The Town of Kindersley has been awarded a $115,000 Jumpstart Accessibility Grant that will go towards making the Kindersley Aquatic Centre more accessible.

The funding will be used for two Poolpod lift systems, which can help most individuals enter and exit a pool independently.

"We couldn't be more excited for the pool to open and be equipped with the Poolpod lift systems that will create accessibility and independence for the individuals in our program," Executive Director of West Central Abilities Kim Edmunds said. "It will be really nice and a huge benefit to have it in our community."

The Kindersley Aquatic Centre is expected to be open by the end of this year.

Poolpod lift systems have remote operation for pool attendant assisted access, but also allow individuals to access pools on their own.

This is the first of five years in which Jumpstart Accessibility Grants are being distributed throughout the country to help improve inclusivity and accessibility in recreational facilities.
The Town of Kindersley was one of nine grant recipients this year.
 
“We received more than 200 grant submissions from across the country and I only wish we had the ability to fund them all,” said Scott Fraser, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “Congratulations to our first Accessibility Grant recipients and to all those who are dedicated to making something pecial happen for deserving kids.”

Jumpstart has donated $1,609,608 since 2005 to the Saskatoon Chapter, which includes Kindersley.
 

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