For Dave Innes, being in a wheelchair is not confining him from anything.
That’s his message with the slogan of his new clothing brand “No Legs, No Limits.”
Innes, who was a silver medallist at the Invictus Games last fall, has launched a clothing line as a means to help raise funds to pursue his dream of competing in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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“It started off as just something I could do to possibly raise funds for my training, for my supplements to get me to the paralympics and as I went on I put a lot of thought into the name and the meaning behind it,” he said.
“So it has kind of evolved into not just as a fundraiser but it is something I hope to continue even after the Paralympics is done and just make it a product, and it is just the meaning behind the name ‘No Legs, No Limits.’”
The 47-year-old, was paralyzed from the chest down due to an accident at CFB Gagetown more than 25 years ago. Innes says he has lived with the motto “No Legs, No Limits” all his life.
“It does not mean that if you are able bodied or if you are physically challenged you cannot accomplish anything that you want to do,” he said.
Innes, thanks Scratch E. Wear for helping him design and market the brand through a new website he has launched at www.nolegsnolimitsclothing.ca
So far, the feedback has been positive as he has taken orders from as far away as Montreal and Ottawa.
Innes expects to be selling his merchandise at the Powassan Maple Syrup Festival this weekend if the weather permits and he will also be selling his clothing line during the Armed Forces Day celebrations at the North Bay waterfront on June 12th.