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Prince Rupert's pool lift
Representatives and individuals watch as the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre's newest piece of equipment in use on Friday.
Tanner Wiley is lowered into the Tot Pool by the new wheelchair lift, which will allow people in wheelchairs to get into to the pool and hot tub. Four were installed at the pool, costing more than $17,000 all together.
The Prince Rupert Association for Community Living and the Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group both donated $1,000 for the equipment, with Val Wholmes representing the groups on left; the Prince Rupert Regional Community Fundation donated $6,850, with Shane Deinstadt, second from left, Karen Basso, centre, and Doug Kydd representing the group; the Prince Rupert Lions Club donated $1,000 with Jim Martin, fourth from left, representing the group' and Ridley Terminals Inc donating $7,286.88, with Michelle Bryant representing the company; Also pictured is Self-Advocacy members Michael Sambo, very back, Tracy Stace-Smith, beside, Sandy Twain, in front, as well as Sue Nelson, an occupational therapist with SD52 who helped select the equipment.
Earl Mah Aquatic Centre supervisor Calvin Grav operates the lift.