Saturday, November 28, 2015

National Disability Awards - Canberra 2015

Alan Tudge (Assistant Minister for Social Services), Bradley Fauteux (CEO
Parks Victoria) and John Kenwright (Access and Inclusion Coordinator)
Parks Victoria has just won the National Disability Award for Excellence in Community Accessibility. This is an enormous tribute to the Health Parks Healthy People program which has launched Parks Victoria to a position of world leadership in this field. 

That was so clear at the World Parks Congress last year when PV hosted the world in a stream on this theme.

TrailRider is a part of this but just one part. John Kenwright, Access and Inclusion Coordinator, has driven this. In 2010, when Ros and I first showed photos of the TrailRider to PV, John was the one who bought the first two. HPHP had been going for a couple of years then. I frequently ask him what portion of his week is devoted to the TrailRider and says about a fifth. That is a token of how much else is going on.

The photo shows him with Bradley Fauteux, the new CEO of PV (from Canada just like the TrailRider) and Alan Tudge, the Assistant Minister for Social Services.