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Accessibility Committee Update

During the 2022-2023 season, the Oakville Curling Club created the Accessibility Committee with the goal of aligning the Club with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) guidelines for accessible spaces.

This off-season, we underwent a formal assessment of the curling club’s accessibility. We are currently reviewing the report and developing a plan to implement modifications to support people with disabilities’ participation in our community and in our sport. Some of our main goals include:

  • Changes to the front parking lot to include accessible parking
  • Tactile plates and handrails for creating accessible stairs & walkways
  • Building a wheelchair accessible entrance to our building
  • Installing a wheelchair accessible lift to lounge for curlers and spectators
  • Create a secondary accessible emergency exit from ice level
  • Upgrade the lounge washroom to be fully accessible
  • Update signage around our club to have braille and raised tactile lettering

As the Oakville Curling Club is committed to being a world-class leader in our sport, these and other modifications will allow the Club to become a place where the community can gather and participate in the joys of sport.

If you have any questions or concerns about the on-going efforts to make the club a more accessible space, you can contact the committee at accessibility@oakvillecurlingclub,com.

Accessibility Committee

Chair, Bridget Freitas (Weekend Mixed, Youth)
Paralympian, Billy Bridges (Monday Open. Tues Men)
Paul Cameron (Senior Mens, Senators)
Melissa Foster (Wed Night Ladies, Weekend Mixed)
Greg Irwin (Tues Men, Senior Mens, Weekend Mixed)
Mary St. James (Monday Ladies Ladder, Wed Night Ladies, Weekend Mixed)