 23, Council recognized 10 individuals and businesses who have made outstanding contributions to improving accessibility in Kawartha Lakes.
In the past 10 years, the Accessibility Advisory Committee, through Council, has recognized 57 residents, business owners and community groups for their efforts to make Kawartha Lakes more accessible. Our Accessibility Awareness Award winners have gone above and beyond the expectation in removing barriers and have increased awareness of accessibility issues within the City.
To qualify for the award, nominees must live or work in Kawartha Lakes. Furthermore, they must be involved with accessibility issues, promote “Accessibility for All” in the community, and have demonstrated outstanding contribution within the past year.
“It’s wonderful to once again celebrate the outstanding contributions of these award recipients,” says Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “In the 10 years that have passed since the Accessibility Advisory Committee started recognizing Kawartha Lakes residents, our community has become increasingly passionate about improving accessibility and increasing awareness.”
The awards presented Tuesday not only recognize the significant contributions from specific individuals and businesses, they encourage continue improvement in the future.
“I’d like to congratulate and thank each Accessibility Awareness Award recipient for their dedication to a more inclusive community,” says Mayor Andy Letham. “Your contributions continue to make Kawartha Lakes a better place to live, work and play and for that, on behalf of Council, I thank you.”
This year’s recipients are as follows:
and Cremation Centre
•United Way, CKL
•Five Counties Children’s Centre:
• JW Weitz •Courtney Peeters
Outstanding Contribution—City Employee: • Ryan Smith
• Globus Theatre
• St James Anglican Church, Fenelon Falls
• Jim O’Reilly and Dorothy Carroll are the owners of the historic Post building
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