MACAI Seeking Nominations for Accessibility Awards

Media Release

For Immediate Release
May 12, 2017
File #2017-09

MACAI Seeking Nominations for Accessibility Awards

Pitt Meadows, BC: The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues (MACAI) is currently planning the 14th Annual Accessibility Awards. MACAI is seeking nominations for local businesses, organizations and members of the general public who are ‘difference makers’ by supporting individuals with varying abilities, inclusive of physical, emotional, social and financial challenges and needs.

Awards are given to businesses, individuals and organizations in the following categories:

• Universal /Architectural Access (Residential/Commercial)
• Leisure and Recreation
• Customer Service
• Volunteer/Employment
• Citizen Champion

Throughout the past 14 years, MACAI has recognized over 100 businesses, organizations and citizens for their outstanding commitment and willingness to ensure that all citizens can access local services.

Without the support and willingness of these ’difference makers’ in the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows would not be where they are today when it comes to accessibility and inclusiveness.

Nomination forms are available at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, Maple Ridge City Hall, Maple Ridge Public Library, Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, Pitt Meadows City Hall and Pitt Meadows Public Library or online at mapleridge.ca/130.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Maple Ridge Leisure Centre or the Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre or faxed to 604-467-7393 or emailed to pfrederick@mapleridge.ca on or before Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

This year’s 14th Annual Awards event will be hosted on Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at Maple Ridge City Hall Council Chambers and is open to all members of the public. Please nominate your ‘difference makers’ and join us in celebrating these individuals’ contributions to the communities.

MACAI is a joint committee that advises Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Councils on civic matters that affect people with disabilities. MACAI strives to remove the social, physical and psychological barriers that prevent people from fully participating in all aspects of community life.

For more information, please contact Petra Frederick, Recreation Coordinator, Recreation & Community Services at 604-467-7355.

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For more information please contact:
Petra Frederick at 604-467-7355
pfrederick@mapleridge.ca

Carolyn Baldridge, Manager, Communications & Community Engagement
City of Pitt Meadows
cbaldridge@pittmeadows.bc.ca
604.460.6704