Sunderland Lions Club earns accessibility award for trail project

walking trail

The Sunderland Lions Club has been recognized for its efforts to build an accessible walking trail at the village fairgrounds.

Representatives from the club were presented with an Accessibility Award from Durham Region earlier this week.

“The Sunderland Lions Club led a project to have a wonderful new one kilometre, four season, paved walking trail built in the heart of downtown Sunderland, amidst the fairgrounds. The Ontario Trillium Foundation provided significant financial assistance to the project. In addition, private donations, as well as in kind contributions from the Township of Brock made this project possible,” reads a press release from the Township of Brock.

“People of all ages and abilities can enjoy walking, running, or jogging along this safe and accessible trail. Everyone from senior citizens, to moms and dads with strollers, to dog walkers to pole walkers, and even rollerskaters, have been enjoying the trail.”

The Durham Region Accessibility Awards are presented each year to individuals, organizations, and/or businesses that have championed accessibility in some way in the community. Accessibility can be demonstrated in customer service, information and communications, transportation and the built environment, websites and/or other ways that ensure inclusiveness, participation and/or independence of persons with disabilities.