Franchisee Wants To Bring 2012 Wheelchair Curling Championships To Sudbury

Saturday, January 15, 2011

MEDIchair Sudbury owner Norm Gervais is optimistic about hosting Northern Ontario Championships

Norm Gervais is confident that Sudbury will be an ideal host for the 2012 Northern Ontario Wheelchair Championships. "The Sudbury Curling Club is wheelchair accessible and very familiar with wheelchair curling -- plus they know how to run and host top-notch curling events," explains Gervais, owner of MEDIchair Sudbury. When not running his home medical equipment business, Gervais is a volunteer curling mentor to a wheelchair team that he's sponsoring in the Northern Ontario Championships in Thunder Bay, Feb. 25th 27th 2011.

"Wheelchair curling is a lot harder than it looks," notes Gervais. There is no sweeping and every curler must throw his/her 40-pound stone from a stationery wheelchair using a curling stick. Each team has four players, one of which must be a female. Some teams also have a spare. I believe that bringing the Northern Ontario Championships to Sudbury in 2012 will provide great exposure for wheelchair curling and get more people involved in the sport locally." With guidance from Coach Thomas Matheson, Skip Steve Daniel, Third Rick Prud'homme, Second Sarah Lashbrook and Lead Dennis Duclos are busy practicing several hours each weekend to hone their skills for the Northern Ontario Championships. In preparation for the tournament, the Sudbury team also travelled to Thunder Bay in December where they received two days of high performance training from Team Canada's national coaches. The winner of the Thunder Bay bonspiel will represent Northern Ontario at the Canadian Wheelchair Curling Championships in Edmonton.

About MEDIchair ‘the home medical equipment specialists' MEDIchair, a LifeMark Health Management company, is North America's largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise company with stores from coast-to-coast in Canada.

MEDIchair stores carry a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment products including wheelchairs, scooters, lift chairs, bathroom safety products, home accessibility solutions, and soft/disposable personal health care products such as incontinence supplies, wound care, compression, and bracing. These specialty products are designed to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing disabilities, injuries, surgeries, and aging. MEDIchair prides itself on providing caring, knowledgeable and highly trained HME consultants committed to finding the right home health care product solution for each customer. MEDIchair also promotes good health through its public education and awareness programs, and through its adherence to best practice management. www.medichair.com For more information or interviews please contact: Mr. Norm Gervais, Owner, MEDIchair Sudbury, (705) 525-7442 [email protected] Mr. Neil Bousquet APR, PR MEDIchair (403) 256-8834 [email protected]

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