Teri Towner | Community Builder | Inspirational Speaker | Coquitlam City Councillor

A Universally Accessible City

Accessibility is important for communities, for our society.  Our city must be inclusive and accessible to all and of course that includes individuals living with accessibility challenges. 

I had the opportunity to be vice-chair of the City’s Universal Accessibility Advisory Committee and heard from many in our community facing accessibility challenges. I am always pleased to hear how we can make our facilities and events more accessible and am proud that in the summer of 2018 a new wheelchair accessible dock was installed at Como Lake Park. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/wheelchair-bound-seniors-relive-fishing-como-lake-1.4746536

I have been a very vocal advocate for more transportation options and that includes more accessible taxis and ride-sharing options that are wheelchair-friendly. http://bit.ly/2PSd49c

I have played wheelchair rugby, aka murder ball, at a neighbouring municipality’s rec centre.  I fully support more wheelchair recreation opportunities in Coquitlam.