Award win­ners to be feted at cer­e­mony

Kingston Whig-Standard - - NEWS -

The win­ners of the city’s Cel­e­brat­ing Ac­ces­si­bil­ity awards are to be an­nounced at a pub­lic cer­e­mony at the end of the month.

The cer­e­mony is set for Nov. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Me­mo­rial Hall at City Hall.

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

The event is to in­clude guest speaker Meenu Sikand from the Rick Hansen Foun­da­tion, who is to speak about her life-al­ter­ing spinal cord in­jury and her work as an in­ter­na­tional dis­abil­ity rights ad­vo­cate.

The ac­ces­si­bil­ity awards in­clude prizes in cat­e­gories such as ed­u­ca­tion, em­ploy­ment, re­cre­ation cus­tomer ser­vice, built en­vi­ron­ment, vol­un­teer and youth.

The awards are given to Kingston res­i­dents, or­ga­ni­za­tions or busi­nesses that have had a pos­i­tive im­pact on ac­ces­si­bil­ity.

In­for­ma­tion about the awards can be found on the city’s web­site.

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