Rotary Club and Municipality of Kincardine Working Together

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“We thought this would be a great story to share. The rotary club donated a beach wheelchair to the municipality and it is managed by our tourism department. In a month and a half it has been borrowed 10 times already. We informed all our local accomodators so they can inform guest that this service is available. We posted this information on Facebook and it had thousands for views/shares and many positive comments, some from our neighbouring communities wondering when they would offer this same service.” Stephen Murray, Municipality of Kincardine.

New Rotary beach wheelchair unveiled at the beach

By Liz Dadson

The Kincardine Rotary Club was proud to roll out its new beach wheelchair Thursday afternoon (July 25) at Station Beach, Kincardine.

The specialized wheelchair arrived about two weeks ago and has already been loaned out five times, said Kincardine community services co-ordinator Steve Murray.

It is kept at the fish weigh station at Station Beach, and users must contact the Kincardine visitors’ centre at 519-396-2731 or by E-mail at tourism@kincardine.net to reserve the beach wheelchair and pick up the key to the weigh station, said Murray.

Users are required to leave their contact and credit card information in case there is any damage to the wheelchair. After use, the wheelchair must be cleaned up and returned to the weigh station at dusk.

The tourism office has contacted all the local hotels and campgrounds, notifying them that the beach wheelchair is available, said Murray.

Jennifer White, president of the Kincardine Rotary Club, said the club is excited and honoured to be part of this project to help make the beach accessible to everyone.

A plaque will be attached to the chair stating:

“This beach wheelchair has been made available for public use at no charge, courtesy of the Kincardine Rotary Club and in partnership with the Municipality of Kincardine. To reserve its use or for more information, please contact Kincardine Visitors and Information Centre, 519-396-2731, or tourism@kincardine.net”

Murray said that if there is enough demand for the beach wheelchair, the municipality would gladly accept the donation of another one.

White said the Rotary Club paid almost $3,000 for the beach wheelchair which is lighter than a regular wheelchair and made of stainless steel. It can hold up to 300 pounds, and cannot be self-propelled.

Murray joked that it could also be used in the winter time over the snow.

A notice about the beach wheelchair has been posted on the Kincardine Tourism Facebook page for the past two weeks and has received 75,000 hits, said Murray.Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb takes a ride in the new beach wheelchair, surrounded by Ruth Mahood (L) of the Kincardine accessibility committee, Kincardine councillor Maureen Couture, Kincardine Rotary C

Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb takes a ride in the new beach wheelchair, surrounded by Ruth Mahood (L) of the Kincardine accessibility committee, Kincardine councillor Maureen Couture, Kincardine Rotary Club president Jennifer White, and Janet Haines representing Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson

Standing with the new beach wheelchair are Ruth Mahood (L) of the Kincardine accessibility New Beach wheelchaircommittee, Kincardine councillor Maureen Couture, Kincardine Rotary Club president Jennifer White, Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, and Janet Haines representing Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson

 

We thought this would be a great story to share.  The Beach Wheelchair the Rotary club donated to the Municipality who manage it through our tourism department.  In a month and a half it has been borrowed 10 times already.  We informed all our local accomodators so they can inform guest that this service is available.  We posted this information on facebook and it had thousands for views/shares and many positive comments, some from our neighbouring communities wondering when they would offer this same service.

New Rotary beach wheelchair unveiled at the beach
By Liz Dadson

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The Kincardine Rotary Club was proud to roll out its new beach wheelchair Thursday afternoon (July 25) at Station Beach, Kincardine.

The specialized wheelchair arrived about two weeks ago and has already been loaned out five times, said Kincardine community services co-ordinator Steve Murray.

It is kept at the fish weigh station at Station Beach, and users must contact the Kincardine visitors’ centre at 519-396-2731 or by E-mail at tourism@kincardine.net to reserve the beach wheelchair and pick up the key to the weigh station, said Murray. 

Users are required to leave their contact and credit card information in case there is any damage to the wheelchair. After use, the wheelchair must be cleaned up and returned to the weigh station at dusk.

The tourism office has contacted all the local hotels and campgrounds, notifying them that the beach wheelchair is available, said Murray.

Jennifer White, president of the Kincardine Rotary Club, said the club is excited and honoured to be part of this project to help make the beach accessible to everyone.

A plaque will be attached to the chair stating:

“This beach wheelchair has been made available for public use at no charge, courtesy of the Kincardine Rotary Club and in partnership with the Municipality of Kincardine. To reserve its use or for more information, please contact Kincardine Visitors and Information Centre, 519-396-2731, or tourism@kincardine.net

Murray said that if there is enough demand for the beach wheelchair, the municipality would gladly accept the donation of another one.

White said the Rotary Club paid almost $3,000 for the beach wheelchair which is lighter than a regular wheelchair and made of stainless steel. It can hold up to 300 pounds, and cannot be self-propelled.

Murray joked that it could also be used in the winter time over the snow.

A notice about the beach wheelchair has been posted on the Kincardine Tourism Facebook page for the past two weeks and has received 75,000 hits, said Murray.

Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb takes a ride in the new beach wheelchair, surrounded by Ruth Mahood (L) of the Kincardine accessibility committee, Kincardine councillor Maureen Couture, Kincardine Rotary Club president Jennifer White, and Janet Haines representing Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson

Standing with the new beach wheelchair are Ruth Mahood (L) of the Kincardine accessibility committee, Kincardine councillor Maureen Couture, Kincardine Rotary Club president Jennifer White, Huron-Bruce MP Ben Lobb, and Janet Haines representing Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson



Jennifer White, president of the Kincardine Rotary Club, gives the new beach wheelchair a dip in the waves of Lake Huron at Station Beach, Kincardine, Thursday afternoon

 

Ruth Mahood (L) of the Kincardine accessibility committee, gives Kincardine Rotary Club president Jennifer White a ride in the new beach wheelchair


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Stephen Murray
Coordinator of Community Services and Special Projects
Municipality of Kincardine
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