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  • We are fortunate to have local businesses making changes to be more accessible and inclusive.  Here are only two examples, there are so many more for you to discover now that you are thinking about accessibility ;) #NAAW2020 #makingkenoraaccessible
  • Projected to start July 8th Matiowski Farmers' Market will look a little different this year 👩‍🌾 Helena Devins, Matiowski Farmers' Market Coordinator, was doing a little work from home the last month or so but she is back at work and ready to announce that the Matiowski Farmers' Market season will hopefully begin July 8th! 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Matiowski Farmers' Market will look a little different for 2020.  Tourism Kenora has been in discussion with the local Northwestern Health Unit to explore a new market model and to plan for safe practices for the operation of the market.

The new market model will allow regional area food vendors to sell to the community this summer.  We will host food vendors, with no merchandise or craft vendors, as recommended by provincial guidelines outlined by the Ontario government and Farmers' Markets Ontario. 
We have been working closely with the Northwestern Health Unit on health and safety measures for the operation of the market including vendor permits and procedures, traffic flow, capacity, physical distancing practices and other regulations that have been created by the Ontario government and Farmers’ Market Ontario. We will be undertaking the recommended measures to ensure the safety of both our patrons and vendors. 
As in previous years, this proposed model for the Matiowski Farmers' Market will be held under the Whitecap Pavilion with physical distancing guidelines in place; the health and safety of our community members is a priority.

The Matiowski Farmers’ Market proposed start date is July 8, 2020.

Please follow Tourism Kenora’s social media for updates on the practices and procedures you must follow when attending the market this season.

Helena Devins, Tourism Kenora Matiowski Farmers’ Market Coordinator
tourism@kenora.ca  807-467-4637
City of Kenora

#cityofkenora #lakeofthewoods #shoplocal  @tourismkenora
  • Find a bright spot in this unsettled time. ☀️ #wegotthis #nottodaycovid
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Kenora Branch needs your gently used items.

Consider donating to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Kenora’s Rent Supplements program today.

Items in the greatest need:
• Microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle
• Dishes (plates, cups, bowls)
• Cutlery
• Sofas, dressers, chairs, tables, beds
• Phones or cell phones
• Blankets, bedding, towels
• Vacuum cleaner

Contact: Alexie Schussler
at aschussler@cmhak.on.ca 
or 807-468-1838 ext. 222 to arrange a drop off.

Timeline: Between now and July 31, 2020
  • We want to help make our community to be more accessible and inclusive where we can because we know that this will benefit our economy and society overall. 
Businesses and developers can apply for funding within the Community Improvement Plans (CIP) to renovate existing buildings to make them accessible according to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

The Accessibility Grants are offered in all three CIPs for Keewatin, Harbourtwon Centre and Former Mill Site:

  • Don't stop believing.

#wegotthis #inthistogether #nottodaycovid
  • Meet Sophie English and Natalia Debbo, our young, energetic, accessibility ambassadors for the City of Kenora.  Both girls are actively involved in the Sledge Hockey Program at the Keewatin Arena during the winter months and, during the summer months they enjoy spending time at Coney Island and enjoying the outdoors.  Watch their interview with Mayor Reynard in celebration of National AccessAbility week! 
Find the YouTube link in our bio ⬆️ or search Our YouTube channel ‘KenoraDesk’ 
#AccessAbility #makingkenoraaccessible
  • Prevention is it

From the Northwestern Health Unit:
To prevent any viral illness, including COVID-19:
✅​Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
✅Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
✅Avoid close contact with people who are ill
✅Stay home when you are ill
✅Sneeze and cough into your sleeve
✅Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
✅Practice physical distancing​
✅Be prepared!​
✅Using a non-medical mask in public can help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn how to wear one properly​.
  • Or try this:

substitute 'community' for outside
and 'people' for inside
;) #staywell #togetherathome

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