- Published: Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:18
- Written by Letter to the Editor
In the 1980s, the Royal Canadian Legion started collecting pop tabs (pull tabs to open pop and cat food tins), to be sold to manufacturers, to raise money to buy wheelchairs for people in need.
Many of these were specialty chairs for those with special problems. It takes 2,500,000 tabs to buy one chair, so it takes many hands to accomplish the feat. There are now 2,726 wheel chairs handed out to those who would otherwise not have one, across the country. Eleven people in the Meaford area have benefited from the project, which uses only volunteers to make it work.