AODA Playground Equipment

Accessibility Training For AODA Accessibility Advocates

Municipalities are turning to members of their communities to be local Accessibility Advocates as part of embracing the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act).  The Ontario Parks Association (OPA) offers seminars on Accessibility Training and has produced a 30 minute video review of best practices for play areas. The 3 part video and seminars explain how to make a play area inclusive.

The video is set in Fergus, Ontario, Canada, which has a fun, beautiful Accessible Playground. The video features interviews with children and parents on the pros and cons of surfacing options, ramps versus transfer stations, upper body development opportunities and the merits of various activity panels to address a variety of disabilities. It also tells a wonderful fundraising success story for this small town with a population of 20,000 people that was able to raise the funds to build this park in 9 months. Contributions came from local companies, local individuals, the Rotary club and a provincial grant.

For more information about this training or the Fergus Rotary Accessible Playground, please contact your local PlayPower Canada representative.

The video is available on YouTube, separated into three 10 minute sections:

Part 1:

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Honest Price Promise from PlayPower

Little Tikes Commercial and Miracle Recreation just published a “Honest Price Promise.”

“We’ve built our company on integrity, customer service, and quality at honest prices. We don’t intend to stop doing that anytime soon. Our promise is to provide you with the best solution for your playground needs, no gimmicks or misleading terms.

Give us a chance to give you a better price.”

Details on the “Honest Price Promise” can be found at the Little Tikes Commercial and Miracle Recreation websites.

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Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference in Truro April 6 – 8th

Recreation New Brunswick, Recreation PEI, Recreation Nova Scotia, Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador and Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia have partnered to bring you the Atlantic Recreation & Facilities Conference in Truro, NS, April 6 – 8th, 2016. The theme is “Thinking Outside The Box” and the conference is a great forum to share best practices, learn from the latest research and network with peers also striving to improve recreational spaces and facilities.

While you are at the conference, stop by the PlayPower Canada booth for info on the latest in park & play solutions, including information on Biba! mobile play-enhancing games, the Generation Swing and the Gravity Rail.

If you are not able to attend the show contact your local PlayPower rep for an update at 1-800-265-9953.
Free games to encourage healthy outdoor play

Look for the Biba sign at PlayPower Canada playgrounds and join in the fun.

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The Gravity Rail from Miracle Recreation combines the excitement and speed of ziplines and rollercoasters by allowing children to glide through the air riding over dips and curves without a harness.