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I would like to thank you so very much for your recent efforts on my behalf. The bar that you constructed for my wheelchair has been a complete success. I realize that a simple metal bar will not change the world but it has made my wanderings in it a lot easier."

Tetra client Pamela Read
(Hamilton, ON volunteers fabricated a shopping bag holder between her wheelchair footrests)









Presented by APEG BC and ASTTBC


The 2016 Gizmo Awards celebrated the talented volunteers who create opportunities and independence for people with disabilities throughout Metro Vancouver. Winning projects:


Quality of Life Award

Device Video equipment cart
Volunteer David Graham
Client Caspar Ryan


Innovation Award

Device Portable table
Volunteer Ron Payne
Client Patty Clark


Community Impact Award

Device Rehabilitation equipment
Volunteer George Shipley, Paul Dowell
Client First Steps Wellness Centre


Tools for Tykes Award

Device Stroller/Bicycle trailer
Volunteer Ruben Ugarte
Client Stella Ricard


Sam Sullivan Award

Device Mouth-painter’s palette
Volunteer Dave Doman
Client Cody Tresierra


Lifetime Achievement Awards

These recognize volunteers who have contributed in a very significant way to the success of the Tetra Society.

These awards are presented to individuals who have produced an extraordinary body of work - continuosly creating assistive device solutions - and have done so over an extended period of time.

This year we added Russ Weir (Columbus), David Graham (Vancouver), Brian Johnson (Vancouver), Dave Doman (Vancouver).


HeartsDonate to Tetra's Vancouver Chapter

Help support the dedicated volunteers of Tetra’s Vancouver chapter who give their time and expertise to make assistive devices for people with disabilities in the community. Your contribution will pay for the materials needed to design and build a custom assistive device. Donate now.