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May is National Mobility Awareness Month

Shine the Spotlight on Increasing Independence

National mobility awareness month at movemobility

 

May is National Mobility Awareness Month. National Mobility Awareness Month shines the spotlight on the increased independence that can be achieved by those living with mobility issues. With the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment, this is becoming a reality for many.

Mobility is at the heart of our company, and we are passionate about helping the estimated 2 million Canadians living with mobility-related disabilities realize increased independence. MoveMobility does this through the provision of adaptive vehicles that suit a wide variety of lifestyles, budgets, and personal preferences.

In the spirit of National Mobility Awareness Month, our team of Mobility experts welcome the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the increased independence that can be achieved with a custom vehicle modification solution, designed to best [...]

Variety’s 2018 Gold Heart Gala

MoveMobility was Provider of Surprise Vehicle for Bodman Family!

On Saturday, April 15th, 2018, Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba hosted the Gold Heart Gala and celebrated its 40th Anniversary! The proceeds from the evening support programs and services in Manitoba that support children living with a disability. As part of the program, a selected family received a brand new Wheelchair Accessible Van! MoveMobility was the provider for the wheelchair accessible vehicle and our team enjoyed working with representatives Jeff and Amanda from Variety. MoveMobility’s Production Team worked hard to meet the requested deadlines, so that the van would be ready for the family to drive away the night of the Gala. MoveMobility also sponsored the event with a donation towards the cause.

The Surprise Vehicle

It was a complete surprise for the Bodman family when they were presented with a 2018 Rear Entry Dodge Grand Caravan! This vehicle has a manual rear ramp, which allows for easy access for their young daughter who uses [...]

MoveMobility Pays a Visit to Futuristic Industries after Humboldt Tragedy

Emmitt Well Received by Clients Affected by Tragedy
futuristic industries clients with emmitt movemobility mascot after humboldt tragedy
Visit to Futuristic Industries

It goes without saying that the Humboldt tragedy has affected many lives. After the horrific crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, the clients at Futuristic Industries are feeling the loss as they often watched the team play in the past. Futuristic Industries is a member agency of the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC), which works closely with MoveMobility. Learn more about SARC by clicking here!

Ken Cavenagh from MoveMobility drove to Humboldt to meet with the clients at Futuristic Industries. He presented them with Emmitt mascots and MoveMobility caps, which were well received by the clients and staff. The group thoroughly enjoyed the visit!

Thank you to Futuristic Industries for the opportunity to visit and brighten up the clients’ day! Check out some of our other recent news here!

Training Session with Little Grand Rapids First Nation

MoveMobility Provided a Training Session on Accessible Promaster

We were pleased to have a group of of Little Grand Rapids First Nation’s Health Workers come to our Head Offices in Winnipeg for a training session on the Rear Accessible Promaster today! After flying to Winnipeg on Thursday evening, they joined us first thing at MoveMobility to begin the session, which was conducted by Simon Jones.

Rear Ramp Training

During the training session, Simon instructed the group on the rear access for wheelchairs, wheelchair harness and securement, seat removal and installation, heat and air controls, and safety hazard awareness. The group received certificates showing they had undergone the training, as well as MoveMobility mugs and Emmitt, our moose mascot!

Read more about the Rear Ramp Promaster Van here!

Thank you to Robert C. Leveque, Naomi Moar, Clarence Keeper, and Ezra Owen for attending!

New Wheelchair Vehicle for LutherCare Communities!

Emmitt Delivering the New Promaster today!

The new Wheelchair Accessible Ram Promaster with a rear hydraulic lift from MoveMobility is being delivered today. We are happy to know this will increase the freedom of LutherCare Communities’ clients! As always, Emmitt is going along for the ride too.

Read more about the work that LutherCare Communities does on their website: http://luthercare.com/.

The Ram Promaster

The vehicle that suited the needs of the LutherCare Communities was the Ram Promaster with a Rear Hydraulic Lift. This allows for easy entry and exit of the vehicle for wheelchair passengers. With the flexible Auto-Floor system, seats can be removed and added as necessary, allowing you to transport up to 10 passengers. This vehicle is very popular and is the best solution for organizations looking to transport up to 10 passengers while being able to transport a number of wheelchairs.

Find out how this vehicle can work for you! Call us at 888-657-4010 OR click here for more [...]

Herbert Group Home, Here We Come!

Emmitt's on his way to Herbert Group Home in St. Herbert, SK

The new Wheelchair Accessible Ram Promaster with a rear hydraulic lift from MoveMobility is being delivered today. We are happy to know this will increase the freedom of Herbert Group Home’s clients! As always, Emmitt is going along for the ride too.

The Ram Promaster

The vehicle that suited the needs of the Herbert Group Home was the Ram Promaster with a Rear Hydraulic Lift. This allows for easy entry and exit of the vehicle for wheelchair passengers. With the flexible Auto-Floor system, seats can be removed and added as necessary, allowing you to transport up to 10 passengers. This vehicle is very popular and is the best solution for organizations looking to transport up to 10 passengers while being able to transport a number of wheelchairs.

Find out how this vehicle can work for you! Call us at 888-657-4010 or click here for more information on the Rear Lift Ram Promaster!

Emmitt on His Way to Prairie View Municipality

The New Wheelchair Van is on its way!

Prairie View Municipality will soon be enjoying the new Rear Entry Dodge Grand Caravan!

The Rear Entry Grand Caravan

The rear entry van is modified to have a rear manual ramp to provide easy access for wheelchair passengers to enter and exit the vehicle. The rear entry conversion is very cost effective compared to a side entry van. The Rear Entry Dodge Caravan allows for transportation for 2 wheelchairs with the Flip and Fold seating option. Learn more about this vehicle conversion here!

Emmitt has taken to riding in the back for this drive…

Emmitt is Off to Fort McKay, AB!

Fort McKay First Nation's Wheelchair Accessible Bus is on its way!
Move Mobility wheelchair van mascot

Fort McKay First Nation recently purchased a new Wheelchair Accessible Bus. They will benefit from greater capacity for transporting wheelchair and ambulatory passengers. We are pleased to provide the community with the mobility solution that fits their needs and increases the freedom for wheelchair passengers.

Is the Allstar Bus for you?

To learn more about the full size bus, which works well for communities who require a large vehicle for wheelchair and passenger transportation, learn more about the Allstar Bus here! Alternatively, a more fuel efficient and flexible option to the Allstar Bus is the Dodge Ram Promaster. This incredibly popular vehicle provides the flexibility in seating and wheelchair positions that every organization needs. If you think this might be the solution for your transportation needs, click here to learn more about the features!

Thank you to Fort McKay First Nation, and we look forward to working with them again!

Meet our Mascot, Emmitt!

MoveMobility's Moose Mascot Has Arrived!

Meet our mascot, Emmitt! Emmitt is a furry moose who wears a green shirt sporting MoveMobility’s brand, representing our company wherever he goes. With each wheelchair accessible vehicle purchased from MoveMobility, Emmitt will be seated in the front passenger seat! We hope our clients enjoy having Emmitt around – we can’t want to see the places he’ll go!

To read about Emmitt’s first trip, check out this blog post: Emmitt Heads to Tadoule Lake, MB!

 

 

Like & Share!

If you are a client who has one of MoveMobility’s Emmitt mascots, share your photos of his activity! We’re sure he’ll be well received by your families, community members, and clients. Share on Social Media or send us the photos at info@movemobility.ca and we’ll be sure to share!

Emmitt Heads to Tadoule Lake, MB!

Sayisi Dene Wheelchair Vehicles On Their Way!

On Friday, March 26, 2018, we were pleased to meet with representatives from the Sayisi Dene First Nation at MoveMobility’s Head Office in Winnipeg to hand over their new Wheelchair Accessible vans! Thank you to Peter and Shirley Cheekie and the drivers who accompanied them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodating Winter Roads

The Wheelchair Accessible Promasters were completed in a very short space of time. This was due to the requirement for the vans to be driven across Manitoba’s winter roads. Because of the remote location of some northern communities, these basic access routes cross many types of landscape: muskeg, rivers, lakes, and streams. The winter roads are expected to close early this year, meaning our team at MoveMobility worked hard [...]

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