Lieutenant Governor Launches the 2012 Burlington Accessibility Awards on May 30

Burlington, Ont. –May 8, 2012 –The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor  of Ontario, will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Burlington Accessibility Awards on May 30, 2012. The awards ceremony will take place at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre as part of the city’s National Access Awareness Week celebrations. 


The Burlington Accessibility Awards.
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  • Presented by the Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee (BAAC)
  • The awards ceremony will be lead by Councillor Blair Lancaster together with the Vice-Chair of the BAAC David Fisher 
  • As the events keynote speaker, Lieutenant Governor Onley will provide his remarks along with Mayor Rick Goldring who will speak on behalf of city council
  • The BAAC will recognize 16 recipients—ranging from residents to local business and non-profit groups—nominated in six award categories for their achievements in helping to make Burlington a more accessible city
  • Vice-Regal Salute performed by the Teen Tour Band fanfare trumpets
  • Burlington’s Town Crier will also be on hand to open the awards


Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Studio Theatre, 440 Locust St., Burlington


Wednesday, May 30, 2012
 2 to 4 p.m. 


The Accessibility Awards celebrate business owners, service providers and community members who have made steps to improve accessibility for people with disabilities in Burlington.

The awards are being held during National Access Awareness Week, which was created to challenge all Canadians to promote better community access for people with disabilities. It was established in 1988 in response to a request from Rick Hansen following his Man in Motion World Tour.

For more information about the awards, please contact:
Judi Lytle
Accessibility Coordinator
Tel: 905-335-7600, ext. 7865

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Communications contact:
Kim Sopko
Communications Advisor
Tel: 905-335-7600, ext. 7879

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