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News (Edmonton): Walterdale Theatre receives Accessibility Award – City of Edmonton

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News (Edmonton): Walterdale Theatre receives Accessibility Award – City of Edmonton

Mayor's Awards for AccessibilityMayor’s Awards Celebrate Leaders in Accessibility

Mayor Don Iveson recognized Edmontonians making a difference for persons with disabilities at the 20th Mayor’s Awards. The awards honour those who make significant contributions to Edmonton’s livability for all, and shine a spotlight on innovations in accessibility.

“Every year I am incredibly proud to present awards to Edmonton’s accessibility advocates and leaders,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “These Edmontonians’ determined spirit and capability to include all individuals, no matter the ability, is truly remarkable.Together we are building a more inclusive Edmonton.”

The annual Mayor’s Awards are presented to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses in Edmonton who use creative methods to ensure the dignity and inclusion of persons with disabilities. The winners of the 2016 Mayor’s Awards include Walterdale Theatre for “Walterdale for installing a hearing loop for those with hearing challenges so they can enjoy the theatre just like anyone else.”

The Walterdale Theatre is the first theatre in Canada to install the hearing loop.

The Mayor’s Awards ceremony is presented by the Accessibility Advisory Committee (formerly the Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities) to citizens who are working to remove barriers to make Edmonton an inclusive city.

To read the complete news release, please click here.

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