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 Wendy Ferris1

Wendy, who has had multiple sclerosis (MS) for 43 years and is wheelchair dependent, has not allowed this to slow her down. Over the last 40 years, she has volunteered with the MS Society and other agencies mandated to improve accessibility for persons in wheelchairs. Wendy has been a continuous board member of the MS Society for 40 years—five years as Treasurer and for 35 years as Director of Public Relations. Wendy’s colourful and cheery quarterly newsletters have kept members up-to-date on MS issues and events. Wendy was a member of the HAGI transit committee, representing wheelchair users, for 10 years. She also served on the City of Thunder Bay’s Steering Committee on Accessibility for three years. Wendy’s championing of the cause of accessibility for those with limited mobility merits the Spirit of Thunder Bay Award.