Mapping Accessibility in BC’s Parks
MLA’s Mike Morris and Shirley Bond make announcement.
Prince George BC -The Province has announced a 27 week project to profile and rate more than 150 parks and heritage sites in BC for accessibility.
The project will employ 26 EI eligible participants who will gain experience in assessment of facilities as well as office administration and community consultation.
The Province is putting $215 thousand dollars into the project with Northern Development Initiative Trust contributing a further $80 thousand.
Pat Harris who is wheelchair bound says the results of the assessment will be posted online “$80 billion dollars a year is spent worldwide by travellers with disabilities and we want some of that money.”