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Special committee meeting

The Comox Valley Accessibility Committee has scheduled a special meeting for August. All Committee members and others interested are asked to attend at the following location:

The Courtenay City Library meeting room Thursday August 23 2018 at 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

See you there

Comox Valley Local Hero Awards

Established in 2016, the Local Hero Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individuals within the community. This year, the Comox Valley Accessibility Committee has been nominated.

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Accessible Beach Mats

Accessible beach mats, originally designed by the US Army for beach landings, have been applied for a totally new purpose. Through some creative thinking wheelchair users can now make their way out onto the beach and enjoy the experience of being on water’s edge. With the use of the all terrain beach chairs, people with physical disabilities can now have the water within their reach.

These roll out mats are making beaches available to those in wheelchairs and the beach chairs allow for even greater access to the water. Federal Parks country wide should provide these mats where the terrain allows it and Provincial Parks should follow suit. A barrier free world should be a priority not an afterthought.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-beach-wheelchair-1.4201886

Only through making our Federal, Provincial and Regional/Municipal Parks Departments aware of the need for these accessible beach mats and beach chairs will it happen. Contact your Member of Parliment, MLA or local park administration to encourage them to act. Your local or provincial Spinal Cord Injury Society is also an excellent resource to start with.

beach wheelchair in water

beach wheelchair in water

beach wheelchaIr

beach wheelchair

 

 

Disabled Lift System at Comox Municipal Marina

The disabled lift system is now available for use, free of charge at the Comox Municipal Marina. This lift will allow anyone with a physical disability or mobility issue to safely get on and off almost any size and style of boat. Whether it is a canoe or kayak, small open fishing boat, power launch or sailboat, this lift is adaptable to almost any vessel. With two different seating slings, one is a simple open canvas bucket seat and the other a full four point medical sling you be safe and comfortable. Click on the contact button to arrange your next boating experience.

Lewis Centre Special Needs Recreation Summer 2017 Programs

Accessibility Awareness Day

Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 AM
Big Pavilion in Marina Park, Comox (close to the water)

Includes a demonstration and an opportunity to ask questions about the new accessibility lift at the Comox Marina.