The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Adapted Recreation Equipment Loan Program is a wonderful opportunity for families of kids and youth with a physical disability or acquired brain injury to experience (or continue to experience) a variety of activities. The Municipality of Chester, through this program, can offer the following pieces of equipment for use.
Hippocampes - This all-terrain wheelchair can be pushed, towed or self-propelled on land or in water. Any age can enjoy outdoor activities to their full ability. It "puts the fun in function"! It's collapsible for easy transport, lightweight, and even comes with a ski attachment!
Fatwheels - These oversized training wheels make riding a bike easier for those with special needs. Many people with Down Syndrome, Autism, and cerebral palsy, for example, have used fatwheels and the experience of freewheelin' fun!
Adapted Trikes - These comfortable and safe tricycles come in three sizes and are designed to enhance strength and self-esteem. Each one is also equipped with adjustable trunk support for stability.
Sledges - Enjoy a game of hockey or just go for a glide on the ice with these innovative "sleds". Players propel themselves by using two sticks with picks - one for the right hand and one for the left. Safety equipment is also provided (helmets, gloves, shin pads).
Duet Cycle - This tandem bike is easy to pedal and comes with an electric pack to assist those peddling. Essentially, it's a wheelchair on the front of a bike.