Fundraising to Help People with Disabilities Use the Okanagan Trails and Trestles – Kelowna News
Explore the trails and trestles
The first-ever Trek the Trails and Trestles challenge for National Accessibility Week and British Columbia Trails Day begins Sunday.
People on the move is behind the challenge, which hopes to help create suitable and affordable programs for people with disabilities.
“Hiking, hiking and biking continue to gain popularity in the Okanagan; there are at least 40 km of separate paved multi-use trails in Kelowna alone, as well as the popular scenic trails; like the Okanagan Rail Trail and, of course, the route from the Trestles Trail to the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, ”said Louise Abbott, Executive Director of People In Motion.
The groups hope to raise $ 25,000 to help purchase additional adaptive recreational equipment so more people can enjoy the Okanagan trails.
“It felt natural to throw our first Trek the Trails & Trestles challenge around National Accessibility Week and British Columbia Trails Day, as well as show off some of our adapted recreational gear,” Abbott said. .
At present, the group owns around 30 adaptive recreation equipment and the hope is that they can buy another Duet Bicycle, a tandem wheelchair bicycle, once they have the funds.
“We are also delighted to announce that we have partnered with Myra Canyon Bicycle Rental and Tours to help us use some of our Kettle Valley Trails-friendly recreational equipment, as well as their bicycle rental services,” the release said. hurry. .
The challenge starts on May 30 and ends on June 5, 2021.
People In Motion has been offering accessible programs and services since 1987.