Canada Kicks Butt in Pan Am Games!!!

 

A huge cheers and congratulations to Canada for ranking second in the standings for the Pan Am medals! With 217 medals, Canada’s team was strong and made our country very proud. From August 7-15, our ParaPan Am athletes will be competing for many more medals and we wish them all good luck!

Recently at Aim2Walk, we had our annual client appreciation day. ParaPan Am athlete Wes Vick attended our day and he demonstrated his technique and skills in his racing chair. Many of you were wondering when he was competing so I have attached his schedule below. I hope many people can make it out to the games to show their support for our talented athletes!

Good Luck Wes!!!

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Each Race day starts at 3pm however I have included some of the specific times for most of his events.  Times are subject to change.

Tues, Aug 11, 15:47 – 800m Semi-Finals
Wed, Aug 12, 16:35 –  800m Final
Wed, Aug 12, 19:42 – 800m Medal Ceremony
Wed, Aug 12, 4x400m – Final
Thurs, Aug 13, 4x400m – Medal Ceremony
Thurs, Aug 13, 400m Semi-Finals
Fri, Aug 14, 20:14 400m Final
Fri, Aug 14, 21:11 400m Medal Ceremony

What’s your favorite gym equipment?

In the past year since Aim2Walk’s Neurochangers gym has opened, we have filled it with typical gym equipment such as cardio machines, weights and gym mats. As well as some adaptive interesting pieces which are designed more for our neurological cliental. If you’ve been to the clinic, you may have also seen our beautiful grand piano. Although it has always been a child hood dream of mine to have a grand piano, our therapists have decided it’s time to move the piano out and time to make room for a new piece of equipment which can be used more effectively with more of our clients. If you would like to take the piano off our hands, it is a pricy piece, however; it has many interesting features like playing music on it’s own. (Please call 416-679-9255 for more details if you are interested in purchasing the grand piano.)

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So… our Aim2Walk therapists are actively raising money to purchase a few new pieces for our gym. We have a list of equipment which we would love to have yet we are still deciding what will be our first purchase. If you are a member of our Aim2Walk family and would like to have something specific added to the gym, we would love to hear your opinion and ideas. In the mean time, please help by giving a donation and you will receive this INCREDIBLY AMAZING and useful bag. Great for carrying groceries, gym clothes, I bet even Jesse would fit inside!

I’m really excited about our new flashy bags! There simple and sweet and I’m sure they will come very useful for many things. With a donation of $8 you will receive a free bag and a donation of $15 or more, you will receive two beautiful Aim2Walk/Neurochanger bags. Thank you to Peter Busciglio from Buisness to Buisness Network who created our sweet bags and of course our one and only Jesse Lown who designed the logo. Personally I think they look AMAZING!!!

Thanks for the donations in advance and please be sure to bring your bags everywhere you go to help promote Aim2Walk and Neurochangers.

Michelle Wolfe

There’s something exciting about meeting an athlete!

Aim2Walks annual client appreciation day was this past week and it was one for the books! With a family BBQ feel, we had many clients, friends, neighbours and co-workers out to enjoy good food, fun company and a special guest, ParaPan Am athlete Wes Vick. From 2-6pm, we had a steady crowd coming in and a room full of people who stayed most of the day. We were so happy to have so many bright faces out to enjoy the event!

JP spent most of the day barbecuing the meat while roasting in the sun himself. (You did a great job JP! We may have to get you a larger BBQ next year to meet this years’ large demand.) Thank you to all those who pitched in and brought some food along to share. It’s always nice to have extra options and new foods to try. With all the mouths to feed, it was very much appreciated!

We invited a few special guests this year including John Abramowicz from Kintech Orthopedics Ltd. He had some of his newest pieces of technology and chatted with clients about possible pieces he can create to help with all sorts of body mechanical issues.

KoolWay Sports was kind enough to donate some products for our giveaway and they had some coats on display for clients to see. Many of their products are built especially for those in wheelchairs to make life more accessible and comfortable when covering up for the outdoors.

Adam Janssen and Kayla Cornale from Athletics Canada came for the day with rollers and racing wheelchairs for our clients to try. Wes Vick, who will be competing in August for the ParaPan Am Games also payed us a visit and gave us a demonstration in his racing chair. Our clients were more then excited to have a true athlete at our event and he was more then happy to give autographs and take pictures with our clients. It was a real treat!

It was a successful day and we hope all who came enjoyed it as much as we did. We are already starting to plan for next years’ big event!

A BIG THANK YOU to all our supporters and for all the donations for our Prize table!

Roots Clothing
BetaBrands Clothing
Fortinos
Ortho Canada
KoolWay Sports
Tucker’s Market Place

Thank you for making our day extra special!

Check out the Pics!!!

Michelle Wolfe