VisitAble Housing Service Provider Survey

Posted by on October 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Hey Everyone!

Below is the link and information for a survey that is closing October 30th.  Your input in the survey would provide valuable information for accessible housing.  Please take ten minutes and fill out the survey so that this information can be used to better serve those in need of accessible housing.

We invite you to complete a brief survey about your experience and opinions. Your input is vital to determine the potential impact VisitAble Housing would have on day-to-day living in the region. The data gathered in this survey will be used in reports and communications related to the VisitAble Housing project.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the survey or the VisitAble Housing Project, please contact Sydney Atwood at 519-579-1096 X 3011sydney@waterlooregion.org or visit our website at www.waterlooregion.org/visitable

“VisitAble Housing” is the concept of designing and building homes with three basic accessibility features to provide a welcoming environment and easy physical access for those living in that home and for visitors of all ages and levels of mobility.  VisitAble homes have three basic accessibility features:

1. At least one no-step entrance (at the front, back or side of the house) to the main living level.
2. Main living level has minimum doorway width of 915mm and minimum hallway width of 1100mm.
3. Main living level has an accessible half bath with minimum 1500mm turning radius.

 

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KWTFA Give it a try Events

Posted by on September 12, 2015 in Event | 0 comments

Come and give it a try!  KWTFA is hosting a try-it for youth with physical disabilities on Saturday, September 26th from9:30am until noon.   Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the para stream of track and field, and try ambulatory track and field activities or wheelchair racing and seated throwing activities.  Learn about adapted equipment such as racing and throwing chairs.  And, as a bonus, participants will also learn about and experience XC skiing (somewhat modified of course!)  For more information please contact Ken Campbell at 519-571-8086 orkccampbell@golden.net.  If you are planning to attend the Try-It session, please RSVP to kccampbell@golden.net.  This will allow the clubs to organize equipment and make sure that the coaches and volunteers are available to make this a very positive experience.  Siblings welcome.

When?  Saturday, September 26th from 9:30am – noon

Where?  St. David Secondary School Track, 4 High St. Waterloo

 

 

Come and give it a try!  Synchronized swimming is a great way to develop your swimming skills and have fun in the water! Swimmers with physical and developmental disabilities are welcome, and skills and instruction can be modified to meet personal needs. No swim level requirements – athletes just need to be comfortable in the pool (floatation support optional)! For more information, contact Catrine at 519-635-4455, email kwsynchro@gmail.com, or visit their website atwww.kwsynchro.on.ca.

When?  Friday September 18th and Friday, September 25th from 6:30 – 8:00pm (come to one or both sessions)

Where?  Cameron Heights Pool, 301 Charles St. E. Kitchener (access via the side entrance of the high school.  Please note that Cameron Heights pool is not wheelchair accessible.  If you require an accessible facility, please contact Catrine to arrange an alternative try-it time.)

To RSVP:  Contact Catrine at 519-635-4455 or kwsynchro@gmail.com

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Twisters Cheer Program

Posted by on September 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Twisters Cheer Athletics is excited to introduce a new team to the Twisters family.  Team Breeze is for athletes who have a physical, social and/or cognitive special need.  Team Breeze is designed to teach children, teens and adults with special needs the fundamentals of cheer, tumbling and dance movements.  Participants will enjoy team work, making new friends and benefiting from an active lifestyle.

 

  • For Athletes age 6 and up – youth, teens and adults welcome
  • Season runs from Mid-September to Mid-April
  • Team Breeze will perform at one competition (Mississauga / Brampton area) and one gym showcase
  • Registration is open for classes starting September 19th, 2015
  • Current class schedule is Saturdays from 1:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Cost is $150.00 +HST and a $45.00 uniform fee for the season

 

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