By Kent Larsen
Stirling Member Selling Business
STIRLING, ALBERTA, CANADA -- Five years ago, Reg Ellet, a member of
the Lethbridge Alberta East Stake, conceived a product which would
help seniors find recreation in an area many would never think they
Ellet, a graduate of the therapeutic recreation programme of the
Lethbridge Community College, invented the Handi Lane Portable
Bowling Alley five years ago as a college project. The inexpensive
apparatus allows seniors with physical disabilities to enjoy a
popular sport played by many others.
With a ramp at one end raised to waist level, even wheelchair-bound
players can participate. Guided by dowels the length of the ramp,
players can aim their bowling ball in nearly any possible way. Pins
are restacked with an easy to use pin setter.
Ellet assures that the invention improves circulation, muscle
strength, endurance, range of motion, fine motor co-ordination,
attention span, concentration and memory. It has found buyers all
over Southern Alberta, and even some outside.
Now the business is up for sale. Ellet is wanting to expand his
career in therapeutic recreation and needs to sell the business to
free up some more time. He hopes to pass it on to someone with
marketing skills who can take the product worldwide.
Lethbridge Herald, 06Dec2000
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