It started as a casual conversation in the Ski Instructors locker room at Ski Wentworth during the winter of 2014 with the observation that there was a need for improved adaptive ski equipment for disabled skiers. This evolved into a Rotary District Grant application that was submitted and approved in 2015-16. A funding partnership between Alpine Nova Scotia, The Rotary Club of Truro and Rotary District 7820 resulted in the purchase the first new Sit Ski  at Wentworth in some time.  It arrived in March 2016 just as the season was ending. 

Now that there has been a full year to use the machine, Ed McQuillan, Chairman NS Chapter of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing and Ski instructor Hiro Ozawa will come to tell the club about the impact this sort of equipment has in the lives of disabled skiers.  Ed and Hiro will be speakers at the Rotary Club of Truro's May 1st noon meeting at the Best Western Glengarry. 

Injured in a ski accident that left him in a wheelchair, Ed has a first hand perspective on sports for the disabled.  He is Chairman of the NS Chapter of the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing.

A professional ski and snowboard instructor at ski Wentworth since 2000, Hiro is a CADS (Canadian adaptive snow sports) ski level 3 course conductor, snowboard level 3 course conductor and someone who teaches instructors in the use of such equipment.

Come join us to hear from Ed and Hiro on May 1st.