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Canadian Paraplegic Association Chair Leaders event held today

May 2 2013

CHARLOTTETOWN - CPA – PEI is very pleased to be hosting the third Annual “Chair-Leaders” Event Thursday, May 2nd. “Chair-Leaders” is an awareness initiative where leaders in our community spend a day using a wheelchair while going about their daily activities. Being a Chair-Leader highlights the need for accessibility for all residents in PEI.

We wanted 16 CHAIR-LEADERS and thanks to the following people our goal has been met. We would also like to say a big thank you to our major sponsors: APM, Delta Prince Edward, Grant Thornton, TD Bank and Scotiabank.

• Jamie Cudmore – Branch Manager – Scotiabank
• Bruce Donaldson – Branch Manager – TD Bank
• Kathy O’Rourke – Partner – Grant Thornton
• Zubair Siddiqi – General Manager – Delta Prince Edward

• Alan MacIssac – Minister of Education
• Valerie Docherty – Minister of Community Services and Seniors
• Bush Dumville – MLA - District 15: West Royalty – Springvale
• Buck Watts – MLA - District 8: Tracadie - Hillsborough Park
• Kathleen Casey – MLA - District 14: Charlottetown - Lewis Point
• Robert Mitchell – MLA - District 10: Charlottetown – Sherwood
• James Aylward - MLA for District 6: Stratford - Kinlock
• Ian Thompson – Director of Novartis
• Stephanie Knickel-Currie – Owner of imotion fitness
• Doug Newson – CEO of Charlottetown Airport Authority
• Ken Crawford – Owner of Shoppers DrugMart
• Jill Stewart – City of Charlottetown

From 5pm-6pm on Thursday, May 2nd CPA-PEI will be hosting an end up day Reception at the Delta Prince Edward where all CHAIR-LEADERS will be acknowledged. You are welcome to attend.

CHAIR-LEADERS will tackle some of the barriers faced by persons with mobility disabilities in our community including public access to buildings, dining, transportation, and restroom facilities. This CHAIR-LEADERS event will bring a new-found awareness to our work for a more accessible Prince Edward Island.

The Canadian Paraplegic Association - PEI provides essential services such as Rehabilitation Support and Service Coordination, Community Development and Systemic Change, Peer Program, and Information Services.


Paul Cudmore at (ph) 370-9523 (c) 628-3100 or email: pcudmore@cpapei.org.

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