Saturday, September 26, 2009

Jasper Place CC in Edmonton AB now fully accessible

Mike McMullen practicing at the renovated Jasper Place CC
photo - Candace Elliott, Edmonton Journal

Renovations have now been completed at Jasper Place CC. The club raised $200,000 for the project, adding wheelchair accessible bathrooms and an elevator to the upstairs lounge, and will host the Alberta Wheelchair Curling Championships, February 5-7, 2010.

The Edmonton Journal reports local curler Mike McMullan saying in the short time he has played, curling has already made a difference in his life.

"It's enabled me to get out in the community even more. Your well-being is better if you're not cooped in a chair and sitting at home all the time. It's good socially and mentally, as far as I'm concerned."

With the Jasper Place Curling Club hosting the upcoming championships, McMullan is pumped for what's to come.

"It's good that Jasper Place is taking it this year, and we look forward to having it," adding that he looks forward to beating the Calgary teams, who have dominated the past few years.

McMullan suggests would-be wheelchair curlers simply take the plunge --watch a game and then give the sport a try. Contact Cathy Craig, manager of Jasper Place, or call the club at 780.489.6428 for more information.

No comments: