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Celebrating Accessibility Awards winners announced at City Hall

December 2, 2016 -

The winners of the City of Kingston's Celebrating Accessibility Awards were recognized yesterday at a public ceremony at Memorial Hall in City Hall.

"It was an honour to celebrate the winners and nominees of the Celebrating Accessibility Awards in historic Memorial Hall," says Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager. "We appreciate our special guests, filmmaker and broadcast journalist Anna-Karina Tabunar and Kathleen Ryan, Program Advisor with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario for joining us to share their valuable messages on the importance of inclusiveness and accessibility in the workplace and our communities as a whole."

Representing organizations and individuals across seven categories, nine winners were selected by the members of the municipal accessibility advisory committee (MAAC). Here are the 2016 recipients:

Built Environment

  • Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. and 115 Barrack St.

Customer Service

  • Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Education

  • James McNutt, GoPro Camera Journey Sequence Video #1

Employment

  • Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc., Disabilities Mentoring Day
  • J. E. Agnew Food Services Ltd. (Tim Hortons)

Recreation

  • KAMHA Special Needs Hockey, Rob Chapman
  • Kingston Yacht Club, Able Sail Kingston

Volunteer

  • Peter Rose and Seniors Association Kingston, carpenter volunteers

Other

  • Tara McCallan, Happy Soul Project

To find out more about this award go to www.CityofKingston.ca/accessaward.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.