Building an inclusive Edmonton
The City of Edmonton’s Accessibility Advisory Committee, community partners and sponsors came together to proclaim International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) in Edmonton.
“The City of Edmonton is committed to building an inclusive community that honours the contributions of all our citizens, “ said Mayor Don Iveson. “We take great pride in our ability to create and maintain accessible spaces and places for all Edmontonians.”
International Day of Persons with Disabilities Edmonton presented the Marlin Styner Achievement Award to Joey Moss. As an integral part of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey and the Edmonton Eskimos Football teams, Moss brings his passion and devotion to both sports and has become a positive symbol for the players, coaches and the fans.
The Marlin Styner Achievement Award is presented to an individual who has not allowed their disability to become a barrier in pursuing excellence both personally and professionally.
“The Accessibility Advisory Committee continues to be impressed by how much our IDPD Community event grows each year,” said Zachary Weeks, a board member on the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC). “It is a testament to the City of Edmonton continues to strive to be a leader in ensuring our community is inclusive for all and embraces diversity of our population as a whole.”
The City of Edmonton has celebrated IDPD since 2003 to recognize the abilities of persons with disabilities and to pursue a more inclusive city for all Edmontonians.