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Specialized gift for pool

Representatives of Columbia Power Corp. and the Selkirk Lions Club pose with Ben Poznekoff (front, centre) at the Castlegar Community Complex on November 25. Flanking Ben are Columbia Power
Representatives of Columbia Power Corp. and the Selkirk Lions Club pose with Ben Poznekoff (front, centre) at the Castlegar Community Complex on November 25. Flanking Ben are Columbia Power's Frank Wszelaki (chief operating officer) and Audrey Repin (director of stakeholder relations). Pictured in back row, from left, Joanne Baker (representing both groups) and Lions Club members Lloyd Westcott, Luc Lafreniere, Bob Sorensen, Tony DaCosta and Connie Lewis.
— image credit: Jim Sinclair photo.

An added asset was presented for the pool at the Castlegar Community Complex on Nov. 25.

Complementing a water wheelchair the pool had earlier received from the Selkirk Lions Club, another of the $2,000+ units is now available for use.

The chairs look no different than a standard wheelchair, but with sealed bearings and other modifications, are designed for aquatic use.

Ben Poznekoff was on hand to give it a try, he's the one who has been making the most use of the existing chair, almost every day according to pool staff.

The new piece of equipment was made available thanks to a donation from the Columbia Power Corporation.

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