Accessibility Award Winners

Each year the Municipal Advisory Committee for Accessibility Issues presents Accessibility Awards to individuals, businesses and organizations that have improved accessibility for people with disabilities in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

2017 MACAI Accessibility Award Winners


  • Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears
  • Sunwood Retirement Residence

Leisure and Recreation

  • Jessica Apedaile and Renuka Precanin, Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre

Customer Service

  • Paula Balascak, Save on Foods
  • Kathy Lane, Canadian Tire
  • Reitmans Clothing Store staff

Volunteer and Employment

  • Samantha Ryder, Fresh Ideas & Solutions
  • Gail Finnson, Ridge Meadows Community Living

Citizen Champions

  • Norm Seifried

2016 MACAI Accessibility Award Winners

Leisure and Recreation

  • Maple Ridge Fraternal Order of Eagles Ladies Auxiliary

Volunteer AND Employment

  • Work BC - Employment Ready Transition Program

Citizen Champions

  • Laurie M - School District 42
  • Lorie O - Community Member
  • Carly F - Constituency Assistant
  • Age Friendly Initiative - Member at Large Steering Committee (Sheila P, Bernice R, Bob F, Carole G, Fran P)

Community recognition

  • Kevin P - Advocate