CHATHAM-KENT ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE
If you have a special needs family member than you realize first hand how important it is to have accessible activities here in our own community of Chatham-Kent. Two organizations were honored recently for their contribution to Chatham-Kent accessible activites. The Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee which presented the awards operates under the umbrella of the Municipal Government.
The Sheila Lindsey-Powers Accessibilty Advocate Award went to Terri Jenkins of TJ Stables for her unfailing dedication to the Acceptional Riders Program. There is a Heated Indoor Riding Arena which is wheelchair accessible and even a Hydraulic Lift to assist in Mounting and Dismounting. I attended a charity event a couple of years ago where the program was highlighted and one of the children who had benefited from the program spoke. It was very moving and made everyone attending realize how fortunate we are to have someone like Terri Jenkins and TJ Stable here in our own community of Chatham-Kent. Many children who may otherwise have not been able to walk or run have benefited from the muscle development and co-ordination that riding provides. The bond between rider and the unconditional acceptance of the animals is something that has been described by Terri as `a Healing Place` and is a very important part of the program.
The Chatham Minor Baseball was also honored for its efforts in extensive renovations at Rotary Park to provide accessibilty and for the 25 year old Challenger Baseball Program which operates here in Chatham-Kent.
The committee is very pleased with the efforts of organizations who provide a good spectrum of accessiblity to our community. Another example of what Chatham-Kent has to offer. My Motto for Chatham-Kent is `IT IS ALL HERE ALL YEAR` Chatham-Kent is the Affordable Lifestyle Communtiy to Live, Work, Relocate to, or Raise a Family. Call me Wayne Liddy 519-436-4810 ReMax Chatham-Kent Realty Inc. Brokerage for all your real estate needs and visit my chatham-Kent website for Events Happenings and choice properties for sale in this great community!