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Photo:  Just a few of the people that took part in the wheelchair challenge – Submitted

 

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By Adam Reaburn

More than 20 people wheeled around town on Thursday afternoon, to bring awareness to accessibility issues within the City.

 

Members of the local media, and Councilors Dan Davies and Larry Evans along with other volunteers wheeled down 100th Street, from City Hall to Tim Hortons and Shoppers Drugmart.

Organizer Lori Slater says the event gave participants a chance to feel what it’s like to use a wheelchair in everyday activities.

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Participants agreed that the worst accessible-areas are where the sidewalk meets the road. In some places, there are a couple of inches between the pavement and the sidewalk. This makes it hard for wheelchairs to get onto the sidewalk.
Thursday’s event was a kick off to the campaign for the annual Wheels in Motion Fundraiser which is scheduled for June 13th in Centennial Park. If you’d like to participate you can sign up at www.wheelsinmotion.org

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