Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Sask Polytech builds Halloween costume for boy with cerebral palsy

Sask Polytech students surprise boy with unique Halloween costume

October 29, 2015 - Saskatchewan Polytechnic industrial mechanics, auto body and welding students built a motorcycle wheelchair attachment for a young boy with cerebral palsy. Almost 10 students, along with Sask Polytech industrial mechanics program head Rob Gilchrist, spent a month building this unique Halloween costume after program hours.  

Henry, the recipient of the Halloween costume, loves motorcycles. Henry's grandmother called in a favour with Gilchrist, a fellow motorcycle enthusiast and Sask Polytech instructor, to see if he could make Henry's dream of riding a motorcycle a reality. After many hours of volunteer work designing, fabricating, and building the customized motorcycle attachment, the team involved is excited to unveil Henry's Halloween costume. This is a unique project, retrofitting a seven-year-old boy's wheelchair with a motorcycle attachment.

Event: Henry's Halloween costume unveiling  
Date: Friday, October 30, 2015  
Time: 9:30 a.m.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus
1130 Idylwyld Dr N
S120 Industrial Mechanics Shop