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Thursday , 2 July 2020

M.D. receives grant to install wheelchair accessible campground stalls

The Municipal District of Bonnyville will be making two M.D.-operated campgrounds more wheelchair accessible this year.

The project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund – Small Project Component.

The $50,905 grant will be used for the M.D.’s Municipal Parks Enhanced Accessibility Project, which will see four wheelchair-accessible camp sites installed at both the Cold Lake M.D. Park and Crane Lake M.D. Park.

These sites will include wheelchair accessible picnic tables.

“This is a great opportunity to make sure our parks can be enjoyed by everyone,” said Chris McCord, the M.D.’s director of Parks, Recreation and Culture.

“We are happy to receive this grant which will help make our beautiful lakeside parks more accessible.”

Work on the sites will begin in the spring. McCord anticipates the sites will be ready for campers by the July 1 long weekend.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.