News

Parksville Qualicum Beach accessibility group changes name again

Access Oceanside Association (AOA) says the official new name of the local society is the Parksville Measuring Up Committee.

"There's a renewed momentum and it is not just about getting around this region, but includes things like tourism and regional mobility," said chair Suzan Jennings.

The AOA works to bring awareness and educate the community, including service agencies, businesses, organizations and the public about individuals with disabilities, Jennings explained, and she's quick to point out these disabilities could be anything physical, visual, auditory or related to aging.

The goal of the AOA is to be the information source and resource for individuals dealing with disabilities as well as for businesses, service organizations, tourists and citizens of the community. "Accessible tourism is already a huge industry that will only increase as the population ages," she said. "Our mandate is inclusion for all."

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Victoria Royals unable to hold off Kelowna Rockets
 
Looking Back November 19
 
ELECTION 2014: Alberni votes for change
And the Golden Brush Award finalists are...
 
Police give the straight goods on roundabouts
 
Tom Jackson making change
Salvation Army kettle campaign rings in
 
Rutland schools to be first to change grade configurations under proposed plan
 
Votes provide food sometimes, too

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.