Wayne Biffert shows what the Argo eight-by-eight Avenger looks like. It was donated to the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association from the Rick Hansen Foundation to help those with spinal cord injuries and mobility problems enjoy the outdoors.

Wayne Biffert shows what the Argo eight-by-eight Avenger looks like. It was donated to the Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association from the Rick Hansen Foundation to help those with spinal cord injuries and mobility problems enjoy the outdoors.

Argo helps mobility impaired

The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association is taking people with mobility problems on trips along Williams Lake River Valley Trail.

The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association (WLSA) will begin taking people with mobility problems on trips along Williams Lake River Valley Trail.

The association has an Argo eight-by-eight Avenger that was donated to the club by the Rick Hansen Foundation with the understanding it would be used to help facilitate people with spinal cord injuries and mobility problems to get outdoors.

As the Argo is really rough riding in the bush, it was decided to approach the City of Williams Lake to try to get permission to take people down the river trail.

The trail is relatively smooth and the scenery is great.

Permission was granted and the city added that it’s trying to make life more enjoyable for handicapped persons.

It appreciates the added service to the community.

Some modifications were done on the Argo to try to make it easier for people to get in and out of the vehicle.

Steps and a handrail were manufactured by Cariboo Steel & Machine Ltd.

The steps were painted by Mark IV Collision Repairs.

The WLSA and community of Williams Lake thank these two businesses as well as the Rick Hansen Foundation for helping to provide this opportunity to the citizens of Williams Lake.

To arrange a trip down the river trail contact Wayne Biffert at 250-392-7460 or wayne_biffert@telus.net.