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Accessible Beach in Wasaga (Posted On: Wednesday, July 17, 2013)

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Mayor Cal Patterson and members of Wasaga Beach Town Council are pleased to announce the installation of ten 50 foot Mobi-Mat RecPaths  at Beach Areas 2 and 5 along the Wasaga Beach shoreline. Mobi-Mats are portable and durable rollout mats designed to enhance mobility for pedestrians, individuals experiencing mobility related disabilities and wheelchair and stroller users. The mat provides a portable walkway across the sand allowing for easy access to the water's edge.

This initiative was spearheaded by the Wasaga Beach Accessibility Advisory Committee with a goal of providing residents and visitors to Wasaga Beach with fully accessible beaches and has been completed in partnership with Ontario Parks (Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.)

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park will install the Mobi-Mats each spring, assume maintenance responsibility throughout the summer months and remove and store the mats each fall. Additionally, the Nancy Island Lions Club has made a commitment to assist with maintenance of the mats throughout the duration of the spring, summer and early fall seasons.

Town Council continues to demonstrate leadership in bringing forward policies and programs that support increased and enhanced accessibility to all residents and visitors to the community. The Mobi-Mat project compliments potential needs of residents and visitors by further providing an environment with facilities and services that are accessible to everyone.

Town Council and staff are very appreciative to Mr. Mark Crowe from Hamount Investments (Stonebridge Town Centre) for his generous donation of $12,000.00 toward the project. Mr. Crowe's contribution has assisted the Town in becoming one step closer towards creating a fully accessible, barrier free community.


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