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LaSalle's Jones-Rousseau awarded for accessibility awareness efforts
LaSalle's Jones-Rousseau awarded for accessibility awareness efforts
Posted December 03, 2016

On the eve of the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, county council honoured a local leader in the promotion of accessibility awareness and inclusiveness.

LaSalle’s Michelle Jones-Rousseau received the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 10thAnniversary Champion Award Wednesday night from Warden Tom Bain.

Jones-Rousseau is co-founder the Amherstburg Heroes Athletic Club and a former board member for the Miracle League. She was also involved with Special Olympics, is a former member of Amherstburg’s accessibility committee and has been a support worker for Community Living Essex County.

She was was nominated by the Essex County Accessibility Advisory committee.

Bain said Jones-Rousseau received the one-time award for her “demonstrated outstanding leadership, passion and commitment in promotion of awareness of accessibility and inclusiveness in (her) community.”

Kyle Jones, 27, left, an athlete with the Amherstburg Heroes Athletic Club, is pictured with Sgt. Mike Cox of the Amherstburg Police Service at General Amherst High School, Friday, March 27, 2015. The athletic club is a partnership between Community Living Essex County and the Amherstburg Police Service.

Kyle Jones, 27, left, an athlete with the Amherstburg Heroes Athletic Club, is pictured with Sgt. Mike Cox of the Amherstburg Police Service at General Amherst High School, Friday, March 27, 2015. The athletic club is a partnership between Community Living Essex County and the Amherstburg Police Service. DAX MELMER /  WINDSOR STAR

Kingsville Deputy Mayor Gord Queen, who sits on the county’s accessibility advisory committee and was joined by several other members of the committee, also updated council on their work over the last year to promote awareness around accessibility issues.

Amherstburg Miracle League Annual Halloween Bash
Amherstburg Miracle League Annual Halloween Bash
Posted October 06, 2016

MIRACLE LEAGUE OF AMHERSTBURG END OF SEASON HALLOWEEN PARTY.

We had a wonderful end to our Fall season with a Halloween Party to celebrate this season and our athletes. The day was filled with smiles, laughter, dancing and good times with friends!

A HUGE thank you to EVERYONE who contributed in a small or large way to making our Fall season a success. We are always extremely grateful to have the support of our AMAZING volunteers, generous sponsors and the community!! All of you help to support the heart and soul of the Miracle League.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the spring.  


     Look for the party pictures in our photo gallery!                                            
Seasons of Amherstburg, generous donation.
Seasons of Amherstburg, generous donation.
Posted September 25, 2016

A beautiful day at the Miracle League was made even better by our friends at Seasons Amherstburg. We are grateful to them for their donation in support of the Miracle League. Thank you for believing in our organization and supporting our wonderful athletes!

Miracle League board members receive award
Miracle League board members receive award
Posted July 14, 2016

Husband and wife Miracle League board members receive award

 

By Shelbey Hernandez

 

Those who help run the Miracle League of Amherstburg are grateful for an award they received at the second annual Windsor-Essex Accessibility Awards.

There were eight awards presented at the WEAA which was held at the Fogolar Furlan Club June 27. Two members of Amherstburg’s Miracle League board of directors, Chuck and Ann Bondy, won the Barrier Free Access Award. This award recognizes those who remove barriers for those with disabilities.

Chuck is the current board president while Ann also sits on the board.

Ann said although she is grateful for the award, there are many people involved in the league so without the hundreds of people involved in putting it together, it wouldn’t go off as well as it does.

Ann said the most rewarding part of what she does is the experience she is able to provide for those who may not have been able to get into a sport before.

“It’s exciting when you get out there and you watch the players and how much they appreciate being able to do this. They’ve all bonded with each other and their team mates now and their coaches and we’ve developed a whole rapport with their families and with our committee members,” said Ann. “It’s kind of a meeting place now.

Miracle League players honoured.
Miracle League players honoured.
Posted June 13, 2016

Saturday was especially memorable as we honoured two of our Miracle League players that passed and our now part of our Miracle League family in Heaven.  A special celebration was held with family members, staff from Family Respite Services as well many of Miracle League players & volunteers.  It is never easy to say good bye. Our "Wall of Honour" is a small way of FOREVER remembering players who have left a permanent hand print on our hearts.  Rest in peace Dallas & Taneysha. Emoji