Celebrate access awareness

Sidney will celebrate Access Awareness Day on Saturday, June 4 in Beacon Park from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

“It’s so we can share information with people so they know about the services that are available,” said Jeannette Hughes, organizer.

There will be information tables and displays by the BC Paraplegic Association, Disability Resource Centre, Integration Recreation Commission, Enabled Information, Stroke Recovery Program, Beacon Community Services, MediChair, and the Saanich School Board.

BC Ambulance Service Superintendent David Valentine will give suggestions to help people with disabilities in a disaster, and Dr. Joc Ramsay, a Chinese Medicine specialist will also make an appearance.

This event is a Healthy Community Commission initiative.

There have been three individuals nominated for awards: Kim Horsman, Karren Crowley, and Roland Ledoyen. The awards will be presented on June 4 at 1 p.m.

There will be free food at noon prepared by Andy’s Angels and St. Andrew’s Church. The event is supported by the Association of Peninsula Christian Churches.