Town plans trails for wheelchair users

Sunday, December 31, 2006

WILLIAMS LAKE, British Columbia - Before British Columbia hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010, this city hopes to have 210 kilometers of wheelchair-accessible wilderness trails, making it "a leading wheelchair adventure destination." Supporters envision the whole region involved, with different communities competing for the longest trail, reported the Williams Lake Tribune. Businesses would also upgrade their facilities to be wheelchair accessible. Supporters discussed the concept at the Accessibility Tourism Workshop in early December. The program director for 2010 Legacies Now, a nonprofit that partners with various organizations to develop sustainable legacies in sports and recreation, arts, literacy and volunteerism, headed up the workshop.