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Dear Wheel-E Newsletter Recipients:
Welcome to the NOVEMBER 2011 issue of Wheel-E, the monthly newsletter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta). Wheel-E includes information about news and events related to spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities.

CPA (Alberta) also publishes a quarterly magazine, Spinal Columns, which includes features and regular columns about important issues facing individuals with disabilities today. If you would like to receive Spinal Columns please get in touch with us at 780-424-6312 or

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Announcing Guest Speaker and Winner of the Christopher Reeve Award 2012

The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) is pleased to announce its guest speaker and winner of the 2012 Christopher Reeve Award. Mr. Mark Zupan will be presented with the award at the annual Red Carpet Affair on Friday, March 16, 2012. The gala in support of the Association, will take place in Hall D of the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton.


Mark Zupan, best known for his starring role in the Academy-Award nominated film, Murderball, is today one of the world's best quad rugby players, leading Team USA to a gold medal victory at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008 and looking forward to repeating the victory later this year at the London Paralympics.


Since 2006, the Christopher Reeve Award has been presented to an individual who, through their accomplishments, has brought great profile to the global village of persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Previous award winners include Jeff Adams (2006), Rick Hansen (2007), Sam Sullivan (2008), Chantal Petitclerc (2009), the Honourable Steven Fletcher (2010) and James Sanders (2011). 


For more information about your chance to meet Mark Zupan and about the Red Carpet Affair on March 16, 2012, please contact Marc Quinn at (780) 424-6312 or

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On a Roll and on the Right Track - The Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Initiative Action Strategy

As an active partner in the Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Initiative, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) plans to make available copies of On a Roll and on the Right Track - the Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Initiative Action Strategy. This document is the culmination of many months of consultation and planning involving nearly 150 individuals, including consumers with SCI, and other community stakeholders. The strategy outlines a broad vision for improvements to the quality of life of Albertans with SCI, as well as eight tangible action plans that directly address problems in housing, home care/attendant care, and adaptive equipment/devices. The action plans are being implemented now, with some reaching completion. They are described in more detail in On a Roll. You can access an electronic copy of the report here or contact CPA (Alberta) for a hard copy to be sent by mail.


On a Roll is a project of the Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Initiative, a collaborative effort by Albertans with SCI, service providers, researchers and decision-makers committed to improving the lives of people affected by SCI and similar physical disabilities. We gratefully acknowledge the Government of Alberta and the departments of Health and Wellness, Seniors and Community Supports, and Culture and Community Spirit, who recognize the value of the vision for the Alberta SCI community, and provided financial support to make this vision a reality.  


50th Anniversary Open House Reception A Success!

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New Online Resource Guide for People with Physical Disabilities

The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) is currently developing a new online resource guide for people with physical disabilities, which is now available on our website. The purpose of this guide is to provide information and resources on housing, attendant care/homecare, and adaptive equipment and devices all in one central location. The website also has an interactive component where you can leave comments and/or rate a product or service that you have tried. If you would like more information, you can contact Kristie Coulombe at



"First Mobility Vehicle", MV-1 Now Available!

The Vehicle Production Group LLC (VPG) announced the start of production for the "First Mobility Vehicle", MV-1, the first and only factory-built and assembled vehicle which meets or exceeds the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The MV-1 will be available in either gasoline or Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powertrains. Production of its fully certified vehicle has officially begun and deliveries to customers will begin by the end of September 2011.


The MV-1 features a 56-inch high by 36-inch wide side door opening for easy wheelchair or motorized scooter entry and exit via a wide deployable ramp with a 1200 pound capacity that quickly and easily stores beneath the floor inside the vehicle. The vehicle's ramp is available in either a manual or powered version. The MV-1 can accommodate a passenger in a wheelchair and another five occupants, when equipped with an optional rear facing jump seat.


Check out for more information on the MV-1!


Full Serve Gas Stations

If you know of any full serve gas stations that are not included on our list, or are no longer full service, please let us know so that we can update our information. The list provided is a compilation of information provided by many individuals. CPA (Alberta) neither endorses nor guarantees that the information is complete or correct.


Website(s) to check out:

Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled 

Accessible Video Gaming  


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Events and News in Your Community



Calgary 2011 Peer Events

Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the CPA (Alberta) website and on the CPA (Alberta) Facebook page.

For more information, contact Marilyn Erho at 403-228-3001.


Handi Enterprises Inc., Your Dragon NaturallySpeaking Experts

Proud to be serving Calgary and Alberta's Legal, Business, Back to work and disability communities with professional level speech recognition, and technology services. Handi Enterprises Inc. is committed to.


  • Enhancing your productivity
  • Helping you create more billable hours
  • Opening whole new worlds of computing for you


With over 16 years of experience behind it Handi Enterprises Inc. was created to bring you the very best in speech recognition and productivity enhancement technology that will meet your needs. Visit their website for more details:


Low Income Transit Pass Survey - Your Opinion Matters

The group Fair Fares has been asked to give council some ideas for a sliding fee schedule for the low income transit pass. This is an incredible opportunity for people who use the pass but still find it too expensive to give some ideas to City Council on how it could be better priced. Please participate in this survey by clicking here.


SAVE the DATE: Red Carpet Affair 2012
Mark your calendar now for the annual gala of gitter, fun, inspiration and community recognition.  The annual Red Carpet Affair is set for Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Shaw Conference Centre - Hall D, Edmonton. Stay tuned for further announcements about the big night.  If you would like to contribute ideas, auction items or even names of others who might like to attend or sponsor or contribute something, please call us.  We would love to hear from you.  For all the details, call Marc Quinn at (780) 424-6512 ext. 2226 or See YOU on the Red Carpet!

International Day for Persons With Disabilities

Join us in celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Edmonton Friday December 2, 2011 at Terwilliger Recreation Centre!  


This day of celebration will highlight the past, present and future of sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities. Guest speakers will reflect on their experiences on their road to success. These tremendous athletes will share their stories of winning gold medals in the Paralympics, cracking the roster of a professional team as well as what we can expect from up and coming athletes.  

This unique event will feature interactive sports demonstrations which include sledge hockey, sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball. Equipment will be on site so everyone will have the opportunity to experience these exciting sports first hand!  

Finally a "Getting to know your Community" Info Fair will be ongoing throughout the day with doorprizes available.

All ages and skill levels are welcome! This event is completely free with refreshments and lunch provided.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the achievements made by persons with disabilities!!

For more information visit, or contact Leslie Tanzi at or by phone 780-496-1472.      


Edmonton 2011 Peer Events

Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the CPA (Alberta) website at and on the CPA (Alberta) Facebook page.

For more information, contact Brian McPherson at 780-424-6312, ext. 2241.


Questionnaire for Students with Disabilities about Receiving Supports and Services


PURPOSE of the Questionnaire:

To identify gaps between services received and services needed in the educational system for students with disabilities from kindergarten to junior high.


SCOPE of the Questionnaire:

Students with disabilities from kindergarten to junior high. Students can fill out the questionnaire. Parents or other representatives can complete the questionnaire on behalf of the student (one survey per student).


Your answers will help us assess the needs of students with disabilities when accessing educational services. We ask you that you fill out the survey by November 15, 2011.


Please ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS! The questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete.



If you have questions or need assistance filling out this questionnaire, please contact us at 780-488-9088 or 1-800-387-2514 or email


To being the questionnaire, please click here 


Barrier Free Press September eNewsletter 


Click here to view the Barrier Free Press September eNewsletter  


Horizon 2067- The Plan for Canada's Capital

Join the Edmonton Aboriginal Peoples' Dialogue at the Friendship Centre and have your say: How can aboriginal people be better represented in Canada's Capital? What would you like to see in the Capital now? In 2067? What would make you feel that this is YOUR capital? For more information click here


Métis Family Fun Day

For a list of Métis events happening in Edmonton, click here

The Mobility Choices Training Program - Edmonton Transit System

At ETS, we recognize the importance of maintaining a public transit system

that is fully accessible for all Edmontonians. Our fleet of vehicles has low floors with ramps, and all LRT stations have elevators or ramps to enable access to the platform. The Mobility Choices Training Program was designed to tell Edmontonians about our range of accessibility options, and to teach people how to use them. The program will give you a general or detailed and specific overview of ETS accessible services and features, and is accompanied by route and service brochures, and vehicle demonstrations, or customized one-on-one training with ETS travel trainers. Edmonton Transit offers Mobility Choices on an individual and group basis. For individuals who wish to learn about using ETS, one-on-one training is available. For organizations and groups that need on-going training, ETS can also train agency representatives so that they can provide the information to their own clients.

For more information on the Mobility Choices Training Program, go to:


For information on the DATS program, go to:


Family Nexus - New Drive Agency Available

Family Nexus is a new drive agency in Edmonton, fully licensed and insured.  It was designed with the purpose of providing transportation and assistance to those residents who cannot travel by themselves.  Drivers will assist clients as needed with things such as grocery shopping, medical appointments, recreational outings, etc.  For more information, contact Family Nexus by phone at: 780-710-7209 or 780-757-7209 Or email  


United Way InKind Centre

Distributes goods and resources to qualified charitable organizations.  The InKind Centre is a community initiative of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. 


Grande Prairie
CPA (Alberta) Grande Prairie peer information sessions and other activities - Grande Prairie resident is recognized for outstanding community contribution. Check here for information about peer and other activities in Grande Prairie. 



Let's Talk Travel!

On November 25th, the CPA (Alberta) Grande Prairie office will be hosting a conversation with West Jet's Lorne MacKenzie regarding traveling with disabilities.  Please contact Winona or Mieke for details at 780-532-3305.


Cars for Christmas Campaign

We need YOU! We are currently looking for volunteers to assist in selling tickets at the Prairie Mall the first week in November. Please phone 780-831-1091 if you are interested in helping! Volunteers will be selling tickets for the Swan City Rotary Club Cars for Christmas Campaign at the Prairie Mall in Grande Prairie from October 31st through November 4th.


Peace Country Citizens meet with MP's, MLAs and Mayor of Grande Prairie  

Citizens from the Peace Country met with Member of Parliament, Chris Warkentin; Members of the Legislative Assembly, Mel Knight and Wayne Drysdale; and Mayor of Grande Prairie, Bill Given.  Key points included raising awareness of variance in implementing the Alberta Safety Code and the Universal Design Guide; financial challenges regarding hiring live-in care attendants including the cost of travel for foreign workers; and discrepancies in funding support for persons with life-long disabilities who do not fit the current mandate for persons with developmental disabilities.  Discussion included strategies for training and retention of trained care attendants such as Community Living Attendant Training, high school and college certification programs and hope for a Canadian Act for Persons with Disabilities.


Medicine Hat


What Are You Waiting For Campaign 

Our office was one of the lucky organizations to be chosen by the REDI Bottle Depot for their "What Are You Waiting For" campaign! For the month of August 2011, Medicine Hat residents dropped their bottles off in the donation bin inside the REDI Bottle Depot. 


Colors and Communication in Caregiving Conference 

All caregivers mark your calendars for Nov 2, 2011 for our next interagency conference.  "Colors and Communication in Caregiving" will be held at the Chinook Village from 8:30 - 4:00 pm.  Call the office 403-504-4001 for more details.


Métis Week Celebrations

For a list of Métis events happening in Medicine Hat, click here  


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 Creative Solutions & Ideas


A new medical supply product for manual or power wheelchairs - The PUMP - is now available to medical supplies distributors and spinal cord injury programs. The first-of-kind medical equipment is a power wheelchair accessory from BIOTX Ltd. enabling a person with a spinal cord injury to easily empty their urinary leg bag directly into a toilet or urinal with a simple press of a button. This highly profitable patent-pending medical supply product provides a person with a spinal cord injury with a higher degree of independence, dignity and privacy by permitting bathroom or public restroom use without assistance.


More information can be found at the link below about the device. Included on this page is a short video demonstration of The PUMP in action.

Freedom Buggy

A wheelchair conveyance vehicle with lights, horn, signal lights, slow moving beacon, etc. Able to drive on ATV trails, the Freedom Buggy is powered by a 12 ˝ horsepower motor from a lawn tractor. Has a hydrostatic transaxle out of a golf course lawnmower with a 0 degree turn radius that allows the Buggy to turn within its own length. Contact for more info or check it out on Youtube!

Freedom Buggy
Freedom Buggy

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Sports / Physical Activity / Wellness

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CPA (Alberta)'s Outdoor Adventures Program Climbs To New Heights!

CPA (Alberta)'s rock climbing program will start November 8th and runs until December 13th 2011, with staggered start times for participants from 6:30-8:30pm. The cost is $60.00 for the entire 6 weeks, with subsidies provided if necessary. All are welcome to come out for the first day (for a nominal fee of $10) to see if rock climbing is for you and want to sign up for the remainder of the program. No experience necessary, and all abilities and range of mobility welcome.  Space is limited, so sign up early!


Take a moment to check out this cool video of the most recent excursion of rock climbing from our friends at Accessible Media Inc.!

Outdoor Adventures Program - Rock Climbing

Outdoor Adventures Program - Rock Climbing

CPA (Alberta)'s Cross Country Sit Ski Program Ready To Hit The Slopes!  

CPA (Alberta)'s cross country sit ski program will start in December and run for 8 weeks. The cost of the program is $120.00 ($60.00 if you require a subsidy). There will also be an opportunity to participate in the Birkebeiner race in Edmonton in February (if you choose). No experience is necessary and all ability levels are welcome. There will be an info session and meet-and-greet at the ACT Family Centre on November 28th from 7-9 pm. Come out and get some more information about the program, mingle with volunteers, instructors and participants, and have some snacks!


Contact Amy MacKinnon at 780-424-6312 ext. 2231 or if you have questions or want to register for either program.


Paralympic Sports Association:

They have some great sporting opportunities starting in September. The Tae Kwon Do program has a new added Saturday class, to assist with the high demand of this program. We will also be starting a new Women's Sledge Hockey night on Thursday that is open to all abilities. Bring out your friends to try this great sport! Click here for more information.


Check out the Paralympic Sports Association's October E-Newsletter to keep up to date on what's happening this month!  


Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta:

Children's Fall Art Program 

Fall/Winter Program Schedule  


Wheelchair Sports

To find out more about wheelchair sports activities throughout Alberta, go to

Get in Motion

Get in Motion is a nation-wide physical activity counseling service for Canadians with spinal cord injury. This FREE service is designed to provide participants with the information and support they may need to meet personal physical activity goals, or just a little motivation to get started with a physically active lifestyle. To participate or receive more information from a physical activity counselor, please call the voicemail line at 1-866-678-1966, or email or visit


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Spinal Cord Injury Community Surve
y -  Your Participation Is Needed!

If you have an SCI, you, more than anyone, understand your needs and can provide valuable insight into how well the Canadian health care and social services system are meeting them.


Your participation will make a difference! The survey results have the potential to provide SCI advocates, as well as service providers and government, with the evidence they need to address the most pressing issues for people with SCI.


We hope that you will choose to voice your opinion and participate.


To learn more about the SCI Community Survey or to take the Survey, visit: participation in the survey will be confidential and anonymous, and you will be compensated with a $25 gift card for your time.


If you have already completed or plan on participating in the survey, on behalf of the SCI Community Survey team, a big THANK YOU!



Preliminary Human Experiments to Test Safety of Nerve Cell Transplants for Spinal Cord Paralysis

CRC Research is currently looking for Cystic Fibrosis PATIENTS and CAREGIVERS for an in-home video diary study


We are seeking patients aged 15 or older to participate.

In-home video diary details:

Dates: All participants are expected to finish by Nov. 16

Duration: Three (3) days to complete approximately seven (7) video assignments
Length: Expected to take around one (1) hour in total
Honorarium: $160 for qualified patients who complete the study
Location: Your home

Additional Equipment: You will be provided with a pocket camcorder for this study 




In-home video diary details:

Dates: All participants are expected to finish by Nov. 16

Duration: Three (3) days to complete approximately seven (7) video assignments
Length: Expected to take around one (1) hour in total
Honorarium: $150 for qualified patients who complete the study
Location: Your home

Additional Equipment: You will be provided with a pocket camcorder for this study


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CPA (Alberta)'s Employment Program Launches in Calgary

Do you find the interview process a challenge or quite difficult?

Mock interviews are a great way to work on landing that job.

Our new Employment Program can work with you on building these skills.

Give Mike Hambly, Client Solutions Coordinator, a call in our Calgary office.

403-228-7433 or email 

EmployAbilities Career and Employment Centre in Edmonton

EmployAbilities offers services to people with disabilities, who may have a medical, sensory, mental, developmental or physical disabilities who are looking for a job.


EmployAbilities Career and Employment Centre commitment is to assist people with disabilities, particularly those facing barriers to employment to get the skills and information they need to become successful in the workplace.


They help by:


Providing help with job interview techniques

Access to job postings

Assistance with resumes and cover letters

Creative job search skills

Information on employment standards, labour laws, health and safety in the workplace, government programs and services and much more.

For more information please call (780) 423-4106



Small Business Internship Program

Sympathetic to people with mobility issues, Renee Charboneau has been approved to host a 14-week internship position for a self-motivated person with reasonable computer skills.  She will come to your home to introduce and train you in the data entry system she will be using.  Renee hopes to provide employment to people who are "severely underemployed" or who have recently graduated from college, trade school or university. While education in E-Commerce is an asset, Renee would like to speak with anyone who is interested in helping forward this venture. 


Until the business has grown large enough to require an accessible building, people will work from home.  Renee's vision includes fairly rapid expansion with a target date of Autumn 2011 to have her business housed in a fully accessible building large enough to accommodate several work stations, an exercise space, and lounge chairs for pressure relief.


The following website includes further information regarding the Small Business Internship Program.


Feel free to contact Renee via email at or phone her in Grande Prairie at (780) 933-0182.


If you have any employement/education related questions, feel free to contact Mike Hambly in the CPA Calgary office at 403-228-7433 or

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 Fund Development


Optimize your support...

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Use your Shoppers Optimum Points to support CPA (Alberta)

By donating some (or all) of your Shoppers Points to CPA (Alberta), you are enabling us to use your points toward the purchase of products and supplies we need for our ongoing fundraising activities.


To donate your points, just go online to and browse the Shoppers Optimum section. Then click on "donate your points".  What if you're not a Shoppers Optimum Member?  No problem!  All of the necessary forms can be found online as well as in any Shoppers Drug Mart store across Canada


With your continued support, this initiative has the potential for us to greatly "optimize" our fundraising dollars.


Become a CPA (Alberta) Member

The Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) has been providing services and support to Albertans who have experienced a spinal cord injury or physical disability since 1961. Our 50th anniversary is right around the corner, and your membership continues to be of great importance.

For a list of the many benefits available through your $20 membership, click here


Please note that your membership will not be denied due to financial hardship or lack of funds (so let us know on the membership enrollment form if this might be the case). 


Make your voice count... stay informed and connected!

To renew your membership:

CPA (Alberta) Membership Form


Call 780-424-6312 Ext 2241 or toll free 1-888-654-5444 to renew your CPA membership.


Thank you for your support!

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 Classifieds / Equipment for Sale 




Welcome to the classified section of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta). Lots of new ads have been added this month. Click here.


If you have anything you would like to buy or sell, please click here to e-mail a description of the item, your asking price and your contact information and we willl post your item as quickly as possible.    


For Sale:  Invacare Storm TDX5 Electric Power Wheelchair


Like new, in perfect shape.   

Features include:

Power Tilt
Power Elevate
Custom Seat Back
Otto Bock Arm Rests
J2 Gel Cushion
4 Drive Speeds
17 Inch Seat Width
Battery Charger  

$6000 obo


Please email: for questions.

For Sale: 1999 Ford E-150 Passenger van with wheelchair SWING lift

-1999 Ford E-150 

-117,000 miles[yes miles]


-Trailer Hitch, Trailer Brakes, Wired for Trailers

-seats for 6

-have another single seat for back

-command style start for winter


Assistive equipment





$11,900 OBO Please contact Rick at for more details and pictures.     


For Sale: 2005 Ford Freestar Sport Model, With a Bruno Wheelchair Lift


This van is in excellent condition with 137,000 KM. The steering was modified to a reduced effort for ease of steering for a disabled person. It has the following options: Keyless entry, power sliding doors, power rear lift gate, AM/FM Stereo, new battery and brakes, 4.2 V Six Engine, very good mileage and has been stored in underground parking since new. Asking $10,000.00 OBO. Please call Albert at 780-481-4390 or E-mail


For Sale: Evolution Scooter-Safari 4400


 Limited Use - Limited kilometers, Blue, Deluxe Captain's Seat, 350 lbs weight capacity, powerful 1.5 motor, front & rear suspension, full lighting package, large black pneumatic tires, front and rear baskets. Contact 780-707-4913 for more information.


For Sale: Wheelchair Accessible Bungalow (NE Calgary)    

Pride of ownership ...This well-maintained 4 bedroom bungalow features a sunken living room with beautiful brick-faced fireplace, formal dining area overlooking living room, kitchen with eating nook, stainless steel appliances, sliding patio doors that open onto a huge deck. Spacious master with 3 piece ensuite and main 4 piece bath. 4th bedroom, spacious rec room, workshop/hobby room, area for your home office, and 3 piece bathroom. Lovely yard with mature trees for privacy. Front paved driveway can easily host 2 vehicles. Located on a non-thru road, close to schools, excellent access to LRT, Peter Lougheed, Safeway and so much more. This home is Wheel Chair Accessible. Call today to view: Brandee Innes (CIR REALTY) Office: 403-271-0600 Cell: 403-681-3325 For complete details of this home click here 


Wanted: 3/4 bedroom, Wheelchair Accessible House/Condominium


 3/4 bedroom, wheelchair accessible house/condominium to rent for two young adults together with their caregiver(s). Reply to email: 


Wanted: Roomate!


Intellectually high functioning male (24), with cerebral palsy, seeking a like-minded, compatible individual to share housing accommodation and caregiver. Reply to email: 


For Sale: Outdoor Wheelchair Lift

Re-conditioned to work like new! Saskatchewan Abilities Council lifts are designed to work in our cold climate. Very quick and quiet with smooth stops. Maximum height 47" with worm drive limit switches to make adjustment very easy. All mechanical parts in perfect running order. New cables and paint. Plugs into 120 volt outlet. Lift uses electric motor with gear reduction to a cable reel. Loading tray mounts on either side with a large 45" x 47" platform which is grated to allow snow and rain to pass through. Safety railing can be moved to either side. 250 Kilogram capacity. Key-operated with long toggle for easy access. CSA approved. Delivery and installation can be negotiated for local residents. This lift is in Lethbridge with an asking price of $1,700.00 Call 403-331-7999 anytime for questions and viewing or email 


For Sale: RICON Wheelchair Lift 

Currently installed in a bus so any prospective buyer can see how well the unit works. Accessible bus was purchased to transform into a mechanic service truck and the lift is not required. Asking $1,800 for the lift O.B.O. Please call 403-607-8672, e-mail 


For Sale: 1998 Crown Victoria


Excellent condition, hardly used, 14,000km, hand controls, asking $7,500 or best offer. Call Bob Fransen at 780-467-5802  


For Sale: Wheelchair Accessible Home (Edmonton)


This Wheelchair/Handicap accessible home is move-in ready. Inside this 914 square foot home you will find laminate flooring, doors with 36 inches of clear passage space, one bathroom on the main floor with wheelchair access, as well as easy entry to the back patio with ramps to backyard and front driveway access. Another great feature in this home you will find no cabinet below the kitchen sink which allows greater access to the sink. There are also support bars/handles in bathrooms, lever handles instead of door knobs and a built-in elevator into the fully finished basement that has a very open floor plan that provides maneuverability, to the second washroom, wet bar and 4th bedroom! For more information

please click here or contact Real Estate Agent, Michelle Derk at  780-406-4000 or e-mail



For Sale: 2001 Pontiac Montana Accessible Van

165,000 km, air conditioning, power windows and doors, heated seats, power door for lift, automatic lift (floor is not lowered), all seats (not all are installed), hand controls (not currently installed). $6,500 OBO. Call Shirley at (780) 250-6301 for more details. 


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