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We’re busting barriers!

Date: 11th August 2017

Barrier Buster

We’re busting barriers! And we’re so pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded a Barrier Buster grant to improve the physical accessibility of our SPACE Lab by adding a wheelchair platform lift and automatic door openers to access downstairs. Work on our Barrier Buster project is nearly complete and we’re really excited to improve the accessibility of this hub in the heart of Banff for young adults and youth to make it an inclusive place for all.

In September 2016, the Rick Hansen Foundation, with support from the Government of Canada, launched its Access4All Canada 150 Signature Initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 30th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour.

Access4All’s goal is to inspire and empower youth and community leaders across the country to create a more inclusive and accessible Canada by awarding “Barrier Buster” grants to schools and community groups across the country to help break down barriers in public spaces.

Check back here or at www.rickhansen.com/access4all for progress updates and photos of our project, and for news on our community awareness event to celebrate its impact. Thank you, Rick Hansen Foundation!

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