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November 22, 2016 -

The 28 nominees for the City of Kingston's 2016 Celebrating Accessibility Awards are listed below.

The winners of each of the seven award categories will be announced at a public ceremony from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 in Memorial Hall at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

"All our nominees deserve to be celebrated. Join us at City Hall on December first for the Celebrating Accessibility Awards – recognizing the people and organizations that make Kingston more accessible and inclusive," says Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager.  The ceremony is free to attend and will feature a screening of Anna-Karina Tabunar's film, Talent Untapped – a documentary film that shares personal success stories of people with disabilities finding meaningful work. Anna-Karina Tabunar is a broadcast journalist formerly with CJOH news is the producer and director of Talent Untapped. Please RSVP your attendance at

This year the award will be presented in these seven categories. Here are the nominees:

Built Environment

  • Duncan McArthur Hall, Queen's University
  • Kingston Community Health Centres, 263 Weller Ave. and 115 Barrack St.
  • Richardson Stadium, Queen's University
  • Utilities Kingston, 85 Lappan's Lane

Customer Service

  • Debbie Holdich, foster puppy family volunteer, Kingston 4 Paws
  • Kimberly Sutherland Mills, Kingston Frontenac Public Library


  • Laura Elizabeth Harrison, Queen's University
  • James McNutt, GoPro Camera Journey Sequence Video #1
  • Heidi Penning, Queen's University


  • Dolphin Digital Technologies Inc., Disabilities Mentoring Day
  • J. E. Agnew Food Services Ltd. (Tim Hortons)
  • Sandra Jn. Panel, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Rideaucrest Home
  • World Financial Group, Ryan Cirella and Jarrod Stearns


  • Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Client/Caregiver Recreational Outings (and Dementia Friendly Training)
  • KAMHA Special Needs Hockey, Rob Chapman
  • Kingston Blind Curlers, Dr. John Stalker
  • Kingston Yacht Club, Able Sail Kingston
  • K.O.A. Campground, Patrick and Amanda Wagner
  • Tigers Can Kick Program, Robert Cumming, Jung Do Martial Arts Academy


  • Monika Cook, Circle of Friends, Music and Drama
  • David Grightmire, Stop Gap Kingston
  • Helen Killen, Kingston Blind Curlers
  • Peter Rose and Seniors Association Kingston, carpenter volunteers


  • Victor Carquez and Seniors Association Kingston
  • Home Cardiographics, Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Kingston Shriners Club, Dr. Kent Winterstein
  • Tara McCallan, Happy Soul Project
  • Emily Osborne and Ashley Kim, Accessibility Queen's Sexuality x Disability Summit

For more information on this year's nominees, see

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