March 04, 2014 - 4:08 PM
KAMLOOPS – In 2012 we ran, walked, rolled, swam and skated 40,000 kilometres in celebration of Rick Hansen’s journey around the world. In 2013, we moved almost 20,000 kilometres in recognition of the number of people living with a disability in the Thompson Nicola Regional District. And through it all was a conversation about accessibility.
Join us on February 24th for the 3rd Annual Many in Motion campaign, complete with the giant dot-filled posters and bingo dabbers.
Patrons place a dot on the board for every kilometre they complete at the Tournament Capital Centre, Canada Games and Westsyde Pools. Post kilometres completed outside our facilities to the Many In Motion 2014 Facebook page for a chance to win.
And wrapped up in all this movement is the message about accessibility. Many In Motion will highlight the major areas that create an accessible city:
- Innovation – New and improved technologies, services and programs give more people an opportunity to lead a full life.
- Community – Work, recreation, housing, and transportation - it takes a community to create accessibility.
- Universal Design – Products and environments are built for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
Visit www.kamloops.ca/manyinmotion to learn about how innovations, communities, and Universal Design drive an accessible city.
The City of Kamloops continues to be a leader in accessibility and continues to work with business, social service agencies, various levels of government, and members of the community to continue creating space for people regardless of ability, age, or status in life.
Help us continue to celebrate Rick Hansen’s legacy by continuing to be a leader in making communities accessible for all.
News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2014