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We met Cindy (Cynthia Blacklock) in a seated aerobics class at Parkwood Rehab Gym, London, Ontario. 

She was a happy, fun-loving woman who had a recent stroke and was talking about missing kayaking with her husband. When she learned about Abilities In Motion adaptive kayaking sessions, she eagerly signed up. John, her husband came along too. Cindy soon realized that she could return to kayaking and John remained a steadfast volunteer with AIM. Sadly, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, Cindy passed away on September 2, 2022, at age of 72. 

She loved travelling and camping in Canada and winter travels to warmer climates. She loved being in and on the water. Swimming gave her a sense of freedom as she was more mobile in a lake than on land. Whale watching and kayaking were other activities that gave her joy. 

She will be fondly remembered by her family and her many friends.  


Abilities In Motion gives a huge Thank you to the Blacklock family and friends for the donations in memory of Cynthia Blacklock. 


2023 Abilities In Motion fees

For many of our past paddlers, as well as so many others, things have not quite returned to the way they were before COVID.

In an effort to make it a little easier to get back to what you loved, Abilities In Motion (AIM) is incredibly pleased to announce that for the 2023 paddling season we are waiving all individual and organizational membership fees.


Additionally, AIM is waiving all sessional fees for individuals with a disability and their support person (should one be needed). That's right! Paddling with AIM this summer is completely FREE!! AIM will continue to charge a fee for those seeking a certification course offered by one of our ORCKA or Paddle Canada instructors.

AIM has been able to do this thanks to the generous support of funders and our dedicated group of volunteers.

Abilities in Motion wishes to recognize and thank our sponsors and donors for their incredible support, and thank those that helped make our fundraising efforts, including Hands Across the Water such a success.

In return, AIM is asking all our paddlers (or organizations) to ensure they are attending all sessions for which they registered (or contact AIM when you realize you will be unable to make it so we can offer the spot to another paddler). Please continue to share your experiences and encourage new paddlers to come out and enjoy what AIM has to offer.

Abilities in Motion is thrilled to announce its inaugural raffle draw at the highly anticipated Alliston Potato Festival on Saturday, August 12th, 2023. Head down to our Victoria Street vendor from 10 am to 4 pm and seize the chance to participate in this fantastic event. For just $10 per ticket or 3 tickets for $25, you can enter for a shot at winning one of over 40 incredible prizes. Payment options are convenient with cash or e-transfer accepted. Don't miss this opportunity to support a great cause while also getting a chance to walk away with some amazing rewards. See you there!

Abilities in Motion extends a special shout-out to Ryan, Andy, and the dedicated Alliston crew for their relentless efforts and hard work.

Potato Festival Raffle Draw

Supporters and Donors of AIM

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our generous donors for their unwavering support towards our Alliston Location and upcoming Raffle Draw. Their generosity has been the driving force behind our mission, allowing us to provide a positive impact within the community.


Together, we are building a brighter future for all, and we cannot thank you enough for being an essential part of our journey. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your invaluable support!

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Potato Festival Raffle Winners

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A big shoutout to all the wonderful individuals who participated in the Alliston Potato Festival Raffle presented by Abilities in Motion. Your support and enthusiasm have truly made this event a success! Thank you all for joining in the fun and helping us make a positive impact in our community. Stay tuned for more exciting events and initiatives brought to you by Abilities in Motion. Your involvement truly makes a difference!

Abilities in Motion will be featured on the series Our Community on AMI-tv! The episode will air May 2nd at 9:30 p.m. and will later be available on the AMI+ website and app.



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