Wheels in Motion Day raises $5,500 for accessible play equipment

Photo: Organizer Lori Slater accepts a cheque from Scotiabank at the Rick Hansen’s Wheels in Motion Day – Amber Davy/Energeticcity.ca

Members of the community raised almost $5,500 during the Rick Hansen’s Wheels in Motion Day on Sunday.

Proceeds will go towards an accessible play unit in Kin Park.

Organizer Lori Slater says the weather was perfect for the planned events.

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On Friday, Slater said the original goal was 15 thousand dollars, but she says she still is overwhelmed by the community’s generosity.

Now, she says the Kin Club will have to choose an accessible piece of play equipment.

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The Rick Hansen Foundation hosted a Wheelchair skills competition, as well as a wheel/walk on Sunday to raise funds for the accessible equipment.