South Grey Museum Increases Accessibility

July 13, 2013

Owen Sound, ON – Recently, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, attended the official opening and the ceremonial “First Flush” of the new accessible washroom at the South Grey Museum in Flesherton.

The South Grey Museum hosts a community history collection that represents the settlement and development of Southern Grey County and seeks to tell local stories from a vast collection of artefacts. The museum was looking to increase accessibility to ensure that everyone could enjoy the exhibits and undertook the projects of building an accessible washroom as well as installing an automated door. The museum received Federal Government Funding through the Enabling Accessibility fund.

“I was very pleased to learn that the South Grey Museum would be receiving funding through the Enabling Accessibility Fund,” said Miller. “The museum does a great job in ensuring that our local heritage and history is celebrated and I am happy to see that they are making the museum accessible to everyone.”

The Enabling Accessibility Fund supports community-based projects across Canada that seek to improve accessibility, remove barriers and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.

For more information on the Enabling Accessibility Fund please visit; http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/eng/disability/eaf/.