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Bell Aliant Centre at UPEI gets $10K from Rotary clubs

The pool at UPEI is becoming more accessible to people with mobility issues thanks to a donation by Rotary clubs in Charlottetown.

Money will go toward making aquatics centre more accessible for people with mobility issues

From left, Regan Lewis of Easter Seals PEI, Paul Grant of of the Charlottetown Rotary Club, Pat Hughes of the Hillsborough Rotary Club and Tom Campbell of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty Club stand outside the accessible changing room at the Bell Aliant Centre. (Submitted by Bell Aliant Centre)

The pool at UPEI is becoming more accessible to people with mobility issues thanks to a donation by Rotary clubs in Charlottetown.

The Rotary clubs of Charlottetown, Hillsborough and Charlottetown Royalty donated $10,000 to the Bell Aliant Centre's aquatics facility.

The money will be used to fund an adjustable adult changing table and portable stairs, which will ensure patrons with mobility issues can move from the changing room to pool deck with ease.

"This is a welcomed and generous contribution that will benefit all patrons of our aquatics complex who have any type of mobility issues. Now, thanks to rotary, we have a fresh new adapted change room and seamless transition from pool deck to pool," said Sue Fraser, the general manager of the Bell Aliant Centre and member of the Hillsborough Rotary Club, in a statement.

The Bell Aliant Centre is a non-profit recreation centre located on the UPEI campus and is used by more than 100,000 people each year, said the news release.