The Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre issued its 100,000th disability parking permit last month. (News Bulletin file photo)

The Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre issued its 100,000th disability parking permit last month. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre issues 100,000th accessible parking permit

Non-profit presents basket of prizes to client to recognize milestone

A Nanaimo non-profit celebrated a milestone when it issued its 100,000th accessible parking permit.

Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre issued the permit last month to one of its clients, who was presented with not only the parking permit, but also a gift basket. Ken Kaminski, the resource centre’s executive director, handed over the prize package which also included a free parking pass renewals for life and a lifetime membership to the centre.

The NDRC has served people with disabilities and seniors since 1990. Fees from parking permit sales, along with aid from B.C. gaming grants, cover the cost of the organization’s parking permit program and help pay for its free programs and services, including its computer and technology school where students receive one-on-one instruction from the program coordinator or a volunteer, based on their individual skill sets, goals and accommodation needs.

This year the resource centre also announced a bursary for students with disabilities. The deadline to apply is May 31 and details can be found at www.ndrc.info.

“Thank you to all our members, clients, students, sponsors, community partners and volunteers over the 32 years of NDRC’s operation,” said Marie Little, NDRC public relations coordinator, in a press release. “We have enjoyed working, learning, and growing with all of you and hope to continue to do so for many years to come.”

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