Accessibility Award Winners

Once a year, for the past fifteen years, MACAI has asked the people of our communities to identify and nominate businesses, organizations and individuals that have made a difference in our community, specifically in the lives of the individuals living with diverse abilities. The following individuals and organizations are our 2018 recipients:


2018 Accessibility & Inclusiveness Award Winners


Universal / Architectural Access


  • Pitt Meadows Arena - Nustadia

Leisure and Recreation


  • Bev Schmahmann – Ridge Meadows Seniors Society
  • Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre

Customer Service


  • Linda Begg – Dollar Tree Store
  • Jeanne Greene – Sales Representative with Reitman’s Clothing store
  • Phil Brian, Town Square Cobbler
  • Heather Treleaven, Coordinator Seniors Network

Employment


  • Discovery Daycare Staff
  • Tanya Baulne, Starbucks, Pitt Meadows 

Education


  • Elena Di Giovanni, District helping Teacher, Learning Services Department, School District 42

Financial


  • The Salvation Army
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
  • Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Kidsport Chapter

2017 Accessibility & Inclusiveness Award Winners


Universal / Architectural Access


  • Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears
  • Sunwood Retirement Residence

Leisure and Recreation


  • Jessica Apedaile and Renuka Precanin, Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre

Customer Service


  • Paula Balascak, Save on Foods
  • Kathy Lane, Canadian Tire
  • Reitmans Clothing Store staff

Volunteer and Employment


  • Samantha Ryder, Fresh Ideas & Solutions
  • Gail Finnson, Ridge Meadows Community Living

Citizen Champions


  • Norm Seifried

2016 Accessibility & Inclusiveness Award Winners


Leisure and Recreation


  • Maple Ridge Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary

Volunteer AND Employment


  • Work BC - Employment Ready Transition Program

Citizen Champions


  • Laurie M - School District 42
  • Lorie O - Community Member
  • Carly F - Constituency Assistant
  • Age Friendly Initiative - Member at Large Steering Committee (Sheila P, Bernice R, Bob F, Carole G, Fran P)

Community recognition


  • Kevin P - Advocate