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Removing Barriers to Participation
ue to Talisman Centre’s increasing popularity with Calgarians, over the years the facility has added new gyms, a pool, extra weight lifting space and equipment, cardio and tness areas, and much more. These facility enhancements provided more opportunities for our customers to meet their wellness goals, but we want to ensure that absolutely everybody, regardless of physical, mental or nancial ability has full access to what Talisman Centre has to o er. It is in this key area of accessibility that Talisman Centre is focusing its rst annual fund-raising campaign. As an organization, we are committed to removing the barriers to participation for children, youth and families who may experience hardship accessing our facilities and programs and who may not be able to a ord associated transportation costs, fees, and required supplies. Talisman Centre’s goal is to be an inspirational place to belong for all our customers regardless of physical, mental or nancial ability. Our goal for this fund-raising e ort is $125,000 split into four enhancement categories:
1. TRANSPORTATION AND EQUIPMENT
• Aquatic pool lift • Dryland and aquatic wheelchairs • Wheelchair bus rental • Bus passes • Adaptive cardio and weight training equipment
Provide access to community groups (eg. John Howard Society, HERA Society, Woods Homes, Enviros Wilderness School, Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, etc.) Giving couldn’t be easier. Forward your contribution to: Access Advantage Annual Campaign c/o Talisman Centre 2225 Macleod Trail S. Calgary, AB T2G 5B6 Cheques should be made out to ‘Talisman Centre’ and a tax receipt will be issued to you for the full amount by the Parks Foundation Calgary. (Remember that Albertans receive 50 cents in tax credits for every dollar over $200 that they contribute!) For more information contact: Cynthia Watson Development Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 403-355-1250
2. YOUTH AT RISK
Give Youth-at-Risk an opportunity to learn valuable leadership and workplace skills that translate into an employable experience, (eg. tuition to attend Talisman Centre Lifeguard School).
3. ATHLETES IN NEED
Assist developing athletes to attend high performance training camps, access performance enhancing services or secure necessary equipment ( eg. swimsuits, running shoes, badminton racquets, etc.).
6 Spring 2008 GO online at www.talismancentre.com • 403-233-8393