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It’s National AccessAbility Week!

A perfect time to put the spotlight on accessibility and inclusion in Canada. Join the conversation and consider how you can be an ally to persons with disabilities. The NRRM is striving to be a more accessible and inclusive region and is actively seeking to reduce barriers! Consider joining the Northern Rockies Accessibility and Inclusion Committee to find out how you can contribute to the conversation by emailing!

Did you know the NRRM offers a Leisure Access Program which provides fee reductions for those with disabilities including free swim passes and 75% discount on registered Rec Centre programs for one year? Drop into the Rec Centre to find out more, and while you are there, check out the facility! The Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre offers accessible parking options at each entrance in addition to automatic door-openers, an elevator, ramps and wheelchair-access arena seating and change rooms allow for independent access to people with mobility challenges. It also features an incredible Aquatic Centre that includes a 25-metre lane pool and a leisure pool with various water features. Accessibility features at the pool include wall-mounted lifts in the universal change room and a low-profile wheelchair for maneuvering the dynamic surfaces of the facility. 

In 2021 the NRRM embarked on a Parks and Trails Active Mobility Study to identify accessibility barriers and plan for improvements at Art Fraser and Andy Bailey Parks. This year the project continues with financial support from the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Destination Development Fund! Detailed designs have begun for major accessibility improvements include upgraded washroom facilities, picnic areas and walkways; construction of a change room and screened-in shelter; installation of a dock and beach mat; establishment of accessible parking and further developments to camping areas!

How are you marking National AccessAbility Week in Canada?