Rolling Rampage Festival of Wheels

  The Rolling Rampage Festival of Wheels is an annual event that focuses on improving awareness to the general public and business communities about the contributions made by people with disabilities across Canada.   The event includes a 10K Wheelchair Road Race around Queen’s Park, where athletes from Toronto and around the world compete for $30,000 in prize money.   Rolling Rampage is a project of the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP). The CFPDP was established 21 years ago to assist consumers with disabilities to lead more independent lives.   The 3rd Annual Rolling Rampage Festival of Wheels will take place Saturday, June 18, outside of Queen’s Park. The festival will last from approximately 11:30 AM-6 PM.   For more information, please contact Brian McLean, Event Manager, at 416-760-7351 or bmclean@idirect.com.    


ConnecTions 2005

  Erinoak and the Peel/Halton/Dufferin Coalition for People with Disabilities are hosting the 6th Annual ConnecTions Resources Fair.   ConnecTions 2005 will take place Saturday, May 7, from 10 AM-3 PM at Ste. Famille Secondary School, 1780 Meadowvale Blvd., Mississauga (corner of Derry and Meadowvale, second light East of Mississauga Road).   Attendant care and ASL will be available. For more information, contact Jon Greenaway at 905-491-4361.    


Revelry in Motion

  Tobias House is hosting the second annual Revelry in Motion, its main fundraising gala. This year’s event includes performances by the e-Motions (Toronto’s only power wheelchair dance troupe) and Ballet Creole (Afro-Caribbean dance company), a silent auction and a buffet dinner.  Funds raised will go towards recreational and arts programs for our clients.     Revelry in Motion will take place at the Bamboo Cabana (245 Queen Quay West) on Thursday, May 26, from 6-9:30 PM. Tickets are $100 each.    For more information, please contact Portia Branford at 416-690-8804 or info@tobiashouse.ca.    


‘Fireside’ chat centres on ODSP

A consumer invites all consumers to join the Yahoo Group for ODSP recipients. The group has just been set up as a place to:

  • Ask fellow recipients questions about ODSP
  • Share your thoughts about ODSP with others
  • Share your experiences dealing with ODSP with other recipients
  • Exchange ideas about making ODSP better
  • Find out about living with ODSP
  • Vent about problems you are having or have had with ODSP
  • Post violations of human rights by ODSP employees

The ODSP Fireside Chat group was created and is moderated by Maggie Dilts, an ODSP recipient. The Web address for the new ODSP Fireside is http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/odspfireside/.


Items for Sale

  Sofa bed by Dupont available to purchase, in good condition. Cream-coloured bed. Mattress is completely clean. $50.   Tent by Magic Mountain also for sale. Nylon with tarp floor, also has fly. Clean and no tears. Sleeps 5. Selling for $75.   Please call Sandy if interested at 416-691-8169.    


Power chair for sale

    Storm Torque electric wheelchair for sale, excellent condition. New batteries installed. Asking price $400 or best offer.   Call 416-287-6069.


Power chair for sale

    Davi indoor power wheelchair for sale. New battery charger included. A battery is included, but a new one may be needed.   $300 or best offer. Call Kim and Terry at 416-367-0140.    


Consumer seeks PSW

  Disabled woman is looking for an experienced PSW to assist with personal needs, Sherbourne & Carlton area. Monday to Friday, 8-11 AM, Saturday 8 AM-12:30 PM, $8.50/hour (cooking and cleaning included).   PSW must be efficient, caring and dependable. Some additional hours required (details on phone). Please call 416-927-7671 after 1:30 PM.    


Drama Interact for People Living with Disabilities

  The Scadding Court Community Centre (SCCC) presents a new program called Drama Interact for People Living with Disabilities. This group will meet Saturday mornings from 10 AM to 12 noon. See Instructor in Room #1.   If you are aged 19 to 29… Come meet new friends, learn theatre skills and have fun! Bring a friend!   FREE with SCCC membership.   ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES   Community Member $5, Associate Member (lives outside area) $10.   If you require more information about this program, please contact Walter or Mohsin at (416) 392-0335.   The SCCC is located at 707 Dundas Street West.    


Lift for sale

  Ceiling lift, transportable, Waverly Glen Systems, 1 years old. Battery operated and manual. Includes charger, 2 rooms of track, turntable, 2 slings. All backup documents are included.   Paid $6000 (asking for $2000). Call Linda at 416-385-2399.