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KARS-ON-THE-RIDEAU, Dec. 2, 2021 – You’ve heard it before: to understand a person, you must walk a mile in their shoes.  A local Cub Scouts pack did just that recently when they walked – and rolled – in the shoes of people with disabilities at Baxter Conservation Area south of…
MANOTICK, July 19, 2021 – Plank by plank, together we can bridge the gap in accessibility at Baxter Conservation Area. The popular hiking destination in south Ottawa needs a new bridge and boardwalk, which our Nature for All project aims to replace with the gold standard of accessible infrastructure.   But the…
MANOTICK, June 17, 2021 – A former world ski champion and James Bond stuntman is hoping to turn Baxter Conservation Area into Eastern Ontario’s most accessible natural paradise.  Ottawa Sports Hall of Famer Mike Nemesvary was third in the world in freestyle skiing when he broke his neck in a…
KARS-ON-THE-RIDEAU, June 16, 2021 – Birthdays are for having fun, and this year Michel and Philip Charron are making sure people of all abilities can get in on the fun at Baxter Conservation Area. The twin brothers from Metcalfe, ON turn 10 on June 16. Instead of gifts, they’ve asked their…
MANOTICK, June 15, 2021 – Accessibility and conservation advocates are teaming up to transform Baxter Conservation Area into the most accessible nature destination in Eastern Ontario – but they need your help.  The Nature For All committee is working to upgrade Baxter’s bridges, boardwalks, trails and facilities to the gold…
MANOTICK, June 9, 2021 – Beach-lovers of all ages and abilities can enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches at Baxter and Rideau Ferry conservation areas this summer thanks to the RVCA’s new accessible beach mats.  The heavy-duty mats will help people with mobility devices like wheelchairs, walkers and strollers access the Rideau…
Friday, 04 June 2021 15:55

WATCH: Going For Gold

Former world ski champion Mike Nemesvary is "going for gold" in a new way: to bring the gold standard of accessibility to Baxter Conservation Area. Watch the video! 

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