Sunday, September 20th, 2015, Spinal Cord injury of Ontario is hosting it’s annual wheelchair relay. The Aim2Walk team is attending the fundraiser and we would like you to join us! The event is a 2.5km walk, wheel or run at Monarch Park Stadium in Toronto and it’s open for all ages.
Did you know that at least one person a day in Ontario will sustain a SCI and over 33,000 Canadians are already living with it? SCI of Ontario is a foundation to help provide much needed help through programs, services and information for those injured. With the help of fundraising from events such as this, they are able to provide these much needed services.
We look forward to enjoying a day of fun and laughs with our Aim2Walk Family. Please join us in supporting this important cause.
Click here to Register
Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Monarch Park Stadium (click here to view map)
Registration starts at 9am, event ends by 1pm
Dealing with a neurological disorder such as Spinal Cord Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke or any other issue often requires years of therapy and rehabilitation. Many times, it will be a life long journey. At Aim2Walk, we see this time and time again, we have clients who are with us for life and others who visit us on and off throughout their journey. We pride ourselves in having a “family” type feel at the clinic to make the journey a bit more enjoyable and fun. We have art work from various Torontonians to make our walls look more “homey” and we try to celebrate birthdays and major holidays with everyone. Our family is compiled of hard working clients, dedicated family members and support workers and a powerful team of therapists.
Our Aim2Walk Team works as one and what better way to feel like a team then to have matching uniforms. We have recently purchased new matching Aim2Walk shirts to make our team look really kick-butt. With help from friends of mine at Black Toe Running and a sharp design from our very own Jesse Lown, our shirts are comfy, classy and make our team complete.
We love our shirts, what does everyone else think?? Due to recent compliments and requests from others, we may be ordering more t-shirts for others to purchase. If you’re interested, let us know colour preference and style and you too could look as sleek as our Aim2Walk Team.
Thanks again Black Toe Running for our Nike shirts. We’re so pleased and look forward to working with you to get more team gear!
With my week as the Medical Lead for the ParaPan Am Games now come and gone, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the experience.
I came away with the following observations:
- The performances of ALL the Parapan Athletes I observed were way more impressive in person than I could’ve imagined. Specifically, the Boccia players regularly made shots and overcame physical obstacles to wow the audience and their opponents.
- The spirit and positive attitudes of the volunteers was above and beyond the call of duty. The people of Toronto and surrounding area, and the international volunteers, should be very proud.
- The Abilities Centre is a truly awesome building. If you haven’t been there you should go. If you own a business are want ideas of how to comply with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) you will be impressed. Check out this checklist for more on complying with AODA.
- South American fans are fun to watch. Win or lose, their fans could be heard singing throughout the week and you could tell they were all thrilled to be experiencing Toronto 2015.
- You don’t need to be paid to be compensated well. Volunteering gives you a lot of positives…but it doesn’t give you money (obviously). Although this may be the major reason many people choose not to volunteer, all I can say is that if you have never done it, you’re missing out. I don’t have the space to explain why you should volunteer here, but I can say it’s something everyone should experience. Whether or not you’ve volunteered before, check out Spark Ontario to help you start/continue your volunteer journey. Here you can explore volunteering opportunities in your area and get notice of future events requiring your help.
- I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought…I never do. See below:
Athlete Medical’s clinic/control room.
Brazil won Gold in all 4 categories for Boccia.
No one wanted to get injured today!
My empty Field of Play Treatment area.
A Brazilian Boccia player is interviewed following his Gold Medal match win.