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May 26 to June 1 is National Accessibility Week

Posted on Monday May 27, 2024

Woodstock —The City of Woodstock is recognizing National AccessAbility Week with a flag raising in Museum Square.

National AccessAbility Week takes place from May 26 to June 1, 2024. The week provides an opportunity to mark the important contributions made by Canadians with disabilities, and to put a spotlight on the leadership of those who work tirelessly to make our communities more accessible and inclusive.

In addition to the flag raising on Monday at 10 a.m., there will also be a bench dedication at 4 p.m. in Southside Park. The bench was donated by the Accessibility Advisory Committee in memory of Donna Burleigh.

Burleigh, who lived with Multiple Sclerosis, was one of the original committee members of the committee when it was established in 2002. During her 20 years on the committee, she was a vocal advocate for equal access for everyone.

She also actively promoted the Certificate of Achievement Award, which is presented to individuals, groups, and agencies (private and public) that have made significant contributions to reducing or eliminating barriers to persons with disabilities. The award was renamed the Donna Burleigh Accessibility Achievement Award following her death in 2023.

You can find more information about the award and the City’s multi-year accessibility plan at


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