Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Soldiering On

A group of local disabled Canadian militray personnel got their first taste of kayaking last weekend thanks to the Candian Forces Soldier On program. Seven soldiers hit the waters of west Bay in Esquimalt as part of the program that encourages ans assists injured soldiers to keep active in new ways.
As noted in this Victoria News article:
“The Solider On motto is ‘no limits,’ so no matter what your injury is there’s a way around it,’” said Tim Felbel, B.C. Soldier On representative and regional adapted fitness specialist.
The adaptive exercise program, which also provides military members with access to specialized equipment, is funded through donations from Canadians, corporations and other organizations.
“A lot are injured during the call of duty or doing something locally,” Felbel explained. “We’re supporting those who support our country.”

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