Boler Mountain will soon be accessible to everyone. The London ski club has plans to install an elevator located in their chalet.
Boler recently received $45,000 from the Enabling Access Fund to increase their facility. Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities was proud to announce the donation.
“As Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I am very happy to see the London Ski Club take the initiative to make their facilities more accessible so that everyone who wants to can enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle and has the opportunity to learn how to ski or snowboard to remain physically active” says Kent Hehr.
The Enabling Access Fund is a Canadian organization that increase access for people with disabilities. The fund focuses on communities and organizations so people with disabilities to find employment opportunities and participate in community events.
Boler Mountain is already welcoming to people with disabilities. The ski club offers the London Track 3 Ski School, which offers kids with disabilities ski and snowboard lessons. This non profit organizations is a great way for people to feel more accepted.
An issue the ski club has is the chalet is not fully accessible. Having no elevator means many are unable to get to the second floor. With the $45,000, the chalet can now install an elevator making it fully accessible.
The project at Boler is just one of many happening in Canada with over 575 projects currently on the go.