Dear Wheel-E Newsletter Recipients:

Welcome to the July 2016 issue of Wheel-E, the monthly newsletter of Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. Wheel-E includes information about news and events related to spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. 

SCI Alberta also publishes Spinal Columns, a magazine that includes features and regular columns about important issues that individuals with disabilities face today. Click here to read our most recent issue. If your contact information has changed or if you would like to receive Spinal Columns, please contact us at 780-424-6312, 1-888-654-5444 or or  click here to sign up to receive your issue of Spinal Columns by email.
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National and Provincial News
Congratulations - Regional Volunteer Award Winners    
Congratulations to Ryan Yeadon (Calgary), Scott Douglas (Red Deer), Ashley Munro (Calgary), Richard Dechant (Manning) and Charlie Chupa (Edmonton) who were recognized at our annual Regional Volunteer Awards Luncheon on June 11, 2016 in Red Deer.
Regional Volunteer Award Winners

The Enabling Accessibility Fund - Deadline July 26, 2016 
Up to $50,000 in funding is now available to improve accessibility and safety in workplaces across Canada, through the Government of Canada's Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF). If your business has under 100 employees, it could be eligible for funding. Also eligible for funding are:
  • not-for-profit organizations, including social enterprises;
  • small municipalities (population under 125,000 as per census data);
  • Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and
  • territorial governments.
New Accessibility Legislation 
What does an Accessible Canada mean to you? The Government of Canada has launched a consultation on planned new accessibility legislation. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on this topic and to encourage individuals who face barriers and their family and friends to share their thoughts.

AISH Benefit Survey Questionnaire 
The Alberta Disabilities Forum has launched an AISH Benefit survey questionnaire on Survey Monkey.  The purpose of the survey is to establish whether or not the current AISH benefit, including modified AISH need to be indexed to the yearly cost of living and/or are adequate to meet your needs. We would encourage individuals with disabilities or those who are caregivers in the capacity of trustee, guardian or with power of attorney for a person with a disability and/or family member to please complete the survey on that person's behalf. The survey is available from June 20, 2016 to July 14, 2016. If you have any questions, contact 780-488-9088 or

Izzy Collection 
Izzy Collection
Izzy Collection offers fashion designed to look and fit better for wheelchair users. Available exclusively at  Enter code IZFIRST20 at checkout for 20% off your first order, so you can see what the difference IZ!"

What's Local in Your Community
Calgary 2016 Peer Events
Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the SCI Alberta website as well as on Facebook and TwitterFor more information, contact
 at 403-228-7434.

"The Price is Murder" - Murder Mystery and BBQ  
August 4th, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, 722 - 16th Avenue, Calgary.
Welcome to what may be the final episode of the game show, 'Double Jeopardy.' Tensions are high as ratings have been down with the onset of YouTube and pay per view networking. This is the last chance to get a high rating or else the show is cancelled. They are not pulling out any stops tonight. They are prepared for anything to happen. Anything big. Play along with your hosts Alec Malbec, Vanna Off White, Ed McHand and many more.  "So come on down, you may be the next contestant and the price is MURDER!" RSVP by July 27th to or 403-228-7434.  
Family Fun Day  
A great time was had by all at our annual Family Fun Day, held on June 25th at Calgary Challenger Park. Many thanks to our wonderful staff, volunteers and sponsors who, once again, made the day such a success.

Congratulations - Accessible Housing 
Much needed accessible and affordable housing is planned for Calgary through a new Fourth Dimension building led by our friends at Accessible Housing.  
Edmonton 2016 Peer Events

Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the SCI Alberta website as well as on  Facebook and Twitter. For more information, contact Guy Coulombe
at 587-410-2427.

Show'n Shine and BBQ - Edmonton  
Show_n Shne and BBQ - Edmonton_ July 6_ 2016 
Join us at our upcoming Show'n Shine and BBQ Edmonton Peer Event scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Hawrelak Park (Site 1). RSVP by July 1, 2016 to 587-410-2427.

Red Piano Edmonton Peer Event 
Join us on July 14, 2016, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., at the Red Piano, West Edmonton Mall. $10/person (small appetizers and a non-alcoholic drink). RSVP by July 12, 2016 to Kiley Geddie at 780-257-0107,, or 587-410-2427

Time to Tee Off!

Ron Hodgson Chev Buick GMC Golf Classic - August 11_ 2016 
The Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC Golf Classic is a favorite among golfers - coming up on August 11, 2016  be sure to sign up early! Taking place once again at the lovely Glendale Golf and Country Club, 8:00 a.m. Shotgun start. 

This year, SCI Alberta is also proud to welcome the Chief Correspondant of the prestigious (and entirely fictional) Glasgow Golf Network, Angus McJagger. McJagger will roam the links at the  tournament accompanied by his trusted videographer to interview golfers and offer his sage (usually unrequited) tips to improve your golf game. You won't want to miss it! Contact, 587-410-2521 or 587-410-2566.

Funds Available for Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Exercise Program 
The Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Centre Society will reimburse the costs for the assessment, electrodes, transition training, and membership for one year for people with a spinal cord injury who choose to commence a Functional Electrical Stimulation exercise program at the Saville Community Sports Centre or the Don Wheaton YMCA. This offer also applies to people with SCI would like to transfer their current FES program to the Saville Community Sports Centre or Don Wheaton YMCA. For more information, contact SCITCS directly at 780-436-5606,, SCITCS, Box 76007, Southgate, Edmonton, AB T6H 5Y7.
University of Alberta Research Study 
You may be interested if you are between 14 - 22 years of age; have taken part in community physical activity or sport programs in the last 24 months; experience a spinal cord related impairment. Click here to find out more.

Click and Collect - Superstore Grocery Shopping Service 
Superstore Click and Collect Grocery Buying Program
Superstore has added a Click & Collect option a convenient way to do your grocery shopping online and the ability to pick up your order when you are ready. They will prepare your order for you and bring it out to you when you arrive. New Click & Collect locations will be added to the site once they become available. On orders over $30.
Red Deer
Red Deer Golf Tournament
Join us on the greens in Red Deer on August 12, 2016. Once again, this popular event is being held at the River Bend Golf and Recreation area. This year, SCI Alberta in Red Deer will also welcome well known comedian, Angus McJagger. McJagger will provide entertainment at both the Edmonton and Red Deer tournaments. He will roam the links accompanied by his trusted videographer to interview golfers and offer his sage (usually unrequited) tips to improve your golf game. To register, contact or call 403-341-5060.

Show'n Shine BBQ
Red Deer BBQ and Show and Shine
SCI Alberta in Red Deer will be partnering with the Multiple Sclerosis Society to hold a Show'n Shine BBQ on July 23 where modified vehicles will be displayed. This exciting event will take place at the SCI Alberta Red Deer office, 4807 - 50 Avenue. Bring your vehicle to display or just join us for the BBQ. Everyone welcome! For more information, contact or call 403-341-5060.
Medicine Hat
Adaptive Cycling via Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport and Recreation (MHASR) 
Participants can bring their own or borrow a handcycle, adult trike, or tandem cycle. Taking place at Kin Coulee Park (by Band Shelter), Monday evenings, June 6 to Sept 26, Group 1: 6:00 to 7:00pm, Group 2: 7:15 to 8:15pm. Participants can bring own bike or borrow one of MHASR's. For more information contact:  or 587-253-5300.

Thank you to our many volunteers who helped with our casino on June 9th and 10th, all in support of individuals with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities in the Medicine Hat area.  
Grande Prairie
SCI Alberta Grande Prairie Peer Information Sessions/Other Activities:
For more information on any upcoming peer events, contact Mieke at 780-532-3305 or      
Social Bowling Group - New Hours 
Join us each Tuesday for Social Bowling from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Join us for conversation if you don't want to bowl. New seating is available for coffee groups! Taking place at Grande Prairie's Bowling Stones Ten Pin Entertainment Center, 11005 - 106 Avenue. $4.00 per game. Cribbage, pool and other games are often available as well. Volunteers welcome. Phone Mieke at 780-831-1091 or keep your eye on the Accessible GP and Peace Region Facebook page for bowling updates. Check with Cecil if you have questions. He can be reached at  

Swan City Rotary Club - 27 Wheelchairs for the North!   
Many thanks to the Swan City Rotary Club for all of their efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities who were the grateful recipients of 27 new wheelchairs in the northern part of our province. Thank you as well to the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation and the Community Foundation of the Alberta Northwest for all their hard work in helping to make this happen. SCI Alberta is proud to have been a part of this process.

Grande Prairie Lunch Peer Event  
Peer to Peer Image
Join us on July 16th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Muskoseepi Park side room, followed by games and socializing outside. Contact or 780-532-3305, ext. 2 for more information and to RSVP for this FREE event. Have lunch on us, meet fellow peers and find out more about upcoming events.

Cash and Camping Lottery - July 6th 

Stop by the Cash and Camping tent at the Northern Casino Parking lot in Grande Prairie after 11:00am daily! Proceeds of the lottery will be used by SCI Alberta Grande Prairie to help long-term clients with medical trips and equipment costs, and to develop peer programs in Grande Prairie and Peace River. Final Draw, July 6th, 2016. 

New Fitness Park Opened 
Great to see the opening of a new fitness park with wheelchair accessible equipment in northern Alberta.
For More News and Community Events in Grande Prairie 
For information about other community news and events, click here.

Nutrition, Active Living and Wellbeing
Nutrition Workshop 
Another great Nutrition Workshop is scheduled for July 13th in Calgary. Stay tuned for more information coming your way. Hang out with Kasey, our very own in-house Certified Nutritionist and have fun with nutrition. For more information contact or 403-228-7427. 
Ways to Give
Use Your Power for Good - Sponsor Energy
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50% of profits on your electricity usage each month can help individuals with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities!  Click here to find out more.  

Agents of Change 
Our partnership with Agents of Change empowers you to support us in a substantial way if you are considering buying or selling a home.
 Click here to find out more. 

Become a Spinal Cord Injury Alberta Member - Make Your Voice Count 
Spinal Cord Injury 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 $25 membership, click here. Call 780-424-6312 or toll free 1-888-654-5444 to renew your SCI Alberta membership.

Click here to find out more about our ongoing resources.

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The next issue of SCI Alberta Wheel-E will be published the first week of July 2016. Deadline for submissions is on or before the 26th of each month. Whenever possible, please send in your announcements before the deadline!
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SCI Alberta also has offices located in Red Deer, Calgary, St. Paul, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie.