“Inclusive” Sculpture Unveiled in Orangeville
Submitted by Access Orangeville www.orangeville.ca @orangevilleont
Access Orangeville kicked off Accessibility Week 2016 with the unveiling of a unique tree sculpture at the east entrance to the Town of Orangeville, at Broadway and Sherbourne Street. The striking 8.5-foot sculpture depicts five people with different levels of ability reaching up to a globe. Whether the people have artificial limbs, are sight impaired, mobility impaired, or have an unseen challenge, they can all strive for acceptance in the world. [caption id="attachment_980" align="aligncenter" width="500"] An image of the sculpture entitled "inclusive" created by Jim and Cam Menken of Mono.[/caption] The sculpture was funded through a prize presented to Access Orangeville in 2015 when it won one of four inaugural David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility awards.
This new sculpture is a striking illustration and strong statement in support of accessibility,” says Councillor Gail Campbell, Chair of Access Orangeville. “The sculpture represents the ability and opportunity to build an accessible and inclusive society. The committee has undertaken many projects over the years to increase accessibility. The sculpture is a tribute to those efforts and encourages the community to build on its successes; to keep striving for inclusion in future.