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Local Garage Cabinet Retailer Helps Disabled Horse Riders Group Make New Space Better

Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:27
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HALIFAX, NS, 30 NOVEMBER 2011-Better Space Systems Ltd. exists to make spaces better. That is why the local garage cabinet retailer was recently contacted by the Halifax Area Leisure and Therapeutic Riding (H.A.L.T.R.) organization to design and install a storage solution for the group’s training materials.

The H.A.L.T.R. organization offers riding to disabled members of the community. The group also provides safe riding and driving programs for people with special needs. Members are mostly children and young adults, with disabilities such as Spina Bifida, Downs Syndrome, stroke victims, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, hearing impaired, visually impaired, Attention Deficit Disorder, Neurological Disorder and learning disabilities.

Better Space Systems is a garage cabinet, garage storage nova scotia solution, garage flooring nova scotia, and closet system retailer serving the Dartmouth and Halifax area. Owner Gary Compagnon is committed to assisting homeowners, businesses, and organizations reclaim and maximize their storage space by using various storage cabinet options.

Over the summer of 2011, the H.A.L.T.R. program moved to a new space within the Bengal Lancers Barn on Bell Road. The organization’s old space was located on the second floor and as such was impossible for participants to access. With the help of volunteers, the new space was carved out of the main floor in the barn allowing easier accessibility.

With their new space renovated, the H.A.L.T.R. program Directors turned to Better Space Systems for a storage solution tailored to their needs. Better Space Systems owner Gary Compagnon was contacted by H.A.L.T.R. Director Helga Cunningham to design and install a tailor made storage space in the barn. “We were extremely happy to support an organization that provides a valuable service to the community”, said Mr. Compagnon.

The area was of an odd shape and the need for storage was very apparent. Better Space Systems designed and installed a small two door vertical cabinet unit providing the group participants and trainers a place to store all of their training aids. The unit was designed and installed to be off the floor and still allow for easy access by participants and trainers. Also, by adding drawers, program volunteers were able to organize smaller items in the cabinet unit preventing them from needing to go to the upstairs office for miscellaneous supplies.

Redline Garagegear garage cabinets nova scotia were recommended for the space by Mr. Compagnon after considering the harsh environment of the barn. All Redline Garagegear garage cabinets are manufactured to be hung off the floor and built specifically to withstand typical outdoor storage conditions. The durability and ease of cleaning of the powder coat finish made Redline Garagegear garage cabinets the perfect choice for the job.

Better Space Systems was pleased to provide there services to H.A.L.T.R. and help a great community organization. Mr. Compagnon added, “We were able to watch one of the riders shortly after finishing the installation, and the look of joy on her face was great to see”. The storage system was provided to H.A.L.T.R. at cost and Better Space Systems provided their labour free of charge. In addition, Better Space Systems has committed to a $1,000 donation to sponsor riders in the program this coming spring.

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