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Community leaders spend day in wheelchair to raise accessibility profile

Increasing awareness of accessibility in Grande Prairie is the 4th annual Chair Leaders Enabling Access event. Prominent city figures are spending the day in a wheel chair, experiencing the barriers that a person with disabilities goes through on a daily basis. Mayor Bill Given says this event reminds elected officials like himself that the decisions they make at a high level have a direct impact on people everyday.

“We see people from the school board, and people from our engineering department – our engineers are the ones that design the standards of our roads and sidewalks.  And so I think it is those people at a technical level that have a really great opportunity to gain a new perspective.”

Participants will carry out their every day activities in the wheelchairs, while also taking part in special challenges at the Farmers Market and at Muskoseepi Park.

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