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ABOUT RAD

THE RAD SOCIETY HAS ACHIEVED CHARITY STATUS #73471 3696 RR0001

 

At the RAD Recreation Adapted Society, we believe that sustaining a paralyzing injury doesn't have to mean an end to your active, outdoor lifestyle.  An active, independent lifestyle is possible!

In fact, there are many assistive devices that allow you to participate and excel in all of the activities you enjoyed before sustaining your injury: skiing, watersports, hiking, the gym, biking, anything is possible with the adaptive equipment.

 

That said, accessing these devices is expensive. Outrageously expensive! We're talking tens of thousands of dollars. Yeah, it’s messed up.


The Recreation Adapted Society (RAD), exists so that the financial burden of purchasing this equipment doesn't stop you from following your dreams. Don't worry, we aren't talking about financing and interest options. Yuck!

OUR VISION

We aspire to create a world where individuals living with short-term and permanent mobility issues have the opportunity and means to live independent, active (outdoor) lifestyles with friends and family regardless of financial circumstance.

OUR MISSION

As such, we have made it our mission to make BC, and outdoor recreation in BC, accessible to independent-living individuals with short term and permanent mobility issues by providing an inventory of adapted outdoor recreation equipment for low-cost rental fees.  


To rent a Freewheel, Mountain Trike or to inquire about the Paragolfer, send us an email.

HOW IT WORKS

At RAD, we fundraise and accept donations, which we use purchase assistive devices (sit skis, hikers, water toys, Paragolfer, Access Trax, ...) so that you can:

  • CRUSH THE SLOPES

  • PADDLE YOUR HEART OUT

  • STAND UP AND GOLF

  • CRUISE AROUND TOWN IN STYLE

                You know you want to ...

This way, you don't have to purchase the expensive pieces of equipment. Instead, you can

  • Rent the equipment and use it only when you need it, or

  • If it's in your budget, try it then buy it!

Cool right? Yeah, we thought so too.  (By the way, you can read more about how our founder Tanelle Bolt came up with this RAD idea here)

And if that isn't enough the RAD Recreation Adapted Society also gives support to individuals after sustaining a life altering injury.  If you or someone you love is in this situation CONTACT US!!  Why contact us? because the RAD Society will come to your town, providing peer support, and host a charity event to help with some of the major costs and stresses that occur after an injury. 

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE FUNDRAISING 

In Second Glance, author Jodi Pocoult writes,

 

Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.

 

At RAD, we know that all of our lives are impossibly knotted and that with that simple act of listening and/or loving, we can make a difference in someone else’s life, just as those simple actions made a change in ours.

In fact, when Tanelle sustained a burst fracture to her T5-T6 vertebra and became a paraplegic, her friends, family, and community rallied around her to ensure she had the emotional and financial support she needed.

 

RAD is built on this idea of community. We raise money for our equipment and others through golf tournaments, fundraisers, as well as personal and corporate donations.

Learn how you can help us change someone's life. Visit our Get Involved page.

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