Whistler Needs To Change Structures, Parking, And Attitudes For 2010
June 30, 2004
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--Last July, the communities of Vancouver and Whistler won the bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
While the resort community prides itself on being a destination area for people with disabilities, a lot more needs to be done before it is ready for the throngs of athletes and spectators that will require accessible accommodations -- and disability-friendly attitudes, according to a brief piece in the Whistler Question.
Making sure that each structure is made accessible, and that there is enough parking available is important, the unnamed writer noted.
"More than anything, though, the Paralympic movement is about inclusiveness."
The article points out that the accomplishments of a local Paralympian were ignored until a concerned community member brought them to the public's attention.
"A Lesson Learned" (Whistler Question)
Whistler For the Disabled