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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 2014 Gizmo Awards celebrated the talented volunteers who create opportunities and independence for people with disabilities throughout Metro Vancouver.  

The event featured special guest Paralympian Sonja Gaudet.(Read about her Tetra curling brace project in the Gizmo newsletter.)

Winning projects:


Quality of Life Award

Device Arm sling
Volunteer Amanda Bremner, Clarissa Gavino
Client Heather McCain


Innovation Award

Device Hand cycle
Volunteer Ron Payne
Client Victoria Feige


Community Impact Award

Device Accessible garden system
Volunteer George Shipley
Client DIGA


Tools for Tykes Award

Device Car seat transfer pulley
Volunteer Dave Doman
Client Jaya Garner


Sam Sullivan Award

Device Leg-lifter
Volunteer Gregg Harris, Harry Hardy
Client Marilyn Burbidge


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.


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.