Bringing Magic Into Your Dance

You may have recently seen a blog I posted about wheelchair dancing in York Region. The first class has come and gone but don’t worry, your still welcome to try. Randy NcNeil had written a beautiful description of his experience in the class and I was more then happy to share it with my readers.  Before I could do so, I found he was having his article published.   Congratulations Randy, your words are more then convincing and you have even myself, an able body, interested in trying the wheelchair dancing. To read Randy’s article please click this link.

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Dr. Iris Kulbatski is the director of  Wheel Dance, and looking to get more students to join in on the fun.  If you are a client at Aim2Walk or if you live in the Etobicoke area,  we are hoping to start a class at the Aim2Walk clinic. Visit www.wheeldance.ca or Facebook for lots of pictures and videos. Message me at michelle@aim2walk.ca or Iris at wheeldance@outlook.com for more information on bringing some magic into your dance.

Michelle Wolfe

 

 

Save The Bees

In recent years, our honey bee population has significantly decreased, especially in rural areas. Many believe this is due to the increased use of pesticides and chemicals in farming. The bees dying could cause elimination of many plants that are important for our ecosystem, as well as some of our favourite veggies and fruits.

Why are honey bees so important?

Some plants can pollinate on their own, some by wind and others by animals and insects, including bees. The honey bee is an important part of pollination of plants as they cover 1/3 of all pollination.

What is pollination you ask?

Pollination is the transfer of the male pollen grains to the female stigma in flowers of the same species. As the bee flies from plant to plant, it transfers the pollen which is stuck to their little hairs and to the sticky surface of the stigma. This allows the plant blossom to produce fruit and vegetables.

What will happen if pollination doesn’t occur?

If pollination does not occur, the plant will lose the ability to reproduce and flower blossoms. Low levels of pollination could result in lower yields, smaller fruits and an increase in diseases. If pollination continues to decline, all flowering plants and creatures that they support will disappear and/or become very expensive due to limited crop.

More and more cities are beginning to incorporate bee hives into city life. For some reason, bees are surviving more in the cities away from rural areas. Toronto Bee Rescue started in 2011, taking unwanted bee hives in homes and work areas and placing them in a protected safe environment. The rescue is working hard to keep our bees alive to pollinate our plants.

Sara and Peter are a couple who started the Toronto Bee Rescue. Together they are looking to increase their bee hives and continue to take care of these precious and valuable creatures. Click here to see more on their story and please help them build more bee colonies. Together we can save the bees!

You can learn more about the importance of Bees here on Ted Talks

Michelle Wolfe

Aldo’s boot camp to recovery

IMG_3875Less than a year ago, Aldo Vercillo was told he may never walk again. This past week, Aldo and Physiotherapist Matt Sanchez sat down with satellite radio crew “What She Said” to talk about Aldo’s astounding recovery. He shares his experience of his accident which left him paralyzed from the waist down and how he was unsure if he would ever walk again. After doing his research, Aldo knew he wanted to attend Aim2Walk Neurological Rehabilitation Facility for his therapy. With the help of their outstanding therapy protocol and robotic technology, Aldo is already walking with a walker and continuing to see results each week. He explains that it’s not easy! He works out for several hours a day at Aim2Walks Neurochangers gym, pushing himself to achieve his goal of walking. Take a look at this link for more from their interview.

 

Michelle Wolfe