Leisure/recreation, Wheelchair adaptations
Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan - who is quadriplegic - required an apparatus on his wheelchair to enable him to carry the Olympic and Paralympics flag at the games in Turin, Italy.
The Tetra volunteer first had to research the weight and the size of the flag, taking wind and weather into consideration, before constructing a suitable flag-holder. He created a stainless steel U-bracket to attach the flag-holder to Sullivan's wheelchair, and a funnel to guide the flagpole into the receiver. This device was fabricated by staff at Vancouver City Hall.
Chapter: Vancouver, BC