CUMBERLAND, B.C – The Village of Cumberland is getting a head start on Access Awareness Day, by adding a new mural in the council chambers.

The village and the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) did a facility and infrastructure review to find ways that the village could improve accessibly, and at the end of that process, a mural was created to showcase Cumberland.

It was first drawn on a large banner but was then mounted onto a smaller frame in order to be displayed inside council chambers.

Mayor Leslie Baird said it will be nice to have the mural displayed at council, but she expressed the idea that it should be displayed in the community first.

“It doesn’t have to be in the village office, it should be on display somewhere for a while, and then brought back to the village,” said Baird.

Baird also wanted to remind residents that June 1st is Access Awareness Day, and is a special day to recognize accessibility in all communities.

More information on accessibility in Cumberland, click here.