Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fort William CC to build on success of wheelchair program

Coach Dave Kawahara, who brought wheelchair curling to northern Ontario, told the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal that the Fort William CC, host to the N. Ontario Provincial Championships, has plans to install an elevator and grow their wheelchair curling program.

“Mid-March, we should find out if we have all the capital, and then we‘re scheduled to start June 1,” he told reporter Graham Strong, adding that anyone with a physical disability is welcome to come out and try the sport, even if they have to borrow a wheelchair from the club.  “We enjoy everybody‘s company,” Kawahara said. “And once we get the elevator, it‘s going to be really social.”

The program has about 20 members and ice is available at the Fort William CC each Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm. CLICK HERE to read the full Chronicle Journal report.

The Kenora Miner & News also reported on the MEDIchair Provincial Championship final. Read their report including comments by winning skip Wayne Ficek after the match. 

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