This August, Eternity’s Touch and mPower Electric present the final 3Rivers Roll community bike party of the summer! Community Living Wallaceburg will be hosting the final ride on August 15th at Eternity’s Touch. This month’s event will be Food and Drink themed with a hotdog BBQ and Bayside beer sampling starting at 5:30pm and the ride leaving for 7pm. You can expect to see food by the Stubby Goat, craft beer by Bayside Brewing, and live music by Nick Hedden following the ride.
The most unique part of this event is that it’s not a race, but a slow roll promoting inclusion, socializing and community comradery. And the best part is that, thanks to the generous sponsors of this event, it’s FREE for people to take part!
“The support that we received from the community at our first 2 events this summer was amazing and we are very appreciative. It is great to see so many community members of different ages, and abilities come together to enjoy the roll.” says Ashlyn Dolbear, Event Coordinator Summer Student at Community Living Wallaceburg.
While there is no fee to attend, donations are being accepted to help continue to raise vital funds to find ways to overcome barriers for people with developmental disabilities. Last year, the funds raised at our 3Rivers Roll events were used to purchase a wheelchair bicycle. The wheelchair bike was used by Kevin and Christa at the June and July rolls respectively. The wheelchair bicycle has been therapeutic for Kevin and it has helped Christa become more active in the community.
Janice Tulloch, Kevin’s main support staff explains “[Kevin could] be having an off day, very vocal, very unhappy and… [we’ll] put him on the bike and [he’ll be] smiling, it kind of [turns] his day right around… I think it’s like we are, if we’re kind of having a down day and we go out for a walk, mentally it makes you feel better. I think that’s [the same] with Kevin too.”
With your support, Community Living Wallaceburg can continue to invest in creating opportunities for people like Kevin and Christa to participate in recreational and social activities without barriers. Further information can be found on their website at www.3RiversRoll.com.