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Obstacle course to teach about challenges of limited mobility in Kamloops

Participants at the event will able able to try their hand at a wheelchair accessibility obstable course.
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May 30, 2019 - 1:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - People in Motion Kamloops will be hosting their first annual event for Accessibility Awareness Day this Saturday at the Aberdeen mall.

The event will highlight some of the struggles that people with limited ability may face and organizers invite the public to come and try out their accessibility obstacle course.

The obstacle course will recognize the various everyday things that may be difficult for people with limited mobility. People in Motion will be providing wheelchairs and hand bikes for the community to try out in hopes they may understand the challenges that some people face on a daily basis. The event will also invite people to try out the Wallgym, a local man's solution to exercising with limited mobility.

The Wallgym is a compact piece of equipment that uses resistance bands, weights, and rods to help promote strength in the legs and arms. It was created by Antonio Ramunno, who was faced with the challenge of regaining strength after a motorcycle accident in October 2014 left him without feeling from the chest down.

Kari Rubel, director of education and programs with People in Motion, hopes to have many community members come out to try the family friendly obstacle course and the Wallgym.

"We hope to get all ages here. We have children's wheelchairs, so it gives them an opportunity to have a hands on experience with accessibility."

The event will be held near Hudson's Bay in the Aberdeen mall parking lot from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.

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