May 01, 2013

Fitness Centre launches wheelchair bikes

As published in The Erin Advocate

Erin PhysioFitness has launched a campaign to raise $7,500 to buy a wheelchair bike for the participants of ARC Industries East.

"We will be able to take them for rides on the rail trail – and let us know if you wish to become a volunteer bike rider," said Campaign Chair Ted Forrest. He also volunteers his time taking seniors from the Wellington Terrace home in Fergus out on the nearby Elora-Cataract Trail, using a similar bike.

ARC Industries, part of Community Living Guelph Wellington, provides work and support for adults with intellectual disabilities, and recently opened a new Erin facility close to the trail.

Donations can be made at the gym at 6 Thompson Cres. in Erin, or call Forrest for more information at 519-855-9788.  Cheques payable to ARC Industries East can also be sent to their location at 10 Thompson Cres., Erin N0B 1T0, or visit to donate online.

Ted Forrest takes a senior from Wellington Terrace out for a ride.