In June 2019 Trailblazers completed its first year as a drop-off site for Tabs for Wheelchairs which raises funds to annually present a new wheelchair to a Manitoban in need. The latest presentation was made in June at Holy Cross School.
Trailblazers participants and staff at 1069 Autumnwood assist with receiving soda can tabs from schools and sorting the tabs into bags. The tabs are later sold for scrap with money raised going towards wheelchairs. Trailblazers receives tabs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday except for holidays. (You can also call ahead to 204-257-0813. For tabs in Steinbach please call 204-320-5599.)
Tabs for Wheelchairs started in 1998. It now has more than 100 schools, about 200 businesses and community groups and hundreds of individuals participating. Millions of tabs are collected to purchase one wheelchair.