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  DRPS Receives Award for Accessibility

Jun 03, 2016 10:47 ET

Members of DRPS and community partners recently received the David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility at Queen's Park, for their partnership with the Children's Games.

The David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility recognizes Ontarians who demonstrate outstanding commitment to improving accessibility for people with disabilities. This year, DRPS was recognized for their commitment to the Children's Games, an annual event which gives young people with disabilities the chance to discover inclusive sports, challenge and overcome barriers and volunteer at the event.

The Children's Games is an annual event for youth between the ages of six and 16 who have various intellectual and physical disabilities. For the last 31 years, DRPS has partnered with the City of Pickering, the Campbell Children's School, the Grandview Children's Centre and the March of Dimes to host the event.

D/Cst. Debby-Lyn Sabo and Cst. William White were in attendance to receive the Champion Award on behalf of DRPS, along with Mayor David Ryan and Tim Higgins from the City of Pickering, and members of our partner organizations. Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the Honourable David C. Onley to present the award in the Lieutenant Governor's Suite.

Thank you to the organizations and volunteers who support the Children's Games each and every year, and congratulations to all award recipients.

Don't forget to mark your calendars for this year's Children's Games, which will be taking place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Pickering Recreation Centre.

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David Onley Award presented at Queen's Park in Toronto (JPG file, 344.6K bytes)