Wes Harding from Team Hoyt Canada stands beside Mayor Mike Bradley (far right) to receive his award. October 2, 2017 (Photo by Melanie Irwin)

2017 Accessibility Award Winners Recognized

The 2017 Accessibility Awards have been handed out.

The awards recognize businesses and individuals who have excelled in promoting an inclusive environment and shopping experience for people with disabilities.

DeGroot’s Nurseries and the Ole Country Diner have been recognized for taking steps to provide ideal accessibility.

Caryl Baker Visage was honoured for exceptional leadership in customer service.

Wes Harding from Team Hoyt Canada was recognized for creating opportunity for an accessible community and Sunripe Fresh Market was awarded for ensuring an exceptional physical environment for people with disabilities.

Bluewater Health Foundation Executive Director Kathy Alexander was singled out for a new award this year for providing outstanding customer service in the social service sector.

Cody Daye was thanked for leading the community and providing inspiration when it comes to diversity and inclusion and Aaron Homes from Bailey Toyota was honoured for going above and beyond when encouraging freedom and independence for people with disabilities.

The list of accessibility champions is compiled by the City of Sarnia’s Accessibility Advisory Committee after requesting nominations from the community.