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Dear Wheel-E Newsletter Recipients:
Welcome to the MARCH 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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News - Province Wide 

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Government Increases AISH Benefit

The Government of Alberta announced that effective April 1, 2012

the maximum AISH living allowance will increase from $1,188 to $1,588 and the employment income exemptions will double from $400 to $800 for single clients and from $975 to $1,950 for families.


"A healthy society looks after its most vulnerable," said Premier Alison Redford. "This increase reflects the compassion of Albertans and will help individuals on AISH enhance their quality of life." (Press Release dated February 10, 2012).   


Read Like Never Before

Albertans with physical disabilities have the opportunity to read like never before. The CNIB Library Partners Program represents a huge step forward in access to information for all people who have a barrier to print.


Thanks to funding from the Alberta government, the CNIB Library Partners Program is available free of charge through all of the province's public libraries. Albertans with print disabilities can choose from 80,000 titles in the CNIB Library alternative format collection, including audio, Braille and described video.


CNIB is Canada's largest producer of accessible library material and there is material for all ages and interests, in both official languages. Whether you're looking for the latest bestseller, a classic favourite or today's sports section, the CNIB Library helps you read what you want, how you want, when you want.


For people who don't read print, the CNIB Library Partners Program means unprecedented access to a broad collection of accessible materials such as books, magazines and newspapers, using a public library card.

Once you have a public library card you can register by completing the online registration form. Go to 

Library staff may refer you using an online form, which is available at: 


A CNIB librarian will contact you to set up your library service. Get ready to start reading!


17th Annual International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) Conference

On September 9-12th, 2012, the premiere international association for functional electrical stimulation (FES) researchers, industry partners, and end-users of FES technology will convene in Banff, Canada for the 17th annual International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS) conference.


View the full IFESS 2012 website and program at:


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. 


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 CPA (Alberta) 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, CPA (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 Zachary Weeks 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.

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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!

Wheelchair Sports Launches Wheelchair Tennis Developmental Program 

WSA is pleased to announce a new Wheelchair Tennis Developmental Program. The program will take place in Calgary at the Talisman Centre running every Saturday from 2 - 3:30 pm starting March 10 and running through to April 14, 2012. Lessons will be coached by a certified tennis instructor. The cost of the program is $25 per participant. If you would like more information or to register for the program please contact BJ Engerdahl - or 780.427.8721.



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!

This year's Red Carpet Affair will be featuring an exciting array of auction items that you will not want to miss out on! Come ready to bid on a:


West Jet trip for 2 to the Palms at Pelican Cove in St. Croix,  

part of the US Virgin Islands


Enjoy a 1 week stay in their rooftop room (accessible main floor room is also available) which overlooks the sea and gardens.


Steak Barbeque for 40 at the Chomiak Cattle Ranch in Mundare


40 people will enjoy a full dinner, beer, wine and you will be entertained by a live band that evening too. Food and entertainment courtesy of the Chomiaks and Hemisphere Engineering. Includes transportation aboard a Red Arrow Motorcoach.


Scuba Diving Trip in San Juan


Learn how to scuba dive with the Dive Outfitters here in Edmonton. This package includes scuba lessons, equipment rental for two, classroom and pool session, letter of certification in addition to $500 to be used towards scuba gear. Then head to San Juan, Puerto Rico for six nights, accommodations included. Courtesy of the Conrad Hotel and Caribe Aquatic Adventures.


Fitness Equipment Package


Get in shape with a fitness set-up including a Vibration Trainer and Elliptical Trainer courtesy of Flaman Fitness.




You and a guest will receive flights to Maui where you will spend 6 nights in a private, wheelchair accessible condo that sleeps 6. Whether you want to learn to scuba dive, take a helicopter tour of the island, go on a Polynesian adventure tour or hit the ocean for some sea kayaking; you have the choice of any two of these adventures (up to a maximum value of $1,500) which are fully accessible to ALL. Plus, receive $2000 in reimbursements to cover any special accomodations required (ie. Adapted van, equipment rental, airfare for a caregiver).


City of Edmonton Promises More Taxis

The City of Edmonton recently announced they will be releasing another 100 taxi licenses and of this number, 30 need to be wheelchair accessible vans. It is hoped this will help to resolve some of the issues related to the existing taxi service. Presently there are 35 wheelchair accessible taxis on the streets of Edmonton. With this limited number, it can be a long wait for a wheelchair accessible taxi, especially after 11 pm or if you live in the suburbs and need a short trip.


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.


Meet the Staff Peer Event

Meet CPA (Alberta) and Staff and find out more about our services!

Client Services, Peer Program, Outdoor Living and more!!

Click here to see event poster!


CPA (Alberta) receives Computer Equipment For Clients and Staff

The Edmonton office of CPA (Alberta) is very pleased to inform you that we now have 3 laptops and 2 projectors courtesy of Electronic Recycling Association. This donated equipment will be used by CPA (Alberta) clients and staff! Thank you Electronic Recycling Association!


From left to right: Zachary Weeks (Communications/CommunityDevelopment Coordinator), Bojan Paduh (President of Electronic Recycling Association) and Guy Coulombe (Manager of Client Services)



In celebration of the Edmonton stop of the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay, the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine is proud to host a public lecture featuring Rick Hansen.



"Collaboration for a Healthy and Inclusive World"

A public lecture by Rick Hansen

With introduction by Craig Simpson


Twenty-five years ago, with drive and determination, Rick Hansen wheeled through 34 countries in 26 months to complete his now-famous Man In Motion World Tour. His incredible worldwide journey inspired and electrified an entire nation to believe

that anything is possible and moved thousands of people to make a difference in their communities.


Come hear Rick's thoughts on the vital role community leadership plays in building a healthy, more inclusive world.


Former Edmonton Oiler, current CBC broadcaster, inaugural winner of Battle of the Blades and continued community advocate Craig Simpson will introduce Rick.


DATE:March 13, 2012

TIME:  Lecture and Q&A session

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 P.M.

Reception to follow with an opportunity to meet Rick Hansen and Craig Simpson in person


LOCATION:   Lecture Theatre L1-490

Edmonton Clinic Health Academy

11405 - 87 Avenue

Edmonton, AB


>>> RSVP to Rick Hansen Public Lecture <<<

For more information please contact Keri Scobie at or (780) 492-9403.


Material Culture: Human Ecology Spring Symposium 2012

This one day event on May 4, 2012 will address 'Materiality + Independence: Disability, Ability and the Built Environment'. It is spearheaded by Megan Strickfaden and includes a fascinating group of speakers who will address topics such as the accessibility of museums and galleries, and the material culture of disability within global environments. The symposium will conclude with a roundtable panel, encouraging a wide-ranging exchange on the critical questions raised in this event.


Registration will begin in early April.  $35 regular, $20 students/unwaged, All are welcome to join at Telus Centre, 111 St. & 87 Ave, University of Alberta. For more information visit 


Board Leadership Conference  

There are 18 sessions to choose from ranging from Social Media --to Board Governance taking place March 17, 2012. The session speakers are highly skilled practitioners and volunteers from the voluntary not for profit sector. Registration information is included with the poster. Click here for the Board Leadership Conference Poster!


For more information:  

Susan Kankkunen 

Corporate Volunteer Resource  Coordinator
Community Strategies
Community Services
Phone:(780) 496-1004
Fax:(780) 577-3525 


iDance Launches New Set of Dance Classes!

Community Dance Classes

When: Tuesdays, March 6 - July 24,

Where: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, 10230 111 Avenue

Main Gym 

Time: 5:30-7:00pm  

Community classes include instruction in ballet, jazz/hip hop, and modern dance, as well as creative movement. Classes end with an annual performance recital. For more information, or to join us, please contact Lindsay Eales at or view the information poster by clicking here 


Estates Planning & RDSP

PLAN Edmonton is a family-directed, registered charity that assists families in developing a plan for the safety and security of their relative with a disability.


PLAN Edmonton is sponsoring a free Estate Planning and RDSP session of interest to parents and other family members who are, or may be, involved in planning for the future security of a relative with a disability. The workshop covers key issues such as maximizing your assets, creating a trust, leaving a portion of your estate to your relative and in-depth information about the RDSP.


Date: March 17, 2012

Time: 10 am-3pm

Location: 103, 18304-105 ave, Edmonton , AB

Please call 780-488-2422 to register. $10.00 fee to cover the cost of lunch.


A Day in the Life of DATS -- Survey Coming Soon

For selected days at the end of February and beginning of March 2012, you may be asked for a little more information when you're booking a trip. DATS is surveying clients about the types of trips folks when using the transit service. You may also be called to ask for some details about your regular subscription trips for these dates.


DATS indicates the information will be used to help with service planning, to make the system work better for you in the future.   It will also assist DATS to inform others about the ways that door-to-door transit service supports the transportation and mobility of Edmontonians.



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 


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

Nominate an Outstanding Citizen for a Mayor's Award

The Advisory Board on Services for Persons with Disabilities is calling for nominations for the annual Mayor's Awards.


Mayor's Awards are given annually to individuals, organizations and businesses within Edmonton that demonstrate a commitment to persons with disabilities.


The deadline for nominations is March 21, 2012.


The Mayor's Awards presentations will be on May 23, 2012.


Mayor's Awards Categories and 2012 Nomination Forms


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


CPA (Alberta) Grande Prairie Office has Moved!

They will continue to share an office with the Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association located in the Grande Prairie Aquatics and Wellness Multiplex which is fully accessible and located at 10 Knowledge Way (across from the RCMP and the Fieldhouse Reception). Membership with the Wolverines will provide full access to the Multiplex, which is fully accessible, for people with disabilities. To find out more about the Multiplex, go to


For more information, contact CPA (Alberta) Grande Prairie office at 780-532-3305 and talk to Winona or Mieke. 


Low Income Grants  

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   


Thank you Staples! 

Staples took quick action in Grande Prairie when they received a complaint from a CPA customer. Handicapped parking signs have now been added to the front of their store. Thanks Staples, this is a great example of one voice making a difference! 



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.

Lethbridge Adaptive Curling Team Makes Trip To Provincials! 

CPA (Alberta) would like to congratulate the Lethbridge Adaptive Curling Team on their first trip to the Provincial Curling Tournament. Anyone interested in finding out more about Adaptive Curling can contact Lethbridge CPA (Alberta) at 403-327-7577 for contact information.

Red Deer 

Jeans & Jewells 2012

The Red Deer office of the CPA (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

Accessible Hotels, Motels and Public Transit Resources Soon To Come!

Community Development Coordinators are working on compiling a detailed list of accessible hotels / motels in the City of Red Deer. The list will provide the name and location, as well as measurements of the accessible rooms including the washrooms. Once completed, the information will be able to be accessed by calling the Red Deer CPA (Alberta) office.


The City of Red Deer and Transit department currently do not have any kind of maps to show where accessible bus stops are on their routes. Community Development in the near future will also be working on compiling a detailed map of all the accessible bus stops throughout the city. The Map will show locations of accessible stops, and the route number. Once completed the City Transit Department will be updating the map on their website for public viewing with the new information provided to them.


Red Deer has set a date for the 2012 Chair-Leaders Event, please mark May 24th in your calendars!

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 Creative Solutions & Ideas


Parking Mobility Application

Regardless of how well any one city enforces their disabled parking spaces, their enforcement agents (police, etc) cannot be everywhere...all the time. And in cases where a violation is called in to a city, most often enforcement agents cannot arrive at the location in time to ticket the offender. People with disabilities see disabled parking abuse because we look for it everywhere we go. The Parking Mobility application empowers private citizens to report a violation with 3 quick and simple photos. The report is immediately sent to the city, and the city tickets the vehicle using the violation report. When the city collects the fine, your favorite charity receives 20% of the fine!


To find out more about this innovative application click here!


Websites to check out:

Do you ever feel invisible, like no one sees you or your disability? While some disabilities can't be seen, they are felt by those who have them. If that is you, log on to the Disability Living blog.


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Sports / Physical Activity / Wellness

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Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta Releases Program Schedules 

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta has a variety of programs available for all ages. Click here to view the Adult and Children's Program Schedule for the 2012 Winter/Spring Sessions!


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: CTM Power Chair

Asking $975.00, for further info please contact R.M. Lazarenko at 780-455-3616!


For Sale: 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan (SXT) 82,000 KM, VMI Wheelchair Conversion (Passenger side deploying ramp), front removable seats, fully loaded cloth interior, extra set of winter wheels and tires, very good condition!  Asking $ 29,000 OBO Contact: 780-966-5317 


For Sale: 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE, with VMI lowered floor wheelchair conversion. This van is in excellent condition and used very little, only 3500 kilometres, asking $41.900. For more information contact Jonn 780-438-8886


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.    


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


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