Brandon, MB - Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris announced federal funding to improve access to the Royal Canadian Legion Brandon Branch 3. The Legion is receiving $50,000 through the Government of Canada's Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility for its members and the general public.
The project consists of constructing an accessible office space, and installing accessible doors with automated door openers. The project will make the necessary upgrades to their main level so Veterans and seniors who are disabled or have mobility challenges can get better access to the building and receive assistance from Legion Service Officers and partake in events such as Remembrance Day.
"I am committed to ensuring Westman residents, particularly seniors and Veterans can access the Legion and receive the assistance and services they provide," said Maguire. "I will always stand up for our local Veterans and it is a great honour to work alongside the Legion's dedicated staff and volunteers who contribute so much to our community."
The Enabling Accessibility Fund is a federal Grants and Contributions program that supports capital costs of construction and renovations related to improving physical accessibility and safety for people with disabilities in Canadian communities and workplaces.
From installing automated door openers, constructing a universally designed office or retrofitting a washroom with an accessible toilet, grab bars and taps, the Enabling Accessibility Fund works to enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in their community.
Maguire concluded, "Thanks to organizations like the Royal Canadian Legion who care about accessibility, we see first-hand how these kind of projects make a real difference in our community. By working together we are getting results for Westman!"