Access the Valley

Access the Valley - Accessibility Initiative

Access the Valley is a community initiative supported and locally funded by the Columbia Valley Community Foundation and the CV Greenways Trail Alliance. Their goal is to visit local venues and take pictures, descriptions and videos of accessible features of each place and promote them on the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce website and on the Greenways Trail Alliance website. Their aim is to  provide information to residents and tourists with mobility restrictions.

Who are we?

Cassy and Katie are both long-time local residents who both benefit from having accessibility in the valley. Katie was born with cerebral palsy and either uses an electric wheelchair to get around independently, or uses the assistance of another person to help her walk. Cassy’s challenges are by proxy with the recent injury of her husband after a ski accident left him with a spinal cord injury in 2015.

Their 2017 grant was made possible by the Our Children’s Legacy fund and the Kootenay Savings Community Fund.

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