Dear Wheel-E Newsletter Recipients:

Welcome to the August 2016 issue of Wheel-E, the monthly newsletter of Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. Wheel-E includes information about news and events related to spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. 

Spring_Summer 2016 Magazine 
SCI Alberta also publishes Spinal Columns, a magazine that includes features and regular columns about important issues that individuals with disabilities face today.

Check out our Spring/Summer 2016 issue featuring the Honourable Kent Hehr.

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National and Provincial News
Help Shape the Future of Housing in Canada - National Housing Strategy       
The Government of Canada is working with many partners, including provinces and territories who play an important role in housing, to develop a new National Housing Strategy in order to achieve good housing outcomes for Canadians. Please join the conversation! Make your voice heard by taking this  brief survey  or submit your views in writing  before October 21, 2016. Your ideas will help shape the future of housing in Canada.
Accessibility Initiative to Celebrate Canada`s 150th Birthday
Our friends at the Rick Hansen Foundation are aiming to create a lasting legacy through a new Canada 150 Access4All initiative where youth and community leaders are encouraged to identify and address accessibility barriers in public spaces throughout Canada. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Canadian government, RHF will make available $1.7 million in grants to fund a minimum of 50 large-scale Barrier Buster projects and accessibility awareness events in communities across the country, creating real and lasting impact for all Canadians.Full details on the Access4All program and application guidelines for the Barrier Buster Fund will be available on their website in September. Sign up at to receive updates as they become available. We look forward to hearing more about this exciting initiative.
What's  Local in Yo ur Community
Calgary 2016 Peer Events
Peer event information is posted as it becomes available on the SCI Alberta  website as well as on  Facebook and  TwitterFor more information, contact
 at 403-228-7434.

Rooftop Murder Mystery and BBQ - August 4th!   
Murder Mystery and BBQ - August 4th_ 2016 - Calgary Peer Event 
August 4th, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, 722 - 16th Avenue, Calgary.
Welcome to what may be the final episode of the game show, 'Double Jeopardy.' Tensions are high as ratings have been down with the onset of YouTube and pay per view networking. This is the last chance to get a high rating or else the show is cancelled. Be prepared for anything to happen. Play along with your hosts Alec Malbec, Vanna Off White, Ed McHand and many more.  "So come on down, you may be the next contestant and the price is MURDER!" RSVP by July 27th to or 403-228-7434.   
Edmonton 2016 Peer Events

P eer event information is posted as it becomes available on the SCI Alberta  website  as well as on   Facebook  and  Twitter . For more information, contact  Guy Coulombe  at 587-410-2427. 

Adapted Sports Night Peer Event - Edmonton  
Adapted Sports Night Poster - September 21_ 2016
Join us at our Adapted Sports Peer Event scheduled for Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., at the Glenrose Rehab. Hospital Gymnasium (main floor, Glen East). RSVP by September 15, 2016 to or 587-410-2427.

Almost Sold Out - August 11, 2016! 
Our annual Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC Golf Classic is right around the corner and we're almost sold out! If you haven't signed up yet, be sure to get in touch! AND check out our amazing golfer gifts below.
Taking place once again at the lovely Glendale Golf and Country Club, 8:00 a.m. Shotgun start. Contact, 587-410-2521 or 587-410-2566 to find out how you can join the fun!

Way to go Ava 
Ava Coulombe
Thank you to Ava Coulombe, (daughter of staff member, Kristie Coulombe) for holding a lemonade sale and donating the proceeds to SCI Alberta. Not long ago, Ava also donated half of her birthday money to us as well. Way to show your community support Ava!  

Pecha Kucha Ability 3 | Call for Presenters 
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It's that time again!  Edmonton's 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities is currently accepting presentation submissions for Pecha Kucha Ability 3 to be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016. This is a presentation format based on a simple idea: 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and 40 seconds. Why this format you ask? It keeps presentations concise, fast-paced and entertaining. Click here to find out more or contact
Red Deer
Marlin Styner Memorial Golf Classic - August 12, 2016 
And we have another great golf tournament in Red Deer!! If you haven't signed up yet....we'd be thrilled to spend the day with you on the golf course.
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Join us on the greens in Red Deer on August 12, 2016. Once again, this popular event is being held at the River Bend Golf and Recreation area. This year, SCI Alberta in Red Deer will also welcome well known comedian, Angus McJagger. McJagger will provide entertainment at both the Edmonton and Red Deer tournaments. He will roam the links accompanied by his trusted videographer to interview golfers and offer his sage (usually unrequited) tips to improve your golf game. To register, contact or call 403-341-5060.

Show'n Shine BBQ
Show'n Shine BBQ was a great success with over 12 vehicles on display and over 35 attendees. Thanks to everyone who came out! For more information, contact
or call 403-341-5060. 

Boccia and Para Cycling
The Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association, alongside the Multiple Sclerosis Society and SCI Alberta will be hosting a Boccia Intro Session and a Para Cycling Intro Session on August 29th, 2016 at Red Deer College (100 College Blvd.), Red Deer. The Para Cycling Intro Session will be held from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot C and the contact is Sydney Deegan The Boccia Intro Session will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the KS Gym and the contact is Casey Nielsen
Medicine Hat

Summer Peer BBQ
Plans are underway for our Medicine Hat summer BBQ taking place in September at Echo Dale Park. Stay tuned for more details! For more information, contact or 403-504-4001.  
Adaptive Cycling via Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport and Recreation (MHASR) 
Participants can bring their own or borrow a handcycle, adult trike, or tandem cycle. Taking place at Kin Coulee Park (by Band Shelter), Monday evenings, June 6 to Sept 26, Group 1: 6:00 to 7:00pm, Group 2: 7:15 to 8:15pm. Participants can bring own bike or borrow one of MHASR's. For more information contact:  or 587- 253-5300. 
Grande Prairie
SCI Alberta Grande Prairie Peer Information Sessions/Other Activities:
For more information on any upcoming peer events, contact Mieke at 780-532-3305 or
Social Bowling  
Every Tuesday at Bowling Stones Ten Pin Entertainment Center, 11005-106 Avenue. Join us for conversation if you don't want to bowl. $4.00 per game. Cribbage, pool and other games are often available as well. Volunteers welcome. Phone Mieke at 780-831-1091 or keep your eye on the  Accessible GP and Peace Region Facebook page for bowling updates. Check with Cecil if you have questions. He can be reached at  

Let's All  Come to the Table Peer Event 

"Let's all Come to the Table" on Saturday, August 27th at Margaret Edgson Manor Community Room, 9609 123 Avenue, Grande Prairie - 1:00-3:00 pm Lunch (includes hot dogs, salads, vegetables, chips and refreshments), and 3:00-5:00 pm (Board games). $2.00 for your meal, and please feel free to bring any board games you may have. Contact Kaylee Plummer for more information or to RSVP at 780-532-3305 Ext. 2 or email or check out the ACCGP Peer Program Facebook Grande Prairie.

For More News and Community Events in Grande Prairie 
For information about other community news and events,  click here.

Nutrition, Active Living and Wellbeing
Nutrition Workshop 
Foods that Fuel Energy Nutrition Workshop - August 17_ 2016 

Another great Nutrition Workshop is scheduled for August 17, 2016 in Calgary and the topic is "Foods that Fuel Energy". Hang out with Kasey, our very own in-house Certified Nutritionist and have fun with nutrition. For more information contact or 403-228-7427.  

A light, easy to make, Thai Chicken Salad recipe was shared at our recent Nutrition Workshop held in Calgary on July 20, 2016.

Ways to Give
Use Your Power for Good - Sponsor Energy
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Agents of Change 
Our partnership with Agents of Change empowers you to support us in a substantial way if you are considering buying or selling a home.
  Click here  to find out more.

Become a Spinal Cord Injury Alberta Member - Make Your Voice Count 
Spinal Cord Injury Alberta has been providing services and support to Albertans who have experienced a spinal cord injury or physical disability since 1961.

For a list of the many benefits available through your $25 membership, click here. Call 780-424-6312 or toll free 1-888-654-5444 to renew your SCI Alberta membership.

Click here to find out more about our ongoing resources.

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SCI Alberta also has offices located in Red Deer, Calgary, St. Paul, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie.