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Sidney Access Awareness Day

Friday, June 7, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm

This year, Sidney will celebrate Access Awareness Day on Friday, June 7, 2019.

2019 Schedule of Events

  • Scooter Rodeo
    Sidney All Care (2269 Mills Road)
    9:30 am - 10:45 am
  • Scooter Parade
    Starts at Sidney All Care at 10:45 am, arrives at SHOAL Centre (10030 Resthaven Drive) for an 11 am pick up, continues on and loops around to end back at SHOAL Centre.
    10:45 am - 11:30 am
  • Information Fair
    SHOAL Centre
    11:30 am - Opening Ceremonies
    12:00 pm - BBQ
    1:00 pm - Speakers
    1:30 pm - Awards, door prizes, and wrap up

 

About Access Awareness Day 

Access Awareness Day is celebrated annually in Sidney with a free event for all ages that raises awareness about disability, accessibility, and inclusion in our community. Attendees can receive information about services offered in the community through table displays, speakers, and presentations.

Access Awareness Day is celebrated in conjunction with National AccessAbility Week. It was inspired by the Rick Hansen "Man in Motion Tour" to promote changes in facilities and infrastructure and to remove barriers to those with mobility issues.

Jeannette Hughes Accessibility Award

Each year, the Jeannette Hughes Accessibility Award is given to an individual, business or organization whose work has improved the lives of people living with a disability. The Town of Sidney was honoured to receive the Jeannette Hughes Accessibility Award in 2018.