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UPPER CANADA VILLAGE RECOGNIZED FOR DEMENTIA FRIENDLY COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP


Morrisburg, Ontario – Upper Canada Village has been honoured by the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall with an award of Excellence, and has been recognized for Dementia Friendly Community Leadership. Josée Roy-Pilon, Communications and Events with the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District visited Upper Canada Village team to make the presentation.

“We are truly honoured to receive recognition for our work with the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District. The staff at Upper Canada Village are inspired every day by the positive feedback we receive from many visitors. This initiative is part of how we are making Upper Canada Village more accessible to visitors.” – Tracey Ogilby, Manager, Upper Canada Village.

Left to Right: Carli Smelko, Julian Whittam, Tracey Ogilby, Josée Roy-Pilon, Communications & Events, Alzheimer Society of Cornwall and District, Jancis Sommerville, Bonnie Stephenson, Sarah Tierney.


Upper Canada Village started working with the Alzheimer Society in 2016 in a pilot project to become dementia friendly. To date over 100 staff at Upper Canada Village have received training.

Recently, the SLPC received recognition from the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) at the Ontario Tourism Summit with an award for Accessible Tourism.

QUICK FACTS
Upper Canada Village is located at 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg, approximately 30 minutes west of Cornwall, 90 minutes west of Montreal and northwest of Watertown, New York and 75 minutes southeast of Ottawa and east of Kingston, Exit 758 off Highway 401.

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission, an agency of the Government of Ontario, operates facilities in 16 municipalities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 14 campgrounds and beach day-use picnic areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkway

CONTACT
Susan Le Clair
Manager, Customer Service & Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL 613-543-3704 extension 2496
Email: susan.leclair@parks.on.ca

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328
getaway@parks.on.ca

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