Okanagan Community Accessibility Navigator
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January 2016

In This Issue

  • Okanagan Thunderchairs
  • CanAm Mobility
  • Monthly Events

The Community Accessibility Navigator highlights several programs or services that enhance the lives of individuals who have a physical, cognitive or sensory disAbility. Join us in helping to promote the good work that is being done and share with individuals interested in healthy adaptive active living activities.
 This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the 


From all of us at People In Motion, we'd like to wish you all a safe and Happy New Year. Happy 2016 everyone!
Creating a good life for People with disAbiltities and special needs          
         is the HEART of what we do!!!
People In Motion - Promoting Accessibility and Celebrating Abilities 
Picture courtesy of Sports Spokes
Powerchair Football is a Canadian game invented in 1982 that melds soccer and power wheelchairs together. Played on a basketball-sized court, players propel an over-sized soccer ball around the court with steel or plastic foot-guards fitted onto the front of their wheelchairs. In Kelowna, the Okanagan Thunderchairs (OTC) are a local PCF team that accepts members anywhere in the BC Interior between Osoyoos and Prince George. The team has been successful not only on the court, but off the court as well; joining OTC has given players the chance to socialize, travel, and participate in team sports. If you are interested in joining the team, please call the People in Motion office for more information.
Photo courtesy of CanAm Mobility
Over twenty-five years have passed since CanAm Mobility first opened their doors to the public, and in that time they have proven to be one of Kelowna’s top destinations for mobility services. CanAm offers a wide variety of mobility products as well as services such as van and truck conversions, vehicle lifts, and driving aids. They also offer 24/7 emergency service to ensure that you are never stranded without help.  For more information on products and services, please visit the CanAm Mobility website or call their Kelowna office.

Photo courtesy of Chronic Pain Toronto
The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability is an organization that works to help prevent and reduce pain caused by disabilities. Their website serves as a resource for people in search of information on pain management and wellness, as well as providing free webinars. These webinars range in subjects from chronic pain to returning to the workforce and are easy to sign up for. For more information on CIPRD, please visit their website.

January 1 - 2nd Annual Polar Bear Dip in Support of CRIS Adaptive Adventures at Tugboat Bay, Kelowna
January 16 (Weekly) - SOBC BC - Active Start Program at East Hill Community Hall, Vernon

If you would like to see an event featured here in January, please email us at

Telephone (250) 861-3302
#23-1720 Ethel Street
Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2Y7
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