Date: June 18th 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANOTHER DAY OF GIVING - OVER 1,000 PEOPLE ATTEND ACCESS DAY
Aldergrove – The rain and the school strike didn’t stop us…another successful and fun day for people with disabilities to enjoy our annual Access day at the Zoo on Monday June 16th. Even though we had numerous groups cancel at the last minute due the recent teacher’s strike, we still had over 1,000 people come out for this day that offers extremely discounted admission rates into the Zoo.
Groups such as Communatas Care, Bethesda, Community Living Society, Jacobs Community Connections, Posabilities plus many more attended the day at $5 person for people with disabilities and free for their attendants.
Access Day started at the Greater Vancouver Zoo 16 years ago as a way to give back to individuals with a disability that may be struggling financially, although still would like to get out and about to see the animals in our beautiful park setting.
And once again we are thankful as this event would not be possible without the caring staff and volunteers, who always enjoy greeting and spreading some happiness about the animals to our guests. Interpretive talks are held on an hourly basis at different animal enclosures, which provide an opportunity to learn a little bit more about the animals from our educational and animal care staff.
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Phone: 604.856.6825 x 27