There are many businesses, organizations and individuals that are doing great things as a result of Measuring Up The North Activities in their Communities! Here we salute their efforts!
Please send in your "Kudos" to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them here.
Kudos to the City of Terrace
November 2012 - The art gallery in the basement of the Terrace library will soon be accessible to everyone, as a new elevator is in the process of being installed. Click here for the: newspaper article.
Click on the photo - to see the video of young Carter in the ice cream truck halloween costume that his dad built.
Carter has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, so his dad created his Halloween costume around the chair.
KUDOS FROM MEASURING UP THE NORTH-TERRACE
The Terrace Aquatic Centre and manager Mike Carlyle for their many modifications to the weight room, to make the majority wheelchair friendly equipment including the authorized installation of grab bars, eyebolts for securing wheelchairs; as well as improvements in the public change rooms and washrooms. (...read more)
The Skeena Mall and mall manager Judi Hannon for making the virtually inaccessible mens' bathroom accessible by installing a new entrance and freer moving door. (...read more)
The Terrace Sportsplex and manager Brad North for requesting a meeting to discuss a possible wheelchair platform, which led to construction removing the lowest bench on five of the bleachers, to increase the wheelchair bound choice from 3 to 7 spaces amongst the viewing public instead of the former segregated spaces.
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The Keith Avenue Tim Horton’s in Terrace for installing an accessible automatic door opener as the older doors were very heavy to move. They have also added upgrades to the disabled washroom facilities too.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastruture for installing much needed wheelchair ramps at the crosswalks on the Sande Street Overpass. (...read more)
The City of Terrace for the construction of the Park Avenue sidewalk from the Twin River Estates Seniors Complex to the Terrace Aquatic Centre which was completed one year earlier than originally planned.
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The Shop-Easy and owner/operator Darryl Krakowka for the recent renovations to create two till lanes that are wheelchair accessible and hiring on two disabled high school students on a high school work experience. (...read more)
KUDOS TO NANCY HARRIS, WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL & MUTN LIAISON FOR FRASER-FORT GEORGE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeAGdQCu2YM Terrific video of Nancy & the Harris family highlighting their involvement with wheelchair basketball. Nancy was recently the winner of a Sport BC Community Hero award, and she was the 2010 winner of the Measuring Up The North - Award of Excellence in the Individual Category.