History

SCITCS first Newsletter was published.

1990 we presented the first Ergys Rehabilitation System to the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital that allows people with SCI to exercise their legs using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) resulting in a cardio workout.

1991 The Wild Rose Foundation, an Alberta Government Foundation, provided SCITCS with $26,800 to purchase a second Ergys 1 computerized exercise bicycle that was donated to the Rick Hansen Centre situated at the University of Alberta. The cheque was presented by Jim Dinning the Minister responsible for the Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities. The first Ergys System was transferred from the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital to the Rick Hansen Centre.

  

First annual general meeting and picnic held. Accessible jet boats a great success

1992 we donated a Neuro-Educator and Bio-Feed Back equipment to the Rick Hansen Centre

-we donated two Therarest mattresses to the Glenrose rehabilitation hospital for use by SCI patients

1993 The University of Alberta created the SCITCS FES Clinic in recognition of SCITCS initiative in acquiring FES and their annual financial support that continues into 2006. The President of the University of Alberta, Paul Davenport (L)) officiated at the ceremony.

Four $300 Bursaries were given to people with a SCI who graduated from local colleges.

Louise received the Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled award for outstanding leadership