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Dear Wheel-E Newsletter Recipients:
Welcome to the FEBRUARY 2012 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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CPA (Alberta) Releases 50th Anniversary Annual Report 2011

You see things; and you say, "Why?"

But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

 - George Bernard Shaw


When spinal cord injury happens, life changes forever. Suddenly, little things like eating, dressing, and even breathing can be a challenge. Independence diminishes each time help is needed to open a door or scale a set of stairs. Dreams for the future are shattered - replaced with overwhelming uncertainty.


Over the past 50 years, we've helped thousands of Albertans with SCI. While we work very hard, it is ultimately our clients and their families who make their dreams reality. This report is about their achievements as much as ours.


We hope you enjoy reading the 2011 Annual Report, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the CPA (Alberta).


CPA (Alberta) Services Evaluation Survey 2011

Each year, the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) conducts a survey of its clients to gather their feedback on the quality and impact of the services they have received. The survey supplies information that helps CPA (Alberta) to improve existing programs, scale back those that may have less value or impact, and design new ones. Read more about the 2011 survey....


Rick Hansen Institute announces initiative to support commercialization of promising technologies at the upcoming Interdependence 2012

The Rick Hansen Institute is very pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Rick Hansen Institute Emerging Company Showcase, scheduled to take place at Interdependence 2012 Global Conference and Exhibition, May 15-18, 2012 in Vancouver, Canada.


The Institute is providing emerging companies, seeking financing for an innovation related to accelerating progress to a cure for paralysis after spinal cord injury or innovations that will improve the lives of those living with SCI, the opportunity to pitch their company and innovation to the delegation at Interdependence 2012. Five companies will be selected by an external panel and have the opportunity to present directly to various experts and key opinion leaders from across the continuum of spinal cord injury research and care, including investors with experience in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Application deadline is March 31st, 2012. Click here to download the full Information and Application Package. 


This initiative will provide the support needed for the commercialization of promising technologies that will lead to, or support, finding a cure for paralysis after spinal cord injury and improve the lives of people living with SCI. It will be followed this fall by the inaugural Rick Hansen Institute SCI Global Investment Forum which will comprise three annual events held in North America, Europe and Asia with the goal of providing financing, resources and partnership opportunities to early stage firms seeking to commercialize SCI-related technologies.


We look forward to sharing more information about these exciting initiatives in the coming months and in the meantime, hope that we will see you at Interdependence 2012 Global Expo and Conference.  


RBC Insurance Proud Sponsor of the Canadian Paralympic Committee 

OTTAWA, January 25, 2012 - The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that RBC Insurance will sponsor the 2012-13 Recruitment Program Fund.


The Recruitment Program Fund (RPF), also supported by the Government of Canada, awards grants of up to $10,000 to sports organizations to financially support the creation of a new sports program, or the expansion of an existing successful program that provides a positive introductory sports experience for participants with a disability. Funds may be used towards enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more.

"RBC Insurance is thrilled to join the Canadian Paralympic Committee in helping grow the Paralympic Movement in Canada and enabling more people with a disability to become involved in sport," said Neil Skelding, president and CEO, RBC Insurance. "Since many grassroots sports programs have limited resources and rely on volunteer contributions, this Fund will help increase those resources to offer quality introductory sports programming for Canadians with a disability."


Applications for the 2012-13 RPF will be accepted starting January 25, 2012 and remain open until February 29, 2012. For more information or to apply, go to


For more information, please contact:

Alison Korn
Manager, Media Relations
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243 Cell: 613-298-4927


Disability organizations react to misleading statements on vehicle conversions in national media  

Please click here to read the official press release!


Alberta Disabilities Forum Preparing For Next Election  

There is a great possibility for the next provincial election to be called in Spring 2012. This would be a great opportunity to raise our voices and talk about the changes we would like to see in Alberta.


To help us accomplish this, Alberta Disabilities Forum will be running a nonpartisan election campaign with two goals in mind - to educate the candidates about disability issues, and encourage people with disabilities to become involved in the election process.


To prepare for the next provincial election, ADF is establishing an Election Readiness Working Group (first meeting in January 2012).

The purpose of this working group is to


Ensure that the ADF is ready to impact the next provincial election


Coordinate elections readiness efforts area


Develop fact sheets by using ADF position papers and previously written materials


Work with the ADF members to develop and implement election readiness goals


Setup and maintain an election readiness information for distribution


Manage and update the ADF's membership in a timely and regular fashion


Shape the election issues and policies the candidates and their parties decide to run on


Connect with stakeholders


To create pressure on government to resolve various challenges experienced by people with disabilities in a proactive way

If you are interested in joining the ADF Election Readiness Working Group, contact Melita Avdagovska as soon as possible:  

Melita Avdagovska, M. PolSci

Alberta Disabilities Forum / Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities
Provincial Coordinator / Projects and Research Manager
106-10423 178 Street
Edmonton, AB T5S 1R5
Ph: 780-488-9088

Fax: 780-488-3757


Expanding Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Exercise into the Community

The Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society (SCITCS) Board of Directors approved an additional $50,000 in support of "Expanding FES Exercise into the Community"


In addition and as an incentive, SCITCS will cover the assessment costs, including membership in the Saville Sports Centre and the cost of electrodes for the first year for all participants with SCI who transfer to/or and commence an FES exercise program at the Saville Sports Centre. 


Contact The Steadward Centre at 780 492-3182 to be assessed as to suitability for FES exercise or to participate in an FES exercise program. For more information, please visit


Gizmos & Gadgets with Tetra Society of North America! 

The latest edition of Gizmo, newsletter of the Tetra Society of North America, has just been published.


Have a look at some of the inventions and ingenious engineering solutions of Tetra Society volunteers - each helping overcome a physical barrier faced by an individual with a disability.


Take a moment to check out the new TetraLites which have been developed to allow wheelchair and scooter users to be easily seen and travel safely to their destination! Check it out on Youtube at 

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Adapted Computer Technology Loan Program
Do you find yourself limited by conventional computer equipment? Are you seeking more independence at home, work, or school? Are you interested in improving your current computer set-up? If so, the Canadian Paraplegic Association is proud to announce its new Adapted Computer Technology Loan Program, free of charge. Please click here for more information.   


New Online Resource Guide for People with Physical Disabilities

As an active partner in the Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Initiative, 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 so that 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


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 to us by many individuals. CPA (Alberta) neither endorses nor guarantees that the information is complete or correct.


Available Coloplast Products 

Coloplast is retiring some of its older products. Please click here to see which products will be retired and their suggested replacements.  

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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, click here for more information. Peer Event updates can also be found on the CPA (Alberta) Facebook page. For more information, contact Marilyn Erho at 403-228-3001.


CPA (Alberta)'s Fun Money Casino & Games Night

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Where: Coast Plaza & Conference Centre (1316 33 Street NE)

Click here to see event poster!

Picture This...International Disability Film Festival

February 13 - 15, 2012, Calgary, AB 

Picture This... is Canada's first international disability film festival that celebrates films by and/or about people with disabilities. It will be taking place at the Albert Park, Radisson Heights Community Centre. The line-up of films offered this year includes thought-provoking documentaries, humourous and moving dramas and stellar animation. The festival stimulates the voices of disability communities by creating a venue for people with disabilities to tell their stories. It educates the broader community about the lives of people with disabilities and the contributions of disabled citizens. For more information and to view the 2012
PTFF Film Catalogue, go to    


Calgary Inferno "IGNITE" Wheelchair Rugby Tournament

The Calgary Wheelchair Rugby Association (Calgary Inferno) has partnered with the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay and Talisman Centre to present the very first Calgary Inferno "IGNITE" Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. The Tournament will run at Talisman Centre on the weekend of February 25-26, 2012. Games will be played all day with teams from across Canada competing against each other in this ultimate wheelchair sport. The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay has routed from Okotoks to Talisman Centre to make a presentation and check out the hard-hitting action; the medal bearers will arrive at approximately noon on Sunday, with a presentation to follow. Calgary Inferno athlete Zak Madell will be part of this historic relay, bearing the medal along the way from Okotoks to Calgary as the journey continues across Canada. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to come down to the Talisman Centre to be a part of this inspirational Rick Hansen Relay and to cheer on your local Calgary Inferno Wheelchair Rugby Club.  



Red Carpet Affair 2012
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Mark your calendar now for the annual gala of glitter, 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 more details go to or call Marc Quinn at
(780) 424-6312 ext. 2226 or See YOU on the Red Carpet!  


City of Edmonton Waste Management Branch Offers Assisted Waste Collection Service

Did you know that the City of Edmonton's Waste Management Branch offers an assisted waste collection service for residents who cannot get their recycling or garbage to the curb or lane?


This service is for Edmonton residents with temporary or permanent mobility challenges who do not have someone to take their waste to the cub or back lane for them. Collectors will walk up to the home to pick up garbage and recycling. There is no charge for this service. For more information call 780-496-5698 or go to 


PLAN Edmonton Information Session

Do you have a family member with a disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, medical condition that leaves them isolated and lonely...

Do you experience uneasiness about the future...


PLAN Edmonton facilitates social and supportive networks for individuals who have the potential to be isolated and vulnerable. Families Welcome!



February 22, 2012, 7PM-9PM


103, 18304-105 Avenue

Meloney Patterson

Plan Edmonton

Phone: 780-488-2422   

Edmonton 2011 Peer Events

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

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


Tax and RDSP Peer Event

On February 8th CPA (Alberta) will be hosting its annual Tax and RDSP Peer Event at the Quiet Atrium in the Glenrose. We will have presenters from World Financial Group as well as the Tax Revenue Agency. Please join us and learn how you can save money! Event starts at 7:00 pm with beverages and snacks being provided!



Edmonton's Disabled Adult Transit Service (DATS) is proud to offer DATS I-Book, a brand new online booking tool for its clients. This tool was launched in 2011 and enables users to book reservation trips online using the Internet, during regular booking hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, clients are able to view trips and cancel trips, if needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes trips that have been booked both online and by telephone through the DATS Customer Care Centre, Clients also receive automated confirmation e-mails for trips booked and cancelled on DATS I-Book. There are just over a hundred clients currently using I-Book, and this number continues to grow monthly.


I-Book also gives clients the ability to view their pick-up and drop-off locations on an interactive map and features a tool for viewingsubscription or recurring trips and same-day trips.Clients can also manage their own profile and keep information up-to-date. They can also request a DATS registration form or a DATS I-Book username and password by contacting the DATS Customer Care Centre at 780-496-4567, Option 3 or e-mailing us at


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.  


AMA Launches Adapted Driver Training Program 

Alberta Motor Association is teaming up with the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) to deliver an adapted driver training program in Calgary for drivers with spinal cord injuries. 


The three-year pilot program is funded by the Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Initiative implemented in partnership with the CPA (Alberta), and is taught by instructors from AMA Driver Education. 


AMA Driver Education will tailor the program to suit the individual's needs, specific to the level of their injury. All participants will undergo a four-to-six hour refresher program which will teach them the basics about operating the adaptive equipment in the vehicle. They can also opt to enrol in the full Learn to Drive program, based on AMA new driver education courses.


For more information, contact:  

Sharon Grolmus, Manager, Driver Education
Alberta Motor Association - (403) 240-5478   

Don Szarko, Director, Advocacy and Community Services
Alberta Motor Association - (780) 430-5733 


Grande Prairie
CPA (Alberta) Grande Prairie peer information sessions and other activities.

For more information on peer events please contact Mieke or Winona at

780-532-3305 or


We're Moving!

The Grande Prairie Regional Office will be moving in early January, 2012.They will continue to share an office with the Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association at the Multiplex, next to the Coca-Cola Centre near the intersection of Hwy 40 and 68th Avenue (just past the new Tim Horton's on Hwy 40). 

Phone lines will be moved to the new office at the Multiplex on February 3, 2012. Our new address will be #10 Knowledge Way, Grande Prairie. Please note the Grande Prairie Aquatics and Wellness Multiplex is fully accessible.  



For more information, contact Mieke or Winona at 780-532-3305


City of Grande Prairie to Provide Grants Towards Use of Programs and Services in City Owned Facilities 

The city of Grande Prairie is providing a grant of $100.00 per person with low income towards use of programs and services in city owned facilities. Applications can be obtained at city offices, or from the Grande Prairie CPA (Alberta) office. We'll be glad to email you a copy! Contact us at 


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.



Rick Hansen's 25th Anniversary Relay to Roll Through Lethbridge 

Rick Hansen's 25th Anniversary Relay will be coming to Lethbridge on February 20th.  The relay portion will be followed by an End of Day Celebration at the University of Lethbridge. For more information on this event, call the CPA (Alberta) Lethbridge office at 403-327-7577 or check the City of Lethbridge Calendar of Events closer to the day at 


Adapted Computers Technology Demos Now Available! 

CPA (Alberta) Lethbridge has an exciting opportunity for people to demo adapted computer technology.  This equipment can increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. Anyone interested in checking out this opportunity, please contact our Lethbridge office at 403-327-7577 for more information.

Medicine Hat 
CPA (Alberta) Staff Member Recognized for her Hard Work and Dedication in the Community
CPA (Alberta) Medicine Hat Office Staff Member
Photographer Emma Bennett, 
Congratulations to Shirley Jago, Community Development Coordinator from our Medicine Hat CPA office! Shirley was recently featured in the Medicine Hat News for her continual hard work and volunteerism within the region of Medicine Hat.  Click here to read the full feature article!
Red Deer 

Jeans & Jewells 2012

The Red Deer office of the Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) is pleased to present Jeans & Jewells being held on April 28, 2012, 5:00 pm at the Harvest Center, Westerner Park, Red Der.


Dinner and dance with live entertainment by local talent, Denver Daines. Includes a Live and Silent Auction and Special Raffle with raffle prize courtesy of Mitchell & Jewell.


Be sure to take advantage of our Early Bird Special by purchasing your ticket for only $100 on or before February 29, 2012!

For more information, contact Tina Croswell at 403-341-5060 or


CNIB Library Now Inclusive to All With Disabilities! 

CNIB recently met with the Red Deer office of CPA (Alberta) to provide information about their online and mail in library which is now offered to all people with disabilities and not exclusive to persons with vision impairment.  Visit them online at  


Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray Launches Outdoor Advertising Campaign  

The Fort McMurray office of CPA (Alberta) launched an outdoor advertising campaign to kick off the new year. The campaign included advertising in 6 buses, 3 bus shelters and the interior of 20 buses, all in an effort to create greater community awareness of the services provided by the association. CPA (Alberta) is committed to advocating for the removal of barriers for persons with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities. Thank you to the United Way of Fort McMurray for funding this project.


West Central Alberta

Jasper Takes Action

A group of citizens and community leaders are taking action to address accessibility issues in the Town of Jasper. The Access Jasper Committee will use their local knowledge and contacts to address issues of accessibility specific to their community. "Jasper has a unique set of circumstances due to the history and characteristics of the townsite and the local economy," says Art Erickson, Community Development Coordinator, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta). "It's extremely encouraging to see this level of support from the community that has the best understanding of the situation."


The committee will meet on a bi-monthly basis to form a strategic plan, specific tactics and action items. "CPA will assist, advise and provide whatever support they can to ensure the success of this development," added Art Erickson. "As a visitor to the town, I don't have the same depth of understanding regarding the challenges and opportunities specific to the community that their experience can provide."

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 Creative Solutions & Ideas


New Web-Tool Opens up Possibilities

Similar to how travel websites rate hotels and resorts, the Global Accessibility Map allows consumers to submit and obtain accessibility reviews from a mobility, sight or hearing perspective. With such information, people with disabilities, parents with strollers and those with walkers can make informed decisions on where to eat, shop, work, play and access services.  


Visit to submit reviews of places and services in your community, and help build a more inclusive world.   


Websites to check out: 

Many individuals may be unsure about how to travel safely after they have experienced a spinal cord injury or even where to turn for basic advice on the topic. Look no further than this excellent website full of great tips and current deals about trips for people with physical disabilities who just might want to hit the open seas or take on an African Safari. The slogan for the website is: "travel made easy for people with disabilities". - CareCure Community  

Think you need a place on the net to turn to with all the questions in your head about living with a spinal cord injury? This website just might be the largest gathering place for people with spinal cord injury on the entire internet. There are many great forums/discussions on the topics and issues that affect our lives everyday.

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Sports / Physical Activity / Wellness

Wheelchair Tennis Image 

Paul Brandt's Official Anthem for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton and Calgary Features PSA Members

PSA sledge hockey members were featured showing off their skills on the ice in Paul Brandt's recent music video "I Was There"! Check it out on Youtube! 


Wheelchair Sports

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


The Rick Hansen Relay Is Coming!  

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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The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability has a series of webinar recordings, as well as Youtube videos on how to relieve, manage, and live with pain. Click here to visit their website!

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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 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


If you have any employement/education related questions, feel free to contact Mike Hambly in the CPA (Alberta) 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. .

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: 1992 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L (6 Cyl) Automatic Wheelchair Minivan

Has raised roof and door opening, Ricon power lift Can hold up to 600 pounds and is 29 inches wide. Initially cost $15,000 to modify. Comes with Q-Straint tie downs. PS, PB, A/C, power door locks, cruise, tilt, auto command start. Replaced Motor in June 2010 (have receipts and driven only 3171 km since). R&R F. Struts. Glass and tires are good, rear bench passenger seat and 2 overhead storage areas. Needs paint.  $7000 OBO, please contact Heather at 780-446-1991 any time or by e-mail at for more information. Pictures available upon request!


For Sale: Glen Pressure Sit System "2 Post" Lift

New, never used. Paid $2,500.  Please call Ingrid to negotiate price at 780-482-1750


For Sale: 2006 CHEV EXPRESS 1500, Explorer Conversion Van

V-8 - 5.3 Liter, 62000 miles, leather seating, fully loaded, new tires and brakes, raised doors and roof, Ricon wheelchair lift, tie downs, back-up sensor, keyless entry, remote starter. Mint condition, very clean inside and outside. Asking $30,000. Contact Ranjit at 647-225-1456 (cell)


For Sale: Invacare Echo Hospital Bed With Invacare Solace Prevention 3000 Mattress

Run by an electric motor and controlled by a remote control. Used 2 weeks. New condition. $2000 OBO. Red Deer Alberta. Contact Sandra Joyce at (403) 886-5503.

For Sale: 2009 White Honda Odyssey EX Wheelchair Van

Purchased new in 2010. VMI conversion, slide out wheelchair ramp, 5Spd AT, Anti-theft, ABS, Air conditioning, 50,000kms, Has grey cloth seats, AM/FM/6 CD changer/MP3, power seats, power windows, remote PDL, cruise control. Excellent running condition. Well maintained, all records available. Located in Edmonton. Asking $49, 900. Contact Val at (780) 988-6786



For Sale: Dodge 5.2L 318ci Conversion Van 

192,000km (North American Coach). Power windows, locks, mirrors, cruise control, command start, intermittent wipers, tinted glass, air conditioning, tilt, am/fm cassette, winter/summer fronts and roof rack with rear ladder. The lift is a Ricon Uni-lite with 600lb. capacity and hand controls. Seating is the bench seat in the back as well as  four bucket seats and table. Asking $2600.00. If interested contact Dean at

1990 B250 North American Coach Conversion Van
600lb capacity RICON unilite wheelchair lift, power door openers and driver hand controls. Van has a 5.2L 318 V8 with 192,000km and an overdrive transmission. Air conditioning, power windows, locks, mirrors, tilt, cruise, tinted glass, command start, intermittent wipers, am/fm cassette, rear ladder and roof rack. Runs great. Asking $2600.00. Phone Dean at 403-273-5037


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: ROHO Wheelchair Cushion  

New Quattro high profile ROHO wheelchair cushion 22 " x 20" asking $350.00 paid $650.


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.      


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The next issue of CPA (Alberta) Wheel-E will be published on March 1,  2012. Deadline for submissions is on or before  February 26th,  2012. If possible, please send in your announcements before the deadline!


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