FREDERICTON (GNB) – Four winners of Disability Awareness Provincial Awards were selected by the Disability Awareness Week Executive Committee.

The four winners were: Dean and Vicki Mullin of Saint John; Nicole Ward of Moncton; Robert Melanson of Dieppe; and the student council of École Mathieu-Martin.

"I congratulate the winners and thank everyone who works to ensure full citizenship for all New Brunswickers so they can participate in their communities,” said Premier David Alward.

The awards, established in 1988, honour those who have made significant efforts to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate fully in their communities and lead more independent lives.

“The committee was pleased with the quality and quantity of nominations received for consideration this year,” said Christyne Allain, co-chair of the Disability Awareness Week Executive Committee. “Selecting winners for the provincial awards is always challenging as several other nominees were also deserving of recognition.”

Disability Awareness Week is being held from May 27 to June 2 with the theme Ready and Able to Work! More information about the week is available online.


●    Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons