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Alberta communities to celebrate people with disabilities

November 28, 2013

On December 3, Albertans are invited to participate in International Day of Persons with Disabilities community events and awards ceremonies to honour people with disabilities and those who support them.

Events such as exhibit fairs, adaptive sport demonstrations, and live performances will be held in communities throughout the province.

Individuals, groups and organizations from across the province will also be recognized with Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities Awards for their commitment to the full inclusion of persons with disabilities.

The Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities co‑ordinates the awards and events. This year’s award recipients are:

  • Gary McPherson Leadership Award: Neil Pierce (Edmonton)
  • Marlin Styner Achievement Award: Emily Hutcheon (Calgary)
  • Award of Excellence in Public Awareness: Russell Christian (La Crete)
  • 2 Awards of Excellence in Employment:
    • ATCO Structures & Logistics (Calgary)
    • WorleyParsons (Edmonton)
  • Award of Excellence in Education: Taisa McRorie (Edmonton)
  • Award of Excellence in Community: The Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured’s Community Integration Program team (Calgary);

“We are delighted to recognize these Albertans with Premier’s Council awards,” said Mike Hambly, Chair of the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. “Each year, our nominees and winners showcase the outstanding work being done to include people with disabilities in our schools, workplaces, and communities.”

Bios of the award winners

Related information

Premier’s Council Awards

International Day of Persons with Disabilities calendar of events

Media inquiries

Cheryl Chichak
cheryl.chichak@gov.ab.ca
780-427-4801
Communications
Human Services

Created: 2013-11-28
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PID: 17336