40 for 40 – Summer 2018!
Someone on our team has a big birthday coming up and in celebration of this momentous occasion, we’re having a party! We’re inviting our friends, volunteers, supporters, AND 40 lucky participating business owners who will be getting one of our ramps for… you guessed it… $40 each!
Behr is donating the paint, The Carpenters Union – Local 27 have made a generous donation to help support the purchase of building materials, and our friends at Greening Homes will be making the sawdust fly and helping us build the 40 ramps at the Mill Centre on May 5th! Telus will be getting their hands dirty and painting the ramps when they join us for Corporate Team Building days on May 8th and 9th!
We initially had our party lined up for May 11th, but we are postponing it to make the event even bigger and better!
So, the birthday will have passed but this summer we will get together to raise some money and listen to Cassie Barker, Julian Finkel, Russell Winkelaar, and Muqu Pacheco tell stories about their lived experiences encountering barriers as a parent, a wheelchair user, a business owner, and a person moving around the city with an ankle injury. Guests will hear how StopGap ramps are helping raise awareness, how they have helped people overcome barriers, and see the impact their participation in the initiative has on their community.
Stay tuned and keep checking in over here and on our social media for more details! Can’t wait to party with ya!
StopGap in the News
The Daily Observer, November 9, 2017Alair Homes has teamed up with StopGap Foundation to provide local businesses free ramps.
Metro News, October 26, 2017As he strives to increase accessibility across Canada, Luke Anderson can always use a helping hand.
CBC News Sudbury, July 5, 2017Brightly coloured ramps are starting to appear in Sudbury, Ont., to close the gap that exists between sidewalks and elevated storefronts.