Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Better access now in place with two lifts installed at Civic Centre and Earl Mah Aquatic Centre

The Civic Centre and Earl Mah Aquatic Centre celebrated
their success in securing funding for two accessibility lifts
at the Recreation complex
(Photo from Rick Hansen Foundation)

The City of Prince Rupert hosted a celebration on Tuesday night, as the Recreation Department showed off the two new mobility lifts that have been installed at the Civic Centre/Earl Mah Aquatic Centre facilities.

Mayor Brain testing out the
accessibility lift at the
Rec Centre complex Tuesday
Recreation Centre officials offered up a range of free activities both in the Gym and the Pool, as well as hosting a Bouncy Castle for the youngsters, who also had a chance to sample some of the snacks and cake in celebration of the official opening for the two lifts

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain was on hand for the Grand Opening celebration taking a ride on one of the lifts.

Funding for Accessibility for all program came through Canada 150 grants, the Northern Development Initiative Trust and the up to 30,000 dollars from the Rick  Hansen Foundation.

Some background on the Twin accessibility projects in Prince Rupert can be reviewed from the Rick Hansen Foundations Access 4 All page.

You can keep up to the latest items of note from the Recreation Centre from their Facebook page.

For more notes on City Council Discussion topics see our archive page here.

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