Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony

May 3, 2011



For Immediate Release


May 2, 2011


Accessibility Committee Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony



Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows: The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues (MACAI) will be holding the 8th Annual Accessibility and Inclusion Awards.  At this time MACAI is seeking nominations for individuals and organizations that have improved accessibility for people with disabilities in the Municipalities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.  We encourage all citizens/ residents to take a few moments to highlight a business, community service and/ or individual who have gone above the expected to assist individuals with disabilities.

“The Accessibility Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and business doing things right,” says Greg Turnbull, the committee's chair.  Awards are presented in four categories including: Universal Access, Leisure and Recreation, Customer Service, and Volunteer/ Employment.  

Nominations will be accepted until the evening of May 18, 2011 and the awards event will be hosted on June 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm in the Pitt Meadows City Hall and is open to the public.

Nominations forms are available at or can be picked up and dropped off at the Maple Ridge City Hall, Maple Ridge Leisure Centre, Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre, or the Pitt Meadows City Hall.  Completed forms can be faxed Attention Petra Frederick 604 467 7373 or emailed

The Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues is a joint committee of the District of Maple Ridge and the City of Pitt Meadows that advises, informs and educates the Councils, municipal departments, community agencies and general public on accessibility and disability issues.



MACAI Committee Members:


Greg Turnbull, Member at Large, Chair
Manfred Wuensche, Community Living BC, Vice-Chair


Media Contact:


Greg Turnbull
Chair, Municipal Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues