Wheelchair users will now be able to access the water at Harrison Lake, thanks to the village’s new Mobi-Mat. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

Wheelchairs users now have easier access to Harrison Lake

The village installed a Mobi-Mat on the beach earlier this month

Wheelchair users will now be able to get down to the water at Harrison Lake and enjoy some splashing summer fun.

A “Mobi-Mat” was installed on the beach to the east of Harrison’s plaza to improve beach accessibility for

The mat provides firm traction for wheelchairs and others mobility aids, so people can get down to the water safely. Currently, the mat does not extend all the way to the water, although that will change if water levels rise.

The Mobi Mat was installed as part of a number of safety and accessibility improvements to the waterfront. In April, Harrison council approved $125,000 in projects, including safety signage, life rings, an information kiosk and a swim grid. Money for the projects came from existing Resort Municipality Infrastructure funds.

RELATED: Life rings, signs to improve safety on Harrison waterfront

In addition to the Mobi-Mat, which was installed earlier this July, the waterfront is now home to new water safety signage, seven public access life rings, and swim grids for outside the lagoon.

The village has also partnered with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue to provide loans of children’s life jackets. These are available at the boat launch office.



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Threats to the Fraser River at a ‘new zenith,’ says river conservationist

The ‘Heart of the Fraser’ should be deemed ecologically significant according to ORC statement

Fraser Valley Regional District administration/government costs set to rise by 18%

Mosquito control and fire dispatch costs also set for increase

Restriction on tent size, barbecue locations possible for Harrison beaches

Residents will be seeing a draft bylaw head back to council on the barbecue issue

Chilliwack transit free on Saturday for parade; regular fares for Agassiz, Harrison

Bus rides are free on all Chilliwack routes to help people get to the Christmas Parade on Dec. 7

Man killed in crash due to ‘absolutely treacherous’ conditions on Coquihalla

Winter means icy roads are dangerous and drivers should be careful, RCMP say

VIDEO: Harrison lights up for the holidays

The second annual Lights by the Lake kicked off Saturday, Nov. 23

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Illicit drug deaths down, but B.C. coroner says thousands still overdose

Chief coroner Life Lapointe says province’s drug supply remains unpredictable

One of B.C’s last surviving strip clubs baring all again for Christmas charity

25th annual event is Sunday and raises money for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society.

Province ‘reinforcing’ new rules for party buses as holiday season approaches

Ministry reminds the public that it’s against the law to consume alcohol, cannabis inside a vehicle

Man charged after alleged ‘violent’ robbery at SkyTrain station

41-year-old Aaron Sutherland, of no fixed address, is ‘well known to police’

University of Victoria researchers develop industry-changing ‘hyper-glue’

‘Cross-linking’ technology already playing a role in performance body armour

Grandparents raising children: Shuswap grandma sees need for support

Peer group formed for those who have unexpectedly taken on the role of parenting

Most Read