Accessibility awards

Media Release

March 23, 2021

Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee announces 2020 Accessibility Award recipients

The Chatham-Kent Accessibility Advisory Committee acknowledged the 2020 Accessibility Award recipients at the March 22 Chatham-Kent Council virtual meeting.

Three annual awards were acknowledged:

Foodland in Tilbury received the “Dr. Veronica Vaughan Most Accessible Business Award” for creating a facility to serve people of all abilities, providing accessible customer service and assisting people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Foodland also provides employment for people of all abilities.

Terry Jenkins was awarded the “Sheila Lindsey-Powers Accessibility Advocate Award” for her continuous dedication to helping people of all ages by offering programs targeting mental health and anxiety issues. 

The “Sid Ebare Perseverance Award” was awarded to Ricky Lindsay for his hard work and dedication as a volunteer with New Beginnings Brain Injury Association. Ricky volunteers his time 1-2 days a week, helping with tech classes and socialization.

Residents can nominate businesses and individuals for these annual awards by emailing


For more information contact:

Katlin Lobbestael, Administrative Assistant
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Parks, Recreation and Cemeteries
25 Creek Rd.




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