Athabasca-Boyle Community Transportation drivers Norm Beaucage, Joe Schulte, Sandy White, join Transportation Coordinator Roxanne Senyk, in accepting a $1,500 donation from Dora L’Heureux, FortisAlberta Stakeholder Relations Manager. A second donation from the Family Health Centre in Athabasca was also accepted. Missing from the photo is driver Steve Coulombe.
Athabasca County recognizes the work of our Community Transportation drivers who help provide an important service to those in our communities who live, work, and play with disabilities.
Using two vehicles that are equipped with wheelchair lifts and special safety equipment, they provide rides to family functions, medical visits, grocery stores, community events, and a wide range of other appointments. Quite often it is more than just a ride for the clients of the service. Having the ability to travel provides a necessary break from their homes and a chance to socialize.
“Accessible Driver Appreciation Week is a great opportunity for us to recognize the important work of our drivers,” said Roxanne Senyk, coordinator for the service. “We want to thank our dedicated staff for their welcoming manner, professional driving skills, and their ability to organize various scheduling demands.”
Community Transportation provides subsidized rides to seniors and disabled individuals residing within the boundaries of Athabasca County, Town of Athabasca and Village of Boyle. The three municipalities partner to fund the Community Transportation Committee, with the finances and vehicle maintenance being administered by Athabasca County staff.
Together we are proud to provide this necessary and indispensable service to our residents.
This week is also a good time to recognize community sponsors who support what the committee does in the region.
Recently a pair of $1,500 donations were received by the Community Transportation Committee. The first was from FortisAlberta’s Community Investment Program and second was from the Family Health Centre in Athabasca.