Stephen Cull is the Founder of CharterAbility: A dream he has turned into reality – Fully accessible boating for persons of all ages with disabilities! CharterAbility’s sponsors, supporters and volunteers were invited to visit their beautiful accessible docking facility located on 16-Mile Creek adjoining Busby Park.
The dock is fully accessible, as are the on-site washrooms and the pontoon boat that transports guests on an hour long voyage of discovery into a wild life sanctuary right in the heart of downtown Oakville. There were free boat rides, delicious hamburgers and an opportunity to meet and recruit other volunteer crew members.
Born and raised close to the shores of Lake Ontario, Stephen Cull led an active life until a tobogganing accident in 1991. After 38 days in intensive care and 11 months rehab he was confined to a wheelchair. In the years that followed, Stephen missed his life on the water and wondered if he could change his circumstances. A big dream developed as he got to thinking; “Why not? Why couldn’t people with disabilities experience the pleasures of boating?” That was nine years ago.
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