Friday, December 13, 2013

Adventures In Accessibiltiy - Christmas Edition

We are thrilled to have partnered with Margaret and Dan Lajoie for our Adventures In Accessibility around the Kitchener Waterloo Area. You may recognize their names from their Van For Dan campaign. These posts are their take about family friendly venues that are accessibile for wheelchairs. Do you have questions about accessibility in the Kitchener Waterloo Area? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post and we will do our best to answer it for you.

With lots of Christmas Events and Holiday Festivities happening at this time of year, we thought it would be great to check in with Margaret and Dan about accessible events this winter.

Margaret had this to say....

Something my husband loves is that the artificial outdoor skating rink at Central Park in Preston (where Candyland takes place) it is fully accessible. He took our daughter for her first skate last year by her holding on behind him while he pulled her along. Plus, when he got cold he was able to sit in the van and watch the kids skate some more. The space between the rink and where we parked on King st was no more than the width of the sidewalk!
Another very accessible thing is the Santa at the Cambridge Centre mall has so much room that they can do a family picture with Santa without having to cut off the chair in the picture! Tons of space!
He doesn't generally do too many winter activities as we've either found them incredibly crowded or else they're outdoors.

Sensitive Santa

She also informed us about the Sensitive Santa event happening in Cambridge.
If you have a child that has difficulty mentally or physically, some times visiting Santa can be overwhelming for a family. Cambridge Inclusion Services has a way to assist with this.
Be sure to click the link to learn more about it and to pre-register for the Dec 15 event.

We hope this info is helpful to those in the Kitchener Waterloo area looking for accessible events. Do you have a great one to share? Post it in the comments and we'll make sure to pass the information on to Margaret and Dan!

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