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2017 Accessibility Award Winners

By City Staff

The City of Sarnia Accessibility Awards recognizes local businesses and individuals that have excelled in promoting an inclusive environment and shopping experience for people with disabilities or led the community to become more inclusive and accessible.

For the awards, the Sarnia Accessibility Advisory Committee (SAAC) asked members of the community for nominations.

The awards will be presented at the October 2, 2017 Sarnia City Council meeting. A reception will be held for the winners before Council from 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the lobby at Sarnia City Hall.

The 2017 Accessibility Award Winners are:

  • Degroot’s Nurseries  – Prelude to Excellence (large business)
  • Ole Country Diner – Prelude to Excellence (small business)
  • Caryl Baker Visage – Exceptional Leadership in Customer Service
  • Wes Harding from Team Hoyt Canada – Creating Opportunity for an Accessible Community
  • Sunripe Fresh Market – Exceptional Accessible Physical Environment
  • Aaron Homes from Bailey Toyota – Going Above and Beyond Award
  • Kathy Alexander from Bluewater Health – Outstanding Customer Service in a Social Service Sector
  • Cody Daye – Inspiration Award for Inspiring and leading a community in diversity and inclusion

“These businesses and individuals have been chosen by the Sarnia Accessibility Advisory Committee because of exceptional customer service and the creation of an environment that encourages autonomy and independence for people with disabilities or by being a leader in the community for people with disabilities,” explains Dale Mosely, Accessibility Coordinator.

This article was posted Friday, September 29, 2017 1:10 PM

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