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General Motors Place Recognized by "2010 Legacies Now" as an Accessible Building

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
General Motors Place earned the distinction of being an accessible building for people with mobility impairments, visual impairments and hearing impairments as part of a new program developed by 2010 Legacies Now, the Province of BC, Tourism BC and numerous other partners. The accessibility assessments are evaluated on a list of criteria based on international best practices, Canadian Standards Association and the B.C. Building Code. It is estimated that approximately 10,000 businesses will be assessed by the start of the 2010 Olympic Games.

General Motors Place has continuously worked with their guests to provide amenities and services that meet everyone’s needs. In 2006, General Motors Place was presented with the Standing Ovation Award in the Sports & Entertainment category from the BC Rehabilitation Foundation. The Standing Ovation Award is given annually to deserving organizations that “have the vision and willingness to go the extra mile to help disabled individuals be as independent as possible in living the life they want to live.”

For a full list of accessibility services at General Motors Place please visit

For additional information on the 2010 Legacies Now assessment program, please visit
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