The Jumpstart Adapted Recreation Equipment Loan Program, available in Lunenburg & Queens Counties courtesy of the Lunenburg Queens Recreation Coordinators/Directors Association, is a new resource for families of children and youth who have a physical disability or acquired brain injury. Families in these counties have the opportunity to borrow a variety of equipment to experience new leisure pursuits.
- Equipment is loaned on a first come, first served basis
- Please book at least a week in advance of use
- Borrow for up to 2 weeks at a time
- Cost to borrow is only $15 (for annual maintenance fund)
Phone (902) 470-7539, or e-mail Andrea.firstname.lastname@example.org
Head for the surf and get as wet as you like in the innovative Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchair.
Towed, pushed or self-propelled, the easy-to-manoeuvre Hippocampe enables you to turn obstacles into opportunities whether you’re on the beach or rambling in the woods.
The Hippocampe enables everyone – of any age – to enjoy outdoor activities to their full ability. In short, Hippocampe puts the fun into function. Easily collapsed for travel in a carry bag – weighs 30 lbs. It even comes with a ski attachment for winter fun!
2 available – 1 child, 1 adult
See the Hippocampe in action:
Learn how to assemble and use the Hippocampe:
Great for cross-country ski trails! Winter fun for everyone!
Sled features a tubular metal-grip yoke system that provides lateral protection for riders with disabilities.
Two independently operating brakes, a tail brake, and swivel-coupled platform are built to withstand use.
Ergonomically shaped front and rear sections and incorporated footrests assure safety and good weight-bearing characteristics.
Padded seat, three safety straps, raised back support, head rest and steel runners.
220-lb. weight capacity.
For riders with good head, neck and trunk control.
Training wheels have been in use for decades, primarily as a training aid for small children, to help them with balance as they learn to ride.
Small children are not the only people who need training wheels. Older, larger children (and adults) who have never learned to ride find them useful. In many cases, people with special needs find Fatwheels training wheels nothing short of liberating! Many people with Down Syndrome, Autism, and cerebral palsy, for example, have found that Fatwheels have opened new doors for outdoor recreation.
2 sets available – 1 for 20 inch bike and 1 for 24 inch bike
IMP – 1 available
Recommended for children 2 ½ to 5 years. The IMP is a dual-axle foot propelled tricycle that is capable of supporting up to 70 lbs. The inseam range for a child using the Imp is 12 ½”-15 ½”. Easy adjustments can be made for a child’s growth in size as well as growth in riding ability.
Terrier – 1 available
For ages 4 ½ and up.
Terrier measures 45”L x 29”W and will accommodate children up to 100 lbs. with an inside leg length of 16 1/2” to 21 1/2”.
This rugged mobility device features 16” wheels and a caliper brake with a parking brake mechanism. Includes adjustable trunk support, adapted pedals, and extra-wide saddle seat.
TMX – 1 available
The TMX is a dual-axle foot propelled tricycle recommended for children ages 8 years and older. It is capable of supporting up to 130 lbs. Best of all, easy adjustments can be made for a child’s growth in size as well as growth in riding ability (Inseam 20”-25”). Designed to make it easier for a child with low muscle tone and decreased strength, and to start and stop easily.
See the trikes in action:
Sledges are used to allow participants with physical disabilities to enjoy a game of hockey or just to go for a sled on the ice. Players move on the ice by propelling their sled with sticks with picks.
We have 12 sledges with telescopic noses available for use (2 with high backs), including 14 right and left sticks with picks and two goalie sticks with picks and accessory safety equipment (helmets, gloves, shin pads).
This “go anywhere” tandem bicycle is basically a wheelchair (which can be taken off) mounted to the front of a bike. It is surprisingly easy to pedal and allows the passenger to go “for a ride” in a comfortable seating position. Comes with an electric pack to assist those pedaling.
Learn how to use the Duet Bike:
Contact your recreation department in Lunenburg or Queens County for info or to make a booking:
Region of Queens: 354-5741
Municipality of Lunenburg: 541-1343
Town of Bridgewater: 543-2274
Town of Lunenburg: 634-4006
Municipality of Chester: 275-3490
This program has been generously funded by the following partners:
- Canadian Tire Jumpstart
- Canadian Paralympic Committee
- IWK Health Centre
- Lunenburg County Community Health Board
- Nova Scotia Health and Wellness
- Queens Community Health Board
This program is coordinated by