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Access 2 Entertainment companion card – update

As mentioned in an earlier post, Easter Seals Canada manages the Access 2 Entertainment (TM) Card.  This is a fabulous program for those of us who love movies, attractions and recreational opportunities.

If, as the result of a permanent disability, you are unable to participate without a companion, the Access 2 Entertainment Card provides admission for that companion which is either free or nearly free (maximum $3.)  The person with the disability pays regular admission.

This post  is a summary of information believed to be accurate as of today.  However, qualifications, rules and participating venues can change at any time, so always check the www.access2card.ca website for official information.

Participating Theatres and Attractions:

The card is valid at a large number of movie theatres and attractions.  The list of participating organizations is maintained at www.access2card.ca/venues/  Current listings:

Movie theatres in Alberta

  • Cineplex
  •             Odeon, Galaxy, Famous Players, SilverCity, Colossus, Coliseum
  • Empire Theatres
  • Landmark Cinemas
  • Rainbow Cinemas
  • Magic Lantern Cinemas
  • AMC Theatres

Attractions in Alberta:

  • Aero Space Museum of Calgary
  • Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Calgary Zoo
  • Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Grain Elevator Discover Centre
  • Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre
  • Danish Canadian National Museum
  • Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Fort Edmonton Park
  • Fort McMurray Historical Society
  • Fort Whoop-Up National Historic Site
  • Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
  • Galt Museum & Archives
  • Jasper-Yellowhead Museum & Archives
  • John Janzen Nature Centre
  • La Crete Mennonite Heritage Village
  • Lougheed House
  • Morinville Musuem
  • Muttart Conservatory
  • Nose Creek Valley Museum
  • Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie Centre
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum
  • Sundre Museum & World of Wildlife
  • TELUS world of Science-Edmonton
  • The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre
  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
  • Westlock Pioneer Museum
  • Wild Rapids
  • YouthLink Calgary

Application:

Download the application form at www.access2card.ca and follow the instructions.  There is a $20 fee to acquire, replace or renew the Access 2 Entertainment Card which is valid for 5 years.

Medical qualification:

The application form requires that the applicant must be a client of an authorizing health care professional/service provider (see application for list) who attests that:

  1. The client has a permanent disability.
  2. As a result of the disability, the client requires the assistance of an attendant at movie theatres or entertainment venues.

For clients of the Huntington Society’s Southern Alberta Resource Centre, Karl Lottes is qualified to complete the Registered Health Care Provider Information required on the application.  He can be reached at 403.532.0609.

Good to know:

If you intend to also apply for the Easter Seals’ Disability Travel Card (TM) mentioned in an earlier post, have your health care professional complete both forms at the same time.  If you already have a CNIB ID card or an Easter Seals Disability Travel Card, a photocopy of either one can be submitted as authorization in lieu of completing the  Registered Health Care Provider Information section.

The Disability Travel Card is a similar program operated by Easter Seals through which participating Canadian coach (bus) operators and Via Rail offer reduced fares for companions accompanying persons with disabilities who cannot travel independently.

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Day Program upcoming meetings

Day Program for People affected by HD and their family members/caregivers

  • Thursday September 27th
  • Thursday October 25th
  • Thursday November 22nd
  • Thursday January 3rd 2013

All run 130 pm to 330 pm.  Contact Karl Lottes at the Resource Centre to see if this program is suitable for you.

2012/06/11 – Huntington Golf Tournament

Join us for another amazing golf event on June 11th at the Earl Grey Golf Club.  Sponsorship opportunities also available.

June 11th at the Earl Grey Golf Club
11:00am – Practice area open
11:30am-12:45pm – Lunch
1:00pm- Shotgun start
5:00pm -Reception – Cocktails and stand up buffet

Spots to fill:
1 single that can join a threesome $300

If you are interested or have friends that are interested please call
Jacob at 403.214.2806

Further information:

Jacob Hendriks
403.214.2806

2012/06/16 – 2012 HOPE Walk/Run for Huntington disease.

Join us for the fourth annual HOPE Walk/Run fundraiser on June 16th.

Participate:

Volunteer:

Now

Assist with planning.

June 14    4-8 pm

Hand out race packages.

June 15    12-8 pm

Hand out race packages.

June 16    Morning

Assist with the smooth running of the event.

Sponsor/donate:

  • Event sponsor
  • T-shirt sponsor
  • Door prizes
  • Items for participant race bags

Contact

Arlene 403-249-4258

darowan@shaw.ca

2011/10/15 – Calgary’s Largest Oktoberfest Party – last chance for tickets

Join 450 of your best friends at the Red and White Club for Oktoberfest, a party benefiting both the Huntington Society of Canada and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Where else can you have this much fun for only $25?

Saturday October 15, 2011
6:30 p.m. – Doors Open
8:30 p.m. – The Ad Hoc Band goes on.  Yes this is the same fabulous band we have had at many events!  Everyone LOVES them and their energy.
9:00 p.m. – German fare served.

Red & White Club (north end of McMahon Stadium) – 1833 Crowchild Trail NW – near the Banff Trail C-Train station. 

  • Bring a group or feel welcome to come as a single and make new friends.
  • Prize for the best costume, so dress German or come as you are.
  • German beer is being imported specifically for this event.  Cash Bar.
  • 50/50 draw
  • Live auction

For tickets ($25), contact:  Dee Cunningham 403.474.2762
 

Please also help us spread the word so that we can make this another sellout event:  Oktoberfest 2011 poster.