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Access Awareness Week Proclamation

Jun 8, 2017 | Council | Proclamations


Access Awareness award to Fromage Cheese


June 4 to 10, 2017 - Access Awareness Week

I, Mayor Jeremy D Williams, do hereby proclaim June 4 to June 10, 2017 as “Access Awareness Week” in the Town of Orangeville;

Whereas, National Access Awareness Week was first established in 1988 after Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion Tour which promoted better community access for people with disabilities; and

Whereas, people with disabilities regularly face barriers that prevent them from working, traveling in and enjoying their communities; and

Whereas, accessibility and inclusion is essential for ensuring that all community members have equity in opportunities, and the ability to fully participate in community life; and

Whereas, accessibility affects all aspects of community life – physical, social and economic including employment, transportation, recreation, housing and other opportunities; and

Whereas, the Town of Orangeville Council is committed to becoming a barrier free and accessible Town and adopted a Vision and Values Statement with the first value on the list as, “We Value: a barrier free community”; and

Whereas, to help celebrate Access Awareness Week, Access Orangeville has scheduled the following activities:

June 7:    Free rides all day for everyone on Orangeville Transit.

June 10:  Free swim 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Alder Street Recreation Centre.

June 12:  Annual presentation of “Promoting a Barrier Free Community Award” at Council Meeting.

Now Therefore, I encourage all citizens to support equality of access, opportunity and outcomes for persons with disabilities.

Jeremy D Williams, Mayor