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City seeks nominees for 2016 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

October 4, 2016 -

Know a person or organization making Kingston more accessible?  The City and the municipal accessibility advisory committee are accepting nominations for the Celebrating Accessibility Awards.

This year, the awards will be given out in multiple categories, including education, employment, recreation, customer service, built environment, volunteer, youth and other.

"We really want to emphasize the many different ways people, businesses and organizations are making impressive efforts to improve accessibility," says Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. The awards will be given out at a Thursday, Dec. 1 ceremony at City Hall.

The Celebrating Accessibility Awards recognizes a person, group or organization that has made or is making a significant contribution beyond legislated requirements, towards improving access for persons with disabilities in Kingston. 

Find nomination forms and more information at: www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/kingston-winners/access-awards

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. 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 call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.