Welcome to IL Vernon's BLOG

IL Vernon is a resource centre for people with a variety of disabilities! IL Vernon focuses its services on providing information about community services. For more information, please visit http://ilvernon.ca

Monday, October 31, 2011

International Day of Persons with Disabilities - IL Vernon is celebrating December 2, 2011

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 2, 2011

IL Vernon's Annual General Meeting
11:00 – 12:00 pm

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Network for Inclusion Community Consultation

1:00 – 2:30 pm
Have an opportunity to provide your input on disability issues in the areas of:
-Economic participation
-Disability Supports
-Community Contribution

People Place #006, 3402-27th Ave

Please conform your participation,
by contacting 250-545-9292 or laura@ilvernon.ca

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dogs for Independence Walk 2011

Thank you to everyone who participated in the walk this year to help raise over $700 for IL Vernon. 

An extra big thank you to the Vernon and District Kennel Club for their $200.00 donation. 

Also thank you to those who donated food, which will be given to people with low incomes who have dogs.

IL Vernon's Dogs for Independence Calendar will be available for sale at the beginning of November.  $10.00 each

Hiking for people with mobility disabilities in Vernon

Hi everyone,

IL Vernon has 2 TrailRiders available for rent.

The TrailRider has been described as a space age rickshaw. Developed especially for accessing the outdoors, the lightweight aluminum frame of the Black Diamond TrailRider transports people with disabilities with the assistance of two or more able-bodied team mates called Sherpas. Ergonomically designed with fully adjustable seating, footrests and armrests the TrailRider is built to ensure comfort for riders and sherpas. Other features such as the cargo compartment and adjustable seat make it convenient and easy to use. The TrailRider's single-wheel designated stabilizes the ride and provides the narrow profile necessary to access hiking trails and paths, this vehicle is ideal for trekking (sailing) in environmentally sensitive areas as it leaves little more than a footprint. 

Rental Rate: $10.00/day or
$25.00 for 5 uses

Are you a person with disability who loves to hike?

To book the TrailRider, contact:
Independent Living Vernon
#107, 3402 - 27th Ave, Vernon, BC


Completed and signed Liability waiver required.  Click here to access the forms. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

IL Vernon Puppy wrestle!

ILV's June 2011 Calendar boy, Baldur and 4 month old Tessa wrestle to settle who knows more about Independent Living Philosophy!

Dogs for Independence Walk October 16, 2011

Dogs for Independence Walk Sunday, October 16, 2011

This is a fundraiser for IL Vernon to promote awareness of the various duties of assistance dogs and people with disabilities. 

Registration Fee: $20.00 (includes walk, prizes, brown bag breakfast, and 2012 Calendar)

For every $10.00 in pledges raised, you will get a ticket for door prizes!

Brown Bag Breakfast: 8:30 - 10:00 am. 


Start at People Place parking lot and walk along linear park path.