As you may know, Access in the Community for Everybody (ACE) is a non-profit organization that has been working to remove barriers in the Upper Columbia Valley. We believe improving accessibility goes a long way to creating a healthier, more inclusive, age and family-friendly community.

We are writing to inform the community that through ACE, the District of Invermere, and other community members, there are now two unique mobility devices available to the public at no charge a floating, rubber-tired beach chair which is designed for easy access over sand and into the water, and a trail rider (which is meant to be used on rough terrain and hiking trails). Both require able-bodied assistants, but are wonderful opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoor activities we enjoy in our valley!

Both pieces of equipment are kept at the Kinsmen Beach amenities building. The beach chair is available through the concession stand during the summer, otherwise contact the District of Invermere at 250-342-9281 to borrow. We hope that together we can share the word that these devices are available in our community!

Cielle Cowles

A.C.E. president