NEWS RELEASE Gallant Brings More Funding to Petawawa Heritage Village

Gallant Brings More Funding to Petawawa Heritage Village

I recently met with the Ann McIntyre, President of The Petawawa Heritage Society, to announce a $19,000 accessibility grant. 

I would like to thank the Enabling Accessibility program for accepting Petawawa Heritage Society’s application.

These funds will go towards building a walkway suitable for wheelchairs throughout the Petawawa Heritage Village.

The project will start this spring. The new walkway will allow visitors previously unable, to learn about the settlement era, the immigrant stories of early Canada history, the German founding families and the traditions and teachings of the First Nations through re-enactments in the village.

The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports community-based projects across Canada that improves accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities. 

The EAF was established in 2008 by the Conservative Government to help fund small projects in communities across Canada to improve physical accessibility for persons with disabilities. 

Between 2008 and 2019 the program provides funding to hundreds of accessibility projects across Canada.