Wheel Chair Relay
The Wheel Chair Relay is a fun, family friendly event! Participants – with and without disabilities – will team up to complete a figure eight raceway challenges while using a wheelchair. The Relay helps to remove attitudinal barriers towards people with spinal cord injuries. Participants depart the Wheel Chair Relay with a better understanding of accessibility issues, and knowing they have supported members of their community through the funds they have raised while taking part in a fun celebration.
Get together a team of 4 co-workers, friends or family members. Each team will be provided with a wheelchair to use for the race throughout the morning. Prior to the Relay participants solicit pledges from corporations, family and friends to raise money to support Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan’s programs and services.
There are prizes for the first and last Relay Teams as well as incentive awards for reaching fundraising milestones. There will be a 50/50 raffle, free food, a children’s interactive play area and a great deal of fun. Join us!!
Change cannot be made without leaders! 88,000 Canadians use a wheelchair for their daily living activities every day. The Chair Leader event is meant to bring awareness to the issues of accessibility and mobility. Spinal Cord Injury Saskatchewan’s Chair Leader event invites community leaders to spend a portion of the morning in a wheelchair to champion the cause for greater inclusion in communities. Chair Leaders conduct day to day activities at work while swapping their desk chairs for wheelchairs. Imagine getting a coffee from the coffee pot on the counter, maneuvering your way past people, or getting in and out of the elevators. Many Chair Leaders have said this is a great learning experience.
“Spending time using a wheelchair makes you aware of how difficult things can be. Moving around, reaching for items, getting through doors, carrying items from one place to another – all are things that able bodied people don’t think twice about, but when you’re in a wheelchair you have to plan and improvise” – 2016 Chair Leader Participant
For more information on Chair-Leaders 2018, email firstname.lastname@example.org